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Friday 27th March 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Sainsbury’s Chief Predicts Food Deflation Will Continue For At Least Another Year; Could Double C-Store Numbers  (Sub-only)

UK: SPAR Trialing New Daily Deli Foodservice Concept  (Sub-only)

UK: Research Suggests Suppliers Need To Re-Think How They Communicate With Convenience Retailers

UK: M&S Working With IRI On Supplier Collaboration Programme

UK: Weekly Sales At Waitrose Up 1.9% Despite Continued Drag Effect Of Deflation  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Sales Growth Bounced Backed During March, Says CBI

UK: Tesco And Asda Most Visible Supermarkets On Pinterest – Opportunity To Drive Sales

UK: First Tesco F&F Stores Set To Open In Russia  (Sub-only)

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Halo Unveils Re-sealable Honey Monster Puffs  (Sub-only)

UK: Nestlé In New PMP Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: AG Barr Unveils Major New Irn-Bru Campaign  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: EC Launches Anti-Competition Probe Into Online Retail  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Myer Shareholder Sues Chain Over Profit Drop

GERMANY: dm Loses Senior Exec  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Coles, Metcash Announce Exec Changes  (Sub-only)

US: Fred’s Makes Senior Exec Changes; Reports Loss

US: ConAgra Raises Forecast After Strong Profit Growth

CHINA: Pernod Ricard Reports Improved Sales


Thursday 26th March 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

IRELAND: Tesco Appoints New Chief Executive  (Sub-only)

UK: Co-operative Food Launches Easter Ad Campaign

UK: McColl’s To Roll-Out Takeaway Coffee Offer To Over 100 Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: New Joint Managing Director Appointed At Parfetts  (Sub-only)

UK: February’s Retail Sales Figures Better Than Expected

UK: Arla Ups Milk Price Paid To Farmers, Whilst Tesco Makes Cut

UK: Are P&G And Unilever Headed In Opposite Directions?

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Diageo Introduces More Variants For Popular Brands  (Sub-only)

UK: Kopparberg To Launch Swedish Beer Brand  (Sub-only)

UK: RH Amar To Offer More Mary Berry Products

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GERMANY: Rewe Not Interested In ‘Excess’ Tengelmann Stores  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: Jerónimo Martins, Billa To Boost Own Label  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Dollarama To Accelerate Expansion; May Raise Prices  (Sub-only)

US: Fred’s Picks Up Speciality Pharmacy Biz

CHINA: Dairy Farm Picks Up Macau Chain

INDIA: Reckitt Benckiser To Enter New Product Categories  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Metro Inc Pushes Ahead With Digital Personalisation Plans  (Sub-only)


Wednesday 25th March 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Tesco Trialing New Food­-To­-Go Concession  (Sub-only)

UK: Superdrug Searching For New Beauty Brands  (Sub-only)

UK: Nutritionist Calls For Government To Make Junk Food At Checkouts Illegal  (Sub-only)

UK: Bestway Launches Promotion To Help Small Retailers Compete More Effectively  (Sub-only)

UK: Kingfisher’s Acquisition Of Mr Bricolage Runs Into Trouble

UK: New Report Claim Frozen Food Could Play A Major Role In Food Security

UK: Sales And Profits Up At Card Factory

UK: Clipper To Develop New Distribution Centre For John Lewis

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: James Hall Serves Up Fresh Sushi Range

UK: Princes Introduces Diced Ham Product  (Sub-only)

UK: Yowk Wins Food Innovation Awards

UK: Unilever Airs First Colman’s TV Ad In Eight Years  (Sub-only)

UK: Diageo Hoping To See Cocktails And Spirits As The ‘Next Revolution’ In The UK

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Kraft, Heinz Announce Mega-Merger

GERMANY: Metro In New Push For Supply Chain Transparency  (Sub-only)

ITALY: Merger Process For Largest Coop Begins  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Lenta Raises New Funds For Expansion

US: Gallo Acquires J Vineyards  (Sub-only)

US: Fresh & Easy To Close Nearly Third Of Existing Stores  (Sub-only)

LATIN AMERICA: Sonae Expands Non-Food Network With Zippy Launch In Ecuador

THAILAND: Tesco Lotus Launches Major Price Cut Campaign

AUSTRALIA: Coca-Cola Amatil Poaches Woolworths Exec For CFO Post


Tuesday 24th March 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Potts Starts Management Cull At Morrisons  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Facing Legal Action From Institutional Shareholders Over Impact Of Accounting Scandal  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco’s Senior Independent Director To Leave Next Month

UK: Groceries Code Adjudicator Calls For More Feedback From Suppliers

UK: Major Brands Impacted By Supermarket Price War  (Sub-only)

UK: Morrisons Ditches High-Tech Queuing Systems

UK: Retail Supply Chain Managers Cite Availability Without Increasing Stockholding As Key Issue  (Sub-only)

UK: A.G. Barr Posts Record Year End Profits But Highlights Deflation Threat

UK: Bidvest 3663 Moving HQ To Slough  (Sub-only)

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: James Hall Overhauls SPAR Lunchtime Range

UK: Pimm’s Targeting Fruit Cider Market With New Variant  (Sub-only)

UK: Ice Fresh Foods Secures Despicable Me Licensing Agreement  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Sees Shoppers Becoming More Adventurous In Their Taste For Fish

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

HUNGARY: Auchan Fined €3.2m By Competition Office  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Casino Stepping Up Expansion Of Vival Chain

ITALY: World Duty Free Focus Of Takeover Speculation  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: European Brands Association Appoints New Head


Monday 23rd March 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Aldi To Open More Retail Space This Year Than Supermarket Rivals Combined  (Sub-only)

UK: Asda Planning Major Expansion Drive In The South  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco’s Online Director Leaving To Become CEO Of Notonthehighstreet  (Sub-only)

UK: Government To Force Large Firms To Publish Payment Practices

UK: Halfords Names Replacement For Tesco-Bound Chief Executive

UK: New Head Of Marketing At Poundstretcher  (Sub-only)

UK: Another Potential Runner Joins Race To Acquire Quorn  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi Stepping Up Efforts To Attract Higher Income Customers With Launch Of New Fine Wines Range

UK: Dairy Crest’s Sale To Müller Referred Back To CMA

UK: Food & Drink Outperforms On Exports

UK: Morrisons Chief Admits Recession Price Rises ‘Mistake’

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Diageo Expands Guinness Range With Golden Ale  (Sub-only)

UK: Smögen Launches ‘Strongest’ Gin In Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Offers Heston’s Golden Egg

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Walmart Reveals Plans For Domestic Sourcing  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Walmart Underlines Growth Plans

INDIA: Fabindia To Sell Produce Online?  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: General Mills Struggles, Ferrero Reports Growth  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Myer Buyer Won’t Find It Easy


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