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Friday 24th October 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: New Research Highlights “Huge Opportunity” In Convenience

UK: Jobs Cuts Expected At Wilko’s HQ  (Sub-only)

UK: Frozen Food Sees Continued Growth Despite Wider Grocery Market Stalling

UK: Unilever To Focus On Cheaper Products To Boost Demand  (Sub-only)

UK: Spirit Rejects Higher Offer From C&C  (Sub-only)

UK: Preparation For Halloween And Half-Term Helps Lift Sales At Waitrose

UK: Waitrose Expands Presence In Westminster

UK: ONS Figures Show Retail Sales Fell Last Month

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Molson Coors Revamps Cider Brand  (Sub-only)

UK: Chewits Launches Halloween Range  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Metro And Auchan Agree International Purchasing Partnership  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: dm To Open 170 New Stores Despite Slower Sales Growth  (Sub-only)

BRAZIL: Cnova Launches Cdiscount In Market

US: Cutrale-Safra Increase Offer For Chiquita Again  (Sub-only)

US: Losses Increase At Amazon


Thursday 23rd October 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Building your multichannel strategy

UK: Tesco’s Profits And Sales Tumble; Chairman Steps Down After Revealing Bigger Than Expected Hole In Accounts

UK: £59.5m ‘Impulsive’ Opportunity In Convenience Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Morrisons To Trial New Store Concepts  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Reveals 2014’s Top Food Trends

UK: Sales Down At Premier Foods As More Shoppers Switch To Discounters

UK: Unilever’s Q3 Sales Hit By Europe’s Woes And Slowdown In Emerging Markets

UK: Britvic Posts Robust Year End Figures Despite Poorer Weather

UK: Profits At Debenhams Plummet 24%

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Nisa Sees Sandwich Sales Growing 30%; Chicken And Mayo The Nations Favourite

UK: Fox’s Biscuits Launching PMP Initiative  (Sub-only)

UK: EXTREME Hails Strong Sales Of Energy Drink  (Sub-only)

UK: Tyrrells To Launch Festive Crisps  (Sub-only)

UK: Barry Norman Pickled Onions Go On Sale At Tesco  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Denies That Big W Chain Is For Sale  (Sub-only)

JAPAN: Aeon Looking To Create Country’s Largest Drugstore Chain  (Sub-only)


Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

In-store Promotional Campaigns May be Delivering Less Than Optimum Results, Why?

UK: Head Of Waitrose Says Supermarkets Out Of Date; Reveals New Trends  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Will Need To Spend £3bn To Turn Around Performance  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi Launching First Organic Fruit & Veg; Expanding Premium Range  (Sub-only)

UK: One in four Homebase Stores To Close; Argos Turnaround Continues

UK: Thorntons’ Chocolate Sales Drop Shows Need For Suppliers To Become Intimate With Retailer Practices

UK: Scottish Retail Sales Slump To Weakest On Record

UK: Sales Slow At RB  (Sub-only)

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Cathedral City Expands ‘Selections’ Brand With British Cheese Pack

UK: Dairy Crest Revamps Frijj Packaging

UK: BFree Makes Entire Range Vegan-Friendly  (Sub-only)

UK: Halo Relaunches Honey Monster, Unveils Ad Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: PepsiCo Kicks Off New Quaker Oat TV Campaign

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Coca-Cola Set For Tougher Measures After Q3 Profit Drop

US: Kimberly-Clark To Slash Jobs; Lowers FY Forecast

FRANCE: Intermarché Consolidates Own Label Production Under New Unit  (Sub-only)

JAPAN: Aeon Set To Form Largest Drugstore Group?  (Sub-only)

BRAZIL: Marfrig May List Moy Park, Keystone Food Units

FRANCE: How The French Stopped Aldi And Lidl


Tuesday 21st October 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

Six Global Trends to Watch in Online Grocery Retailing

UK: Grocery Market Enters Deflation; Slight Improvement At Tesco And Record Share For Waitrose

UK: Symington’s Acquires Tanfield Foods

UK: Research Finds Younger Shoppers Shunning Frozen Food

UK: Musgrave Committed To Turning Around Budgens and Londis Chains  (Sub-only)

UK: Nisa Sees Shoppers Making Healthier Food Choices  (Sub-only)

UK: United Biscuits Appoints New Chairman  (Sub-only)

UK: Strong Year For Caffé Nero  (Sub-only)

UK: Costa Helps Boost Profits At Whitbread

UK: Amazon To Hire 13,000 People To Cope With Christmas Rush

UK: Tesco Brand ‘Severely Compromised’, Say Shoppers

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Kepak To Launch ‘Rustlers Super 6’ Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Broderick’s Secures Ocado Listing

UK: Slim Fruits Picks Petty Wood As Local Distributor

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Whole Foods Ups Game With First National Ad Campaign

INDIA: Johnson & Johnson To Sell Two Popular Brands?  (Sub-only)

US: L’Oréal To Acquire Carol’s Daughter Brand  (Sub-only)

US: Home Depot Appoints New Country Stores Head

AUSTRALIA: Code Of Conduct Plan A Threat To Retailers

INDIA: How Flipkart, Amazon And Snapdeal Fund Discounts


Monday 20th October 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

3 Pitfalls That Can Ruin in-store Promotional Campaigns & How to Avoid Them

UK: Small Number Of Staff May Have Been Responsible For Tesco’s Profit Shortfall  (Sub-only)

UK: Moody’s Downbeat On Future Of Big Four Grocery Retailers  (Sub-only)

UK: Londoners Turn To Convenience Stores For Food-To-Go

UK: Waitrose’s Launches Automated Click & Collect

UK: Greene King Increases Offer For Spirit

UK: Consumer Confidence Hits Three Year High But Retail Footfall Continues To Fall  (Sub-only)

UK: McBride Makes Solid Start To The Year  (Sub-only)

UK: Premier Foods Face Exceedingly Tough Supermarket Times

UK: US Craft Beers Hit The Spot Among British Real-Ale Fans

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Own Label Teas Beat Brands In Taste Test – Which?

UK: Pernod Ricard In Major Campaigns For Leading Brands  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco To Stock Greene King Craft Brews  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

GERMANY: Metro “Optimistic” For Christmas After Meeting FY Sales Target

FRANCE: Danone Denies Mead Johnson Move  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: X5 Retail Acquires Ex-Franchisee; Unveils New Concept  (Sub-only)

UAE: MAF To Introduce Carrefour City Banner In Market  (Sub-only)

HONG KONG: Harrods Owner Spends HK$4.8bn On Lifestyle Chain Stake

MEXICO: Walmex Names New CEO

AUSTRALIA: Coles Acted Ethically On Supplier Payment - McLeod


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