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    The Grocer Guide To Tobacco, Vaping & Accessories


    With further regulation bringing about more price rises for tobacco, suppliers are focused on the value end of the market. Meanwhile the vaping industry is tackling increased scrutiny and being urged to self-regulate.

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    The Grocer Guide To Breakfast & Brunch


    Demands for breakfast & brunch in a post-pandemic world extend beyond the busy on-the-go occasion to more leisurely at-home affairs, with consumers wanting healthy, convenient and indulgent options.

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    The Grocer Guide To Free From & Plant Based


    With inflation hitting the free-from and plant-based category as consumers look to tighten their purse strings, suppliers are realistic about performance potential over 2023, saying only the fittest will survive.

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    The Grocer Guide To Packaging


    Sustainability is firmly in the spotlight for packaging suppliers as they respond to customer and consumer pressure. However, supply constraints have made for a challenging year. Discover how suppliers are meeting these obstacles and why the expansion in e-commerce and q-commerce is driving NPD. This is an ...

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    The Grocer Guide To Petcare


    Despite the cost-of-living crisis, pet owners are reluctant to alter their pet food buying habits, treating their furry friends increasingly as an extension of the family. Find out how suppliers are catering to this demand, while being mindful of the inflationary pressures surrounding shoppers, as well as ...

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    The Grocer Guide to Cheese


    Despite the turbulence within the cheese category, suppliers have their eyes on the key drivers of convenience and snacking as a way to ride out the current inflationary environment, creating NPD to suit these needs. Discover how they are adapting to the current environment and how innovation ...

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    The Grocer Guide To Confectionery


    Discover how suppliers are responding to the market and what early impact HFSS legislation is having on shoppers’ buying trends in the category.

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    The Grocer Guide to Hot Beverages and Cold Brew


    With the resurgence of out-of-home drinks post-Covid, find out why suppliers’ eyes are now turned towards the at-home opportunity, in the UK over 2023 as inflationary pressures bite.

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    The Grocer Guide To Oils


    Despite the ripples within the oil supply, top suppliers are taking a new direction to support their growth plans, offering quality products in a big-value format, adapting their offers to meet challenging marketing conditions and retaining an unwavering focus on quality during tough times.

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    The Grocer Guide To Supply Chain


    The UK’s food and drink supply chain is still facing numerous challenges, with pressure coming from a variety of global and local factors. Yet logistics suppliers are working to tackle the issues they face, with increasing use of automation and digital technologies to optimise effiency and overcome labour shortages.

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    The Grocer Guide To Bread & Baked Goods


    In a fiscally challenging UK marketplace, bread & baked goods suppliers are focusing on the appeal of their products as affordable treats, as well as showing how they can provide versatile options for an increasing number of at-home meals and social occasions, as well as cater to healthy living trends.

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    The Grocer Guide To Soft Drinks


    The sheer diversity of the soft drinks category indicates that growth is likely to continue, even amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Although health & wellbeing are now important drivers in the market, taste remains king – and suppliers need to deliver on a multitude of occasions and formats.

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    The Grocer Guide To Frozen


    While areas of the frozen category have seen some decline since the sales surge during Covid lockdowns, the cost-of-living crisis is once again driving consumers back indoors, re-invigorating the opportunity for frozen suppliers to again make their mark.

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    The Grocer Guide To Tobacco, Vaping & Accessories


    As the cost of living crisis takes hold in the UK, suppliers are turning to value offers as a way to retain smokers’ interest. Meanwhile, vaping and next-gen products continue to capture increasing sales.

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    The Grocer Guide To Alcohol


    With at-home cocktails still popular, spirits suppliers are extending their flavour ranges, while world beers and fruity ciders are also taking centre stage, and the low & no sector just keeps on growing. 

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    The Grocer Guide to Snacking 2022


    Despite the current uncertainty over HFSS legislation, there is so much more influencing the snacking category, including health, ingredients supply and the cost of living crisis.

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    The Grocer Guide To Christmas


    Despite the UK’s cost-of-living crisis and HFSS helping to spoil the in-store parade, consumers always find ways to indulge and celebrate at Christmas, even on a restricted budget.

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    The Grocer Guide To Store Cupboard & World Foods


    Food inflation, the cost of living crisis and hybrid working are continuing to spur consumers to retain at-home cooking habits developed during the pandemic lockdown – and their tastes are increasingly adventurous.

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    The Grocer Guide To Household, Hygiene & Personal Care


    Following explosive sales during the pandemic, a more normal trajectory is returning to the household, hygiene & personal care category. However, consumers have retained some of their cleanliness habits and their trust in brands is evident.

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    The Grocer Guide To Franchise & Fascia


    With competition in the symbols and franchise arena as fierce as ever, leading players are choosing different strategies – from delivery to data-driven insights – to attract independent retailers to their folds.