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Friday 22nd August 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: John Lewis To Cut Loyalty Freebies Ahead Of Christmas

UK: Whitbread Trials Gastro Pub Format  (Sub-only)

UK: WH Smith Says On Track To Meet FY Forecasts

UK: Where Next For Tesco’s Venture Brands?

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Reckitt Benckiser Expands Lemsip Range For Winter

UK: Arla Unveils New Look For Lactofree Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Unilever To Re-Launch Cif Sprays  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Bid  (Sub-only)

N. AMERICA: Dr Oetker To Acquire McCain Frozen Pizza Unit  (Sub-only)

KENYA: Nakumatt Reveals Plans For IPO, Stake Sale  (Sub-only)

US: CST Brands Picks Up Nice N Easy Chain

INDIA: ABD Claims Deal For Mansion House Brand Rights

US: Home Depot Names New CEO, Has Strong Q2

INDIA: Are E-Commerce Valuations Rising Too Fast?


Thursday 21st August 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Lidl Launches Full Fashion Offer  (Sub-only)

UK: John Lewis To Pilot Opticians Concept  (Sub-only)

UK: Aldi Own Brand Named Top Washing-Up Liquid  (Sub-only)

UK: Iceland Reveals Peter Andre As New Face Of Chain

UK: Inflation Index Reveals Larger-Than-Expected Drop In June

UK: Morrisons’ Dividend Is Surely Set To Collapse

UK: Double Gloucester Cheese Could Disappear From Shops

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Survey Reveals Foods Brits Hate – And How They Avoid Them

UK: Ocado Launches ‘Malaysia Kitchen’ Shop

UK: Cadbury Airs New TV Ad For Dairy Milk Brands  (Sub-only)

UK: Walkers Shortbread Unveils Two New Collectible Tins  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Dollar General Accuses Family Dollar CEO Of Hiding Intentions

US: $1bn Forecasting Error Cost Walgreen CFO, Pharmacy Heads Their Jobs?  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Lidl To Open Pop-up Non-Food Outlet  (Sub-only)

TURKEY: Metro Unveils Smaller Urban Media Markt Format  (Sub-only)

US: NBTY, Mars, Bacardi Announce Senior Exec Changes

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold Misses Targets With Weak Q2 Showing

US: Target Cuts FY Forecast After Weak Q2 Results


Wednesday 20th August 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Morrisons Reveals New EDLP Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Opens First Railway Outlet

UK: John Lewis Completes CollectPlus Rollout  (Sub-only)

UK: Superdrug Implements New Online Platform  (Sub-only)

UK: Harris + Hoole Confirms Some Store Closures

UK: Tesco Hires New Online Exec  (Sub-only)

UK: Home Retail Group Creates New Positions

IRELAND: Heinz Blames Discounters For Profit Fall

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Budweiser Unveils Limited Edition Music Packs

UK: Tilda Introduces Healthier Steamed Basmati Variants  (Sub-only)

UK: Wolf Blass Airs ‘Above Beyond’ Campaign On Sky Sports  (Sub-only)

UK: Jaegermeister Kicks Off ‘Give It A Shot’ Campaign  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: FMCG Sales Grow In Q2 Across Region – Nielsen

US: McDonald’s, Kraft Reveal Plans To Launch Coffee Brand In Supermarkets  (Sub-only)

DENMARK: Arla Poaches RB Executive To Head Country Unit  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: Heineken, Carlsberg Report Strong Results For Q2  (Sub-only)

SWITZERLAND: Lindt Reiterates FY Forecast After Strong First Half

TURKEY: BİM, Migros Do Well In H1


Tuesday 19th August 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

IRELAND: Fyffes-Chiquita Merger Faces Review, Proxy War  (Sub-only)

UK: Celesio Unveils First ‘Betterlife’ Store  (Sub-only)

UK: Supermarkets Kick Off Petrol Price War Ahead Of Bank Holiday

UK: blu eCigs Reveals New Senior Executives  (Sub-only)

UK: Imperial Tobacco Reports Solid YTD Figures; On Track For US Buy

UK: Reckitt Benckiser’s Rakesh Kapoor Makes A Name For Himself

UK: Lidl’s Pants - Would You Buy Underwear From The Discounter?

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Londis Reports Strong Growth For ‘SmartBuy’ Value Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Birds Eye Reveals New Look As Part Of Update

UK: Amazon To Stock Tussock Jumper Wines In Market

UK: Bacardi Relaunches ‘Untameable’ TV Campaign  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Dollar General Enters Fray For Family Dollar  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: EU Taps Into Emergency Fund For Farmers In Face Of Russian Sanctions

THE NETHERLANDS: Ahold To Expand AH Online Offer  (Sub-only)

THE NETHERLANDS: Blokker Introduces New Store Concept  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Aldi Criticised For Hidden Card Charges

JAPAN: Convenience Stores Take New Tack With Tie-Ups, New Food Offerings


Monday 18th August 2014

UK & Ireland - Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Alliance Boots Acquires Full Ownership Of UniDrug

UK: Analysts Say Tesco Should Focus On Improving Products Rather Than Cutting Prices  (Sub-only)

UK: Morrisons Extends Opening Hours In Effort To Halt Sales Decline  (Sub-only)

UK: Online Sales Improve In July

UK: Moy Park Working On Flotation Plans  (Sub-only)

UK: Strong Can Sales Suggest Good First Half For Drinks Industry  (Sub-only)

UK: Retail Footfall Eases While Vacancy Rates Fall

UK: Co-operative Gives British Agriculture A £5m Boost

UK: Ecigarette Shops Lead High Streets’ Transformation

UK: Sainsbury’s Removes Kosher Food From Shelves Amid Fears Over Protesters

UK & Ireland - Products / Promotions

UK: Dr Pepper Launches New Digital Marketing Campaign

UK: Greenall’s On-Pack Promo Offers Mini Cooper As Prize  (Sub-only)

UK: Cadbury Expands ‘Layers of Joy’ Range  (Sub-only)

International - Retailers / Manufacturers

GERMANY: Sales Reportedly Falling At Discounters  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Karstadt Changes Hands Once Again  (Sub-only)

PORTUGAL: Continente Links Up With Aimia To Boost Loyalty

US: Heinz Swings To Profit In Q2 As Cost Cuts Pay Off  (Sub-only)

COLOMBIA: O Boticário Launches In Market  (Sub-only)

BRAZIL: Lowe’s Considering Market Entry?  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Coles Seeks To Boost Local Producer Ties With RANGEme

INDONESIA: Matahari To Focus On Revamp Of Hypermart

PHILIPPINES: Faster Food At Minimarts Tests McDonald’s


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