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Friday 1st May 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

GSCOP training – British Brands Group course for all suppliers on 19th May: Last remaining places

UK: Sainsbury’s Former CEO Justin King Also Sentenced To Prison Term By Egyptian Court

UK: Tesco’s Hands £90m Media Buying Account To MediaCom  (Sub-only)

UK: One Stop Opens First Subway Concessions  (Sub-only)

UK: Better Week For Waitrose

UK: Can Makers Launches Advisory Site To Support Independent Brewers

IRELAND: Kerry Group Makes Good Start To The Year  (Sub-only)

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Men’s Haircare Sales Up Despite Fewer New Launches – Mintel

UK: Waitrose Reports Strong Demand For English Wine

UK: Haribo Brings Back ‘Minions’ Pack  (Sub-only)

UK: Brookfield Secures New Scottish Asda Listing  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: More Consumers Willing To Buy Groceries Online - Nielsen

GERMANY: Rewe, DocMorris Expand Tie-Up  (Sub-only)

SPAIN: Lidl Ties Up With Metro’s Media Markt For Promo  (Sub-only)

US: Mondelez Tops Estimates; Colgate, Avon Suffer


Thursday 30th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Webinar: how in-store and online will influence future shopping experiences

UK: Morrisons Continues Customer Service Drive By Bringing Back Staffed Express Checkouts

IRELAND: Report Highlights Tesco’s Worth To Irish Economy  (Sub-only)

UK: Nichols Grows Presence In The Out Of Home Market  (Sub-only)

UK: BSDA Names New President  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Sales Growth Eases But Expected To Accelerate - CBI

UK: Consumer Confidence Holds Steady Ahead Of General Election

UK: FMCG Division Continues To Hold Back Performance At Thorntons

UK: Decline In Smoking Hits Volumes At BAT

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Waitrose Reports Rise In Sales of Premium Tequila

UK: Weight Watchers Launches New Frozen Desserts  (Sub-only)

UK: Corkers Launches First Vegetable Crisps Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Heineken Unveils New Look For John Smith’s Brand

UK: Morgenrot Adds To McGargles Beer Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

RUSSIA: X5 Retail Continues To Expand With New Deal  (Sub-only)

US: Private Equity Group Snaps Up Hispanic Grocer Fiesta  (Sub-only)

US: Sephora Expands Tie-Up With J.C. Penney  (Sub-only)

MIDDLE EAST: Auchan Reports Closure Of Sole Iraq Outlet

US: Japan Tobacco Acquires e-Cig Firm Logic

GLOBAL: Executive Changes At Reitan, Metcash, Kellogg  (Sub-only)

AMERICAS: SuperValu Profit Tops Forecasts; Soriana Hurt By Promotions

EUROPE: Jerónimo Martins Has Solid Q1; O’Key Reports Wider Loss


Wednesday 29th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Run Activity In Your Retailer Today?

UK: Sainsbury’s CEO Sentenced To Two Years In Egyptian Prison

UK: Superdrug Outlines Expansion Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: Consumers Becoming Increasingly Sceptical About Anything Artificial In Food And Drink

UK: East of England Co-op Reports Rise In Profits But Warns Of Food Store Closures  (Sub-only)

UK: Greggs Continues Strong Growth

UK: Argos Turnaround Drives Profit Growth At Home Retail Group

UK: Savvy Britons Increase Spend On ‘Deal’ Websites

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: PepsiCo To Launch New Walkers PMPs

UK: Ferrero To Launch New On-Pack Offer For Tic Tac

UK: Brains Brewery In New Launches, Rebranding

UK: Primal Pantry Looking For More Growth

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Amazon Takes On Wholesalers With Relaunched B2B Biz

ITALY: Auchan To Slash Around 1,500 Jobs  (Sub-only)

SPAIN: Dia Unveils New Banner  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Metro Looks For HoReCa Boost With New Stake Buy

ASIA: Walmart, Tesco Reveal Expansion Plans For China, Korea  (Sub-only)

JAPAN: Lawson To Take Over Station Metro Stores  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: X5 Retail Group Opens 5,000th Pyaterochka Outlet

US: IPO Speculation Surrounds Safeway

EUROPE: Delhaize Struggles In Q1, While Kesko Beats Forecasts

AUSTRALIA: Wesfarmers To Stick To Low-Price Strategy After Strong Q3


Tuesday 28th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

FREE Category Management webinar

UK: Tesco Prepares Dunnhumby For Sale By Ending Exclusive Deal With Kroger

UK: Tesco To Incentivise Staff To Hit Performance Targets  (Sub-only)

UK: JET Launches New Forecourt Convenience Initiative With SPAR

UK: KP’s SnackPartners Initiative Boosts Sales In Participating C-Stores By 40%  (Sub-only)

UK: Whitbread Chief Stepping After Revealing Strong Rise In Year End Profits

UK: HoF Fraser Appoints New CFO  (Sub-only)

UK: Sacked Morrisons Boss Receives £1.1m On Top Of £2.1m Pay

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Tesco To Stock New Nomadic Dairy Labneh

UK: Innis & Gunn Serves Up ‘Hot Rocks’ Ale

UK: Absolut To Introduce First Bottle Revamp

UK: Unilever Unveils Persil Eco-Packs  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Celesio To Exit Brazil Market; Turns Focus To Europe

US: Declining Sales Causes PepsiCo To Drop Aspartame  (Sub-only)

NORDIC: Orkla Expands PepsiCo Distribution Deal  (Sub-only)

NORWAY: Carlsberg Expands Tie-Up With Brooklyn Brewery  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Metro Signs Invoice Settlement Deal With Markant

GLOBAL: Chinese Wine Production Set To Challenge Leaders  (Sub-only)

US: Why Costco Is Boosting Its Organic Offerings


Monday 27th April 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: New Owners Of BHS To Expand Food Offering; Rumours Of Credit Insurance Troubles  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Appoints Brand Director To Help Repair Battered Image

IRELAND: Tesco Figures Reveal Large Supplier Payment ‘Black Hole’ In Irish Subsidiary  (Sub-only)

UK: Rachel’s Organic To Cut Jobs After Tesco Delisting  (Sub-only)

UK: Londis Strengthens Management Team

UK: Costcutter Hails Strong Rise In Store Numbers  (Sub-only)

UK: Former CFO At Next Joins Sainsbury’s Board As Non-Exec

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Cadbury Introduces Seven-Flavoured Bar  (Sub-only)

UK: Florette Revamps Packs To Reduce Wastage

UK: Stella Artois To Sponsor Ascot Racecourse

UK: Bottlegreen Adds To Adult Soft Drink Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

CANADA: Sobeys Underlines Buying Mood With Co-op Atlantic Deal  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Sonae Enters Market Via Trent Deal

INDIA: Modern Retail Store Numbers Dipping?  (Sub-only)

S. ASIA: SC Johnson In Brand Acquisition In Bangladesh

RUSSIA: Lenta Q1 Boosted By Budget-Conscious Shoppers

US: Starbucks To Stick To Expansion After Strong Q2


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