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Friday 25th July 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Qataris Reportedly Considering Another Bid For Sainsbury’s  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Sales Show Signs Of Slowing  (Sub-only)

UK: Reckitt Benckiser To Invest £100m In New R&D Centre

UK: Unilever To Combat Impact Of Discounters With Greater Focus On Innovation  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Returns To Growth

IRELAND: Wetherspoon Wants Diageo To Cuts Prices Before Stocking Its Products In New Irish Chain  (Sub-only)

UK: Celesio Launches Community Health Partnership  (Sub-only)

UK: A.G. Barr Reports Good First Half Growth

UK: Hovis To Close Bakery In Leicester

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: McVitie’s Gears Up For Halloween And Bonfire Night

UK: Danone To hand Out Free evian Bottles To Tube Users  (Sub-only)

UK: blu eCigs Launches New Pro Kit, e-Liquid

UK: Tangerine Expands Butterkist Single Serve Range  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Walmart Replaces Simon As US Head

US: Shopper Income Not A Factor In Own Label Buying – Report  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: SPAR, Albert Heijn Launch Meal-Delivery Service  (Sub-only)

ISRAEL: SodaStream In Talks To Go Private?  (Sub-only)

INDIA: ITC Reveals Plan For Direct Distribution Of FMCG  (Sub-only)

US: Rite Aid Poaches Roundy’s Exec For CFO Post

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Reveals Sudden Coates Exit

N. AMERICA: Loblaw Gains, But Supervalu Struggles

 


Thursday 24th July 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Free guide: Discount shoppers – top trends

UK: Morrisons Partners With Quidco To Tempt Shoppers To Try Its Online Shopping Service  (Sub-only)

UK: Supermarkets Still Using Misleading Special Offers  (Sub-only)

UK: Weak Food Sales And Further Slow Down In Emerging Markets Holds Back Growth At Unilever  (Sub-only)

UK: Warm Weather Boosts Retail Sales

UK: Sainsbury’s Launches Fuel Offer

UK: Britvic Ups Profit Expectations After Robust Growth In Q3

UK: Nichols Reports Good Rise In Profits After Outperforming Soft Drinks Market

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Arla’s Lurpak Takes Top Spot In Local Butter, Margarine Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Oatly Unveils Complete Overhaul

UK: Grown Up Chocolate Signs Supply Deal With Hider Foods  (Sub-only)

UK: Boots To Stock New Vita Coco Kids Variant  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Bottled Water Sales To Reach $280bn By 2020 – Report

US: PepsiCo Raises FY Forecast After Solid Q2

US: Mars Follows Hershey’s With Price Hike

SWEDEN: Systembolaget Introduces New Distribution Rules For Craft Brewers  (Sub-only)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Kaufland In Loyalty Card Promo With Visa  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: Select Results in Brief (Magnit, Kesko, Axfood, Sligro)

LATIN AMERICA: Select Results in Brief (Walmex, Comerci, Exito)

 


Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Former Tesco Head Lends Support To Clarke’s Departure But Shares Slip On Trading Concerns  (Sub-only)

UK: Premier Foods Planning Fight Back  (Sub-only)

UK: Poundstretcher Reports 6% Rise In LFL Sales  (Sub-only)

UK: Nestlé UK Returns To Profitability  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Sales Down In Scotland

UK: VAT Loophole Driving NHS Pharmacy Services Into Hands Of Private Sector

UK: Lidl Publishes Tax Bill For The First Time

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Nature Valley In New £2m Ad Campaign

UK: Monster Energy Introduces New Variants  (Sub-only)

UK: AG Barr Re-Launches KA Stills Pack

UK: Mr Organic Introduces New Range Of Ketchups  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Coca-Cola Sales Remain Weak On Sluggish Demand

US: Walgreens Offers Rewards To ‘Healthy’ Activities

BELGIUM: Delhaize To Open Stores At Train Stations  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Mahindra Retail Set For Expansion, International Moves  (Sub-only)

 


Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Free PDF: online channel growth

UK: Aldi Reaffirms Investment Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever Names Replacement For Dave Lewis  (Sub-only)

UK: Sales Up McColl’s; COO Departs

UK: Sales At Premier Foods Fall In ‘Challenging Market’  (Sub-only)

UK: Budgens Expanding Its Premium Range  (Sub-only)

UK: William Grant & Sons Considering £100m Move For Drambuie  (Sub-only)

UK: SPAR’s Digital Success Leads Way In Symbol Sector

UK: Asda Sees Families Disposable Income Growing, But At A Slower Rate

UK: 10 Things Tesco’s New Boss Dave Lewis Could Do

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Portlebay Popcorn Expands Range With Sweet Variants

UK: Annabel Karmel Launches First TV Ad Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Premier Foods Set To Introduce Oxo Herbs & More  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Walmart Unveils Aggressive Price Cuts Ahead Of Back-To-School Season  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Carrefour To Continue Promocash Revamp  (Sub-only)

INDONESIA: Matahari Launches App For Loyalty Card  (Sub-only)

N. AMERICA: Loblaw, Office Depot Make Senior Exec Changes

GERMANY: Aldi Announces Death Of Co-founder

 


Monday 21st July 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Tesco’s CEO To Step Down After Profit Warning  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Extends Discount Aisles To 180 Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Birds Eye And United Biscuits May Be Floated Soon  (Sub-only)

UK: Argos To Test Same-Day Delivery  (Sub-only)

UK: Nisa Hails Efficiency Of Its Supply Chain  (Sub-only)

UK: KKR To Buy Stake In The Hut  (Sub-only)

UK: BrewDog Looks Set To Move Into Spirits Production  (Sub-only)

UK: Consumer Confidence Gathers Pace Across The Country But High Street Footfall Down  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Unlocks Its Landbank To Build 4,000 New Homes  (Sub-only)

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Heinz Introduces £3m ‘BBQ Heroes’ Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: The Famous Grouse Unveils Limited Edition For Commonwealth Games  (Sub-only)

UK: Wadworth Secures New Online Listings  (Sub-only)

UK: Toys R Us To Stock Beechdean ‘Scooby-Doo’ Ice Creams  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Mondelez, Master Blenders Considering Sale Of Coffee Brands?  (Sub-only)

US: Ahold Creates Exec Role To Oversee New Formats  (Sub-only)

S. KOREA: Shinsegae Unveils Major Plans For C-Store Growth  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Carrefour Forced To Close Stores Early Over Sale ‘Frenzy’  (Sub-only)

US: KeHE Snaps Up Nature’s Best  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Shoppers To Be Big Winners When Lidl Enters The Market  (Sub-only)

 

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