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Craft ales & ciders: Thirsty for some variety

Whether you are a rural store or bang in the city centre, a growing number of drinkers across the UK are crying out for craft beers.

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Raise your spirits levels

The spirits category is in gintastic shape, but retailers need to embrace new flavours and changing tastes to keep up the momentum.

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The hottest chiller fillers

Keep your cool and offer good availability in the key areas of premium, healthy and convenient snacking to ensure chilled stays a hot spot.

Sugar Confectionery

It’s a sweet love affair

Despite the sugar backlash there’s strong demand for sweets, with plenty of innovation in pack formats and flavours to tempt shoppers.

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks: Get your place in the sun

You can’t rely on a scorching summer to sell soft drinks, but you can keep up the heat by including healthy options and latest innovations.

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Satisfy the savoury snackers

Demand for healthier lines and imaginative flavours means retailers may need to re-examine how to meet those between-meal moments.

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Summer drinks: Take the time to chill out

Convenience retailers can capitalise on summer drinking occasions by offering a range of chilled alcoholic drinks that’s ready to go.

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World foods: Keep it real to be a global hit

As world foods become more mainstream, a number of retailers are seeing increased demand for more authentic and adventurous lines.

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BBQ: Time to turn up the heat

Retailers are hoping to match last summer’s sizzling sales by offering a range of BBQ-ready lines across multiple product categories.

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Ice cream: Ways to make more lolly

As we approach summer, it’s important to not undersell impulse ice cream and focus on getting decent margins for in-demand lines.

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Sunny side up for cider

The summer provides the perfect chance to turn up the heat on cider sales, with fruit flavours and traditional lines in greater demand.


Food-to-go: Are you making a meal of it?

Whether it’s a simple sarnie or full-on fry-up, the potential of food-to-go shows no sign of cooling. Here retailers reveal what’s on the menu.

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Premium drinks: They're soft but strong

Adult soft drinks, mixers and smoothies are growing in popularity as consumers cut back on alcohol and make healthier choices.

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Soft drinks: Sales still sweet a year in

Exactly 12 months since the sugar tax came into force, retailers are adjusting to the new pricing regime and influx of new products.

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The price has to be right

With family budgets being squeezed, retailers are finding it increasingly important to strike the right balance between price and quality.

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A category with star quality

Growth in the UK vaping market is accelerating thanks to recent improvements to design, merchandising and communication.

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Chocolate: Keep taking the tablets

Chocolate remains big business and embracing consumer demand for sharing formats is resulting in strong sales for savvy retailers.

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Protein: Building a strong future

Consumer demand for protein products is broadening as today’s shoppers no longer see them as niche products but healthier snacks.

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Extra time to crack Easter

A later Easter gives retailers more opportunity to excite shoppers with eye-catching displays, gifts ideas and all they need for a get-together.

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Power up with big brands

Own label may be cleaning up in some categories, but when it comes to household cleaning it’s brands that are wiping out the competition.

Hot Bevs

The tea time favourites

Traditional teas still top the charts when it comes to hot beverages, but it’s healthy and premium lines that are showing bags of potential.

Healthy Snacking

Cracking the healthy market

Healthy snacking is way more than a new year’s resolution, it’s becoming a way of life, and retailers should not overlook its potential.



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