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Focus on Ready Meals and Soup: 12 January

No longer are ready meal brands content to be a guilty pleasure. Today’s new wave of ready meals are as guilt-free as possible – both through their culinary and environmental credentials.

Jam

Focus on Jams and Spreads: 12 January

Jam better watch out - peanut butter sector is hot on its heels. That peanut butter achieved the fastest value and volume sales growth this year makes jam’s position as the second highest grossing sector in the category even more precarious. 

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Personal Care Series: Good Enough to Eat, 5 January

A new wave of beauty products and toiletries is hitting retailer shelves – and they’re good enough to eat.

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Top Products 2018: 15 December

The Grocer’s Top Products Report is a must-have reference tool for anyone in UK FMCG

Plastic straw cocktail

Focus On Adult Soft Drinks: 8 December

A new wave of soft drink challengers are looking to sell their innovative, unusual and premium wares

Leerdammer sandwich

Focus On Food to Go and Meal Deals: 1 December

The food-to-go market passed the £25bn mark this year after racking up an extra 4% in value.

meat pasty lunch pastry

Focus On Savoury Pastries and Meat Snacks: 17 November

We’ve had the craft beer revolution. Now get ready for craft pastries

cheese

Focus on Cheese: 24 November

Step away from the chocolate bar. It’s time to ditch the crisps. For there is a new snack in town – and best of all, it’s packed full of natural protein.

salmon

Focus on Fish: 10 November

Could the traditional fish supper be over? Ironically, Brexit could herald the demise of this symbol of Britishness. 

Indian puchkas

Focus On World Cuisine: 10 November

The Jamie Oliver jerk rice fiasco shows dishes have to be authentic to make the grade for the increasingly well-travelled Brit

Vegetables

Focus On Plant Based: 3 November

The rise of veganism has made plant-based hot property, and everyone wants a slice

pasta

Focus on Pasta and Pasta Sauces: 3 November

Focus On: Pasta & Pasta Sauces by Rob Brown and Natalie Brown

alcohol

Focus On Alcoholic Drinks: 27 October

Alcohol sales are up in both value and volume this year, taking the total category to over £13bn. Still, booze has its fair share of challenges ahead

petcare

Focus on Petcare: 20 October

Petfood is getting personal. As our furry friends get ever more sophisticated in their tastes, brands are responding with tailored nutrition

gym

Focus on Protein: 20 October

Protein lovers are a busy bunch. So much so that they no longer want to spend time mixing up a protein shake or cooking their porridge.

weight management scale

Focus on Weight Management: 6 October

Today’s consumers detox, fast or ‘clean eat’. It’s bye bye to calorie-controlled ready meals and hello to skinny coffee, keto diets or detox tea.

cake

Focus on Cakes and Biscuits: 13 October

Cake is getting posh. When today’s shoppers indulge, they want their want their treat to be – in the words of Bake Off judge Prue Leith – worth the calories. 

skincare

Focus On Toiletries & Personal Care: 6 October

The big beauty brands better look out. For there are some new challengers in town – and they’re rapidly gaining consumer attention. 

Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate

Focus On Confectionery: 29 September

Confectionery has had a makeover. And it’s hoping the new look will draw in a younger crowd

Man drinking sports drink

Focus on Sports and Nutrition: 22 September

Wake up to the ‘woke’ sports buff. Today’s gym bunnies are no longer just chowing down on protein bars and extolling the virtues of a paleo diet

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