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Almost two-thirds of early festive shoppers will return to stores to restock

The UK grocery market is expected to grow 1.2% over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD.

Roberts Bakery reaches £50k for breast cancer charity

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery has reached its £50,000 fundraising target for the charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

Grocery searches soar across mobile devices

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Want to woo shoppers? Be less rational and more emotional, says IGD

Food and grocery businesses should think less rationally and more emotionally to win over shoppers, according to the boss of research and training charity IGD.

UK e-commerce grocery market grows by 6.9%

According a report published by Kantar Worldpanel, sales of groceries in the UK through e-commerce platforms has increased by 6.9% in the 12 months to June 2016.

Tesco set to launch mobile payment service

Supermarket giant Tesco will launch its mobile payment service nationally by the end of the year, after a successful trial period.

Lidl unveils bakery at new store

Discounter Lidl has revealed a new state-of-the-art bakery at a new store in Penicuik, Scotland.

Burton’s Biscuits prepares for spooky season

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a 2016 Halloween Cadbury Biscuits range.

Real Bread Campaign ad complaint rebuffed

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has declined to take action following a complaint by the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) about advertising claiming that artisan bread can be made using a packet mix.

Food sales return to growth despite supermarket price war

The grocery sector reported a 0.5% rise in sales in the four weeks to 28 February, after months of little or no growth, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Understanding shoppers is ‘key to the sugar issue’

To keep products on supermarket shelves, suppliers need to understand what shoppers think, according to Bridgethorne.

Sainsbury’s leads the way by scrapping multi-buys

Sainsbury’s has become the first of the major supermarkets to commit to phasing out multi-buy deals, after mounting evidence that shoppers find them confusing and misleading. 

Supermarket special offers to be banned?

Major supermarkets are under official investigation after it emerged that questionable special offers encouraged shoppers to spend, not save.

Irwin’s expands popular Softee range

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has expanded its Softee range to offer shoppers an alternative to white bread. 

Grocery retailers set for strong Christmas

UK shoppers are expected to spend £20.3bn on groceries over the Christmas period, a 1.4% rise on last year.

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Aldi jumps into position as UK's sixth-largest supermarket
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Aldi bypasses Waitrose in supermarket leaderboard

German discounter Aldi has leapfrogged Waitrose in the leaderboard to become Britain’s sixth-largest supermarket. 

Genius bread was amongst one of the most popular gluten free products purchased
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Online research points to rise in gluten-free purchases

Gluten-free products are increasingly popular, according to a leading shopping and comparison site.

Premier Foods Halloween range from Mr Kipling
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Consumers to spend £240m on Halloween

Consumers will spend up to £240m on Halloween in 2014, according to the latest research.

IGD chief executive predicts a £31bn growth in Convenience, discount and online retailing
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IGD forecasts continued change to retail landscape

Convenience, discount and online retailing are predicted to grow by more than £31bn in the next five years and claim 43% of the grocery market.

Aldi profits boom

Aldi has announced a soar in profits after competitive prices attracted customers to the discounted supermarket.

High street consumers regain confidence

Shopper confidence is at its highest since January 2011, according to new research from  IGD ShopperVista.

Jubilee boosts supermarket trading

Supermarket sales during the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations increased by 12.5% year-on-year.

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