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Are Brits bored of Bake Off? Ingredient sales slump by £27m

20 Jul 2017 | By Amy North

Cherries, raisins and sultanas, baking sugar and cake decorations accounted for the bulk of the decline

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One-hour delivery best for Sainsbury's, Ocado & Waitrose Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Their shoppers are most likely to switch if they can get a more convenient service elsewhere


Shoppers to cut back on 'too expensive' fresh fruit & veg Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

One third of the 2,009 people who took part in the survey said they had cut down on sugar in the past year

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UK shoppers brought on to high street by warmer weather Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Overall footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago

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Card payments overtake cash as payment technology advances

12 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

The amount spent in cash in 2016 fell by 4.9% compared with the previous year said the BRC

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Waitrose launches own-label quark as demand increases Subscription

05 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supermarket says sales of the high protein cheese have soared by 109%

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Easter sales of seafood continue to rise Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Data published by Seafish this week revealed volume sales rose 3.2% compared to two years ago

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Red meat sales overtaken by 'versatile' poultry

29 Jun 2017 | By Rob Brown

Brits ate 529 million kg of shop-bought unprocessed fresh poultry in the past year

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Sainsbury's launches edible flowers into fresh herbs fixture

27 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The edible floral assortment is grown by local producers in the Vale of Evesham and includes varieties such as tagete marigold and viola

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Consumer spending falls in May as shoppers display caution Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

High street footfall also declined in May with a fall of 2%

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Tesco trials four shopper mission-led Express store formats Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The stores will merchandise products to fit with customer habits, rather than sticking to categories

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Waitrose launches range of speciality aubergines

06 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

The white aubergines, nicknamed “snowbergines”, are early varieties of aubergine grown in Holland

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Online grocery market share in the UK increases to 7.3% Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

UK online grocery baskets are the biggest in the world with an average value of £64.61

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Small Scots shops 'can't cope with deposit return scheme' Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A Scottish parliamentary report has warned of the impact of a reduction of stock space

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Barclaycard trials queue-free smartphone scanning Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Consumers would use an app called Grab+Go and use their smartphone camera to scan product barcodes as they go

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Waitrose pushes on with digital services in Ecrebo deal extension Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The supermarket is set to roll out digital receipts and more personalised offers at the till

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IGD revamps commercial websites and debuts new logo

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Websites have easier navigation and can be used across all devices, says IGD

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Convenience store meal shop time 'half that of supermarkets'

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The average shop in a convenience store takes 25 minutes versus an average of 46 minutes across other grocery channels

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Amazon trademark applications indicate checkout-free plan for UK

22 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online retailer filed a trademark for the slogan ‘Every queue is a defect’ on 11 May

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Brits concerned about rising cost of food following Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A Mintel survey found that while broader consumer confidence remains relatively strong, 59% are worried about food prices

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Brits want healthy food with substance says Leatherhead survey

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Healthy food with substance is top of Brits’ food wish list, a new consumer survey by Leatherhead Food Research has found

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Avocado sales up 184% over past five years Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Volume sales have increased by 184% since 2013 to reach nearly 38,000 tonnes in the past year

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Retailers failing to harness mobile, says Eagle Eye survey

18 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

While 60% of young consumers use their mobile in store, less than a fifth use it to make payments or redeem promotions

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71% of supermarket customers unhappy with shopper experience Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Supermarkets came third behind independents and pharmacies in the YouGov survey


Fifth of Brits expect their spending to increase after Brexit Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The proportion has doubled from six months ago, the Institute of Customer Service survey reveals

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Millennials call the shots

21 Jul 2017

Millennials are projected to soon emerge as the most important demographic in consumer spend

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Five contemporary ads that would risk the ASA’s wrath Video

18 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We take a look at recent ads that may fall foul of the regulator’s proposals to combat sexism

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The top 10 new food trends from the Fancy Food Show

06 Jul 2017 | By Chris Blythe

The Javits Centre revealed the direction of travel for innovators

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Clubcard is reborn. But can it rediscover its mojo in the digital era? Subscription

05 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Contactless technology, will give a new lease of life to the Clubcard and allow much more accessibility and instant marketing around shoppers’ buying habits


Happy 10th birthday, iPhone. You’ve been a gift to grocery Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By James Halliwell

While online grocery is increasingly popular, profits still remain elusive. But the fmcg industry has embraced the smartphone in many other ways

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Get under customers' skin with AI

22 Jun 2017 | By Timo Boldt

All demographics, especially post-millennials and Generation Y, are demanding seamless, customised shopping experience

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The future has changed: bricks & mortar has a role in the online world Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gone are the days when we believed internet shopping would turn our high streets into ghost towns. Today’s e-commerce experts firmly believe there is a place for physical retail spaces

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Understand your customers - and show them

25 May 2017 | By James Moir

Retailers and fmcg brands are bracing for difficult times

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Both sociable and secure can play the game

25 May 2017 | By Stuart Galvin

The FA Cup may be a 146-year-old sports competition, but business is bigger than ever for brands

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Can the Bake Off boost live on after Mary? The industry needs it to Video Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

The Great British Bake Off became an institution, even the Royals were rumoured to watch it. But now she’s gone the show badly needs another secret ingredient when it relaunches on C4

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Meat-free is on the march. And a counter-narrative is lacking Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Attacked by eco-warriors, animal rights activists and yoga teachers, the industry is failing to offer a counter-narrative

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Mobile grocery: feed the digital desire Video

18 May 2017 | By Tim Mason

At our Digital Connect event this month, we explored why mobile enablement is still very much a work in progress

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