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Slightly Better-Than-Expected Christmas For WH Smith But Monthly Cash Burn Hits £20m

WH Smith’s trading in the run-up to Christmas was “better than anticipated” despite the impact of store closures and reduced footfall across its High Street and Travel division. However, the retailer warned it was currently heading for its worst month (more…)

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2021 Groceries Code Adjudicator survey now open │ Tell Mark White how the retailers are treating you

Complete the survey now. Your answers can help your business. Mark wants to hear from groceries suppliers of all sectors and sizes about how well the large retailers are complying with the Code. In his first year as GCA, he is (more…)

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Suntory Highlights £1bn Soft Drinks Opportunity For Retailers

Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I (SBF GB&I) has launched its category vision for 2021, which outlines how retailers who take advantage of latest trends and cater for key purchasing occasions can grab their share of a more than £1bn sales (more…)

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Unilever Trialling Mobile Food Factory

Unilever has developed a portable food factory that operates within a 40-foot shipping container. Designed as a flexible production line that can be moved around the world, the unit is currently being trialled in The Netherlands producing liquid bouillon for (more…)

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Shopper Marketing Idea Catalogue

Sweden has several very sophisticated supermarket players. Shopper Intelligence CEO Roger Jackson carried out a retail safari in Stockholm in December and compiled a 50-page photographic report of instore shopper marketing and merchandising examples, available free for NamNews readers here (more…)

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Global Consumer Trends For 2021

Market research company Euromonitor International has outlined the trends it sees defining consumer behaviour and influencing business strategies this year in a new report entitled ‘Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2021’. It suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic created, influenced or (more…)

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Wetherspoon Taps Investors To Strengthen Balance Sheet And Buy Up Pubs On The Cheap

Wetherspoon has become the first hospitality group in the UK to tap shareholders for fresh funds twice during the pandemic to support its balance sheet whilst pubs remain closed during lockdown. In a statement to investors, Wetherspoon said it was (more…)

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Sales At Central England Co-op Up Over 9%

Central England Co-op has become the latest society to report bumper figures for the festive period. Over the three weeks to 2 January, like-for-like food sales across its 260 convenience stores were up 9.2%. New Year’s Eve saw the biggest (more…)

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Nisa Hails Surge In Store Recruitment

Nisa has revealed that it recruited more than 620 stores in the last 12 months, a significant uplift on the previous year. The convenience group stated that the key drivers for the growth included its ability to serve a broad (more…)

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Surging Online Sales Drive Growth At Dixons Carphone; Names Tesco Exec As New CFO

Dixons Carphone saw like-for-like sales in its core electricals unit grow 11% over the 10 weeks to 9 January as locked-down European consumers ordered big-screen TVs, food preparation appliances, health & beauty gadgets, and computer & gaming products. Despite its (more…)

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Iceland Extends Distribution Partnership With XPO

Frozen food retailer Iceland has renewed its warehousing and distribution services contract with XPO Logistics. The renewal extends XPO’s partnership with Iceland to more than a decade. The firm is now implementing a strategy to increase capacity for the supermarket (more…)

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UK Ministers Gain Power To Allow Lower-Standard Food Imports

Ministers will be able to approve the import of animal and agricultural products of a lower standard than currently permitted in the UK, after attempts to amend the trade bill failed. Read the full article on The Guardian website NAM (more…)

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Kellogg’s Adds Snack Bar To Kids Range

Kellogg’s has expanded its W.K Kellogg by Kids range with the launch of snack bars. The W.K Kellogg by Kids range first launched last year with no-added sugar Multigrain Shapes Cereal. The brand claimed it was the first mainstream children’s (more…)

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Vimto Unveils New Identity For 2021

Vimto is launching a new visual identity across its entire portfolio. Rolling out from January, the soft drinks brand stated that the new contemporary design will deliver a “cleaner, bolder and more modern look that represents Vimto’s unique and refreshingly (more…)

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Trio Of New Variants Added To Monster Range

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is expanding its Monster energy drink range with three new additions – Mule, Ultra Fiesta and Juiced Monarch. The bottler stated that the new variants will help retailers tap into growing demand for flavour innovation in (more…)

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Barr Soft Drinks Extends KA Range

Barr Soft Drinks has added three new full-sugar flavours to its Caribbean soft drink brand KA. Available from February, the firm stated that the new Tropical Krush, Strawberry Soda and Citrus Punch variants will drive further shopper demand for the (more…)

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Plant-Based Brand Nush Moves Into Dessert Category

Nush, the British brand, which produces dairy-free and soya-free almond m*lk yogs and Spreadable Ch*ese, is undergoing a significant expansion after entering into the dessert category with the UK’s first nut milk dessert pot and by also securing a deal (more…)

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Pernod Ricard Launches ‘Light’ Version Of Beefeater Gin

Pernod Ricard’s well-known Beefeater Gin brand is tapping into the growing demand for no & low alcohol spirit drinks with a new ‘Light’ variant. Described as a gin-inspired spirit drink, Beefeater Light has an ABV of 20% – half the (more…)

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Gü Rolling Out Limited-Edition Packaging For Valentine’s Day

Chilled dessert brand Gü is introducing limited-edition packaging across its seven-strong core cheesecakes range to mark Valentine’s Day this year. The tongue in cheek designs will include declarations of love puns – tailored to each product – such as ‘You’re (more…)

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Millbrook Dairy Offering Personalised Product Development Service To Wholesalers

The Millbrook Dairy Company has launched a new service to UK wholesalers and foodservice operators that offers its expertise to create and develop new formats and flavours across both cheese and butter. The “highly personalised service” is especially aimed at (more…)

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