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Camden Town Brewery kicks off 'passionate' Hello Hells push Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Camden had “noticed a real lack of passion for lager” when speaking to consumers, said the brewery’s founder Jasper Cuppaidge

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Maltesers puts women centre stage in pair of ads Video

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The two comical clipss are based on conversations with a diverse range of women about their experiences

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Real Good Food completes sale of ingredients arm to address losses Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Cake and decorations specialist Real Good Food has sold its ingredients business Garrett’s as part of its cost-reduction efforts. 

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Vaping business Supreme reveals stock market float plans Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

E-cigarette liquid specialist Supreme Exports has announced its intention to start trading on the London Stock Exchange

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Co-op's Nisa takeover gets green light from the CMA Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op now expects the deal to be fully completed early next month, after Competition & Markets Authority waved through the £137.5m takeover 

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Aldi and B&M both to open new DCs in Elstow, Bedfordshire

23 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Planning permission has been granted for an 800,000 sq ft Aldi facility and one million sq ft B&M site

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Euro Garages enters US as Kroger forecourts deal goes through Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The forecourt operator struck a £2.2bn deal with retail giant Kroger to acquire its store network in February

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Lambrini teams up with Fake Bake for online promotion Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

New packs roll out from today (23 April) across Lambrini Always Original bottles

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Alison Robinson joins Weetabix to head on-the-go drinks sales

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She joins Weetabix from Britvic, where she spent almost 12 years

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Dairylea creates new cookie, cheese and crackers combo

23 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Dairylea Snackers Mini Oreo and Dairylea Snackers Mini Chocolate Cookies are set to launch later this month…

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Grocer Gold awards 2018 shortlist announced

23 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Winners will be announced at a glittering black tie event, hosted by Rory Bremner, on Tuesday 12 June at London’s Guildhall

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City snapshot: English wine exports help Chapel Down sales jump 15% Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Chapel Down has reported year-on year sales up 15% from £10.2m to £11.8m and continuing EBITDA up 29% from £750,000 to £968,000. Plus, YO! Sushi has bought Taiko Foods, a supplier of sushi products to the supermarket sector, as part of its plan to create a global multi-format and multi brand sushi business and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 23 April: Yo! Sushi/Taiko Foods, Young’s Seafood, Consumer confidence Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Restaurant group Yo! Sushi is poised to announce the purchase of Taiko Foods, a supplier of suishi, Asian food-to-go and dim sum to UK retailers, including Waitrose and Costco.

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Harrods opens fine wine and spirits rooms Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The rooms will offer top-tier and lesser-known brands, with bottles priced from £12-£28,000

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Free trade deal ‘urgent for food & drink’ says BEIS Committee

22 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A report released by the Commons Committee demanded ‘clarity for UK producers reliant on the EU for both imports and exports’

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Shorn brings out two new wines in pouch format for younger consumers Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Once opened, the wine stays fresh for up to four weeks

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Selfridges launches UK's first avocado gelato

20 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The product is served in avocado skin, and contains an edible nut butter stone

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Reckitt Benckiser tumbles on weak first quarter growth Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB) fell sharply as modest first quarter sales growth failed to meet analysts’ estimates.

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Co-op rolls out Lego and Hasbro toys to 127 stores after trial Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer first started selling the toys as part of a small trial in October 2016…

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Booze retailer 31Dover moves into click & collect with HubBox partnership Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It will allow shoppers to collect tipples from some 4,000 collection points across the UK

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Planet Organic remains in the red despite 9% sales growth

20 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Upmarket London grocer Planet Organic boasted 9% sales growth in its most recent financial year, but the chain remained loss-making as it continued to invest in growth.

