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Tesco drives comeback with massive ad spend increase Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Tesco has upped its ad spend in traditional channels – such as TV, radio and print

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Poundland courts fresh controversy with Easter Twitter push Subscription

27 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Suggestive tweets featuring ‘Bunny & Chick’ characters have divided the budget retailer’s social media followers

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Tesco launches new money-off fuel offer across UK forecourts Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Customers who spend at least £60 in any Tesco store or online will receive a 10p off a litre of fuel coupon…

Tesco Pay+, formerly known as PayQuiq, was relaunched last month

Tesco tries to ramp up Clubcard payment app customer numbers Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A new promotion means shoppers using Tesco Pay+ will collect an additional Clubcard point for every £4 spent

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Asda Halloween ad did not breach schedule rules says ASA Video Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The Advertising Standards Authority received 62 complaints over the commercial, described by some as “distressing”

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Walmart drops Stores from its name to become Walmart Inc Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The US giant will cease to trade as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and become Walmart Inc to better reflect its ecommerce business

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JJ Food Service shows off potato sustainability in new push Subscription

29 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

JJ Food Service has sold one million cases of the chips this year

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Amazon cuts turkey prices at Whole Foods for US Prime members Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Organic and no-antibiotic turkeys will be available at a 20% discount on standard prices

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John Lewis reveals Christmas advert starring Moz the Monster Video

10 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Oscar-winning Michel Gondry, whose past work includes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, directed the two-minute ad

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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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UK food & drink bodies urge Hammond to reform business rates Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Twelve executives have urged the Chancellor to “take action” as £1.1bn tax hike looms

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Hotel Chocolat set to unveil new app and loyalty scheme Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The app will give “very different functionality and capabilities” to the site

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Morrisons employees singalong with Elvis in Price Crunch TV ad Video Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The ad features staff and customers joining in with Elvis Presley’s song, Way Down

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Nisa launches its second wine festival this year

04 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A wide selection of white, red, rosé and sparkling will be available during the three-week campaign

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Retailers have an opportunity for reinvention

10 Aug 2017

It’s interesting to see food growth is propping up poor retail sales in the latest BRC figures

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Sainsbury's encourages midweek BBQs with outdoor campaign

17 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The campaign was led by Omnicom Media Group’s planning and media buying network PHD

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Waitrose ad highlights ethical fruit and veg sourcing - video

05 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

  Waitrose is the only national supermarket to demand Leaf certification from all its suppliers

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Spar ramps up prize offering as Shop & Win campaign returns Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Winners will be entered into a draw to win the grand prize of £10,000

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Amazon 'most valuable retail brand' in BrandZ rankings Subscription

06 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

’The brand was also the fastest-growing performer in the BrandZ Retail Top 20, up 41% ($40.1bn) year on year’

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Waitrose sizes up other locations for hit supper clubs Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The “overwhelmingly positive feedback” has prompted Waitrose to weigh up taking the concept to other locations

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Market Porter site rebrands to reflect quality of food Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online delivery company will change its name to Heartier next week

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Nisa names delivery lorry after Peterborough boy James Dawson

15 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Nisa has now decided to launch a campaign to name its fleet after members of the community…

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Eagle Eye secures three-year John Lewis contract

12 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in the grocery tech firm jumped almost 10% this morning on back on the John Lewis contact win.

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M&S adds travel-based food ad to 'Spend it Well' campaign Video

11 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

marks & spencer spend it well ad Ad is part of an integrated approach across retailer’s food and non-food divisions

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Lidl shines spotlight on Jersey Royal spuds in new TV ad

08 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Continuing the Lidl Surprises campaign theme, sceptical customer Olivia is taken to the discounter’s Jersey farm

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Sainsbury's Nectar trial: saying thank you in a meaningful way

13 Apr 2018 | By Bryan Roberts

When Sky announced Sky VIP, its loyalty programme, in 2017 I felt ripples of admiration among loyalty professionals in the…

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Aldi zones in on sins for entertaining Easter trio Video

28 Mar 2018 | By Mark Dishman

Aldi’s trio of special Easter ads are forged in pride, greed and envy

Top 50 Independents 2018

The top 50 independents: How to be king of your own castle Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

It’s a brutal market out there in which to be an independent. So who would want to do it? What does it take?

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Lessons in loyalty from Canada

07 Feb 2018 | By Tim Mason

Three significant innovations in retail and grocery have taken place in Canada and the north west of the US

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What Tesco's Clubcard changes tell us about the future of loyalty

18 Jan 2018 | By Bryan Roberts

Never mind the outrage, says Bryan Roberts of Tcc Global. The Clubcard refresh makes sense

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Co-op helps the cause against loneliness with get-together ad Video

06 Dec 2017 | By Mark Dishman

The Co-op is all about togetherness this year, uniting a variety of real-life community groups to perform a song

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Get ready for a new era in grocery retail

27 Nov 2017 | By David Sables

If you haven’t seen the opening scene of TV series The Newsroom, then watch it now

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The Christmas #instorespot competition Video

12 Nov 2017 Updated: 12 Dec 2017

Have you seen a grocery retailer deck the aisles with boughs of holly or tinsel the till point?

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Christmas adverts at a glance: watch the supermarkets’ festive ads for 2017 Video

10 Nov 2017

Catch up on the latest festive campaigns with our roundup of Christmas ads

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Time to delist the retailer media sales houses - video Video

28 Sep 2017 | By David Sables

The classic ‘cut and thrust’ between account managers and buyers is changing

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Send the right message at the right moment

23 Aug 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Households spent on average an estimated £800 on Christmas last year. They start thinking about Christmas early

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Leckford festival presents Waitrose more as lifestyle brand than supermarket Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Appealing to ‘foodies and families’, the Waitrose faithful came out in numbers, boosting the supermarket’s well-heeled image

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Exclusive interview: AHDB's Christine Watts on making levy body 'fit for the future'

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

AHDB’s chief marketing and communications officer spoke to The Grocer exclusively about the levy body’s recent restructure…

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Lynx's modern lads go for Gold to impress the ladies

25 Apr 2018 | By Mark Dishman

Lynx has put some effort into moving on from its long-running laddy ‘Lynx Effect’ days

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