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    The Grocer Guide To Protein & Functional Foods

    2022-06-27T12:41:00Z This content is provided by The Grocer

    With consumers focused on promoting mental and physical wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic, category growth for protein & functional foods looks assured, despite the cost of living crisis.

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    The Grocer Guide To Beer & Cider

    2022-06-24T10:19:00Z Sponsored by The Grocer

    Flavour innovation and premiumisation are two of the major trends set to continue spurring the beer & cider market forwards. However, the low- & no-alcohol sector, while small, is also making its impact felt as an increasing number of suppliers join the bandwagon.

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    Deadline extended for entries to The Grocer New Product Awards 2022

    2022-06-21T11:08:00Z

    Suppliers wishing to enter their products now have until 29 June

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    The Grocer Guide To Tobacco, Vaping & Accessories

    2022-06-01T13:25:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Category suppliers are increasingly focused on developing alternatives to traditional tobacco that closely replicate the latter’s experience. But the sheer diversity in the market requires a more consultative approach from retailers, they say.

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    The Grocer Guide To Free From & Plant Based

    2022-05-04T09:54:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    With competition in the free-from & plant-based category heating up, some suppliers are welcoming the growth trajectory, as it brings more awareness, while others are concerned about too much product proliferation.

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    Meatless Farm debuts plant-based steaks

    2022-04-22T13:40:00Z

    They are soya and gluten-free, and are touted as containing over 15g of protein per fillet 

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    Entries open for The Grocer New Product Awards 2022

    2022-04-11T11:54:00Z

    The awards, which showcase the best of product development and innovation in grocery, span 39 categories of food and three categories of non-food

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    The Grocer Guide to Breakfast

    2022-03-22T10:51:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Health and convenience are proving key drivers for shoppers when it comes to breakfast and brunch in a newly reopened UK market. However, hybrid working and trends established during lockdown will see consumers continue to embrace at-home family and weekend socialising occasions, giving suppliers plenty of opportunity across the board.

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    The Grocer Guide To Packaging

    2022-03-15T16:00:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Growing environmental awareness, government legislation on plastics and increasing e-commerce are all driving change in packaging sustainability, as brands compete to win the hearts and minds of tech-savvy consumers.

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    The Grocer Guide To Petcare

    2022-03-15T14:34:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Growing pet ownership in the last two years has boosted sales in the petcare category, but inflation-driven cost of living challenges over the year ahead mean owners may need to balance their budgets carefully, despite a desire to prioritise their pets’ health and welfare.

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    The Grocer Guide To Cheese

    2022-03-04T10:13:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    As the UK market returns to relative normality, cheese suppliers are stepping up efforts to meet varying consumer demands on myriad occasions, from snacking to meat alternatives to indulgence. Yet there are some challenges on the horizon.

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    The Grocer Guide To Confectionery

    2022-02-18T16:45:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    While the on-the-go impulse market is returning, as Covid-19 restrictions ease, hybrid working and the ‘big night in’ moments are continuing to spur sharing bag sales. But now the category is facing into the looming challenge of HFSS regulation.

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    The Grocer Guide To Hot Drinks & Cold Brew

    2022-02-14T10:21:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Hot drinks suppliers continue to garner popularity for their brands, as they broaden their selections to cater for different consumer mood states and occasions. Meanwhile, the cold brews sector is gaining increasing traction in the UK.

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    The Grocer’s New Product Awards show brands are meeting the needs of post-pandemic shoppers

    2021-11-19T15:30:00Z

    In the darkest days of the pandemic there were real fears the coronavirus would put the kibosh on food and drink NPD

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    The Grocer Guide To Soft Drinks

    2021-11-18T12:35:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Impulse on-the-go purchases in soft drinks are recovering as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Yet consumers’ renewed focus on health, as well as HFSS legislation on the horizon, means soft drinks with functional benefits or energising properties are driving the category.

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    The Grocer Guide To Bread & Baked Goods

    2021-11-18T12:35:00Z Advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer

    Despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, bread & bakery suppliers consider the at-home occasions adopted by consumers will continue to retain importance, with the market being driven by premium products and innovation.

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    All the winners of The Grocer’s New Product Awards 2021

    2021-11-17T09:01:00Z

    The full list of winners of the awards – as well as highly commended entries – were revealed at a sold out ceremony at London’s Hilton Bankside 

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    The Grocer’s New Product Awards 2021: Sweet Snacks

    2021-11-16T20:25:00Z

    This latest addition to the Urban Fruit range sees the brand take on a brand new proposition: the booming wellness trend

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    The Grocer’s New Product Awards 2021: Yoghurt

    2021-11-16T20:09:00Z

    Graham’s Gold worked with an external research agency to uncover that its unique selling point of sourcing from Jersey cows 

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    The Grocer’s New Product Awards 2021: Vegan & Plant Based Ready Meals & Centres

    2021-11-16T20:06:00Z

    Offering a direct alternative to the brand’s bestselling Minced Beef & Onion pie, the vegan pie uses minced soya protein vegan ‘steak’ paired with chopped onions and a rich gravy