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Global supply pressures push up wheat prices Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The US crop has entered spring with the worse condition rating since 2002

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Tate & Lyle appoints new CFO Imran Nawaz after reshuffle

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Nawaz will succeed Nick Hampton in the role, after the former PepsiCo executive was promoted to CEO

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PHE lines up tougher measures on obesity Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Industry sources said it was looking increasingly likely the government would be reviving proposals jettisoned from David Cameron’s original Childhood Obesity Strategy

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Brexit cost prompts Arla to launch €400m efficiency drive Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The dairy co-op said it was losing between €100m and €150m a year from commodity price and currency volatility

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Happy Egg Co launches liquid egg white and sandwich fillers Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The NPD signals an expansion of the brand’s scope outside shell eggs

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Iceland online store to supply ambient food to China Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Iceland is working with China’s second-largest e-commerce business JD.com…

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Rude Health enters snacking category with new crisps

20 Apr 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Cornitas, chips made with a blend of corn pulses and oil, will be available in two variants

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Tesco lists 'ethical' water charity-supporting One Gin Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It hit shelves as part of the retailer’s BWS range review this month

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Concerns over pricing pressures in major Unilever markets Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A €6bn gift to investors and better than expected organic growth were not enough to butter up Unilever investors

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Nestlé could lose trademark for Kit Kat four-finger shape

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The food and drink giant had appealed a 2015 ruling by the court that attempts to trademark the Kit Kat shape did not comply with EU law

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Brakes sales rise on Sysco takeover but ebit profits fall 30% Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Profits were down 30% pro rata as the business comes under pressure from rising costs and multiple changes in its leadership

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Tesco turns to premium brands in wine aisle overhaul Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer added 47 new wines this week, with a considerable swing to more expensive SKUs

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Cidermaker Cranes begins crowdfunding bid Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Cranes has returned to the crowd after raising £194k in 2016 to grow the business…

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Good Sixty set for expansion after £197k crowdfunding Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The company has seen 10% month-on-month growth over the past year

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As takeover gets go-ahead, Co-op will need swift success to satisfy Nisa members Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op will have to quickly get to grips with dealing with thousands of individual and fiercely independent business owners

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Cashless payments: can retailers keep up? Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Late last year, Brunel University students became the first UK shoppers to pay for groceries with only a touch of their fingertips

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Stacey Solomon to host The Grocer Own Label Awards

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She will co-host The Grocer’s awards ceremony on Friday 11 May alongside The Grocer’s editor, Adam Leyland

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Wean shoppers off plastic; GroceryAid: get involved

20 Apr 2018

The headline of your article ‘More Brits worry about plastic than Brexit’ was certainly attention-grabbing…

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Future of Meat feature offered industry-leading commentary

20 Apr 2018

The industry-leading depth and commentary is extremely insightful and a real reference document for the sector…

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Is M&S being prepared to be broken in two?

20 Apr 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne masterminded some great campaigns, including the Mrs Santa and Paddington Bear Christmas ads

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Coke and Pepsi slash deals in the run-up to sugar tax Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola reduced the number of featured space promotions in stores by 32.3% compared with the previous four-week period

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Strawberry prices pushed up by Spanish crop shortage Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Rutika Ghodekar

Wholesale prices have increased by 65% on last month and are now 63% higher than in April 2017…

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Can Twinings' cold water infusion take it beyond tea? Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Twinings emerged as the focal point for coffee aficionados last weekend

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Why growing demand for palm oil is costing the Earth Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Palm oil has become ubiquitous in UK grocery. Versatile and cheap, it is found in half of all supermarket products…

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Eight innovative new crisp alternatives

20 Apr 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Consumers are choosing lighter options when it comes to savoury snacking, here’s our pick of the best new crisp alternatives:

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The biggest food & drink trends and launches from William Reed’s NEC shows Video

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood, Rachel Graham, Ash O’Mahony

For those who couldn’t make it, here are some of the key trends and standout innovations from the biennial event …

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Food labelling: doing what it says on the tin

19 Apr 2018 | By Chris Elliott

I have been drawn to food labelling issues over the last few weeks due to a number of unconnected events

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What search trends tell us about concern around plastic

19 Apr 2018 | By Harry Walker

Consumers’ thirst for a cup of coffee shows no sign of abating but retailers’ addiction to plastic cups may be on the wane

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