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Friday 19th September 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

New date for GSCOP / GCA training course for suppliers

UK: Warm Weather Boosts Sales At Waitrose But John Lewis Suffers

UK: Weekend Kitchen With Waitrose Secures Second Run

IRELAND: Two More Dealz Stores Opening  (Sub-only)

UK: Strong Month For Landmark Wholesale  (Sub-only)

UK: Quorn Foods Says It Has ‘Turned A Corner’, Despite Widening Annual Losses

UK: Fyffes ‘Desperate’ To Save $1bn Chiquita Deal

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Johnnie Walker Expands F1 Deal

UK: Kimberly-Clark Unveils New Kleenex Variant, Pack Design  (Sub-only)

UK: Bacardi Brown-Forman Launches ‘Fire Eater’ In New Channels  (Sub-only)

UK: Weetabix Unveils New Look For Packs

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Mondelez, DE Master Blenders To Sell Local Brands?  (Sub-only)

US: GNC Reportedly Considering Sale  (Sub-only)

US: Pabst Brewing Acquired By Oasis Beverages  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Hindustan Unilever In Major Restructuring Move  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Walmart In Nationwide Roll-Out Of Online Offer

US: Clorox Names New CEO

 


Thursday 18th September 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Amazon aims to offer ‘Earth’s Biggest Selection’ online, with grocery categories part of its plan

UK: Marks & Spencer Expanding Into Scandinavia  (Sub-only)

UK: New Role For Morrisons Head Of Convenience  (Sub-only)

UK: Another Robust Quarter For Booker

UK: Tired Brits Boost Sales Of Sports And Energy Drinks To £1.5bn  (Sub-only)

UK: August Retail Sales Rise Strongest Since April

UK: Click & Collect Service Launched By COOK  (Sub-only)

UK: John Lewis To Open ‘At Home’ Store In Worcester

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: iPro Sport Launches In Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Ocado To Stock Grown Up Chocolate Company

UK: SNOG Takes Frozen Yogurts To Supermarket Shelves  (Sub-only)

UK: Halewood Launches Lambrini, Heat Magazine Promo

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Family Dollar Urges Shareholders To Reject Dollar General Bid

S. AFRICA: Nestlé Boosts Investment In Market; Names New Head  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Ikea Details Market Plans  (Sub-only)

US: QuikTrip Rated Top Convenience Store Chain By Consumers

INDIA: Bharti Retail Confirms CEO Exit

 


Wednesday 17th September 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Three Pitfalls For NAMs – And How to Avoid Them

UK: Premier Foods Announces Major Reorganisation To Help Drive Growth

UK: ‘Premiumisation’ Trend Driving Growth In Off-Trade BWS Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Testing Mobile Payments System  (Sub-only)

UK: Londis Launches Super Six Price Campaign

UK: Nisa Extends New Heritage Range With First Gourmet Products

UK: J&J Wilson Extends Long Term Contract With Nisa  (Sub-only)

UK: Morrisons To Open New Distribution Centre To Support Online Growth  (Sub-only)

UK: Online Retail Sales Growth Strongest In Almost A Year  (Sub-only)

UK: Dairy Crest Appoints New Chairman

IRELAND: Chiquita, Fyffes Offer EU Concessions For $526m Tie-Up

UK: Click & Collect Shoppers Predicted To Pick Up £6.5bn Of Goods By 2019

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: WKD To Sponsor New Series Of TV Show ‘Plebs’

UK: Bel Launches ‘Mini Babybel Single’ Variant  (Sub-only)

UK: GLORIOUS! Foods Expands Fresh Soups Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Ocado To Stock New ‘Get Fruity’ Bars

UK: Accolade Touts South African Wines Growth

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Grocery Outlet Sold To PE Firm, Senior Management  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Smaller F&B Players To Capture More Market Share - Report  (Sub-only)

NORWAY: King Oscar Acquired By Thai Giant  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Regulator Files Case Against Woolworths Over Own Label Product Safety  (Sub-only)

NEW ZEALAND: Warehouse Group Names New CFO; Reports FY Profit Drop

EUROPE: SABMiller Offer For Heineken Shows CEO Ready For Deals

 


Tuesday 16th September 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Latest Trends In Convenience Retailing

UK: 99p Stores Looking To Open 150 New Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Asda Becomes First Supermarket To Sign Up To Gluten-Free Guarantee

UK: mySupermarket Adds Poundland And Iceland To Price Comparisons

UK: Tesco’s Wine Head Expanding Role Back Into Beer And Spirits  (Sub-only)

UK: FDF And ‘Open To Export’ Launch Food & Drink Export Month

UK: Dr Oekter Back In Profit Despite Tough Trading Conditions  (Sub-only)

UK: Falling Food And Drinks Prices Keep Inflation In Check

UK: Health Of High Streets Revives As Economy Gains Strength

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Coca-Cola To Sponsor London Eye

UK: Ben and Jerry’s Unveils Festive Flavours  (Sub-only)

UK: Müllerlight Launches Designer Pots  (Sub-only)

UK: Amira Basmati Rice Secures Waitrose Listing

UK: Tesco Introduces Apple With Pink Flesh

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

EASTERN EUROPE: SPAR Continues Expansion With Georgia Entry

SWEDEN: ICA In Deal With Starbucks  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: NorgesGruppen, Coop Germany In Own Label Moves  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Louis Delhaize Loses Provera Unit Head  (Sub-only)

SPAIN: El Corte Ingles Faces Growth Problem After Chairman Dies

VIETNAM: Domestic Retailers Struggle To Compete

US: Why Retailers Like Home Depot Get Hacked

 


Monday 15th September 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: 96% Of Independent Retailers Recreate Their Shopping List Every Time They Visit A Depot

UK: UB Considering Changing Name To Help Attract Investors  (Sub-only)

UK: Companies Struggling To Push Through Planned Price Increases  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Survey Highlights Shift In Shopping Trends  (Sub-only)

UK: Facial Hair Trend Contributes To Falling Sales In Personal Care Category

UK: SPAR’s Service Levels Better Than Ever  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi Secures Another Distribution Unit To Support Expansion  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Glanbia Buys US Sports Nutrition Business For $150m

UK: Greggs Ups Profit Expectations After Strong Rise In Sales

UK: Tesco Seeks Ingredient To Be Britain’s Best-Loved Grocer Again

UK: Suppliers Must Look To Channels Outside The Big Supermarkets

UK: BAT’s Novel E-Cigarette Rival Wins Medical Approval

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Gin & Tonic Forecast To Be Top On-Trade Drink This Christmas – Report

UK: Butterkist Unveils PMPs, Limited Edition Cupcakes  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever Expands Magnum Minis Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Cott Unveils New Look, Format For Calypso Soft Drinks

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: Heineken Rejects SABMiller Interest  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: AS Watson Reveals Plans For eLab  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Plus To Launch New Online Offer  (Sub-only)

S. KOREA: Government Proposes Cigarette Price Hike, Graphic Pack Images  (Sub-only)

INDIA: ‘Vegetarian’ Edict Dismays Cosmetics Industry  (Sub-only)

 

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