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Multibuys creep back on to shelves as MPs support ban Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The major mults moved away from multibuys in 2016

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As mults axe branded lines has the popcorn bubble burst?

26 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

After years of meteoric growth, take-home sales growth in the so-called healthy bagged snack has slowed markedly

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Waitrose introduces deconstructed recipe boxes Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Beautifully Simple is designed to inspire customers to cook with fresh ingredients

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Waitrose adds mass of craft beers and cider in huge range update Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Ninety-five new skus will hit the retailer’s shelves from 30 April

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Co-op rolls out Lego and Hasbro toys to 127 stores after trial Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer first started selling the toys as part of a small trial in October 2016…

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Tesco lists 'ethical' water charity-supporting One Gin Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It hit shelves as part of the retailer’s BWS range review this month

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Tesco turns to premium brands in wine aisle overhaul Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer added 47 new wines this week, with a considerable swing to more expensive SKUs

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Charlie Bigham's launches six grain-based ready meals Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The lineup is aimed at shoppers “following meat-free or flexitarian diets”.

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Big Drop to quadruple production on back of huge supermarket win

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Award-winning low-alcohol craft brewer is searching for investors after securing massive store deal

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National supermarket debut for Beavertown beers in Waitrose Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Gamma Ray American Pale Ale, Neck Oil Session IPA and Lupuloid IPA will go into 270-plus Waitrose stores from 30 April…

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Heineken calls on supermarkets to increase chilled storage Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Dutch brewer joins many UK brewers in calling for supermarkets to stock cold beer…

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Big brands win back space in Tesco BWS boost Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Heineken has seen it’s presence further restored in the retailer, with previously delisted brands back on shelf…

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M&S axes own label babyfood in favour of Ella’s Kitchen Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Ella’s began rolling 19 lines into 250 M&S stores this week

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C&C announces 'big plans' for two new brews in UK Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Belgian lager Heverlee and US brew Pabst Blue Ribbon have been launched into Tesco stores across the UK…

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Exotic meats: on the brink of supermarket extinction? Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Last week, Lidl became the final UK retailer to announce it would no longer stock kangaroo meat

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Yoghurt sales hit by sugar and range rationalisation fears Video

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Value sales of branded yoghurt are down 0.6% on volumes down 2.7%

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Sainsbury's launches Tu clothing at Argos with free delivery Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

From 25 April customers will be able to order items online up until 2pm for next day home delivery

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Lidl to stop selling kangaroo meat from June

23 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The discounter cited ‘customer tastes’ and ‘changing preferences’ among its considerations in taking the decision

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Tesco reports surging sales of posher wine

13 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket said volume sales of its Finest range were up on the back of shoppers “becoming more confident”

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Dean & DeLuca launches premium products into Selfridges

07 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The products are premium priced, reflecting the brand’s artisan credentials

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Asahi loses big four listings after Super Dry beer relaunch Subscription

07 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have all dropped the beer since it relaunched in January with a new recipe

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Iceland extends Pizza Express range with two lines

03 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The range uses sourdough bases and recipes described as taking inspiration from Pizza Express restaurant offerings

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Spar overhauls its own-brand sandwich range Subscription

03 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The convenience chain has reformulated eight of its sandwich lines with softer and better quality bread…

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RFID on shelf 'can boost sales by as much as 5.5%' Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Research supported by supply chain body GS1 UK found 100% of retailers using the technology had seen a positive ROI…

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Supermarkets losing share of games, DVDs and music to online Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons was the biggest loser in terms of market share

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How to persuade Brits to up their game consumption Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Brits need to up their game. That’s the message from the British Game Alliance, a marketing initiative set to launch next month

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Wet weather hinders spring crop planting Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

While last week’s sunshine has helped farmers plant some spring crops, more rain this week has further delayed planting

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Be rigorous with revenue growth management principles

26 Apr 2018 | By David Sables

While no one can argue with the basic premise of category management, the movement still floundered

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Smaller US maize harvest hikes prices Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Maize prices have increased on last month after new data suggested US farmers would plant fewer hectares of maize than was

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Practical essentials to help businesses manage performance

26 Apr 2018 | By Jennifer Baker

Too frequently managers avoid what they see as difficult conversations about performance

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Our petition has passed 10,000 signatures – let’s keep food waste on the agenda

26 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Let’s not stop there. Quite rightly the plastic plague on our oceans has now shot up the political agenda,  but food waste remains an issue in urgent need of attention, too

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Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers, on being early

26 Apr 2018

‘I was asked in but then thrown out of the interview without being able to offer my excuse’

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Canadian chocolate brand asks us to #EatShyte

26 Apr 2018

‘Seriously Helps You To Energize!’ At first glance, it’s a perfectly serviceable – if slightly clumsy – slogan

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Strong Roots Roasted Beetroot Wedges: acid test Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The rise in people eschewing meat and dairy has led to a wealth of plant-based NPD

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Plastics Pact: what's involved and will it work? Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK Plastics Pact launches this week but does it go far enough, and can industry set aside competitive rivalry to find solutions?     

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Watch: live interview with Mark Price Video

25 Apr 2018

Price talks Brexit, the House of Lords and his best business move at Waitrose 

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Get real, government – leaving the customs union would be disastrous for food & drink Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The government’s decision to leave both the single market and the customs union is an idealistic vision of future trade growth in developing countries that might not even happen

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