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News week 39

News week 39

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Grocery News Week 39
Grocery News Week 39

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NEWS IN BRIEF
Retail NewsAsda newsBrand News
Online marketplace Ebay has embarked on a newpartnership with Nectar, the UK loyalty programme, whichwill enable Nectar card holders to collect pointsautomatically when they shop on Ebay.http://www.theretailbulletin.com/ Discount supermarket Lidl is launching its first everpremium wine range on 27 September as it seeks to caterfor more affluent customers in the UK.http://www.theretailbulletin.com/ 
Baby etailer Kiddicare is targeting a rapid rise in turnover
to £200m by 2016 as it pushes the button on a radicaltransformation of its brand and operations.http://www.retail-week.com/ Asda claims the Asda Price Guarantee (APG) is
“unbeatable”,
but savvy shoppers have found itsAchilles heel - and are taking full advantage. A flaw onthe APG website means it is issuing bumper-sizevouchers when certain
‘trigger’
products are boughtalongside brands that other supermarkets have onmultibuy promotions.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk 
Asda’s
everyday low prices stance means it does notneed to launch a loyalty card, according to Walmartboss David Cheesewright.To celebrate Ferrero
Rocher’s
30th Birthday in theUK, the global confectioner is working with its UKRoute to Market trade partners to offer impulseretailers promotions to encourage stocking in this
celebration year.http://www.talkingretail.com/ 
Spar UK has revamped its evening meal and mealaccompaniment range, to tap in to the growing trend forbig nights in and sharing products.http://www.talkingretail.com/ Costcutter has unveiled an all new consumer facingwebsite for its fledgling Kwiksave chain. As part of the
group’s
continued investment in digital channels across allof it brands, the symbol group said that Kwiksave.com isthe first of a series of new brand specific websites that willbe launching over the next two months and follows theunveiling of the new corporate and retailer recruitmentwebsite how convenient.co.uk.http://www.talkingretail.com/ Morrisons has announced a revamp of its food-to-gooffering, rolling out 90 new and improved lines whileintroducing a new £2 meal deal.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Nestlé has launched a special edition After Eightpack and brought back its Collection box tocelebrate the dinner
mint’s
50th anniversary.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/ Rolling out now in a tropical fruit flavour, GavisconInstants aims to provide relief from heartburn andindigestion by melting in the mouth
 –
a first for thesector, maker Reckitt Benckiserhttp://www.thegrocer.co.uk/ Tesco has launched a new plan - dubbed
‘Making
 Moments
Matter’
- to emphasise the radicalimprovements it hopes to make to customer service.Covering extra training for staff and improvements tostores, Tesco stressed the slogan would not replacethe long-running Every Little Helps tagline.
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Marks & Spencer has launched a range of ready meals
and starters under the new banner Modern Asian.Rolling out to stores this week, the line-up includesdim sum, noodle bowls, bento, curries and rice, and isbeing promoted in store with a leaflet styled after atakeaway menu.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Waitrose is launching what it claims is the first purelyfood-related online video channel from a retailer
 –
in a
bid to inspire home cooks and boost sales.
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Warburtons is cutting the price point of its premiumrolls by dropping its six-packs to four-packs and itssub rolls from three-packs to two-packs.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk 
Lyle’s
is hoping to
‘trick
or
treacle’
shoppers thisautumn with a limited edition tin for Halloween. Itwill be stocked nationwide and supported with in-store promotions emphasising the versatility of flacktreacle and offering recipe suggestions.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk British Lion Eggs has announced the launch of amultimedia campaign for this
year’s
British Eggweek, which runs from 1 to 7 October. The campaignincludes a recipe booklet and social media activity.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Tesco will launch a major revamp of its entire frozenfood range tomorrow (26 September).http://www.thegrocer.co.uk 
 
What’s coming up….
 
Period 10 (11
th
September
 –
15
th
October)
1
st
 
 –
7
th
Oct: National porridge week
1
st
- 7
th
Oct: Potato week
1
st
Oct: World vegetarian day
8
th
 
 –
14
th
Oct: Chocolate week
8
th
 
 –
14
th
Oct: National curry week
10
th
Oct: World Porridge day
12
th
Oct: World Egg day
Period 11 (16
th
October
 –
5
th
November)
16
th
Oct: World food day
21
st
Oct: National apple day
22
nd
Oct: World nut day
31
st
Oct: Halloween
1
st
Nov: World Vegan day
Period 12 (6
th
November
 –
10
th
December)
12
th
 
 –
18
th
Nov: Indoor allergy week
13
th
 
 –
17
th
Nov: Diwali
 
Comment
Rachel’s
Has unveiled a new limited edition big pot for autumn and winter
 –
apple & cinnamon
Kellogg’s
Has moved its Special K brand into the UK crisps market with a range of popped savoury snacks
Burts Chips
Has teamed up with Guinness to launch the first crisps flavoured with the black stuff 
Abra
 –
ca-Debora
- A Dutch chilled
ready made pancake brand is making its UK debut. It is available from Sainsbury’s
and Tesco
Heinz
Is bringing out a range of hot chilli sauces, designed to add spice to pizza, pasta, stir fries, chicken,burgers and other meals
Unilever
Has extended its Magnum brand into ice cream tubs for the first time in a luxury-based wintercategory refresh
Carte d’Or
 
Also sees new NPS: Signature comes in a 450ml tub in Crème Brulee, Tarte aux Pommes and Fondantau Chocolat
Whole creations
Has claimed a market first with the launch of wholemeal pizza bases
WeightWatchers
Has added a six-strong premium range to its ready meals portfolio
Farmhouse Fare
Is extending it s single-serve Lovetub puds portfolio with a Chocolate Orange Volcano variant. Set tohit shelves next month
Bradburys
Is looking to reinvigorate Brits’ interest in Brie..with the launch of a square.
Le Bloc goes into Asda andOcado in October priced £1.89
Norseland
Is extending its Mexicana spicy cheese range with sweet chilli
What’s new this week ….
 

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