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Grocery News week 40

Grocery News week 40

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NEWS IN BRIEF
Retail NewsAsda newsBrand News
Marks & Spencer has put multi-channel at the heart of itsstrategy, with its stores regarded as just as important as
its developing online and mobile channels, as it
experiments with all parts of its business.http://www.theretailbulletin.com/ The Co-operative will decide in the next six monthswhether it will launch an online grocery offer.http://www.retail-week.com Discount retailer B&M has been put up for sale afterbecoming
Britain’s
fastest growing retailer.http://www.retail-week.com Ocado has intensified its focus on price as it seeks to buildsales and stage a fightback in the battle for groceryspend.http://www.retail-week.com/ Pringles, the Kellogg's-owned crisp brand, has signeda significant six-figure deal to sponsor peak-timefilms on Channel 5's network of TV channels from 1October.http://www.brandrepublic.com/ Morrisons has launched its flagship Kiddicare store inNottingham on 26 September to take on Mothercare, itsmother-and-baby retail rival.http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk Asda has been crowned best turkey retailer at the
British Turkey Awards for the third year in a row.The
supermarket won the title on the strength of its widerange of everyday turkey portions, from burgers andsausages to meatballs.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Morrisons has made cereals the subject of its latest own-label over-haul. The supermarket is adding a new range of breakfast cereals and snack bras, as well as updating thepackaging for its existing lines.
“We’ve
made huge stridesto improve the quality of our
cereals,”
said cereal buyingmanager Dan Povey.
“Whether
it is mums wanting tomake sure they are offering their children the best start tothe day or commuters looking for a quick snack on their
way to work, there is something for everyone.
 
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Ocado is hoping to tap into the
‘Ikea
 
effect’
by building aScandinavian shop-within-a-shop featuring almost 140food items from the region.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk The consensus among analysts is that when Tescoreports its interim results on Wednesday its overalltrading profits could fall ten per cent to £1.6bn in thefirst half. Sainsburys
Justin King is expected toannounce a 1.4 per cent increase in second-quarterlike-for-like sales.
 Asda daily news update
Asda is trialling a Disney
‘store
within a
store’
conceptat its Milton Keynes superstore, with Disney andMarvel products including toys, clothing, DVDs/BluRay, games and H&L now grouped in a Disney brandedzone.
Asda’s
chief merchandising officer AndrewMoore is quoted:
‘We’re
excited to be opening thefirst-ever new Disney format in the UK. It has been aclose collaboration between the two businesses andthe resulting concept will be a stand out in retail for usand for our customers.
 
 Asda daily news update
An academy for suppliers in Northern Ireland set upby Asda has proved to be a huge asset to localcompanies in the region according to the NorthernIrish Daily Mirror. Eleven Northern Irish food firmstook part in
Asda’s
first supplier developmentacademy and the participants are set to benefit froman additional £3m in sales over the next 18 monthand generate 50 new jobs.
 Asda daily news update
Asda is ranked as the best company in Yorkshire out of a list of 250 companies in the Yorkshire Post, beatingMorrisons and Aviva. The study which featurescompanies headquartered in the Yorkshire andHumber region highlights growth in turnover, pre-taxprofits and employment.
 Asda daily news update
 Asda has launched its first Android petrol pricechecker app
 –
which allows drivers to locate theirnearest petrol station while on the move.http://www.brandrepublic.com/ Tesco is planning a national rollout of scan-as-you-shop devices after trials revealed one pound in every
seven spent in its stores goes through the system.
 Asda daily news update
Ocean Spray is bolstering its Craisens driedcranberries range with its first ever TV push.
They’re
 backing the ad with a Try Me Free promotion,carrying vouchers for 150g packs, and sampling in100 stores before Christmas.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Orkney cheddar has announced a tie-up withMichelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin for thesecondyear running. Kitchin will devise exclusive recipes forthe brand, which will be published on their websitehttp://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
Malibu
will be launching its newest Limited Edition bottle this winter, Malibu Snowcoco, following
the success of last year’s popular winter edition. Malibu
Snowcoco has launched exclusivelyin Selfridges, and will roll out to the wider off-
trade at the end of September at Malibu’s
standard RRP of £14.75.
GlaxoSmithKline
is unveiling the launch of a new SKU to tackle period pain. Panadol Period Pain is the onlyparacetamol based product on the market that targets this specific need state.
Red Bull
Is expanding its line-up with 3 fruit flavoured energy drinks
Kettle Chips
Is bringing back two limited-edition flavours as part of its 30
th
birthday celebrations. Sea salt,rosemary & Garlic; and blue stilton & port are making their comeback next month following afacebook survey
Vita Coco
The company behind Vita Coco is hoping to capitalise on 2 of the fastest-growing drink sectors with anRTD coffee made with coconut water
 –
Coco Cafe
Kraft
Is hoping to woo female chocolate fans with what it has described as the first new Cadbury countlinebrand in over 15 years. Cadbury Crispello will roll out from 8
th
October
United Biscuits
Is launching a breakfast biscuit under its
McVitie’s
brand. Rolling out now,
McVitie’s
Breakfast will beavailable in 3 flavours
 –
 
red berries, oat & honey, and apple, sultana & cinnamon. They’re supporting
the launch with a £4m push including promotions, TV and press ads, digital activity and sampling
Upper Crust
Has this week rolled out 3 new frozen lines to Asda
 –
a beef & vegetable pasty, a cheese & onion sliceand a steak slice. The company said it was looking to tap into recent growth in the pasty and slicesmarket
Drink Me Chai
Has expanded its line-up with a Green Tea Chail Latte, rolling out to Waitrose mid-October
What’s new this week ….
 

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