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Friday 29th April 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Musgrave Group Returns To Profit; Raises Concerns Over Impact Of Potential Brexit

Palmer And Harvey Renews Its Supply Contract With MRH  (Sub-only)

CMA Says Celesio Needs To Offload Stores To Resolve Its Concerns Over Acquisition Of Sainsbury’s Pharmacy Business  (Sub-only)

SPAR Launches New Radio Service To Help Drive Sales

Concerns of Possible Brexit Hits Consumer Confidence

Mars UK Named Top Large FMCG Company In Best Places To Work Ranking

Nisa Hails Success Of Bank Holiday Bonanza

Slowing Demand And Supply Chain Disruptions In UK Impact Q1 Revenues At Coca-Cola Enterprises  (Sub-only)

Asda ‘Wonky Veg’ Boxes Have Already Sold 160 Tonnes Of Misshapen Produce

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UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

French’s Serves Up American-Inspired Relishes

Nim’s Fruit Crisps Wins ‘Best New Idea’ Award At Food & Drink Expo

Strongbow Named Official Partner Of Team GB  (Sub-only)

Franks Ice Cream Secures Co-op Listing  (Sub-only)

McCain Renames, Revamps Micro Chips  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: AB InBev Offers To Sell More Assets To Gain Regulatory Approval

VIETNAM: Casino Confirms Sale Of Unit  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Metro Acquires Majority Stake In Emmas Enkel?  (Sub-only)

AUSTRIA: Merkur To Open Online Store?  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Colgate Fined In Detergent Cartel Probe  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Walmart Waits For Regulatory Clarity Before Expanding Food Sales

THE NETHERLANDS: Maxeda Appoints New CEO

EUROPE: Jeronimo Martins, Kesko, X5 Retail Report Strong Q1 Growth

US: GNC To Sell 84 Stores After Weak Q1


Thursday 28th April 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Motor Fuel Group Agrees Supply Deal With Booker Retail Partners

Top four retailers join line-up at IGD’s category and shopper event

Asda Announces Tie-Up With Celebrity Chef James Martin

Former Asda Executive Appointed As New Boss Of Amazon UK  (Sub-only)

Former Owner Preparing Bid To Buy Back BHS  (Sub-only)

Kerry Foods Launches New Trade Website To Help Retailers Take Advantage Of A £2.3bn Growth Opportunity In Chilled

Tesco’s Shares Fall To Two Month Low After JPMorgan Issues A Downbeat Assessment Of Its Finances  (Sub-only)

Brown-Forman Re-Enters Scotch Whisky Market  (Sub-only)

Asda In Talks To Sell Photo Unit

Retail Sales Growth Expected To Pick Up Next Month After Weak April - CBI

Trading Performance On Track At Nichols

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Graze Serves Up Sharing Bag Format

Sweetpea Pantry Wins FreeFrom Award

Omega Pharma Serves Up New Shakes Range  (Sub-only)

Kellogg’s Airs New Team GB Ad Ahead Of Rio Games  (Sub-only)

Princes Kicks Off New Campaign  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Mondelez Tops Estimates, But Hershey Disappoints In Q1

GERMANY: Edeka Reports Solid FY Growth  (Sub-only)

US: Whole Foods Wins Meat Label Case Against PETA  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Murray Goulburn Loses MD, CFO Over Profit Warning

US: J&J Consumer To Acquire Skincare Firm  (Sub-only)

US: Aldi Set To Expand California Presence

US: Unilever Unveils First Local Magnum Storefront  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Liquor Group Announces Name Change


Wednesday 27th April 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Asda Agrees To Make Changes After Being Singled Out By CMA In Probe Into Supermarket Pricing Practices

Nestlé And R&R To Create Ice Cream And Frozen Food Joint Venture Called Froneri  (Sub-only)

Tesco Making Improvements In Dealings With Suppliers  (Sub-only)

Tesco Launches App For Supplier Network  (Sub-only)

Suppliers Of BHS Face Losing Millions If Buyer Isn’t Found  (Sub-only)

The Entertainer To Open First Outlet In Ireland  (Sub-only)

Men’s Haircare Market Set To Grow 11% By 2020 But Women’s Market Losing Its Bounce

