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Friday 5th February 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Jason Tarry to speak at IGD Tesco Business Update

Iceland Appoints Neil Nugent To Lead New Product Development Team

Aldi Crowned Supermarket Of The Year At Drinks Retailing Awards  (Sub-only)

Waitrose Ends Financial Year With Drop In Sales  (Sub-only)

World Food Aisles Proving Popular With Shoppers; Opportunity For Retailers And Suppliers To Improve Offering

January Sales Provide Welcome Boost For High Street

Blakemore Wholesale Launches New Club for Unaffiliated Retailers

Pub Closures Fall But CAMRA Calls For Another Beer Tax Cut To Support Recovery

Waitrose Customers Outraged After Cafe Replaces China With Paper Cups

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Premier Launches New ‘Exceedingly Good’ Mr Kipling Range  (Sub-only)

Premier Launches New ‘Exceedingly Good’ Mr Kipling Range  (Sub-only)

Savse Secures Wider Listings; Revamps Labels

RB Set To ‘Revolutionise’ Home Fragrances With New Air Wick Launch

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

INDIA: Amazon Launches Online Grocery Offer  (Sub-only)

MIDDLE EAST: Nestlé To Take Full Control Of Osem  (Sub-only)

MIDDLE EAST: Consortium Picks Up Majority Stake In Kuwait Food

INDIA: Walmart Continues Southern Expansion  (Sub-only)

JAPAN: FamilyMart, UNY Offer More Details On Merger  (Sub-only)

US: Mattel, Hasbro Discuss Merger

US: Coty Shares Surge After Strong Q4 Results


Thursday 4th February 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

7 valuable insights from the Poundland senior team

easyFoodstore Closes After Running Out Of Stock

Superdrug To Follow Boots In Reviewing Pricing Of Products For Men And Women  (Sub-only)

Co-operative Snaps Up 15 Budgens Stores From Booker  (Sub-only)

Fresh To Store Expands With Acquisition Of Stocked

Graham’s The Family Dairy Signs Milk Supply Deal With Starbucks  (Sub-only)

Border Biscuits Investing £4.3m To Grow Brand  (Sub-only)

CBL Drinks Appoints Finn O’Driscoll As CEO  (Sub-only)

First Quarter Revenues At Compass Up 5.9%

Tesco Must Pay £1m Costs For Watchdog Investigation

GSK’s Chief Executive Hoping To Hold Off Calls For The Company To Break Up

Discounters Fuel Boom In Caviar Sales

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Fisherman’s Friend Launches New Campaign  (Sub-only)

Haribo Airs New Ads  (Sub-only)

SHS Serves Up ‘Blush’ WKD  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: Kesko Reports FY Sales Drop; To Withdraw Intersport Banner From Russia  (Sub-only)

N. AMERICA: Lowe’s Snaps Up Rona

CHILE: Cencosud To Spend $2.5bn Over Four Years

CANADA: Walmart Continues Click & Collect Roll-out

US: C-Store Numbers Continue To Rise  (Sub-only)

TURKEY: CarrefourSA Names New MD  (Sub-only)

US: Supervalu Appoints New Head

US: Mondelez Disappoints With Q4 Results


Wednesday 3rd February 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Brand View Nutrition - now with added fibre and carbs!

Boots Changes Prices Of Two Products Amid Criticism That It Was Charging Women More Than Men  (Sub-only)

Chief Executive Of Tesco Ireland Outlines Growth Plans  (Sub-only)

Tesco To Raise Pay For Store Staff By 3.1% But Cuts Overtime Rates

Food Moves Into Inflationary Territory For First Time Since August 2015

Category-By-Category Review Underway At My Local Chain  (Sub-only)

ACS And FWD Attack Government’s Plans To Force Through Changes To Sunday Trading Laws

Market For Functional Waters To Double By 2020  (Sub-only)

Nielsen Data Shows First Fall In UK Consumer Confidence For Two Years

Sainsbury’s Argos Takeover Is As Cheap As A Fisher Price Toy Set

Tesco’s Brand Health Plummets Following Supplier Scandal

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Crisps Losing Out To Other Snacks – Mintel

Budweiser Kicks Off New Football-Related Activity

Sacla’ Revamps Brand Identity

Red Bull Serves Up New PMPs  (Sub-only)

