Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Rob joined The Grocer in 2010 as features editor. Since January, 2013, he’s been overseeing The Grocer’s weekly category reports and annual Britain’s Biggest Brands, Biggest Alcohol Brands and Top Products features as Category Reports Editor. He also looks after our monthly digital features.

With a particular interest in consumer trends, much of Rob’s role involves analysing sales data to pick out stories about how Brits are eating, drinking and shopping differently today. He regularly appears on radio and TV as a commentator and his stories are often picked up by the national press.

Having previously worked for a magazine covering the global brewing industry, Rob is particularly interested in the alcoholic drinks market. He also takes a keen interest in environmental issues facing the grocery industry. In 2012, he travelled to Singapore for an exposé of the growing global surplus of sustainably produced palm oil.

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Recent stories

Recent blog posts

  • Shandy beer with lime

    A strong future for weak beer?

    Heineken predicts we’ll be spending more than half a billion quid a year on lower-abv beers and ciders by 2020. But does this burgeoning sector have a long-term future?

    Daily Bread | 17 Dec 2013

  • For he's a jolly Goodfella

    There’s nothing this industry likes more at times than a good sneer. And when Ranjit Singh Boparan took control of Goodfella’s Pizza in 2011 as part of his swoop on Northern Foods, certain quarters seemed to sneer in unison…

    Daily Bread | 20 Feb 2013 | Updated: 06 Mar 2013

  • Time for an energy drinks enquiry

    Monster is having a nightmare. But it’s nothing compared with what the parents of Anais Fournier have been through since the Maryland 14-year-old died last Christmas after drinking two 680ml cans of what the brand refers to as its ‘killer energy brew’ in a day.

    Daily Bread | 24 Oct 2012 | Updated: 10 Jan 2013

  • Blame it on the bean counters

    Daily Bread | 17 Oct 2012 | Updated: 10 Jan 2013

  • Well oiled

    Daily Bread | 13 Jun 2011

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