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Will Instagram’s rise change the way we see food?

26 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

No longer confined to image-obsessed millennials, Instagram has now racked up over a billion monthly users

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Rum: Can pirates' plonk become the next craft spirit? Video

14 Jun 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Premium dark, aged and golden lines are making consumers see rum in a new light

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The 'Ultra Urban' convenience concept is changing retail

09 Jun 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Innovative new retail concepts like Ancoats General Store and Clayton Park Deli are using food to go to appeal to a young, ultra urban crowd, says Steve Parfett

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Taking the battle to brands: the new trends in own label

08 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Buoyed by a decline in brand loyalty, the rise of the discounters and a value-focused younger generation, own label share 

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Who's driving food & drink trends - and how? Subscription

03 Jun 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The trendsetters leading the way on everything from Yorkshire pudding wraps to the plant-based boom

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Collagen coffee and lazy bread: our picks from the PLMA Subscription

30 May 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

This year’s PLMA show in Amsterdam was packed full of innovation. Here’s our pick of the most exciting and unusual products

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Sales of lower-sugar soft drinks surge in wake of levy

26 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Volume sales of low and no-sugar variants rose 15% to 12 million litres in the two weeks after 6 April

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Five categories driving the frozen food revival

25 May 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

From posh processed poultry to innovative veggie burgers, we list the top products making frozen hot again

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The plant-based food trend is much more than a fad

25 May 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Now Nestlé wants a piece of the action. Its Garden Gourmet brand launches in Sainsbury’s and Ocado next week

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AHDB set to launch £1m Cheeky Beef campaign Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Marketing push will launch later this month and target time-short households with a range of 30-minute or less recipes

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Take an all-round view to arrive at quality thinking

23 May 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

What can you do to enable quality thinking in our fast-changing world?

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Inconsistent pricing 'costing retailers lost sales' Subscription

23 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A study by Planet Retail claimed a reluctance among retailers to adopt dynamic pricing was losing them sales

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Brits reluctant to embrace meat alternatives, study finds Subscription

22 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Despite rise of plant-based meat alternatives, Brits are less inclined to give up meat than other countries

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FDF poll reveals confidence slump in Q1 2018 Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The survey also found more than half of businesses had seen product margins fall in Q1

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger: using search to map what consumers want

15 May 2018 | By Harry Walker

Geographic search data allows us to map Sainsbury’s loyalty strongholds and Asda’s bulwarks, says Google’s Harry Walker

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One in five Brits not using paid-for delivery subscriptions Subscription

15 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

According to Whistl 61.4% of 1,000 people surveyed were signed up to Amazon Prime

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Low alcohol, alcohol-free, de-alcoholised: can consultation make abv labelling clearer? Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The drinks industry has its knickers in a right old twist over how these products are labelled and sold

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Him research shows c-stores are losing out in food-to-go Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The percentage of convenience store shopping trips including the food-to-go mission has plummeted from 20% to 13%

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Spar MD Debbie Robinson calls on c-stores to tap into on-trade Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Robinson said retailers should welcome the rise of people working away from the office

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So adieu then, 'bifteck végétarien'

10 May 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

The French are as pernickety about abuses of their language as they are passionately defensive of their food traditions

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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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

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White Paper: A new model for launching new products

As three in four new product launches currently fail within a year, Bray Leino’s new comms model suggests how the traditional approach can evolve to de-risk the launch process. Hosted by The Grocer, Bray Leino invited marketers from leading food and drink brands to discuss this hypothesis. That discussion is the basis for this paper.

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White Paper: Sustainable Solutions to the Plastic Packaging Problem

The challenge faced by our industry to deliver sustainable packaging whilst minimising food waste, managing cost, and meeting modern consumer demands grows ever greater. This complex issue for retailers, FMCG brands, own-label producers and across the packaging supply chain continues to gather pace. As an industry we all recognise that finding scalable, sustainable solutions to the plastic packaging problem is key.

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White Paper: The Power of Protein - 2018 Category Analysis

The UK protein market has exploded. With more SKUs, NPDs and market entrants than ever before, protein popularity is prompting brands and retailers to evolve to meet the needs of increasingly health conscious shoppers.

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