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Friday 21st November 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Asda Hits Back At Discounters With Cut Price “Posh” Food; Lidl To Sell Cheapest Oysters  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Shoppers Gearing Up For Christmas

UK: Food Industry Making Progress Towards FIC Compliance  (Sub-only)

UK: One In Four Pounds Expected To Be Spent Online This Christmas  (Sub-only)

UK: Hancocks Starts Offering Free Delivery For Online Orders

UK: New Buyer Joins Tesco’s Wine Team  (Sub-only)

UK: Fuller’s, Young’s And Enterprise Inns All Report Robust Growth

UK: Don’t Blame A Change In Shopping Habits, Britain’s Supermarkets Just Got It So Wrong

UK: Chinese Shoppers Choose To Buy British Online

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Mondelez Introduces Belvita Tops Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Chewits Serves Up Seasonal Products

UK: Ready Brek Launches Winter offer

UK: Yorvale Secures Wider Tesco Listing  (Sub-only)

UK: Co-operative Food Rolls Out ‘Roast-in-bag’ Tech Across Whole Chicken Range

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

CHINA: Aldi Considering Market Entry?  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Aldi To Open 120 New Outlets  (Sub-only)

POLAND: Eurocash In Pilot Deal With PKN Orlen  (Sub-only)

AUS/NEW ZEALAND: JBS In A$1.45bn Deal For Primo

EGYPT: Kellogg Wins Bidding War For Snack Firm Bisco

US: Dollar Tree Reports Best Quarterly Gains In Three Years

US: Amazon Keeps Cutting Grocery Prices — But Does It Care About Profits At All?


Thursday 20th November 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Free IGD webinar | UK grocery: how the big four retailers are fighting back

UK: Supermarket Own Brands Come Out Top In Christmas Taste Tests

UK: No Stopping One Stop As Performance Outstrips Parent Tesco  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi To Open Pop-Up Restaurants  (Sub-only)

UK: Asda Opens Global Tech Hub In Leeds  (Sub-only)

UK: Raisio Buys Back Rights To Benecol Business  (Sub-only)

UK: Signs Of Improvement At Mothercare

UK: Retail Sales Return To Growth

UK: Londis And Budgens Owner Warns Of ‘Permanent Change’ In Grocery Market

UK: Pub Group Shares Tumble After Vote To End Tenants’ Beer Tie

UK: Central London Retailers Expect Christmas Sales Bonanza

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Co-operative Food In ‘Swipe And Win’ Promo

UK: Kerry Foods Launches ‘Yollies’ In Convenience Channel  (Sub-only)

UK: Simplee Aloe Introduces First Aloe Vera Drink  (Sub-only)

UK: Halewood Launches First Lazy Jack’s Campaign

UK: Waitrose Reports Surge In Fresh Marmalade Sales

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Dollar General Still “In Talks” With FTC Over Family Dollar Deal

CANADA: Regulator Looking At Loblaw-Supplier Relationships  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Supports New Regulations But Attacks ‘Effects Test’  (Sub-only)

UAE: Circle K Looks To Expand In Market  (Sub-only)

N. AMERICA: Target, Metro Inc Top Estimates With Q3 Growth

SPAIN: El Corte Inglés Reflects Spain’s Woes


Wednesday 19th November 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Asda May Spend Another £500m On Price Cuts  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Poised To Replace Auditor Following Profit Scandal  (Sub-only)

UK: Pubs Could Be Set Free From ‘Beer Tie’ System  (Sub-only)

UK: Price Paid For FMCG Goods Across Europe Rises By Lowest Level For Nearly Four Years  (Sub-only)

UK: IGD Research Finds Grocery Shoppers Keen To Embrace New Technology

UK: Management Changes At Bidvest 3663  (Sub-only)

UK: Sales At John Lewis Break £100m Barrier For The First Time This Year

UK: Sales Up At 2 Sisters Food But Losses Widen

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: More Brits Drinking Beer With a Meal

UK: Cadbury Joins Up With ITV For Xmas Campaign

UK: McCoy’s To Sponsor Football League  (Sub-only)

UK: Fisherman’s Friend Unveils New Packs, Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Greene King Revamps Old Speckled Hen Look

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

THAILAND: CP Group Looking To Buy Back Tesco Lotus?  (Sub-only)

US: KKR, CD&R In Joint $7.5bn Bid For PetSmart?

