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Features list 2017

The Grocer Features List 2017

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2017 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features.


Focus On Home Baking: 22 July

By Amy North

Brits are baking less so how are some brands managing to grow? Why is the overall market in decline and what can be done to resurrect growth?

cans soup tins

Focus On Canned & Ambient: 22 July

Canned food’s decline appears to be levelling out. So which canned & ambient food sectors in growth and what’s driving this? What can the areas still in decline learn?

protein sweets

Focus On Functional Food & Drink: 8 July

Functionality is the trend that just keeps on giving. Everyone from gin producers to gummy bear brands are making bold claims about their products’ extra benefits

Sainsbury's in-store bakery gluten-free bread

Focus On Free From: 8 July

With free from now mainstream, where should products be merchandised? Should we even be thinking of free from as a distinct category, given that it spans such disparate sectors as biscuits, sausages and dairy?

lunch box

Focus On Lunchbox: 1 July

Brits have packed their own lunches on an extra 82 million occasions in the past 18 months. That’s a rise of 4.4%. What macro trends are driving this renaissance in packed lunches?

lager beer bottles cheers

Focus On Beer & Cider: 24 June

Tectonic changes are taking place in the beer & cider aisle, as some of the biggest names suffer delistings and a number of young brands steal shelf space. So who are the biggest winners and losers? 

Man drinking sports drink

Focus On Sports & Energy Drinks: 17 June

Sugar-free sports & energy drinks are booming as brands look to sidestep the sugar levy. Yet full-sugar lines still account for the most sales. What are brands doing to promote lower-sugar options?

butter spread

Focus On Butters & Spreads: 10 June

Butters & spreads sales are still sliding, but their decline has slowed over the past year as butter benefits from the consumer perception that it’s a healthier. What can spreads and marge learn from it?

Focus On Healthcare & Supplements

Focus On Healthcare & Supplements: 10 June

Sales of healthcare supplements are still in rude health. Brits have forked out an extra £8.9m (2%) on them in the past year. What’s driving this?

olive oil

Focus On Oils: 3 June

Oil is getting more expensive – the average price per litre rose over the past year. This means Brits splashed out an extra despite buying fewer litres of the slick stuff. So, what’s going on?

Frozen berries

Focus On Frozen Food: 27 May

Frozen food is frozen solid for the second year running. Value remains static while volumes inched up. But, ice cream and desserts are storming ahead, with Brits splashing out an extra £50m on frozen sweet treats. How come?

Focus On Scotland

Focus On Scotland: 20 May

Scotland Food & Drink has unveiled an ambitious plan to double the size of the industry to £30bn by 2030. So, who will benefit from this?

veggie burger

Focus On Meat Free: 13 May

Veganism is in vogue. As an increasing number of celebrities – from musicians and comedians to film makers – go vegan, an increasing number of vegan food & drink products are hitting the market. What’s driving this?


Focus On Bread & Baked Goods: 6 May

Bread brands are being battered as competition between the grocers hots up. What factors have driven the market in the past year and what’s in store for 2017?


Focus On Crisps, Nuts & Snacks: 29 April

Crisps sales continue to crumble as snackers switch from crisps and other savoury snacks to popcorn, nuts and meat snacks. Which brands and retailers are driving this change? Who’s in steepest growth and decline? How are prices changing? And what’s in store for the coming year?

fizzy soft drink

Focus On Soft Drinks: 22 April

In a year’s time, soft drinks manufacturers of sugary pop will be hit with a new tax. How are brands and retailers preparing for the imposition of the sugar levy in terms of reformulation, product mix, marketing and so on?

alcohol calorie labelling, champagne and glasses

Focus On Wine & Champagne: 15 April

Chin chin! Brits have splashed out nearly an extra £100m on Prosecco and Champagne in the past year - making it the strongest performing booze sector in grocery. So why are Brits knocking back more fizz? What kinds of wine are on and off trend and what will be the next big thing?

Tesco cheese aisle

Focus On Own label: 15 April

Own label’s share of grocery sales is once again rising in the mainstream mults. To what extent is this being driven by falling prices for brands? What about the development of upper tier and specialist own label lines? And what does the coming year have in store?

health & beauty

Focus On Beauty, Suncare & Holiday Essentials: 8 April

Brits are doing battle with the signs of ageing, splashing out growing amounts on skincare products designed to banish wrinkles and reduce the appearance of tiredness. So who’s driving growth?

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