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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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M&S unites food and clothing in new ad campaign Video

04 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

First TV ad launches today with ’spend it well’ tagline

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Asda branch makes Ed Sheeran gingerbread men

25 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Staff member Jade Gregory created a ‘Ginger Ed Man’ ahead of the singer’s concert in Manchester

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Sainsbury's launches first Nectar 10X Points Weekend Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Customers will be able to earn 10 Nectar points for every £1 they spend over May bank holiday

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'Giving up being vegetarian' most complained about ad of 2016 Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The campaign by Gourmet Burger Kitchen received 195 complaints for allegedly being offensive to vegetarians and vegans

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NSPCC and Lidl link to advise schoolkids on abuse

19 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The chain is committed to raising £3m over the next three years for the NSPCC’s Schools Service

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Co-op teams up with Leeds Beckett University's cricket team Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The deal forms part of the retailer’s drive to encourage more students to sign up to its discount membership scheme

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Costcutter exceeds expectations with YouTube video ad

07 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The ad featured as a pre-roll before popular YouTube videos

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New Caffè Nero app could spell end of paper loyalty cards

07 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Caffè Nero is launching an app that will ultimately make its 20-year-old paper stamp loyalty cards redundant

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Argos planning to stage more pop-up shops Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Eight temporary shops in festivals and remote locations such as the Isles of Scilly proved “very popular”

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Argos plans 80 days of date-stamped ads for spring/summer Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The 10-second ads will also focus heavily on its same-day delivery proposition

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Waitrose highlights tuna sourcing in latest ad Subscription

03 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The ad forms part of the retailer’s campaign to promote its ethical sourcing credentials

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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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Why KFC will benefit from ad backlash Video

02 Aug 2017 | By Joe Wade

KFC’s new ad has prompted numerous complaints from consumers. But the brand need not worry, says Joe Wade of Don’t Panic

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Both sociable and secure can play the game

25 May 2017 | By Stuart Galvin

The FA Cup may be a 146-year-old sports competition, but business is bigger than ever for brands

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Farm brand pros and cons: they may annoy origin purists, but they do deliver Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

An actual old lady called Aunt Bessie didn’t make that packet of frozen Yorkshire puddings. Don’t be so naïve – it’s just marketing.

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Aldi's hamper shows an animated approach to Easter Video

12 Apr 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Like Christmas, Easter prompts a clutch of ads from the retailers

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Give stores the Freddie Mercury factor

06 Apr 2017 | By Alasdair Lennox

It’s time to adopt a more rock ’n roll approach to retail

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KFC gets into clean eating with blogger Figgy Poppleton-Rice

02 Mar 2017

Ella Mills might need a deep breath before she checks out KFC’s latest marketing lark

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Sainsbury's Food Dancing ad is a brave departure - I like it Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Some Waitrose customers joke that “Sainsbury’s was invented to keep the chavs out of Waitrose”

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Shane Meadows has highlighted the Co-op's brilliant campaign Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

As foundations for a new campaign go, The Co-op’s seems to be made of stone

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Aldi takes different tack with Duncan the indifferent duck Video

19 Jan 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Aldi’s ad people must be furious that rival Lidl has such a pun-worthy name

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Kraft Heinz unveils second phase of £8m soups ad campaign Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Targeted at under-35s, the £4m push makes its TV debut today (16 October)

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UK fmcg advertising report 2014

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The unstoppable rise of social media has led to a proliferation of highly targeted, personalised advertising. Who are biggest fmcg advertisers in the UK in 2014?

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Peter Kay packs in the laughs in Warburtons 'period drama' Video

11 Oct 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Warburtons and Peter Kay are two of Bolton’s most famous exports. So does Kay’s three-minute ad for the baker deliver?

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