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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


Wednesday 17th December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: 2 Sisters Food Facing Criticism Of “Beyond Unreasonable” Terms In Contracts  (Sub-only)

UK: Poundworld Overhauling Systems To Support Ambitious Growth Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: Black Friday Drives Online Growth To Record High

IRELAND: Musgrave To Invest €8.2m Expanding Key Depot  (Sub-only)

UK: Retailers Struggling In Scotland

UK: Sainsbury’s Teams Up With GLA To Keep Labour Exploitation Out Of The Supply Chain

UK: New Dixons Carphone Group Makes Strong Start

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Wrigley To Rebrand Orbit  (Sub-only)

UK: Kent & Fraser To Launch New ‘Criscuits’  (Sub-only)

UK: Christmas Cocktails Are Favourite Festive Tipples

UK: Richmond Unveils Festive Campaign, Packs

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FINLAND: Kesko Revamps Management To Boost Regional, Local Ops

ROMANIA: Profi Unveils Ambitious Sales Target; Says IPO Possible  (Sub-only)

US: Aldi Begins Credit Card Trial

S. KOREA: Regulator Fines Major Chains Over Supplier Abuse  (Sub-only)

ITALY: Wessanen To Acquire Dairy-Free Producer Abafoods  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Albert Heijn Offers Odd-Shaped Produce

US: General Mills Whips Yoplait Into Shape


Tuesday 16th December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

FREE: IGD Leading Edge Masterclasses in early 2015

UK: Grocery Market Returns To Marginal Growth With Tesco Showing Signs Of Improvement

UK: Convenience Stores Set To Benefit From Last Minute Christmas Rush

UK: Nisa-Backed Discount Retailer Reveals Ambitious Expansion Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: Bargain Booze To Launch App Giving Suppliers New Way To Promote Products  (Sub-only)

UK: Londis Investing In Store Developments  (Sub-only)

UK: Innocent Bolsters Management Team  (Sub-only)

UK: Holland & Barrett To Sell Magazine In Supermarkets Nationwide  (Sub-only)

UK: Distillers And Wine Industry Launch Campaign Calling For A 2% Cut In Duty

UK: Black Friday Peak Hits Sales Comparisons At John Lewis

UK: Asda Is Crowned Best-Value Supermarket For Christmas Dinner

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: SPAR Brings Back ‘Shop & Win’ Campaign

UK: Scrubbys Launches New ‘Healthy’ Crisps  (Sub-only)

UK: Festive Look For The Happy Egg Co

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GERMANY: Metro Buys Minority Stake In "Innovative" Start-Up  (Sub-only)

US: Coca-Cola CEO Faces Exit Call As Group Reiterates Weak Profit Forecast  (Sub-only)

BELGIUM: Carrefour Takes On Albert Heijn With Strong Price-Match Trial

GERMANY: Metro Tops Estimates With Q4 Profit; Sees Pick-Up As Christmas Nears

CHINA: Mega Retailers Battle To Survive As e-Commerce Booms


Monday 15th December 2014

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Tesco May Stop Demanding Payments From Suppliers; Calls In Auditor To Tackle Shrinkage  (Sub-only)

UK: Christmas Sales Still Sluggish For Supermarkets

UK: Card Payment Data Suggests Discounters Are Winning Battle For Christmas Shop  (Sub-only)

UK: Parody Of Sainsbury’s Christmas Ad Sees Staff Take On Tesco In Carpark Football Match

IRELAND: Topaz To Acquire Esso Forecourt Business  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi Reveals Plans For New DC In The Midlands

UK: Greggs Reports Healthy Rise In Like-For-Like Sales

UK: Tesco’s New Boss Looks To Avoid Nightmare Before Christmas

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Jus-Rol To Unveil New Brand Image  (Sub-only)

UK: Trivento Offers First Mini Malbec Reserve  (Sub-only)

UK: Kopparberg Adds To Alcohol-Free Offer

UK: Waitrose To Stock British Buffalo Brie

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Established Brands Feeling Heat From Rivals In Asia - Euromonitor

US: Petsmart Agrees To $8.7bn Buyout

AUSTRALIA: Coles Admits Wrongdoing, To Refund Suppliers  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Conad Set For Market Entry?  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Magnit Volatility Rises On Conflicting Analyses


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