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How search can help retailers maximise alcohol sales

There are 1,388 alcohol-related searches a minute in the UK, says Google’s Harry Walker

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Waitrose finds environmental concerns among top food trends Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose said it had seen an 800% increase in questions about plastics from customers

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How search can help retailers maximise alcohol sales

30 Oct 2018 | By Harry Walker

There are 1,388 alcohol-related searches a minute in the UK, says Google’s Harry Walker

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Supermarkets grow share of eating-out breakfast/lunch visits Subscription

30 Oct 2018 | By Andrew Don

Their share of breakfast visits rose from 5% in the third quarter of 2017 to 6.0%

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Shopper demand for discounters 'on the rise' says report Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Andrew Don

Research found strong awareness of and support for Tesco’s Jack’s format

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How to get your food product flying off those supermarket shelves

22 Oct 2018 | By Tessa Stuart

Shoppers rarely give their full attention to the shelves, but there are ways to earn it, says research consultant Tessa Stuart

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Internet influencers: petcare category report 2018 Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The rise of personalised, specialist petfood websites is becoming big business

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Savoury biscuits see 8.5% sales decline

12 Oct 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Brands lost a total of £16.6m in value over the past year

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Sandwiches face stiff competition as lunchers look to mix things up Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

The Lunch exhibition at London’s ExCeL centre suggested we are increasingly a nation of sandwich-shunners

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Five sandwich alternatives making waves at Lunch

02 Oct 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

From steamed buns to salad rolls, exhibitors were keen to give the sarnie some fresh competition

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Tea: can the cuppa reap the rewards of café culture? Video

26 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

While coffee sales are soaring on the back of the nation’s love of Starbucks and Costa, tea is yet to reap the benefits. Now that could all be set to change

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Alcohol brands must connect directly with drinkers in a post-GDPR world

25 Sep 2018 | By Matt Boffey

The benefits of direct engagement span the harnessing of consumer insight and the ability to nurture greater loyalty, spend and advocacy, says Matt Boffey of Great State

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As digital budgets are cut TV ads remain a boon for grocery brands

24 Sep 2018 | By Marlene Grimm

TV offers zero ad fraud and brand-safe environments, says Marlene Grimm of TVSquared

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Six new vegan protein launches shaking up sports nutrition

23 Sep 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The sports nutrition market is flooded with new plant-based snacks and shakes packing enough protein to keep any gym bunny happy

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Snack bars & flapjacks drive £16m sports nutrition boost

21 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Brits took home an extra 10.6 million sporty snacks over the past year

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Street food: the new trends shaping foodie culture Video

12 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

From Indian puchkas to Lebanese pastries, street food markets are changing the way the nation eats. Here’s our rundown of the top trends

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Fundamentals of category management, 10: Category strategy

11 Sep 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

Focus on visibility, ease of processing and attracting attention, says Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction in this latest instalment of his series on fmcg and grocery retail category management

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Five trends from the Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2018 Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Legs of serrano ham, cheese wheels and Lord Alan Sugar (not an eponymous new food but the man himself) were joined by innovative and on-trend new products at this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair at London’s Olympia

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Millions in UK 'can't afford healthy diet', says study Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Food Foundation found estimated a household of four would spend £103.17 per week to be able to follow the Eatwell Guide

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Can UK business capitalise on advances in lab-grown meat?

04 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Adam Smith Institute has urged UK businesses to invest to become world leaders

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Supermarkets are top destination for back-to-school shops Subscription

04 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Parents spent £915m on back to school in 2017, according to Mintel

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