Profits Slump At Home Retail Group

East Of England Co-op Says It Is Making Progress Despite Challenging Conditions

Self-Service Checkouts And Lack Of Pricing Transparency Turning Customers Away From The High Street

Coke Is Smart To Simplify Its Designs, But That Won’t Save It From Decline

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Atlantic Seafood Company Of Ireland Secures New UK Listing

Chang Beer Revamps Packaging

Heineken To Launch ‘Light’ Variant In Ireland  (Sub-only)

Molson Coors Serves Up Rekorderlig Cider Cocktail Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: CPG Sales See Strongest Growth In Four Years

US: Walmart To Drop Wild Oats Brand?  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Jumbo Sells Two Non-Core Units  (Sub-only)

BULGARIA: Lidl Fined For Misleading Campaign  (Sub-only)

US: Walmart Appoints New Senior e-Commerce Exec  (Sub-only)

US: P&G Profit Tops Estimates, But Sales And Volumes Slide

EUROPE: Delhaize, Emperia, O’Key Report Strong Growth

AMERICAS: SuperValu, Walmex Top Estimates With Quarterly Figures

AUSTRALIA: API Reports Strong H1 Growth


Tuesday 26th April 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

How to work with Tesco to win with customers

Tesco Scrapping Boost Events As Part Of Moves To Make Clubcard Simpler And More Appealing

Opportunity For Manufacturers As Survey Shows Men Buy Household Cleaning Products In Over 40% Of Homes

MPK Garages Secures Funding To Support Growth Plans  (Sub-only)

Robust Grocery Growth And Early Easter Helps Irish Retail Sector Make Strong Start To The Year

Young’s Seafood Seeking Acquisitions After Sainsbury’s Contract Loss  (Sub-only)

Flotation Of Hotel Chocolat Set Go ahead Within The Next Month

Morrisons Launches First Ever ‘Ketchup And Chips’ Plant

Asda Income Tracker Shows Consumers Enjoyed Another Boost In Spending Power Last Month

Costa Helps Drive Growth At Whitbread; New CEO Focused On Expansion  (Sub-only)

Milkmen To Make A Comeback - But They Charge Twice As Much As Supermarkets

Boots Says Getting Into Schools Is Creating Loyalty Among The Next Generation

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

SPAR Brand Unveils Revamped Summer Range

Danone Serves Up New Greek-Style Yogurt

Mondelez Airs New Maynards Bassetts Campaign  (Sub-only)

Country Choice Expands Sausage Roll Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Fnac Makes Higher, ‘Final’ Bid For Darty

PORTUGAL: El Corte Inglés Launches Organic Banner In Market  (Sub-only)

COLOMBIA: Casino Introduces Monoprix Brand At Exito Banner  (Sub-only)

ASIA: Central Group To Acquire Zalora Assets In Two Countries?  (Sub-only)

S. AFRICA: Pick n Pay To Enter New Market; Has Strong FY

RUSSIA: Magnit Sees Drop In Q1 Profit

AUSTRALIA: Supermarkets Winning Wages Battle With Self-Serve Checkouts


Monday 25th April 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

BHS Set To Fall Into Administration Today

Morrisons Hires Retail Analytics Firm To Drive Competitive And Customer-Facing Priorities  (Sub-only)

COO At Palmer & Harvey Steps Down After Just Five Months In The Role  (Sub-only)

Bidders Queuing Up To Net Tesco’s Giraffe  (Sub-only)

Chinese Owner Of House Of Fraser Looking To Sell Stake To New Owners Of Hamleys  (Sub-only)

Consumer Confidence Stumbles In The Face Of Uncertainty

Tesco To Install Defibrillators In Over 900 Stores

Tesco Ireland Hit With ‘Fraud’ Claim In Court Row With Irish Supplier

‘Viking Raider’ From Iceland Returns To The UK High Street

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Arla Launches New Lurpak Range

Heinz Beanz Serves Up New Variants  (Sub-only)

Knorr Expands Stock Pots Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

SWITZERLAND: Coop Swiss Boosts IT, Digital Operations  (Sub-only)

US: Sears To Shut More Stores

US: Weis Markets To Expand Investment  (Sub-only)

CAMBODIA: Dairy Farm Launches New Banner In Market  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Saputo Unveils Planned COO Change

EUROPE: Select Results in Brief (dm, Sligro, Oriola-KD)


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