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Thursday 17th April 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Tesco results: IGD’s view

UK: Co-operative Announces £2.5bn Loss After ‘Disastrous Year’; Sales Down In Food Business

UK: Independent Food Retailers Suffer Most from Supermarket Price Wars  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Tesco’s Irish Business Sees Big Fall In Sales

UK: Tesco Trialing New Grocery Home Shopping Hub Concept  (Sub-only)

UK: Household Cleaning Products Most Popular Item At Independent Discount Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Spin-Off Of Reckitt Benckiser’s Pharmaceuticals Unit Emerging As ‘Strong Option’

UK: Burton’s Investing £14.75m In Manufacturing Operation To Drive Growth  (Sub-only)

UK: Easter Holidays And Sun Boost Sales At Waitrose

UK: Diageo Sales Dip On Weakness In Emerging Markets

UK: Judge Me By New Stores Says Under-Pressure Tesco Boss

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Lipton Launches Major Summer Campaign

UK: Refresco Gerber Announces National Sampling Campaign

UK: Heineken To Kick Off ‘Bulmers Live Colourful’ Campaign

UK: Moët & Chandon To Sponsor Newmarket Race Festival  (Sub-only)

UK: Highland Spring Offers New Flavoured Water Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Mars Chocolate Introduces New Milk Drinks  (Sub-only)

UK: 9bar Launches New Breakfast Range  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Post Holdings In $2.5bn Deal For Michael Foods?

GERMANY: Schwarz Group Reports Record Sales  (Sub-only)

POLAND: Lewiatan Announces Expansion Plans  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Wessanen In New Sell-Off  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Leclerc Launches Motorway ‘Drive’ Store

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold Offers Etos Products Via  (Sub-only)

ASIA: Sephora Ties Up With Zalora For Online Growth


Wednesday 16th April 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

How Expert Field Teams Can Boost FSDU Sales

UK: Tesco Reports Another Fall In Profits But Says Current Price Cuts ‘Just A Start’

UK: Consumers Face Real Easter Egg Hunt As Supermarkets Run Out Of Stock

UK: Local Media Advertising Most Effective At Influencing Grocery Shoppers  (Sub-only)

UK: Poundstretcher Seeing Strong Sales Growth, Boosted By FMCG Lines  (Sub-only)

UK: Coca-Cola Sales In Britain Slide Amid Heavy Discounting And Bottle Changes

UK: Bart Expands Into Wet Ingredients With Acquisition  (Sub-only)

UK: Imperial Tobacco To Close Last UK Factory

UK: Record Year For House of Fraser  (Sub-only)

UK: Which? Investigates Supermarket Tactics To Make/Help You Buy More

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Coca-Cola Pits New ‘Oasis’ Product Against Robinsons  (Sub-only)

UK: Yeo Valley Gears Up For Biggest Ever On-Pack Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: Duerr’s Aims New Jam Range At Home-Bakers  (Sub-only)

UK: Nature’s Path Introduces Free-From Granola Bars

UK: Diageo To Unveil Honey-Flavoured J&B Drink

UK: Dairy Crest Re-launches Davidstow Extra Mature Cheddar

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Coca-Cola Bounces Back With Strong Q1

EASTERN EUROPE: Auchan In Expansion Mode In Romania, Russia  (Sub-only)

GREECE: Carrefour Marinopoulos In New Acquisition  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Leclerc To Revamp Beauty Stores  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Danone Sticks To FY Forecast Despite Sales Slowdown

S. AFRICA: Brasher Helps Pick n Pay Report First Profit Rise In Three Years


Tuesday 15th April 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Free guide: Top private label trends for 2014

UK: Leahy Predicts ‘Marketing Revolution’ With Digital Vouchers  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Aldi And Lidl Continue To Set The Pace As Tesco Struggles

UK: Late Easter And Weak Grocery Market Causes Big Fall In March Retail Sales

UK: Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Bought By Dutch Bakery Firm  (Sub-only)

UK: e-Retail Sector Sees Strongest Q1 Performance Since 2011  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Returns To US With F&F

