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Friday 27th February 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Aldi Brand Now More Valuable than Tesco

UK: Tesco’s Head Of BWS Returning To Work After Suspension  (Sub-only)

UK: Two Non-Executive Directors Step Down From Tesco Board

UK: Justin King Reported To Have Taken Up Advisory Role At 2 Sisters Food Group  (Sub-only)

UK: B&Q Accused Of ‘Supply Chain Bullying’  (Sub-only)

UK: Another Subdued Week For Waitrose, Hit By Falling Prices

UK: BAT To Fight Government On Cigarette Packaging Changes  (Sub-only)

UK: Holland & Barrett Expanding Head Office To Support Growth  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Hundreds Of Cadbury Jobs At Threat As Mondelez Restructures Irish Operations  (Sub-only)

UK: Dear David Potts, Here’s How To Get Morrisons Back On Track

UK: February Sees Consumer Confidence Stay The Same

UK: Call For Ban On Selling ‘Addictive’ Energy Drinks To Children

UK: British Cider Makers Face Rise In Costs After EU Ruling

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: SPAR Introduces Mini Ice Cream Range

UK: SPAR Revamps Confectionery Range

UK: Heinz Expands Cup Soup Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Gü Puds Serve Up Single Ramekin Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Lactalis In £5m Investment On ‘Seriously Strong’ Brand  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

JAPAN: Mondelez Exits Beverages JV, Sells Stake To Partner

US: Dunkin’ Goes Retail Through New Distribution Deal  (Sub-only)

S. KOREA: Amazon Looking For Market Entry?

THAILAND: CP All Unveils Major Expansion Plans  (Sub-only)

INDONESIA: Lippo Unveils Aggressive Online Plans For Matahari  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Loblaw Sees Strong Growth, But Sears Suffers Again


Thursday 26th February 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Don’t miss the early bird for IGD’s Category Management & Shopper Marketing Summit

UK: ‘Price Gap Was Too Great’ Says Tesco Chief; Vows To Improve Competitiveness In Every Category  (Sub-only)

UK: Sir Ken And Analysts Welcome Appointment Of Potts As Morrisons New CEO  (Sub-only)

UK: Conviviality Retail Signs Franchise Agreement For Newly-Acquired GT News Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Sainsbury’s Looking To Tempt Shoppers With Generous Fuel Offer

UK: Asda Says Families Better Off Now Than They Have Been For Five Years

UK: Revenues Up At BAT Despite Drop In Cigarette Volumes

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Cheese Is Country’s Favourite Crisp Flavour

UK: Carlsberg Expands ‘Somersby’ Brand With Fruit Variants  (Sub-only)

UK: Reckitt Benckiser In Major New Nurofen Campaign

UK: Napolina Serves Up Pour-Over Cooking Sauces  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

HUNGARY: Regulator Fines Aldi For Delaying Supplier Payments  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Top Grocers To Freeze Select Prices For Two Months  (Sub-only)

POLAND: Jeronimo Martins In Cross-Brand Move  (Sub-only)

US: Kohl’s Adds Bliss Range To Offer  (Sub-only)

US: Mondelez Sells Betabox Start-Up

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold Sees Growth In Q4, But Remains Cautious

US: Target, Dollar Tree, Home Depot, Lowe’s Beat Estimates With Q4 Gain


Wednesday 25th February 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: David Potts Appointed New Chief Executive Of Morrisons

UK: Organic Foods Outperform Wider Grocery Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Costcutter Appoints New Media Agency  (Sub-only)

UK: Kerry Foods Acquires Leading Hot Dog Seller  (Sub-only)

UK: Mobile Now Accounts For 40% Of All Online Retail Sales

UK: Costa Helps Drive Growth At Whitbread

IRELAND: Another Strong Year For Glanbia

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: SPAR To Kick Off Latest Wine Festival  (Sub-only)

UK: Clover, McCain Tout Success Of Sainsbury’s Sampling Campaign

UK: Heinz Brings Back ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Britvic Launches New J2O Blend For Summer

UK: Greene King Unveils New Look For Flagship IPA

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

THE NETHERLANDS: Jumbo Stops Stocking Products By Three Major Suppliers  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: O’Key Goes Online With New Launch  (Sub-only)

US: Target Expands Wellness Brand, Halves Free Delivery Minimum

AUSTRALIA: Grocery Giants Called Upon To Sign New Code Of Conduct  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Select Results in Brief (Macy’s, Shoprite, Vitamin Shoppe)


Tuesday 24th February 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

IGD launches new training website

UK: Tesco Executive Leaves Just Weeks After Being Reinstated  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco To Offer Online Beauty Consultations  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: SuperValu Posts Record Sales Of €2.58bn; Outlines Expansion Plans

UK: Simply Fresh Reveals Ambitious Expansion Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: CBI Survey Shows Retail Sales Slowing In February

UK: The Range Hits 100 Store Mark  (Sub-only)

UK: Blakemore Fine Foods Outline Development Plans  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Kerry Group Grows In Tough Trading Environment

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Birds Eye ‘Inspirations’ Named Top Selling NPD Of 2014

UK: Anchor Launches Baking Kits For Schools

UK: Ginsters Enters Meat Snacks Category  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

RUSSIA: Tengelmann To Launch ‘Plus’ Banner In Market  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Mondelez, DEMB Offer To Sell Carte Noir As Regulator Extends Review

GLOBAL: Keurig To Buy Back Shares From Lavazza

S. AFRICA: Bidvest Makes New Bid To Fully Acquire Adcock Ingram  (Sub-only)

THAILAND: Central Group To Invest Around €1bn This Year  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Ltd In Click & Collect Deal With eBay

INDIA: Future Group Consolidates Another JV  (Sub-only)

SPAIN: DIA Expects Improvement After Modest FY Growth


Monday 23rd February 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Potts Still Favourite To Be Appointed As New CEO At Morrisons; Chairman Takes On Extra Private Equity Role  (Sub-only)

UK: Morrisons Set To Begin Roll-Out Of Sales-Based Ordering  (Sub-only)

UK: FMCG Price Inflation Across Europe Falls For Fifth Straight Quarter

UK: SuperValu Range To Be Removed From Budgens Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Fairtrade Sales Fall As Cash-Strapped Consumers Focus On Value; Waitrose Announces Fairtrade Partnership

UK: Starbucks Starts Serving Food And Alcohol In The Evenings  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Loses More Than £40m On Blinkbox Venture

UK: Ales And Craft Beers Spur Brewing Boom

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Walkers Shortbread Launches Gluten-Free Range

UK: Mars Widens Fairtrade Tie-Up

UK: Savse Secures New Asda Listing  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Procter & Gamble Offers More Details On Brand Sell-Off  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Danone Expects Tough Year Ahead After FY Sales Dip  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Now Kaufland Announces Interest In Tengelmann Stores  (Sub-only)

TURKEY: Private Equity Picks Up 25% Stake In Online Giant Hepsiburada  (Sub-only)

ITALY: McCormick To Acquire Drogheria & Alimentari  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Hain Celestial Acquires Belvedere International  (Sub-only)

INDIA: PepsiCo To Exclusively Sell Premium Brands Online  (Sub-only)

US: Executive Changes At Kroger, Ahold, Albertsons-Safeway  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Wineries Focus On Entry Level Wines For Growth


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