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Panic-buying shoppers empty shelves over weekend

19 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Stores along a 19-mile stretch between Hayle and Truro in Cornwall sold out of bread, eggs, vegetables and milk

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Hancocks' click and collect drives sales uplift Subscription

19 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The confectionery wholesaler recorded £124.2m in turnover and £7m in operating profits for y/e 31 December 2016

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Flavoured water a hit as Brits down extra 33 million litres

16 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Value sales of plain water were up 5.1% in still and 7.7% in sparkling to a total of £299.1m

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Grimsey to present government with new high streets probe Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Grimsey published his first high streets review in 2013…

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Nearly a third of UK shoppers cutting meat intake, says Alpro Subscription

06 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Brand also found more than half of shoppers were seriously considering further increasing their plant-based food and drink intake in the next year

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Seven in 10 young people would eat whole tub of low-cal ice cream

05 Mar 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

The younger generation is particularly tempted by the rise of ‘healthy’ ice cream brands such as Oppo and Halo Top

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Meat sales remained strong despite Veganuary Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Veganuary had minimal impact on meat sales, but vegan and vegetarian food sales were up 14% according to Nielsen

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Food price inflation sees January volume sales fall Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Volume growth for food fell for the sixth month in a row

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New poll reveals 'extreme' shopper concern over plastic

16 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

In a survey of more than 5,000 UK consumers, 24.6% expressed ‘extreme concern’ about plastic packaging in grocery


Spending per food-to-go occasion in decline, MCA finds Subscription

13 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

MCA advocated more meal deals and emphasised the importance of loyalty schemes

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Market Halls plans three high-end food halls for London Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

The first venue will open in Fulham, with Victoria and Oxford Street following…


Which? names Aldi 'Britain's favourite supermarket' Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Iceland was named best online store for the third year running

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Most autistic people avoid supermarkets, report finds Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Autistica’s research found supermarkets were losing out on a potential £13.5m in weekly revenue…


Trend to little and often shopping 'may have reached ceiling' Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Shoppercentric’s latest Shopper Stock Take Index finds proportion shifted to little and often has plateaued at 16%.

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Four in ten young adults have sustainability concerns about meat

01 Feb 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Younger generation is concerned over environmental impact, a poll for The Grocer has revealed

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Waitrose adds food-market inspired lines to deli counters Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Retailer is selling products from Ginger Pig, Tom’s Pies, Cornish Premier Pasties and Findlater’s Fine Foods

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Brits want more transparency about supply chain fraud Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Most (64%) UK consumers would expect businesses to inform the authorities of any health risk fraud says Ipsos Mori poll

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Consumers would eat out more if there were more healthy choices Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Health plays a key role in shaping consumers’ food-to-go choices says new IGD report

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Price key to dissuading healthier choices says Him report

22 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Over a third of shoppers rate healthy products as important, but three-quarters (74%) say price is important

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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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Artisan brands: beware of the supermarket spy!

12 Mar 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

Independents won’t like the news that Waitrose has signed up several British artisan suppliers

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How will a fistful of Dollar shake up the razor market? Subscription

06 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

Dollar Shave Club, now part of the Unilever stable, has landed in the UK. What sort of a battle does Gillette face?

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Understand search to understand customer demand

22 Feb 2018 | By Harry Walker

Grocery is on a journey to become more customer-centric, efficient and innovative…

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Who is best prepared for the shift towards plant-based? Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Tesco and Nestlé were this week singled out for praise by activist investor coalition FAIRR for their leadership

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Digital menus drive healthier choices

12 Feb 2018 | By Victoria Hodson

At McDonald’s, almost 90% of our standard menu is under 500 calories. That’s probably news to a lot of our customers…

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Scrapping Pick Your Own Offers could backfire on Waitrose

09 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Some customers may well pick their own offers… at an alternative to Waitrose…


Interest of young in insect snacks is incredible

07 Feb 2018

Sir; An idea like insects has a very clear target audience. It is young, driven by ecological issues and health

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Dairy mounts a positive response to anti-dairy rhetoric

07 Feb 2018

The dairy industry is focusing on positive messages in its current marketing campaign

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Suppliers will take up service roles

05 Feb 2018 | By David Sables

The shifting sands of grocery route-to-market are provoking breakthrough thinking from sales leaders….

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Three food trends to hit retailers in 2018

25 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz, Emma Weinbren

So leaving aside faddy restaurant creations, what will be the foods hitting the mainstream this year?

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Automatic for the people and the smart use of technology

24 Jan 2018 | By Martijn Bertisen

Hard work during the festive season paid off with broadly positive financial results for grocery


Are we a nation of foodies? Not when it comes to scratch cooking

24 Jan 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Despite the much talked-about rise in scratch cooking, the ready meals market is still growing, according to latest reports …



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