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Friday 22nd May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Drive Bank Holiday Sales On Your Brand?

UK: New Research Highlights Continued Growth In Convenience Store Numbers

UK: Booker’s Acquisition Of Musgrave GB – Free Infographic

UK: Lush Retains Title As Best Shop But Supermarkets Well Down The Rankings  (Sub-only)

UK: Whitbread Names New Chief Executive

UK: Deflation Holding Back Growth At Waitrose  (Sub-only)

UK: Warmer Weather Boosts Retail Sales

UK: Tobacco Companies Prepare Multi-Billion Compensation Claims Over Plain Packaging

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UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Unilever Unveils Biggest PG Tips Revamp In Nearly Two Decades  (Sub-only)

UK: Vimto Overhauls Minis Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Halewood Kicks Off New Crabbie’s Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Blu Mobile Targets Food Festivals

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

PORTUGAL: DIA, Intermarche Announce New Purchasing Tie-Up  (Sub-only)

US: Walmart To Reclaim Some Sourcing From Li & Fung  (Sub-only)

US: CVS Acquires Omnicare In $12.7bn Deal

US: P&G Sells Hair Care Brand  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Carrefour To Beam Coupons To Shoppers Via Store Lights

PHILIPPINES: PepsiCo Shifts Some Manufacturing Locally

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Loses Another Senior Executive  (Sub-only)


Thursday 21st May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Strong performance from M&S - find out what’s driving it at IGD’s Convenience Summit

UK: Booker To Acquire Londis and Budgens From Musgrave

UK: Booker Reports Strong Rise In Year End Profits

UK: Tesco’s Annual Report Highlights Challenges Ahead  (Sub-only)

UK: Bestway Direct Expanding Into The Supply Of Multiple Accounts; Launches New Format For Smaller Retailers  (Sub-only)

UK: Cost Savings Drive Profit Growth At Britvic  (Sub-only)

UK: Mothercare Continues On Path To Recovery With Reduction In Losses

UK: Profits At Dairy Crest Plummet 59%  (Sub-only)

UK: Supermarkets Continue To Lag Rest Of UK Industry On Late Payments

UK: Calorie Content Not Needed On BWS Labels, Says Trade Body

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: BrewDog Launches ‘Born To Die’ IPA

UK: Mars Launches New Branded ‘Shakes’  (Sub-only)

UK: Mornflake Adds To ‘Squares’ Line  (Sub-only)

UK: JTI Introduces Limited Edition ‘Camel’ Packs  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

POLAND: Carrefour Confirms Deal For Alcohol Chain  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Metro Confirms Kaufhof Sale Talks

SWITZERLAND: Coop’s TransGourmet Acquires Dairy Wholesaler  (Sub-only)

US: Walgreens Home-Infusion Unit Undergoes Rebrand

US: Meijer Picks Up Speciality Pharma Firm

US: Ahold Experiments With Seasonal Own Label Offer  (Sub-only)

NORWAY: SPAR To Implement ESLs Across Store Network

US: Target Raises Forecast After Strong Q1 Growth; To Roll Out RFID Labels

S. AFRICA: SPAR Reports Strong H1; Talks Zambia Growth  (Sub-only)


Wednesday 20th May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Asda Now Worst Performer Amongst Big Four With Q1 LFL Sales Falling 3.9%

UK: Convenience Stores Push Impulse Purchasing To A Five Year High

UK: Morrisons Launches ‘Baby Come Back’ TV Ad Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Which? Says Supermarkets Still Using Misleading Offers Despite Threat Of Investigation  (Sub-only)

UK: M&S Reports First Profit Rise In Four Year

UK: Revenues And Profits Up At Greencore Despite Tough Grocery Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Sales Down In Scotland But Grocery Segment Showing Signs Of Improvement

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: SPAR Launches Summertime Range

UK: Budweiser Serves Up New BBQ Packs

UK: Allied Bakeries Revamps Kingsmill Look  (Sub-only)

UK: Brioche Pasquier Launches New Pitch Pack Size In Tesco Express Stores

UK: Tesco Introduces Own Label Ale Through CAMRA Tie-Up  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Walmart Underwhelms With Q1 Growth

BRAZIL: AB InBev, Whirlpool Launch New All-in-One Beverage Machine  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Consumer Foodservice Sales Show Solid Growth In 2014

GERMANY: Metro’s Kaufhof Focus Of Renewed Buyout Speculation  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Wesfarmers To Boost Investment; Woolworths Warned By Analysts  (Sub-only)

INDIA: As United Spirits Grapples With Boardroom Battle, Rivals Grab Market Share


Tuesday 19th May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Restructuring Charges Hit Profits At Premier Foods; Discounter Threat Receding

UK: FMCG Volume Growth Across Europe Hits 6-Year High, Driven By Price Cuts

UK: Tesco Commits To Reducing Sugar In Soft Drinks Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever’s CFO Stepping Down

UK: Boots Agrees Partnership Deal With Netmums  (Sub-only)

UK: Metcalfe’s Food Announces Company De-Merger  (Sub-only)

UK: Sales At Cranswick Hit £1bn

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Good Fish Co Secures New Listing With Sainsbury’s

UK: Unilever Kicks Off Major Campaign For New Stork Variant  (Sub-only)

UK: Horlicks Launches Limited Edition On-Pack Promo  (Sub-only)

UK: Douwe Egberts Unveils Designer Limited Edition Jars  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

ITALY: Aldi Confirms Market Entry Ambitions  (Sub-only)

ITALY: Massimo Zanetti To Use IPO Funds For New Buys  (Sub-only)

US: 7-Eleven Continues Expansion With Tedeschi Acquisition

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Picks Up Stake In Online Beauty Firm  (Sub-only)

US: BI-LO Holdings Undergoes Name Change

ASIA: 7-Eleven Operators Report Contrasting Results

PHILIPPINES: Select Results In Brief (Robinsons, Pure Gold, Rustan’s)

INDIA: Sale Of Consumer Goods Slows To 10-Year Low


Monday 18th May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Sir Ken Helping Out At Morrisons  (Sub-only)

UK: CEO Of Thorntons Departing After Difficult Period

UK: New CEO Of Hovis Named  (Sub-only)

UK: Farmfoods Benefitting From Boom In Discount Sector  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco’s Agriculture Director Stepping Down  (Sub-only)

UK: Boots Bringing Back Staff Bonus Scheme After Improvement In Performance  (Sub-only)

UK: Online Sales Growth Back In Double Digits

UK: Tesco Retains Crown As Sandwich Retailer Of The Year

UK: BFP Appoints New Chief Executive

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Kerry Foods Expands Mattessons Brand With New Snack

UK: United Biscuits Unveils Biggest Launch For 2015

UK: Alpro Serves Up New Coconut Products  (Sub-only)

UK: Taylors of Harrogate Brews Its Most Caffeinated Coffee  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

TURKEY: Carrefour JV Acquires Another Supermarket Chain  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: Sonae Unveils Expansion Plans For Iberian Market

US: Target Reportedly To Promote Fresh At Expense Of Packaged Food  (Sub-only)

THAILAND: Watsons Aiming For Rapid Growth In Medium Term  (Sub-only)

US: Blue Bell Announces Mass Layoffs

US: Albertsons Names New Pharmacy Head  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Walgreens Gets A European Makeover, Or Is It A Takeover?

AUSTRALIA: Inside The ‘Posh’ New Aldi Stores


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