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Thursday 2nd July 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

IGD video: top developments in global grocery retail

UK: Value Of UK Online Grocery Market Forecast To Almost Double Within Five Years

UK: Is Supermarket Price War Coming To An End?  (Sub-only)

UK: Heatwave Offers Major Sales Opportunity For Retailers As Brits Fire Up There BBQs

UK: Lidl Considering Launch Of Online Wine Store  (Sub-only)

UK: Diageo Sells Gleneagles Hotel To Focus On Core Business

UK: Four Firms Shortlisted To Acquire Tesco’s South Korean Unit  (Sub-only)

UK: Halfords Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

UK: Wet British Weather Has ‘Devastating Impact’ On Retail Sales

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Accolade Launches £4m Campaign For Hardys Brand

UK: Red’s True Barbecue In Exclusive Asda Deal

UK: Kepak To Promote New Rustlers Panini Range  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Kraft Shareholders Approve Heinz Deal

GLOBAL: Pinterest Joins The Retail Game  (Sub-only)

US: JBS In $1.45bn Deal For Cargill Unit

US: PDC Brands Acquires Two Beauty Brands  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths To Deliver More Pain Before A Recovery


Wednesday 1st July 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Amazon Ups Pressure On High Street Retailers With Launch Of One-Hour Delivery Service; John Lewis To Charge For Click & Collect

UK: Convenience Retailing In Europe - Shoppers Views And Behaviours – Part 2

UK: Does Demand Forecasting For Promotions Have To Be This Difficult?  (Sub-only)

UK: Midcounties Co-op Introducing Host Of Concessions Into Larger stores; Crowned Co-op Of Year  (Sub-only)

UK: Family Spending Power Continuing To Rise, Says Asda  (Sub-only)

UK: Greene King’s Retail Sales Pass £1bn Mark For The First Time

UK: Tesco Seeks Fresh Start With Suppliers Who Survive Cull

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Scotmid Slashes Prices Of Fresh Produce

UK: Budgens Unveils Third Round Of Own Label Products  (Sub-only)

UK: Global Brands Serves Up New Cocktail Can Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Ovvio Cold Brew Tea Launches In Market  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Casino In Tie-up With Starbucks

US: ConAgra To End Own Label Production  (Sub-only)

US: 7 Eleven Introduces Premium Own Label

CENTRAL ASIA: Auchan Franchise To Open First Hypermarket In Tajikistan  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Online Grocery Market To Touch $180bn By 2020 - IGD

US: Kroger COO In Surprise Exit


Tuesday 30th June 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Morrisons Recovery Continues But Discounters Show No Sign Of Slowing Down

UK: Snax 24 And Rontec Merge To Create Major Petrol Forecourt Chain  (Sub-only)

UK: Convenience Retailers Investing Heavily To Capitalise On Strong Growth In The Sector

UK: Ocado Benefits From Shift Towards Online Grocery Shopping; Reiterates Plans For Overseas Deal

UK: Supermarket Execs Fail To Make Top Five In Retail Power List For The First Time  (Sub-only)

UK: Blakemore Wholesale Re-Launches Symbol Group Package To Drive Growth Of Stores Estate  (Sub-only)

IRELAND: Retail Recovery Falters; Insolvencies In The Sector Rise  (Sub-only)

UK: Retailers Hopeful After Jump In Consumer Confidence

UK: Dairy Industry Hit With Another “Devasting Blow” As Arla Cuts Milk Price

UK: FDF launches Gluten Labelling Guide For Food Manufacturers

UK: Scientists Develop High-Tech Food And Synthetic Eggs Will Be On Sale In Tesco This August

UK: Frozen Food Sector Wins EC Date Labelling Battle

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: SPAR Kicks Off #HappyDays Campaign For Summer

UK: Walkers Launches 50p Price-Marked-Packs

UK: Butterkist Serves Up ‘Discoveries’ Popcorn Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Britvic Extends Robinsons’ Wimbledon Partnership

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: Sysco Revokes Merger Plans With US Foods

US: Walmart Launches New Product Info Scheme  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: Auchan Confirms Sale Of Grosbill  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Coles Repays Suppliers After Review Into Buying Tactics  (Sub-only)

INDIA: ITC Tops $1bn Sales Mark For Packaged Food Biz  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Ltd Selling Thomas Dux Chain?

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs To Shut Some North Island Cash & Carry Stores

US: Rite Aid Poaches Target Executive  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Hindustan Unilever Looking To Ride The E-Commerce Wave


Monday 29th June 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

GSCOP training – British Brands Group course for all suppliers on 15th & 17th September

UK: Strong Year For A.S. Watson UK  (Sub-only)

UK: NFU Urges Tesco To Make Meaningful Commitment To Industry  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco’s Irish Business Still Worst Performing Unit Despite Signs Of Improvement

UK: Netto Looking To Speed Up Openings After Initial Success Of First Stores  (Sub-only)

UK: Ocado Closing In On International Deal  (Sub-only)

UK: Müller’s Acquisition Of Dairy Crest Moves Step Closer

UK: Former Tesco Exec John Browett Appointed CEO At Dunelm

UK: Poundland To Open Major New Distribution Centre In Wigan

UK: Tesco Pledges To Be Patient Over Asset Disposals

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Foster’s Launching New Flavoured Beers  (Sub-only)

UK: Sibberi Extends Birch Water Range With Launch Of New Plastic Bottles

UK: Jägermeister Extends ‘Give It A Shot’ Initiative  (Sub-only)

UK: JTI Extending E-Lite Brand  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Takeover Speculation Fails To Gather Momentum  (Sub-only)

RUSSIA: Auchan’s Atak Chain Planning To Double Supermarket Numbers

RUSSIA: X5 Opens Two New Distribution Centres

CANADA: Sobeys Cutting 1,300 Jobs  (Sub-only)


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