UK: Profits Plummet At Debenhams, To Refocus Promotional Strategy

UK: Volumes Up At SABMiller Despite Challenging Conditions

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Doritos Kicks Off Major New On-Pack Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: Pepsi Max Launches New Football Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Emerge In Sampling, Sponsorship Moves For Gaming Tournament  (Sub-only)

UK: Schwartz Brand In Tie-Up With Bar-Be-Quick

UK: Dell’Ugo Reveals First Major Look Revamp

UK: Anovia Skincare Secures Tesco Listing  (Sub-only)

UK: Ocean Spray Serves Up New Mango Blend

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Casino Sales Slow In Q1

SWITZERLAND: Nestle Disappoints With Weak Q1

FRANCE: L’Oreal Reports Weakest Quarterly Figures In Five Years

INDIA: Speculation Continues Over Bharti-Carrefour Tie-up  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Carrefour Maintains Market Share Lead  (Sub-only)

US: Ahold Names New Marketing Head  (Sub-only)


Monday 14th April 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Don’t let poor FSDU implementation affect your sales targets

UK: Grocery Sales Continuing To Rise In C-Stores Whilst Supermarkets Struggle

UK: Tesco Investors Lining Up Potential Successors To Clarke Ahead Disappointing Year End Results

UK: Bargain Booze Owner Discussing Deal To Acquire Rhythm & Booze  (Sub-only)

UK: Boots Snaps Up 17-Strong Chemist Chain  (Sub-only)

UK: Discount And Luxury Retailers Continue To Prosper  (Sub-only)

UK: Nisa Launches Major Brand Campaign And Own Label Revamp  (Sub-only)

UK: Chinese Conglomerate Seals Acquisition Of House Of Fraser

UK: Pasty Chain Saved From Administration By Footballer

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Mars Ice Cream Kicks Of World Cup Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: Pilgrims Choice In ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Accolade Wines Promotes Mandela Film Via Kumala

UK: AG Barr Introduces New Rubicon Coconut Water  (Sub-only)

UK: Udi’s Gluten-Free Secures New Listings

UK: Unilever Unveils New Design For Stork

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Investors Push Walgreens To Migrate To Europe Base  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Sligro, Plus, Emte In Logistics Tie-Up  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Rewe To Restructure Food Buying Operations?  (Sub-only)

S. KOREA: National Health Insurer Sues Tobacco Giants

MALAYSIA: Lulu Group To Enter Market With $200m Investment

INDIA: Future Group To Acquire Nilgiris Chain?

S. AFRICA: Massmart Announces CEO Exit


Friday 11th April 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Tesco Looking To Take On Pret À Manger And Greggs

UK: Morrisons Share Price Falls Again On Downbeat Assessment From City Analysts  (Sub-only)

UK: Jon Wragg Exits Asda  (Sub-only)

UK: Argos Looking to Expand Own Brand Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Weekly Sales At Waitrose Up 20%; John Lewis Opens York Outlet

UK: It’s No Good Tesco Being The Biggest If It Doesn’t Know How To Be The Best

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Kestrel Lager Campaign Looks To Rename Golf’s ‘Hole In One’

UK: Fanta Cracks Open On-Pack Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: Reckitt Benckiser Unveils New Cillit Bang Products

UK: New Alcohol-Free Flavours From Bavaria  (Sub-only)

UK: Burton’s Unveils PMP For Wagon Wheels Wheelies  (Sub-only)

UK: Peperami Fanimal Promo To Return

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

SWITZERLAND: Nestlé Says May Sell More Units; To Retain L’Oreal Stake

BELGIUM: Ahold Signs Code Of Conduct, But Says Will Stick To Pricing  (Sub-only)

US: Family Dollar To Close Stores, Cut Jobs After Weak Q2

ITALY: Auchan To Feature ‘Eataly’ Products  (Sub-only)

THAILAND: Casino’s Big C Takes ‘Click & Mortar’ Approach For Growth  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Mondelez To Open New Snack Making Plant

GREECE: Praktiker Unit Sold Off


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