INDIA: PepsiCo Sells Off North India Bottling Ops  (Sub-only)

JAPAN: Rakuten Snaps Up ‘Beauty Collection’ Portal

LATIN AMERICA: Femsa Poaches Cencosud CEO  (Sub-only)

US: Home Depot Has Strong Q3 Sales, But Profits Fall Short

HUNGARY: Government Could Blow Spar And Auchan Out Of The Water


Tuesday 18th November 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

New multichannel conference from IGD

UK: Grocery Market Contracts For Time In 20 Years With Sales At ‘Big Four’ Continuing to Fall

UK: One In Five Supermarkets Must Close  (Sub-only)

UK: Convenience Retailers ‘Can’t Do It Alone’

UK: Waitrose Unveils New Concept ‘Food & Home’ Store In Response To Changing Shopping Habits  (Sub-only)

UK: M&S Poaches CFO From John Lewis  (Sub-only)

UK: B&M Continues Strong Growth  (Sub-only)

UK: Men’s Changing Grooming Habits Could Hold A Key To Category Growth  (Sub-only)

UK: 44% Of Shoppers To Keep Tight Hold On Purse Strings This Christmas  (Sub-only)

UK: Online Sales Return To Double Digit Growth  (Sub-only)

UK: Don’t Panic, But We Could Be Running Out Of Chocolate

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Birds Eye Launches Sampling Campaign For Steamfresh  (Sub-only)

UK: Holland’s Expands Guinness Pie Range  (Sub-only)

UK: SPAR Relaunches Pet Food Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Natural Balance Introduces Nākd Christmas Pud Bar  (Sub-only)

UK: How The UK Is Going Crazy For Almond Milk

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold Aims To Aggressively Expand Online Sales  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Oriola-KD Confirms Unit Sale Talks  (Sub-only)

POLAND: Jeronimo Martins Denies Biedronka Online Plans  (Sub-only)

GREECE: Carlsberg To Take Control Of Olympic Brewery  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Carrefour To Promote Locally-Produced Seasonal Vegetables  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Considering Home Meals For Elderly  (Sub-only)

SWEDEN: Axfood Announces Change At Dagab Helm  (Sub-only)


Monday 17th November 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Waitrose Chief Says ‘Big Four’ May Have To Close Stores To Cope With Changing Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Discounters Moving In On Convenience Sector  (Sub-only)

UK: Over Half Of Brits Plan To Do Christmas Shop In Low-Cost Supermarkets  (Sub-only)

UK: Alliance Boots-Backed Fund Acquires Sport Nutrition Brand  (Sub-only)

UK: Blakemore Retail Opens Flagship SPAR Forecourt Store  (Sub-only)

UK: Robust Half For Majestic  (Sub-only)

UK: FMCG Veteran Takes Appointed Commercial Director Of Fairtrade Foundation  (Sub-only)

UK: Coupe Prepared To Meet Price War Fight

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Ferrero To Launch Kinder Bite-Sized Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever To Offer Novelty Easter Eggs  (Sub-only)

UK: SPAR Own Label Takes 2014 Award Tally To 101  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

INDIA: Reliance Begins Pilot Online Grocery Service  (Sub-only)

ROMANIA: Auchan Plays Down Talk Of ‘A 2 Pas’ Launch In Market  (Sub-only)

US: Meijer Unveils $750m Plan For New Expansion  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Pinnacle Foods Buys Plant-Protein Brand To Drive Birds Eye Growth  (Sub-only)

US: Hostess Brands Set To Be Sold Again?  (Sub-only)

ITALY: Inalca Stake Bought By Qatari, Italian JV  (Sub-only)


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