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Coffee shops are one of the UK's strongest performing sectors Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Allegra’s Project Café 2018 report found that the £9.6bn UK coffee shop market increased its turnover by 7.3% this year

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Veganism and partnerships to shake up food to go Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Health and wellness would play a key role in product innovation in 2018

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Lidl wins Christmas but the surprise package is... Asda Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Tesco had been tipped to ‘win’ Christmas, but it was hit by sluggish general merchandise sales and a hit from the collapse of wholesaler Palmer & Harvey

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Personalised ready meals 'of interest to a third of adults' Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A study of 2,000 adults by Leatherhead Food Research found 32% are interested in tailored kits and ready meals

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European, Middle Eastern and Asian foods 'set to dominate' Subscription

02 Jan 2018

Brits are becoming more experimental and adventurous with food, according to Bidfood’s Food and Drinks Trends 2018 guide

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Sainsbury's gears up for £160m 'frenzied Friday' boost

22 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The supermarket estimates 5.2 million customers will visit a Sainsbury’s store today to stock up for Christmas

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Shoppers cutting back as price increases make an impact Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Nearly three quarters of consumers have noticed price rises in store

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Halo Top low-cal ice cream to hit Tesco and Ocado in January Subscription

18 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Brand has taken US by storm with its ‘healthy’ yet indulgent ice creams

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Discounters see growth as shoppers trade down for Christmas Subscription

15 Dec 2017

UK shoppers have been tipped to have a “trading down Christmas” with discounter growth resurgent

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Half of shoppers to change supermarket for artisan Christmas Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Of the 49% of shoppers who will shun their usual haunt, 37% will go to independent butchers and fishmongers

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Shoppers on the hunt for deals ahead of big Christmas shop Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Nearly half of all shoppers agreed that they spent more time at Christmas seeking out promotions

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Cheese sales recover after two years of decline

24 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Total value sales of cheese grew to just under £2.8bn with volume sales rising by 1.2%

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Waitrose trials home wine tasting service in London area

22 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The service was tested for six weeks among Waitrose staff before launch

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Major out-of-home providers to work with mults on data black hole Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

In a potentially big breakthrough, OOH companies are backing an IGD research project to provide data on eating habits

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Third of consumers 'concerned about health in out-of-home' Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New IGD research provides insight into how out-of-home compares with retail in terms of health considerations

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Lack of regular customers holding back online growth Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

As many as 46% have tried online food shopping at least once, but only 15% use the service frequently, YouGov poll finds

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Thorntons opens Derby concept store with café and chocolatier Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The move is part of Ferrero’s multimillion investment in the Thorntons brand that began last year

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Waze signs up supermarkets and coffee chains to in-app ads Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Google-backed sat nav app has 1.8 million active users in the UK

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DRS problems could be solved by supermarket geniuses, say MPs Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Environment Audit Committee warned of new legislation to combat the 700,000 plastic bottles that litter UK streets daily

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Tesco Clubcard data to be used in fat-busting Oxfordshire trial Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco stressed customer data would never be shared with doctors without customers’ permission

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GSK Consumer Healthcare launches 'consumer sensory lab'

11 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The lab will be used to try to understand consumer behaviour all the way from store environment to bathroom cabinet…

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Online grocery market set to grow over 50% by 2022, predicts IGD Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The rise of omnichannel shoppers is due to take sector’s value from £10bn to £16bn…

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Shoppers 'increasingly tempted by Amazon-style services' Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A study of 1,000 shoppers revealed 14% had used Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service Prime Now

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Shoppers' views on Brexit 'colour experience of prices' Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 83% of Brits have seen a hike in their shopping bills

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Sainsbury's launches four-strong range of premium steaks

03 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The four new SKUs are designed to cater for customers making steak nights ‘much more of an occasion’

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It's time for Britain to get serious about plant-based innovation

17 Jan 2018 | By Derek Sarno

The odd falafel wrap won’t do anymore. It’s time for suppliers and retailers to up their game, says Tesco’s Derek Sarno

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Retailers have a crucial role to play in stopping detox season becoming toxic Subscription

08 Jan 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Clear labelling and promotion of healthier choices is a positive step. But surely the food industry can push further to make sure customers make sensible, healthy decisions?

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It's all change in the reset era

04 Jan 2018 | By David Sables

Retailers would be crazy to ignore regionality and quirks in taste

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Know the rules of category success - and stick to them

04 Jan 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

As an industry, we like to talk and think about the next big thing…

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Christmas dinner, anything but traditional this year Subscription

18 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With a week to go until the festive meal, we count down this year’s more surprising innovations – from meat-filled mince pie to sprout salad

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The Grocer Friday pub quiz: Top Products edition volume two

15 Dec 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

How much do you really know about the industry? Test your knowledge with The Grocer’s second Friday pub quiz. 

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The Grocer Friday pub quiz - Top Products edition

08 Dec 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

With our annual Top Products survey just weeks away, The Grocer’s Friday pub quizzes test how much you know (or think you know) about the industry. 

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Barilla scouts for carb disruptors with Blu1877 venture capital fund

07 Dec 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The iconic Italian pasta maker is looking to invest in startups that work with alternative grains and legumes as well as those tackling food waste, obesity and sustainability challenges

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The surprising truth about Brits, booze and sugar Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Britons incorrectly believe we are in the top three sugar-loving nations, while 60% erroneously put us among the leading trio of boozers

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Seize digital in 2018

29 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

The economic backdrop is tough, and the consumer is cautious. These are not auspicious conditions for 2018

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Insect food for thought: perhaps not for you and me, but what about livestock feed? Subscription

27 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

So will we all be chowing down on crickets in our tea breaks soon?

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Death of the supermarket? Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

Hardly. New direct to consumer platform INS undoubtedly grabbed headlines though. So can it succeed where others failed?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola

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Keep up with the latest trends in the e-commerce industry

Latest Opportunities and Threats in Today’s Online Grocery Shopping Landscape

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Why 2018 is the year to focus on ‘betterment’

It’s that time of year when we pledge to be healthier, happier versions of ourselves, but for brands and retailers, committing to ‘betterment’ should last beyond January, say brand, innovation and packaging design experts Sun Branding Solutions.

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White Paper: 9 Questions brands want to ask about Gen Z, answered

Never has a generation been so well connected to information, entertainment, and other people. Generation Z has been a focus for sensationalist headlines and cultural critique, but how much of it is true, and what do marketers need to do to appeal to this increasingly significant audience?

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White Paper: What are the eight myths surrounding online shopping?

It might seem like online shopping is growing at an exponential rate, with new formats, new technology and new functionality emerging every day.  But in reality, in-store sales still account for 95 per cent of all retail experiences worldwide, and 15 per cent in the UK.

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