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Friday 17th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Morrisons Cutting 720 Head Office Roles Whilst Recruiting 5,000 In-Store Staff

UK: £5.2m Missed Opportunity For Retailers As Easter Confectionery Sales Rocket - IRI

UK: Tesco Shakes Up BWS Team  (Sub-only)

UK: Dhamecha To Open First Depot Outside London  (Sub-only)

UK: Weekly Sales Plummet At Waitrose And John Lewis As A Result Of Early Easter  (Sub-only)

UK: Mothercare Continues On Recovery Path

UK: Profits Up At WH Smith But Sales Continue Downward Trend

UK: March Footfall Figures Best For A Year

UK: Tesco Should Go For A Rights Issue Rather Than Selling Off Its Best Assets

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Wrigley Launches New Skittles Bottle Format  (Sub-only)

UK: Britvic Unveils New Lipton Ice Tea Variant

UK: Swizzels Revamps Look For PMP Share Bags

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Leclerc To Invest €1bn On Digital Operations  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Metro Group Buys iBOOD Platform  (Sub-only)

POLAND: Netto Sees Scope For Thousands Of Local Outlets  (Sub-only)

ITALY: Bakkavor Exits Italpizza Business Through Stake Sale

INDIA: Walmart Names New Tech Head

EUROPE: Regional Grocers Report Solid Growth


Thursday 16th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Fresh insights from the leaders of our industry...

UK: Sainsbury’s To Convert More Store Space To Non-Food; Trialing New Shopping App  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Looking To Introduce New Bonus Scheme For Senior Managers; Snaps Up Rest Of Euphorium Bakery  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever Reports Better Than Expected Q1 Figures

UK: Slowest Ever Quarter For Online Retail Sales

UK: Morrisons Becomes First Major Supermarket To Stock Halal Pick ‘N’ Mix  (Sub-only)

UK: Solid First Half For Debenhams

UK: Diageo Reports Drop In Quarterly Sales

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Kellogg’s In Disney Tie-Up For ‘Frozen’ Cereal

UK: Cawston Press Expands Sparkling Drinks Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Maoam Adds Sour Stripes To Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Adnams Unveils New Look For Copper House Brand

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Walgreens Boots Expands On Growth Plans

FRANCE: Casino Reports Strong Q1 Growth

GERMANY: Ahold, Rossmann Aim For Further Expansion  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold To Boost Omni-Channel Growth  (Sub-only)

US: Government To Support Organic Production As Sales Continue To Grow

US: Kroger Unveils More Grocery Price Cuts  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Alibaba Consolidates Healthcare Operations In $2.5bn Deal

S. KOREA: Shinsegae To Offer More Regional Specialities  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Remy CEO Retains Hope On China After Strong Q4


Wednesday 15th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: New Nisa Boss Rejigs Management Team

UK: Nestlé In Exclusive Talks To Sell Frozen Food Unit To Brakes  (Sub-only)

UK: Bakeaway Bought Out Of Administration  (Sub-only)

UK: Value Of Beauty Industry Hits $465bn With Skin Care Taking Growing Share On Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Opens 28th Convenience Store In London

UK: Strong Year For Maplin

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Morrisons Predicts Rise In Sales Of BBQ Staples

UK: Border Biscuits Secures Wider Asda Listing  (Sub-only)

UK: Anchor Launches New On-Pack Promo

UK: Perfetti Expands Chupa Chups Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Danone Beats Estimates With Q1 Growth

FRANCE: Government Set To Introduce Plain Cigarette Packaging

N. AMERICA: Avon Considering Sale Of Regional Unit?  (Sub-only)

NORWAY: Rema 1000 To Use Revionics Pricing Solution

CANADA: Loblaw Teams Up With Uber For Innovative Promo

INDIA: Trent Enters Online Sphere; Amazon Ties Up With Nature’s Basket  (Sub-only)

US: Coty Appoints New Category Development Head

US: J&J Slashes FY Forecast


Tuesday 14th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Free PDF: SPAR Fairfield store visit report

UK: Morrisons Trading Director Steps Down

IRELAND: SuperValu Overtakes Tesco As Number One Grocery Retailer  (Sub-only)

UK: Poundland Breaks Through £1bn Sales Barrier

UK: Shell Offloads 185 Petrol Stations To Independent Dealers  (Sub-only)

UK: Early Easter and Recovery In Grocery Sector Help Boost March Retail Sales

UK: Britain Becoming Nation Of ‘Social Media Shoppers’  (Sub-only)

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Grant’s Foods Secures Asda Listing For New Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Green & Black’s To Air First TV Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Iceland Introduces New Range Of Ice Creams  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

SPAIN: Regulator Clears DIA-Eroski Deal  (Sub-only)

SLOVENIA: Heineken To Acquire Pivovarna Lasko

AUSTRIA: Rewe Looks To Online Channel For Growth  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Magnit In Major Media Tie-Up; Has Strong Q1

FRANCE: LVMH Records Strong Q1 Growth For Alcohol, Cosmetics

US: Target Picks New Food Merchandising Head

US: P&G CEO Lays Groundwork for Exit?

AUSTRALIA: Hardware Giants Crush The Minnows


Monday 13th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Early Easter Provides Welcome Boost For Supermarkets But Big Four Continue To Struggle

UK: Asda Seeking COO Who Could Eventually Replace CEO  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco To Reveal £3bn Impairment Charge On Property

UK: LloydsPharmacy Launches Major New Marketing Campaign To Highlight Health And Wellbeing Services  (Sub-only)

UK: Poundland Chief ‘Disappointed’ By CMA’s Plans To Review 99p Stores Deal  (Sub-only)

UK: Consumer Spending On Mobile Devices Set To Top £53bn A Year By 2024

UK: Marks & Spencer Appoints Non-Executive; Halfords Loses CFO

UK: Europe Finally Develops A Taste For Innocent

IRELAND: Dunnes Stores Workers May Escalate Industrial Action

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Lurpak Goes ‘Freestyle’ With New £7m Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Highland Spring In New Tennis Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Burton’s Unveils New Biscuit PMPs  (Sub-only)

UK: Mondelez Launches Bagged Format For Ritz

UK: Rocks Drinks Unveils New Look, Range  (Sub-only)

UK: KP Snacks Serves Up New Format For Space Raiders  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

RUSSIA: Rewe, X5 Retail Underline Local Commitment  (Sub-only)

US: NRF Creates New Retail Research & Analysis Center  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Globus Unveils New Small Format  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Windeln To Raise New Funds For Expansion  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Yonghui Picks Up Significant Stake In Struggling Lianhua  (Sub-only)

US: Albertson’s-Safeway Sees Executive Rejig  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Heinz Hit By Exit Of Local Head?  (Sub-only)

INDONESIA: Lippo Picks New Head For MatahariMall  (Sub-only)


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