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11 Nov Insider View: October 2016 tastes, new brands and some surprises from old favourites demonstrate the renewed vitality of the UK marketplace. Winners of this year’s Grocer New Product Awards provided a telling snapshot of the latest food trends, with 2016 seeing the need for a new Coconut category prompted...

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04 Nov Consumer i – British Sausages

Consumer i: British Sausages Tasted and Rated by people like you Since the release of the WHO’s report on the danger of processed meat, overall sales within the fresh sausage category have, not surprisingly, fallen in the past 12 months. Following on from previous concerns regarding quality,...

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19 Oct Insider View: September 2016

News of a sharp drop in profits at John Lewis this month were, according to chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield, the result of “far reaching changes taking place in society, in retail and in the workplace”. The rise in click-and-collect and on-line shopping is clearly having...

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15 Sep Consumer i – Prosecco

Consumer i: Prosecco Tasted and Rated by people like you   Last year Prosecco sales overtook Champagne for the second year running, (with UK sales of £181.8 million), and it is continuing to gain popularity, often fuelled by word of mouth recommendation. Indeed, value has risen 29.5% within the...

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14 Sep Insider View: August 2016

...But voluntary guidelines aimed at cutting sugar/fat have had mixed results across the board. There has been an interesting reaction by the major retailers to the news that the Prime Minister is set to scrap some of the proposals put forward to fight childhood obesity, with...

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Consumer i Summer Beers

24 Aug Consumer i – Summer Beers

Consumer i: Summer Beers Tasted and Rated by people like you Beer is the perfect summer drink; cool and refreshing, it’s an ideal thirst quencher to enjoy in the garden, or with a barbecue.  The UK market has been revitalised by the phenomenal success of small brewers...

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