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Fewer deals but brands not budging on price, says IRI

12 April, 2017

The IRI’s new Big Question report on the grocery price war revealed it has saved UK shoppers £9.3bn over three years. Despite rising inflation a... Visit www.bakeryinfo.co.uk today for more information!

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Fewer deals but brands not budging on price, says IRI

Fewer discounts lift costs for UK shoppers

11 April, 2017

LONDON: Recent modest increases to food and drink prices in the UK have often been blamed on Brexit, the country's decision to leave the European Union, but a new report suggests the trend is almost entirely due to fewer promotions.

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Fewer discounts lift costs for UK shoppers

Inflation hits UK grocery prices after supermarkets slash promotional offers

10 April, 2017

Inflation has started to creep into food prices in the UK, but base prices - those for products not sold on promotion - have not gone up, IRI data shows.

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Inflation hits UK grocery prices after supermarkets slash promotional offers

Pricing Is Another Key Lever In The Sugar Reduction Battle, Says IRI

31 March, 2017

England’s health watchdog yesterday published new guidelines for the food industry aimed at significantly reducing the amount of sugar in a host of popular products.

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Pricing Is Another Key Lever In The Sugar Reduction Battle, Says IRI
Pricing and promotions need to be addressed to meet sugar reduction targets

Reaction: UK food industry welcomes sugar reduction target

30 March, 2017

Stakeholders in the UK’s food industry have begun to respond to Public Health England’s call for a 20% reduction in the amount of sugar in food products.

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Reaction: UK food industry welcomes sugar reduction target

Lettuce shortage: Vegetable rationing spurs rise in sale of seeds as British people turn to grow own greens

07 February, 2017

UK retailers have in recent weeks started rationing lettuce, courgettes and aubergines after floods and storms ruined crops in southern Europe, squeezing supply

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Lettuce shortage: Vegetable rationing spurs rise in sale of seeds as British people turn to grow own greens

UK Retailers Lose Over £2 Million in Courgette Sales During January

07 February, 2017

Data released by IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers, shows that the recent courgette shortage has seriously impacted sales of the vegetable in January.

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UK Retailers Lose Over £2 Million in Courgette Sales During January

Lettuce shortage: Vegetable rationing spurs rise in sale of seeds as British people turn to grow own greens

07 February, 2017

"A shortage of certain vegetables in UK supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds. UK retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, have in recent weeks started rationing lettuce, courgettes and aubergines after floods and storms ruined crops in southern Eu...

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Lettuce shortage: Vegetable rationing spurs rise in sale of seeds as British people turn to grow own greens

Healthy eating trend inspires surge in demand for almond milk, e-cigarettes and avocado

27 January, 2017

Almond milk, e-cigarettes and avocados enjoyed the biggest surge in demand among UK shoppers last year, as a trend toward healthy eating gathered pace, according to one research firm.

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Healthy eating trend inspires surge in demand for almond milk, e-cigarettes and avocado

'Virtuous eating' products among fastest growing sellers in the UK for 2016

26 January, 2017

Health-conscious shoppers helped put a raft of ‘virtuous eating’ products among the UK’s fastest growing by percentage in 2016, according to IRI data.

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Anthony Graham to lead IRI solutions and innovations team as Lynda Gammell moves to new IRI role

26 January, 2017

IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, has announced the appointment of Anthony Graham as executive vice president of international solutions and innovations to replace Lynda Gammell.

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Anthony Graham to lead IRI solutions and innovations team as Lynda Gammell moves to new IRI role

IRI makes senior management changes

25 January, 2017

Lynda Gammell, who has led IRI's solutions and innovations team in Europe for six years, is returning to the US to lead the product management of IRI’s Shopper Knowledgebase (SKB).

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IRI makes senior management changes

Gin boom provides ‘biggest growth in spirits’ IRI data shows

16 January, 2017

Gin recorded value growth of 14.5% last year to become the biggest growth driver in the spirits category, according to new figures from IRI.

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Gin boom provides ‘biggest growth in spirits’ IRI data shows

Gin and Tonic sales soared in 2016

13 January, 2017

IRI figures show that spirits sales topped £3 billion in the year to December 31, 2016, and it said gin is the biggest growth driver.

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Gin and Tonic sales soared in 2016

Gin drives spirits boom as shoppers enjoy boozy Christmas

12 January, 2017

Brits splashed out £136m on gin this Christmas as booze outpaced the wider festive grocery market.

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Gin drives spirits boom as shoppers enjoy boozy Christmas

Carrier bag use drops 90% as 5p levies take effect

28 October, 2016

Supermarkets in Great Britain are dishing out nearly 90% fewer single-use carrier bags than they were two years ago

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Carrier bag use drops 90% as 5p levies take effect

ITV REPORT 25 October 2016 at 1:02am Marmite sales 'soar by 61%' after Tesco price row

25 October, 2016

Sales of Marmite have reportedly soared since the price row between the spread makers Unilever and Tesco.

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Unilever, Tata, Eurozone: Business news in brief

25 October, 2016

Unilever Tesco Brexit price dispute boosts Marmite sales by 61%

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Unilever, Tata, Eurozone: Business news in brief

Private label in Europe: Tailor your growth strategy per country, says IRI

22 June, 2016

Private label is under pressure across Europe for a range of reasons and manufacturers and retailers must tailor their solutions to each individual country, according to a recent IRI report

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