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Nestlé Purina buys premium petfood player Lily’s Kitchen

Premium petfood brand Lily’s Kitchen has been acquired by Nestlé Purina with the aim of boosting its global growth

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City snapshot: Chapel Down sees booming retail and online wine sales but suspends brewing business

English winemaker Chapel Down has experienced “substantial” growth in supermarket, off license and online sales, but has shuttered its beer and cider brewing arm due to the closure of on-trade outlets. Plus, UK shop prices fall 0.8% in March and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 1 April: Supermarkets/Coronavirus, Tobacco, Poundland

Britons made nearly 80m extra grocery shopping trips in March – spending almost £2bn more on food and drink than in 2019

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Sales at indie retailers surge as shoppers ditch empty supermarket shelves

Grocery sales at independent retailers and symbol groupsvhave outpaced the record growth of traditional supermarkets and discounters

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Imperial Brands shares surge on coronavirus resilience

Shares in FTSE 100 tobacco giant Imperial Brands closed up more than 12% on its reassurance to the market that the current coronavirus outbreak has had “no material impact” on trading.

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Coronavirus demand surge supercharges grocery industry growth

The UK grocery industry experienced its strongest four-week period on record in March, with overall industry growth of more than 20% and the sales increase of established players rivalling that of the discounters

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GPI finds food inflation continues to edge upwards

Supermarket inflation moved back to its second-highest level since mid-2018 in February as prices continue to move upwards.

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The GPI tracks pricing of more than 70,000 grocery products using a 12-month chained index. The index was set at 100 in September 2008. The average does not include Waitrose. The GPI is compiled by Brand View.

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