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How technology, cannabis and Brexit will shape grocery's 2019 Subscription

The grocery industry has plenty to grapple with this year, and plenty of opportunities for growth

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Why we should resist the vegan putsch

17 Jan 2019 | By Joanna Blythman

Vegans, about 1% of the population when I last checked, are currently trying to shape the public discourse on food

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Retailers suffer worst Christmas for a decade Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The poor results have been blamed on political uncertainty and the rise of online shopping

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Crussh eyes vegan overhaul with Soho store Veganuary trial

07 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

If successful the vegan makeover could become permanent

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How technology, cannabis and Brexit will shape grocery's 2019 Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Megan Tatum

The grocery industry has plenty to grapple with this year, and plenty of opportunities for growth

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Farmers need to face up to the challenge of veganism before it’s too late Subscription

03 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

If recent surveys are to be believed, 10% of the British public will be vegan by the end of this month

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Third of shoppers tempted to eat beauty products as 'foodie beauty' trend booms

03 Jan 2019 | By Julia Glotz

As the line between beauty and food is blurring, exclusive new research shows growing shopper appetite for food-themed beauty products and toiletries

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Retailers flood shelves with own-label NPD for Veganuary Video

03 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

More than 300,000 people are expected to pledge to become vegan this month, according to Veganuary

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As the shopper media landscape gets more complex, how can brands get it right?

19 Dec 2018 | By Emma Dean

The number of shopper marketing opportunities has doubled in the past five years alone, says Emma Dean, group client director at Capture

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Cannabis, cacao and cider vinegar: what were the unexpected trends of 2018? Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Here are the ingredients that have shaped NPD in a year of a particularly bold innovation

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How digital is driving the 2019 experience

19 Dec 2018 | By Harry Walker

Improved propositions are beginning to drive a shift in consumer sentiment regarding online grocery, says Harry Walker, industry head of grocery retail at Google

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Why 2019 will be the year of radical indulgence in food and drink

19 Dec 2018 | By Robert Wilson

Consumers are reacting to the wellness trend by indulging and treating themselves, says Robert Wilson, director of creative and strategy at RPM

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Sponsored: the story of plant-based in 2018 with Alpro Video

14 Dec 2018

Plant-based was one of the hottest topics for the food and drink industry in 2018, we spoke to expert Vicky Bhattu about the three moments that defined the category last year and what we can expect from it in 2019. 

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How the perception of 'premium' food and drink is constantly evolving

14 Dec 2018 | By Joanna Parman

As own label catches up, ‘premium’ means more than a high price or fancy packaging, says Joanna Parman, commercial business partner at Nielsen

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10 of the fastest growing grocery challenger brands

14 Dec 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Health is the common thread linking together many of this year’s successful challenger brands


Food and drink must continue using the power of pressure in 2019 Subscription

13 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

This year has seen how pressure on suppliers and retailers can have positive results for health and the environment

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Bidfood identifies key culinary trends for 2019

13 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler has launched a new guide for caterers this week

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How flexitarianism and clean eating shaped food & drink habits in 2018

12 Dec 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Superfoods and sports nutrition are gaining ground, while tobacco and sugary soft drinks are falling out of favour, The Grocer’s Top Products survey has revealed


Five of the fastest growing challenger brands in alcohol

12 Dec 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Alcohol brands dominate the fastest-growing products in this year’s Top Products report


The most-loved NPD from our Instagram this year

11 Dec 2018 | By Maddie Maynard

Here’s what has got food fans double-tapping on our Instagram account this year

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New plant-based food and drink hitting shelves for Veganuary 2019

10 Dec 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Here’s our pick of the new vegan-friendly product launches hitting shelves for the biggest event in the plant-based calendar



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