Booze lead

Boozy Britain: Why are sales up as more try to drink less? Video

15 Jun 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

British drinking culture is changing, fast. The number of Brits trying to curb their booze has surged, our research reveals

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The inconvenient truth: What Brits really think of c-stores Video

06 Jun 2017

Convenience stores aren’t that convenient, as our consumer research reveals more Brits would rather shop at larger stores, even if they are further away. So, what can c-stores do to earn their name?

Home baking lead 2017

Food for thought: How Britain went bonkers for home baking Video

18 May 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

Brits have baked at home on more than a billion occasions since 2015, so why are home baking category sales in decline?

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Soft Drinks

04 May 2017 | By Amy North

In our latest instalment of our ‘10 things…’ series, we bring you the lowdown on the soft drinks market, from the incoming sugar tax, recipe reformulations and global trends. Dive in here!

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What shoppers really think about… frozen food Video

27 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

Frozen food is being left out in the cold. Why? We’ve quizzed more than 2,000 shoppers to find out

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Snacking

30 Mar 2017

We’ve popped the top off Britain’s snacking habits for our latest digital feature. Sit back and tuck in!

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Canned Goods

17 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

It’s crunch time for canned food with £70m wiped off sales. We’ve lifted the lid on the multi-billion pound category to find out what’s going on and what brands are doing to reinvigorate sales and their image. Dive in here…

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Cakes & Biscuits

30 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

For our latest digital feature we’ve lifted the lid on the cakes & biscuits market. Sales are rising nicely for some, while others are crumbling. To find out more grab a cuppa and dive in here…

Spirits Index

10 Things You Need To Know About... Spirits

18 Nov 2016

Is gin for old ladies? Whisky for old men? Here are 10 things you did or didn’t know about the hard stuff

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10 Things You Need To Know About...Free-from

26 Oct 2016

Free-from food & drink is booming. We’ve polled consumers, spoken to brands and retailers and crunched the sales figures to find out why. Dig in here! 

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Beer & Cider

12 Oct 2016

We’ve popped the cap on the beer & cider market for our latest digital feature. Click here for a heady draught of news, views and brews on one of grocery’s most vibrant sectors…

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Hot Beverages

28 Sep 2016

For the next serving in our 10 Things… series, we’ve brewed up a steaming hot mug of news, views and research on hot beverages. Put kettle on! 

Bread lead

10 Things You Need To Know About... Bread & Baked Goods

14 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

For our latest digital feature, we’ve turned our attention to the struggling bread category. More than £70m has been wiped off sales in the past year and now less than half of Brits munch on it every day. So, what are we eating instead? And what can retailers do to reignite the nation’s love of carbs?

Break leade

10 things you need to know about... breakfast

31 Aug 2016

For our latest digital feature we’ve turned our attention to the most important meal of the day. So how is it changing? 

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Petcare

19 Aug 2016

Petcare is big business; UK sales have dipped to just shy of £2.5bn in the past year. But who’s top dog and who has their tail between their legs? Find out in our latest ’10 things’ digital feature.

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Wine

29 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

In our latest ’10 things’ digital feature we raise a glass to the blossoming English wine industry, quiz consumers on which regions produce the best wine and tackle Brexit via a creative challenge. Grab a glass and dive in here.

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Confectionery

13 Jul 2016

In our latest ‘10 things…’ digital feature we explore the confectionery market, from exclusive consumer research to news, views and a weird and wonderful creative challenge. Tuck in here!

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Meat, Fish & Poultry

29 Jun 2016

For the latest in our series of ‘10 Things…’ digital features we’re serving up a piping hot portion of news, views, exclusive research and trends analysis from Britain’s meat, fish & poultry market…

Dairy lead

10 Things You Need To Know About... Dairy

15 Jun 2016

Dairy is in dire straits. Prices are falling through the floor as retailers use milk and cheese as a footfall driver and farmers are being forced out of business…

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10 Things You Need To Know About… Franchise & Fascia Groups

25 May 2016

Which symbol group is the most convenient, offers the best value for money, availability and customer service? We find out as we draw back the shutters on franchise & fascia groups…

category reports

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

19 May 2017

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture

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PDF: Soft drinks category report 2017

21 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

The countdown to the sugar tax is on, and Spreadsheet Phil must be rubbing his hands with glee

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PDF: Own-label category report 2017

13 Apr 2017 | By Amy North

Encore! Own label has stolen the limelight, and the audience are loving it. So much so, they’ve splashed out an extra £105.2m on own-brand food in the past year in the mults alone.

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PDF: Wine & champagne category report 2017

13 Apr 2017 | By Hannah Stodell

As Britain heads towards Brexit, we’re turning our backs on classics such as bordeaux, barolo and rioja. So what’s going on?

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PDF: National Convenience Show preview 2017

07 Apr 2017 | By Alex Wright

First, the good news: the convenience sector isn’t in bad shape right now

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PDF: Suncare category report 2017

07 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown, Robyn Vinter

Mel and Madge Harvey might not seem likely pinups for an article discussing the beauty & suncare category, but we’d beg to differ

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PDF: Top 100 Advertisers 2017

07 Apr 2017

You might expect fmcg to be at the forefront of digital advertising, but marketers have been playing it safe, spending big on TV and billboard campaigns. So what’s stalling the digital revolution?

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PDF: The Top 50 independents 2017

06 Apr 2017

A new number one. New entry criteria. But still the definitive ranking of the Top 50 independent food & drink retailers

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