Poundland Launching Gardening Product Range With Charlie Dimmock

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

US: NBTY To Sell Vitamin World

POLAND: Zabka To Accelerate Store Openings  (Sub-only)

CZECH REPUBLIC: Rewe To Invest On Penny Market Revamp  (Sub-only)

PORTUGAL: Jeronimo Martins To Launch e-Store For Recheio  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Domestic Drug Makers Fined For Price Fixing

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Loses Top Brand Spot

US: Kroger, Albertsons Announce Exec Changes  (Sub-only)

FRANCE: LVMH Tops Estimates With Q4 Growth


Tuesday 2nd February 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

British Brands Group GSCOP Training for All Grocery Suppliers - Book Now!

Sainsbury’s Makes £1.3bn Offer For Home Retail Group

EasyJet Founder Opens First Grocery Store  (Sub-only)

Regulations Governing Relationships Between Supermarkets And Suppliers In Ireland Signed Into Law  (Sub-only)

Nisa Ends The Membership Of A Prominent Retailer As Part Of Turnaround Process

Boots Cutting Up To 350 Store Jobs As Part Of Growth Plans

Centra To Open 16 New Stores After Successful 2015

John Lewis To Enter Middle East  (Sub-only)

Couche-Tard Completes Acquisition Of Topaz In Ireland, Names New MD  (Sub-only)

Ocado Delivers A Second Year Of Profits

Matthew Clark Deal Drives Growth At Conviviality; Enjoyed Strong Christmas

Younger Shoppers Shunning Fresh Fruit And Vegetables In Favour Of Ready Meals And Pasta

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Pepsico Kicks Off Champions League Promotion

No.G Secures Wider Morrisons Listing

Love Smoothies Secures Sainsbury’s Listing

Halo Reformulates Honey Monster Puffs With Less Sugar  (Sub-only)

ACE Fastest Growing Laundry Additives Brand - Nielsen  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

SPAIN: Eroski To Accelerate Franchise Openings  (Sub-only)

US: PepsiCo To Open Restaurant  (Sub-only)

US: TreeHouse Completes Ralcorp Acquisition

INDIA: Metro Confirms New MD For Local Unit  (Sub-only)

US: Macy’s Announces Two Exec Changes  (Sub-only)

US: Hain Celestial Reports Solid Q2 Growth

INDIA: Aditya Birla Retail Racks Up Another FY Loss

AUSTRALIA: Aldi Boss Says No Fine-Tuning Needed For SA, WA


Monday 1st February 2016

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Tesco Continuing To Cut Back On Promotions As Part Of Shift To Simpler Pricing  (Sub-only)

Morrisons Announces Further Round Of Price Cuts

Sainsbury’s Plan To Acquire Home Retail Group Hangs In The Balance

List Of Tesco Stores To End 24 hour Opening Revealed

Tesco Staff Face Cut In Pay For Working Sundays, Late nights And Overtime  (Sub-only)

Tesco Shifts Large Chunk Of Milk Business To Müller  (Sub-only)

New ‘Shopper Stock Take’ Index Reveals Pricing AND Quality Are Key 2016 Shopper Expectations

Nocibé Selects Brand View For Price And Promotion Tracking

UK Consumer Confidence Resiliently Bullish In January Despite Domestic And Overseas Worries

Lidl Ramps Up Expansion Plans As Other Grocers Try To Slim Down

Tesco And Asda Worse Than Rivals As They Are Rapped On Unpaid Debt Disputes

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

Premier Foods Serves American-Inspired Cooking Sauces

Kepak To Launch Biggest Rustlers Sampling Campaign  (Sub-only)

Starbucks Unveils New Packaging Design

Kopparberg Serves Up New Fruit-based Product  (Sub-only)

AB InBev Unveils New Alcohol-Free Beck’s Variant  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

EUROPE: Kaufland Expands EMD Arrangement

PORTUGAL: Intermarché, Leroy Merlin Unveil Plans For Local Expansion  (Sub-only)

NIGERIA: Coca-Cola Invests $240m In Local Producer  (Sub-only)

BRAZIL: RB Picks Up Local Business

GERMANY: Edeka Appoints New Buying Director At Netto  (Sub-only)

US: Colgate-Palmolive Ends Year On Weak Note

AUSTRALIA: Aldi’s Ad Spend Soars As Coles And Woolworths Cut Back


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