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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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Organic food sales continue strong growth in UK Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Year-on-year value sales were up 6.3% for the 52 weeks to 13 August

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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

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Death of the supermarket? Subscription

13 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 four next big disruptors in global fmcg

09 Nov 2017 | By Warren Ackerman

Staples companies are grappling with a bewildering increase in complexity

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Grocery turns its sights on out-of-home eating in obesity war Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Obesity is no different to food waste. If you can’t measure it, you can’t do anything about it, which is why the IGD’s full report on eating out due in January 2018 will be eagerly awaited

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Christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

06 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined, retailers are under pressure

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Invest in authenticity to thrive

02 Nov 2017 | By Scott Wilson

When Donald Trump glided to victory last year, he did so on a platform of authenticity…

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Vegan nation: the rise of veganism Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By James Halliwell

We all know vegan food is healthy – but now it’s indulgent and fashionable too, and mainstream retail is getting involved


With the vegan army on the march, we’re all flexitarians now Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

With restaurants and shops springing up across the UK catering exclusively for vegan palates, it is safe to conclude that this trend is here to stay

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Scottish must work together on obesity

01 Nov 2017 | By David Thomson

Last week the Scottish government published its bold Diet and Obesity Strategy Consultation…

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Waitrose Food & Drink Report: seven trends of 2017 Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

This time last year, Hawaiian poke was just poking its head into public consciousness

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9 grocery products we wish existed Video

31 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

In recent months we’ve been asking branding agencies to come up with hypothetical solutions to real problems

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Attract younger shoppers with purpose

26 Oct 2017 | By Matt Bennett

Are we at the thin end of a sober wedge? A 2017 study found that 75% of 21 to 35-year-olds limit their alcohol on nights out

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Image-conscious men are hunting out personal care brands they can show off

25 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Male consumers are increasingly searching for personal care products that portray an image they can identify with



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