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Three in 10 parents struggling to find low-sugar options Subscription

18 Sep 2017

Retailers are failing to meet high demand for healthier foods, according to survey by Netmums and Sugarwise

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Cocktail craze sees vodka overtake whisky as UK's top spirit Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brits splashed out an extra £24.9m on voddy this year, bringing value sales up 3.3% to £775.8m on volumes up 3.3%

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Wrap targets millennials in next phase of consumer waste campaign

14 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Eighteen to 34-year olds currently waste more food than any other age group says Wrap

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Foodservice growth pushes UK wholesale close to £30bn figure Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Wholesale sector forecast to reach £31.3bn by 2021

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Struggling Activia to launch range of yoghurt with grains Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

Activia Grains & Seeds rolls out nationally from 28 August

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Moderation on trend as sales of low and no-alcohol beer soars

23 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Value sales of low and non-alcoholic brews grew by 20.5% over the past 12 months

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Roast dinners in decline as Brits favour faster meals

18 Aug 2017 | By Amy North

Brits tucked into 157 million fewer roasts over the past year, pushing them to sixth place

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Water takes lead over cola as sugary soft drinks shunned Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

British shoppers bought 1.77 billion litres of plain water in the 52 weeks to 15 July 2017 – passing cola at 1.72 billion litres

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Brits cutting back on grocery spend as Brexit squeeze hits Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Three in 10 have switched to cheaper grocery brands to combat effects of inflation, a new survey has found

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Copycat packaging tricking 'autopilot' shoppers into buying Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

British Brands Group study equipped shoppers with used eye-tracking technology

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Majestic boosts sherry offer as fortified wine sales surge Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer has introduced Madeira sherry Henriques & Henriques 3yo

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A third of shoppers pledge to buy more British eggs in wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

However, just 2% of shoppers claim they will stop eating eggs altogether, an exclusive Lightspeed Research poll for The Grocer shows


Ketchup sales in the red as Heinz family faves lose favour Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Newly filed accounts from the US group’s UK subsidiary HJ Heinz Foods UK show a 16.3% collapse in annual sales to £708.9m.

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Retailers have an opportunity for reinvention

10 Aug 2017

It’s interesting to see food growth is propping up poor retail sales in the latest BRC figures

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CD sales decline while video and games sales plummet Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Amazon retains its place as the largest physical entertainment retailer with 20.6% market share

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UK consumers abandoning online purchases says Visa Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The study of 1,000 UK online shoppers reveals 72% of British customers have cancelled their online baskets

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Waitrose to reach 75 sushi counters by 2018 Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

With the latest launch in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, it has opened more than 20 counters in the past six months


Southern Co-op completes Local Flavours food roadshow

31 Jul 2017 | By Emily Bright

Retailer hosted roadshows to mark 10 years of supporting local producers…

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Male grooming: 10 facts on how men feel about their faces

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Skincare’s on the rise – and beards are here to stay

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Scientists to study impact of store design on health Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Scientists are to investigate into whether redesigning supermarkets could cut food, alcohol and cigarette consumption

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Great weather boosts supermarket sales growth Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Sunshine helped UK supermarkets exceed 3% sales growth for the fourth consecutive period

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Mult c-store food to go rakes in extra £36m Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Food to go sales rose by 5% across the entire convenience channel

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Asda Income Tracker reports falling consumer spending power

27 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

In June, households saw spending power decline for the third month in a row

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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

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Coming together to keep up

20 Sep 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

How online and store trading teams need to join forces in working towards integrated goals

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Five of the biggest trends in own label right now

19 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White, Megan Tatum, Daniel Selwood

From honey infused, well, everything, to slow-cooked joints and snack packs

Pret A Manger has opened a second Veggie Pret in London

Celebrity vegans will boost diet popularity – but beware the whitewash Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

News that racing driver Lewis Hamilton has converted to veganism may have met with ridicule in some quarters, but he is part of a growing trend that appeals to those seeking a more healthy lifestyle

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The Dairymen digital special: Do Brits think dairy is scary?

14 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Dairy is under attack. What do Brits actually think about dairy? Are they on the brink of an exodus? And how can the industry convince them to keep buying into the category?

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Tesco’s squash star critics aren’t seeing the bigger picture Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Commentators are vexed that Tesco is encouraging food waste and that cutting veg into cutesy shapes undermines efforts to educate kids on food and healthy eating

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Voice command technology: is Alexa the answer? Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With both Ocado and Tesco taking the plunge this year, how might shopping via voice command work?

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From sea water to yeast flakes: three ways chefs are reducing salt in their dishes

06 Sep 2017 | By Zoe Simons

Development chef Zoe Simons looks at what techniques and ingredients chefs are using to give dishes a salty hit while keeping salt levels low

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C-stores need their own data revolution

06 Sep 2017 | By Tim Mason

IGD’s latest grocery market forecast highlights the boom in convenience. Now c-stores need the data to match.


Will an ageing nation recharge sales? Batteries report 2017 Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Rob Brown, Jennifer Whitehead

Could the boom in at-home medical devices such as blood pressure and glucose monitors boost flattening battery sales?

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Send the right message at the right moment

23 Aug 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Households spent on average an estimated £800 on Christmas last year. They start thinking about Christmas early

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Who's set to reap the most from the food-to-go boom? Subscription

20 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new IGD report is predicting explosive growth for the sector

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Revealed: How free-from sales surged by a whopping £230m Video

17 Aug 2017 | By Rob Brown, Amy North

Brits have forked out an extra £230m on free-from food & drink in the past year. That’s a rise of more than 40%. Here we reveal the retailers and brands driving growth and how they’re doing it. Cut yourself a slice here!

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