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Asda rolls 'ultra-premium' Liverpool Gin into northern stores Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The launch was a “major milestone” for the brand, said owner Halewood Wines & Spirits

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Branded NPD sales take £100m hit from range rationalisations Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Brands are finding it harder ’to stay on shelves as well as get new products into stores’, new research from IRI suggests

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Spar launches 'meal for tonight' phase of Easy Meals push Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Spar will showcase six easy meal ideas between June and September

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Aldi launches 2017 Beer Festival range of British craft beers Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The range features beers from the likes of Butcombe, Box Steam, Robinsons, Hepworth, Oakham Ales and Wychwood breweries…

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Iceland ramps up booze offer with premium world beers and ales Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

  Refitted East Finchley store features brands such as San Miguel, Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti and Corona…

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Tesco plans new vegan logo for own-label products

23 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move comes two months after Asda become the first UK supermarket to use The Vegan Society trademark on its products

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Retailers braced for consumer confusion over new tobacco laws Subscription

22 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A poll of 130 retailers by Palmer & Harvey found 60% did not believe smokers were aware of the changes

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Craft brews stocked in mults ‘risk being delisted by indies’ Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Craft beer distributor Sparetap says cheaper prices could lead to bottle shops avoiding brands found in supermarkets

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Finnebrogue seals £2m low-fat sausage supply deal with Asda Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Asda’s new Extra Special Light & Lean sausages will be available in more than 350 stores nationwide

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Asda removal of loose fruit & veg slammed over waste concerns

18 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The retailer is trialling the removal of some loose fruit and veg lines from its fresh aisles

Morrisons craft beer range

Morrisons swaps out lager and fruit cider for craft and premium lines Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Beers from brands such as BrewDog, Guinness Hop House, Sierra Nevada, Heineken-owned Lagunitas and Butcombe gained shelf space

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Sainsbury's enters Hong Kong market with 200 lines Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

From today, retailer will sell a selection of its products in Wellcome, Marketplace, and ThreeSixty stores


McColl's trials range of Co-op brand own label products Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

From June, 25 Mc-Coll’s stores will sell the retailer’s branded food to go, wine and ready meals

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Waitrose launches 23 new lines in revamp of Good to Go Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Good to Go now includes flatbreads and sandwich thins under 300 calories as well as more vegetarian lines

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Asda drops yoghurt brands as part of shift towards own label Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Rachel’s Organic is the largest casualty of the cull, with three SKUs delisted

Tesco Express

Tesco slashes number of Express store SKUs as part of Reset Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Convenience MD and One Stop CEO Tracey Clements told the ACS Summit this week staff and shoppers had welcomed the range reduction

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Morrisons adds asparagus to its wonky fruit & veg range

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

A warm early spring encouraged asparagus shoots to push up early and become wonky

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Mini roasts push creates £18.6m meat 'halo effect' says AHDB Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Wider red meat category benefitted significantly from campaign, according to levy board

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Sainsbury's adds Russell Athletic sportswear to online range Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range goes live on Sainsbury’s Tu clothing site today

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Nisa gains 23 new members in 48 hours at annual trade show

13 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Two-day exhibition at Stoneleigh saw the launch of the £1.3bn turnover company’s own-label Heritage wine

Asda Farm Stores

Asda returns to roots with budget Farm Stores brand Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Brand consists of 16 fresh lines and replaces SKUs sold under Asda’s Smart Price range 

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Caterforce relaunches Chefs' Selections own label range Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Caterforce said the brand generated more than £35m of its £500m annual turnover

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Tesco extends Farms brands offering with Bay Fishmongers Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The retailer launched two chilled prawn SKUs last week

hello fresh sainsbury's meal kits

Recipe box service HelloFresh launches meal kits in Sainsbury’s

27 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

HelloFresh is introducing £10 meal kits for two into 35 Sainsbury’s stores in London and the South East

Tesco craft beer aisle

Tesco overhauls beers, wine and spirits to give more space to craft and own label Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco says the changes “better reflect the way customers shop”

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A year in, Waste Not Want Not has won some major victories

26 May 2017 | By Adam Leyland

This week marks the first anniversary of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign

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The right side of packaging history

26 May 2017 | By Nicola Marston

In May, Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin named and shamed some of the worst packaging offenders in terms of recyclability

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Our Waste Not Want Not fight on food waste one year on... Video

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

It’s been 12 months since The Grocer launched our campaign to tackle the food being wasted by UK food and drink firms

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Candy Kittens plans to make its portfolio vegan-friendly Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The adult confectionery brand has changed manufacturer to take out the beef gelatine in its high-end sweets


Mixed materials just rubbish when it comes to recycling Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

But as Pringles and Lucozade are fingered, what’s to be done?

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Immersive marketing: a brand day out Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

How effective are brand theme parks at building a deeper love for the brand and extra sales at the supermarket in the long

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Kerry Collinge, 9Nine Brand Foods, on Moulin Rouge and pho bo Subscription

26 May 2017 | By James Halliwell

My worst interview? For a dogfood company. I had to eat some of the dogfood

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Why did Asda decide to stop the sale of loose fruit & veg?

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Has Asda really lost the plot on packaging or is there method in its ‘madness’?

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Managing growth: a nice problem to have, but ask yourself why

26 May 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

My earworm for the past few weeks has been ‘Is That All There Is?’ by Peggy Lee


The Hebridean Sea Salt fallout again shows role of provenance Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Suppliers know provenance is key, particularly for high-end products with artisanal credentials

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Dysfunctional delay at CMA

26 May 2017 | By Clive Black

The CMA must be so very busy at the moment

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Understand your customers - and show them

25 May 2017 | By James Moir

Retailers and fmcg brands are bracing for difficult times

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WNWN Webinar Panel

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste


Opportunities & Threats To Online Grocery Shopping

Shaping up the future of online grocery shopping



Are you ready for integrated food safety?

The implementation of comprehensive end-to-end Food Safety and Task Management strategies that utilize remote monitoring based upon IoT promise to provide businesses with a new cornerstone for building a comprehensive and preemptive Food Safety and Facilities plan.


Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.


Whitepaper: Understand how customers connect with alcohol brands

In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.


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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture



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