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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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1. Why canned food must lift the lid on modern NPD - video Video

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

In this video summary, we take a look at the performance of the multi-billion pound canned goods category. Sales are down 3.1%, so what’s going on?

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2. New formats dominate our ambient global NPD picks - gallery

15 Mar 2017

Pouches, cartons and even tubs encroach on canned & ambient aisles across the globe, as our top 10 global NPD picks demonstrate. Check out what made the list here…

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3. Creative challenge: will self-heating cans ever be red hot?

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Self-heating cans haven’t really taken off in the UK. We’ve tasked creative agency PSONA with changing that. Here’s what they came up with…

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4. Can brands convince young Brits canned is cool?

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Exclusive consumer research for The Grocer shows younger generations’ views of canned foods are worsening. So, what can brands do to entice them?

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5. Scratch cooking whips up £5m growth for tinned toms

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Tomatoes defy the downward turn of the overall canned goods market as Brits seek healthier, homemade alternatives to jarred sauces

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6. Infographic: who eats the most canned food?

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

We quizzed the nation, with the help of Harris Interactive, to find out what their favourite canned food is and who eats the most. Find out here…

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7. Down the can: £142m wiped off sales since 2013

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Value sales of canned goods have fallen by 6.1% over the past four years but how does this compare with grocery’s other ambient categories? Kantar crunches the numbers…

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8. Canned plays to its health credentials

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

With consumers’ opinions of canned goods waning, the market’s biggest players are keen to show off their health credentials. Here’s how they’re doing it

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9. Analyst: Aldi and Lidl add £13m to canned sector

15 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Own label is storming ahead in canned goods. We quiz Kantar analyst Will Sohler to find out what part the discounters have to play in this and what, if anything, brands can do to fight back 

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