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Grocery News Week

Grocery News Week

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Published by CPMInternational
Latest trends and breaking news across the Grocery Sector.
Latest trends and breaking news across the Grocery Sector.

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Published by: CPMInternational on Feb 01, 2013
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Retail NewsAsda newsBrand News
Spar has installed Amazon lockers in nine of its stores to
allow customers to pick up goods ordered fromAmazon.co.uk at their local Spar shop.http://www.theretailbulletin.com Morrisons has teamed up with Lakeland to sell thekitchenware retailer's products as part of its non-foodoffering through a new website, Morrisons.com.http://www.theretailbulletin.com Lidl is to create 1,000 new jobs in the UK as part of amulti-million pound investment which will see it open 35-50 new stores in 2013.http://www.theretailbulletin.com The Department of Health has announced thatleading soft drinks brands Lucozade, Ribena and J20are among the latest brands to sign up to theResponsibility
calorie reduction pledge as partof the
drive to curb obesity levels.http://www.talkingretail.com Sales of Champagne and sparking wine have beenfizzing at Asda, with the retailer claiming a 23% year-on-year increase over Christmas and New Year. Theretailer was confident that it
the Christmas 2012offering
said Asda wine buyer Lynsey Grace,who added the sparkling wine sales, which had beendominated by prosecco and cava, had risen by 28%year-on-year.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Asda beef buyer Amy Austin thinks that UK consumers
will continue to be conscious of grocery prices this
year. Speaking at an ASDA/ABP BeefLink producergroup meeting last week, Austin said the retailer wasplanning to introduce fixed-weight and fixed-pricebeef products. Asda Daily news update (
WesternMorning News)
 Leeds City Council has approved plans for the openingof a new Asda research and test centre in the localHunslet area. Asda Daily news update (
YorkshireEvening Post)
 Sainsbury's is attempting to change consumer attitudestowards sustainable fish by offering shoppers a free,sustainable alternative, when they try to buy the mostpopular types of fish. The 'Switch The Fish' initiative willlaunch on Friday. It will be promoted via social mediaplatforms using the #switchthefish hashtag, and with aseries of infographics on Sainsbury's Facebook page aboutthe UK's consumption of fish. In total, Sainsbury's will giveaway seven tonnes of sustainable fish, including lemonsole, mussels, Cornish sardines and cole y fillets as analternative to cod, haddock, tuna, salmon and prawns.http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk Tetley is the new title sponsor of the rugby leagueChallenge Cup, replacing Leeds MetropolitanUniversity, and the Yorkshire brewer will use thesponsorship to "reinvigorate" the brand.http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk Tesco has asked suppliers to jointly fund a massive surgein Clubcard promotions, as it opens a
in thepromotions war.
writing to leading suppliersdemanding up to 50% of the cost of the strategy, witheight Clubcard Bonus mailouts planned this year targeting10 million customers at a time. All brands with retail sale
of over £500,000 a year are to be included, in a
proportion based on their level of sales.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Annabel Karmel is launching a two-week in-store
tasting trial that starts on 25 January and will run
across 25
Biscuit Company is launching a £1.1 million
TV push for Maryland cookies - the ad has a newstrap line
Bringa little Maryland magic to your
. The company hopes to build on stronggrowth for the Maryland brand, which rose 15% Y-O-Y to £41mhttp://www.thegrocer.co.uk Halewood International is putting
behind its £5.3m Sidekick flavouredspirit brand this year.http://www.thegrocer.co.uk Asda has relaunched its dedicated flower website tocompete with Marks & Spencer, Next and Waitrose inthe fight for online spend.http://www.retail-week.com The Co-operative Group has launched a new savingsscheme trust which protects customers paying into the
saving stamps scheme.http://www.theretailbulletin.com Kellogg's Special K is to undergo a £5m marketingcampaign supporting its first recipe change for 30years, as the cereal maker looks to turn aroundflagging sales. The marketing campaign kicks off inJune, accompanied by a new pack design and amajor sampling initiative.http://www.brandrepublic.com Asda has launched a new scheme in conjunction withScotland Food and Drink which aims to create closerlinks between the supermarket and Scottish suppliers.Asda Daily news update (Press & journal
What’s coming up….
January: National Popcorn day
January: National Pie day
January: Burns night
January: Australia day
February CNY
February Shrove Tuesday
February Valentines day
March Mothering Sunday
March St Patrick’s day
10th March Mothering Sunday
17th March St Patrick’s day
29th March Good Friday
31st March Easter day
1st April Easter Monday
23rd April St George’s day
16th June Father’s day
31st October Halloween
5th November Bonfire Night
Is launching what it claims is the first range of baby meals in pouches that have been fortified with addedvitamins and minerals . The new Heinz Pouches, roll out in January and come in two ranges, smooth-textured lines for babies from four months old, and three mashed-texture meals for seven-months andolder
New York Bakery Co
Is aiming to add value to the bagel category with its first premium lines. Rolling into stores now, thepremium range comprises two pertinant lines
fruit & oat and red onion & chive
and a limited-editionblueberry bagel
Is extending its Half & Half range with sliced 50% wholegrain and 50% white flour rolls. The new line isrolling into Asda stores now
Purity Drinks
Is relaunching its flagship Juice Burst brand as part of a new strategy to win supermarket listings anddouble sales
Oil of Olay
Is set to introduce its first eye roller product to supermarkets. It will go into grocers in March
Has launched an antiperspirant designed to tackle sweat induced by stress
Is looking to shake up the hot chocolate category and appeal to younger consumers with a new Wispadrink. Wispa Hot Chocolate will be available from next month , and is investing £3m in a marketing pushfrom April that will include TV and in-store activity
Is expanding its stevia-based Truvia brand with two new products. Truvia calorie-free sweetner tablets and
Baking Blend roll into Sainsbury’s and Waitrose next month , with the tablets hitting
Asda in March
Fruits preserves business has secured 2 listings with Asda and Booths. Asda is trialling fig, rhubarb, gingerand greengage in 25 London stores
What’s new this week ….

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