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Another Tough Period For The Big Four Supermarkets

Latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show continued lacklustre performance by the Big Four supermarkets as they struggled up against tough comparatives and the strong growth of the discounters. The total grocery sector grew a modest 1.4% year-on-year during (more…)

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Poor Weather Costs Supermarkets Over £120m In Missed Sales

Latest data from Nielsen shows growth in the UK grocery sector has continued to slow, increasing by just 0.4% in the last four weeks, costing supermarkets over £120m in missed sales. The slowdown in growth is attributed to the poor (more…)

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Understand how to identify category sales opportunities from IRI shopper data that benefit the shopper, the retailer, and the supplier. Simply complete the form on this page, and we will send you course information. See What our Learners at A.G. (more…)

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Talks Taking Place To Save Oddbins

Off-licence chain Oddbins may be rescued from administration by its former owners four months after being placed into administration. The business collapsed in February after suffering poor performance amid the tough trading conditions. Its owner, European Food Brokers (EFB), appointed (more…)

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Nisa Sees Surge In Own Label Sales

Nisa has claimed that its retailers are bucking the trend of declining own label sales in the convenience sector, with sales of its products increasing significantly year-on-year. Whilst recent research from HIM! suggests that a decreasing number – less than (more…)

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Kerry Foods Confirms Site Closure After Losing Tesco Contract

Kerry Foods yesterday confirmed that its manufacturing site in Burton-on-Trent will be closed after Tesco recently terminated a major ready meals contract with the firm. The Mosley Street plant had dedicated around 75% of its production to making Tesco’s own (more…)

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Aldi Tops GCA’s Annual Survey Again With Co-op The Most Improved

Aldi has topped the Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) annual survey for the sixth year in a row, with 97% of suppliers saying the discounter complied consistently well or mostly well with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP). Sainsbury’s was (more…)

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UK Retailers Lose Almost £11bn Every Year To Shrinkage

A new report reveals that 1,000-plus daily incidents of shoplifting, food waste and soaring internal theft are costing UK retailers almost £11bn annually – the highest of any country in Europe. According to the ‘Retail Security in Europe. Going beyond (more…)

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Coca-Cola Promo Offers Premier League Fans Chance To Get Close To The Action

Coca-Cola GB is set to launch a new on-pack promotion this summer, which will offer Premier League football fans the chance to win tickets to see their favourite team play. The promotion, which will run under the ‘Where Everyone Plays’ (more…)

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Isle Of Wight Distillery Serves Up First Pink Gin

The Isle of Wight Distillery has introduced its first-ever Pink Gin, just three months after the successful re-launch of Mermaid Gin. The 38% ABV Mermaid Pink Gin (70cl/ RSP £39.99) is distilled using strawberries from the micro-climate of the island’s (more…)

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The English Drinks Co Introduces New Craft Gin

The English Drinks Company has launched a new premium craft gin, expanding its range of high-quality flavoured gins. The new ‘Lime Tree Gin’ (70cl/ RRP £36.00) is infused with zesty citrus lime and aims to capitalise on the upcoming traditional (more…)

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Biotiful Dairy Expands Kefir Range

Biotiful Dairy has expanded its Kefir range with the launch of a new variant in two formats. The new Strawberry Kefir is made using British milk, authentic live cultures, real fruit, and with no sugar added. It contains 7.3g of (more…)

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Yushoi To Roll Out New Look Packaging

The Calbee brand is set to unveil a new look for its popular Yushoi oven-baked pea snaps range this July, to boost on-shelf stand out. The new bags have a premium look and feel and clearly communicate the healthier product (more…)

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Declares Winner Of First UK Art Can Competition

Pabst Blue Ribbon has selected a winner from its first PBR Art Can contest, which was conducted in the UK last year. The beer brand’s iconic cans will now feature a design created by UK illustrator Mazz Gambardella, which was (more…)

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Linwoods Launches ‘Real Healthy’ Campaign

Linwoods Health Foods has unveiled a new advertising campaign in the UK, aimed at “fulfilling a healthy top-up to maintain wellness and vitality”. The ‘This is Real Healthy’ campaign features illustrations by local illustrator Jacky Sheridan that depict four scenarios (more…)

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US: Amazon Unveils Professional Beauty Store; Shares In Specialist Retailers Tank

Amazon has announced the launch of a new store on its US website that will offer beauty products used by industry professionals.  The move sent shares in specialist retailers such as Sally Beauty dropping sharply yesterday, underscoring the so-called ‘Amazon (more…)

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FRANCE: Carrefour Says No Plans To Exit More Markets

Carrefour has said it has no plans to move out of any other country markets, a day after it announced plans to sell off an 80% stake in its Chinese operations. Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour, told BFM Business TV (more…)

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SPAIN: Dia Sells Off Some Stores

The Dia chain has announced plans to sell off some stores, just weeks after it announced that it would close hundreds of outlets. The struggling discounter has sold 23 outlets to supermarket operator El Jamón, which owns the El Jamón, (more…)

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MEXICO: Walmex Offers Delivery Via WhatsApp Order

Walmart de Mexico (Walmex) has launched a new service that allows its customers to place orders for grocery deliveries using Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service. The move is currently restricted to shoppers of Walmex’s Superama banner, with customers needing to text (more…)

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US: 7-Eleven To Deliver To Outdoor Locations

7-Eleven Inc. has announced plans to deliver orders to outdoor locations or hot spots, such as parks, beaches or concert venues. The order can be placed through the 7-Eleven app, which displays the nearest hot spot (or ‘7NOW Pin).  The (more…)

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