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….brands in all forms feel the need to signal the value of their food content, provenance and social acceptability, but are they enjoyed? The pressure on persuading us to eat better, healthier and to consider the wider implications of how our food and drink is sourced...

....new tastes, new brands and some surprises from old favourites demonstrate the renewed vitality of the UK marketplace. Winners of this year’s Grocer New Product Awards provided a telling snapshot of the latest food trends, with 2016 seeing the need for a new Coconut category prompted...

Consumer i: British Sausages Tasted and Rated by people like you Since the release of the WHO’s report on the danger of processed meat, overall sales within the fresh sausage category have, not surprisingly, fallen in the past 12 months. Following on from previous concerns regarding quality,...

News of a sharp drop in profits at John Lewis this month were, according to chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield, the result of “far reaching changes taking place in society, in retail and in the workplace”. The rise in click-and-collect and on-line shopping is clearly having...

Consumer i: Prosecco Tasted and Rated by people like you   Last year Prosecco sales overtook Champagne for the second year running, (with UK sales of £181.8 million), and it is continuing to gain popularity, often fuelled by word of mouth recommendation. Indeed, value has risen 29.5% within the...

...But voluntary guidelines aimed at cutting sugar/fat have had mixed results across the board. There has been an interesting reaction by the major retailers to the news that the Prime Minister is set to scrap some of the proposals put forward to fight childhood obesity, with...