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Monday 22nd December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

GSCOP training course for suppliers – 2015 dates just announced

UK: SFO To Interview Tesco’s Suppliers; FRC To Investigate  (Sub-only)

UK: Supermarkets Up Christmas Ad Spend With Discounters Leading The Way

UK: Sainsbury’s Chief Sees No Let Up In Tough Trading Conditions But Sir Terry More Optimistic  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Boots Reports Robust Sales Growth Despite Tough Trading Conditions  (Sub-only)

UK: Volume Sales Of Beer Predicted To Rise For The First Time In Five Years

UK: Christmas Run-Up Sees Strongest Retail Sales Growth Since 1988, Led By Grocers

UK: Nisa Updates Own Label Range To Comply With FIR

UK: Kingfisher To Sell Major Stake In B&Q China

UK: Price War Delivers Christmas Present For UK Food Shoppers

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Green Giant Launches ‘Express’ Pouches  (Sub-only)

UK: Arla Introduces Cocio Brand In Market

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Thai Union Expands Further With $1.5bn Bumble Bee Buy  (Sub-only)

US: Albertsons, Safeway To Sell Off 168 Outlets

ROMANIA: Delhaize Unveils Wine Concept At Mega Image Store  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Coles To Pay Fine After Court Accepts Regulator Deal

US/CHINA: Avon Settles Bribery Probe With $135m Payment  (Sub-only)

CANADA: Bimbo To Acquire Saputo Bakery Unit

MEXICO: Walmex Names New CEO


Friday 19th December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: 5 Predictions For Supermarket Industry In 2015

UK: Tesco Suspends Another Executive As Part Investigation Into Profit Overstatement  (Sub-only)

UK: Seasonal Surge Drives Sales At Waitrose Up 7.3%

UK: Department Store Retailers Set To Benefit From ‘Panic Saturday’

UK: Getting The In-Store Price Right In A Digital Age

UK: Former Lidl COO To Lead Meat Retailer Crawshaw  (Sub-only)

UK: Consumer Confidence Slips But Asda Says Families Are Better Off

UK: Government Looking Into Stopping Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Under-18s  (Sub-only)

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Weetabix To Launch £5.5m Ad Campaign In The New Year  (Sub-only)

UK: Bestway Introduces Sugar Free Variant Of Stimulation Drink  (Sub-only)

UK: Iglo Group And MSC Spread Sustainability Net Across Europe

EUROPE: Coca-Cola Selects Slush Puppie To Partner With On The Roll-Out Of Fanta Frozen  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Couche-Tard Pays $860m For Pantry Chain

FRANCE: FMCG Giants Fined €951m For Price Fixing  (Sub-only)

BRAZIL: Carrefour Sells 10% Stake To Diniz To Help Accelerate Growth

US: Kraft Foods Appoints Chairman As New CEO  (Sub-only)

SPAIN: DIA Goes Gourmet To Court Middle Class


Thursday 18th December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Exclusive Q&A with Mike Coupe

UK: Analysts Fear Tesco’s Accounting Black Hole May Be Larger Than First Thought  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Looks To Lead On Service With Introduction Of Christmas Helpers

UK: Asda’s Andy Clarke To Become IGD President

UK: Nisa Making Progress With Roll-Out Of New Store Formats  (Sub-only)

UK: McBride Changes Chief Executive  (Sub-only)

UK: Sainsbury’s Expecting Biggest Online Christmas Ever

UK: Black Friday Provides Major Boost To Retail Sales

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Landmark Launching Major £1 Promotion To Help Independent Retailers Take On The Discounters  (Sub-only)

UK: Coca-Cola To Sponsor Rugby World Cup 2015

UK: Savse Smoothie Brand Undergoes Premium Revamp  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

HUNGARY: SPAR Cuts Back On Investment Plans  (Sub-only)

US: Pantry C-Store Chain Up For Sale  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Leclerc Unveils Food Takeaway Service At Drive Outlets  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Hügli Acquires primaVita Brand  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Accused Of Bullying Suppliers

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Rolls Out Small Convenience Stores In Melbourne


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