• Cider Main Pic

    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

    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.

  • Adult Soft Drinks_Budgens

    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.

Soft Drinks Sugar Tax POS

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.

Cash-Conscious_Steve Bassett Londis

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.

Lily Allen x Vype

A category with star quality

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

Block PMPs_Costcutter Huntingdon

Chocolate: Keep taking the tablets

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

Protein Display

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.

Easter Treats

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.

Household Products_ Budgens

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.

Cakes & Biscuits Display

We’re still sweet on treats

Shoppers are choosing a little of what they fancy when it comes to cakes and biscuits, despite the increase in healthy and free-from lines.

Artisan Bread

The new consumer kneads

Demand for premium lines and healthy options means c-store owners must think beyond standard white sliced when it comes to bakery.

Breakfast Table

The perfect wake-up call

The breakfast category is a big opportunity for c-stores, with those who offer a wide product range rewarded with great customer loyalty.

Easter Novelties

Build the eggcitement

Get a head start on the longer Easter opportunity by ensuring your treat products are all ready to go from the beginning of January.

Dairy and Cheese

Your c-store cash cows

By honing in on growing product areas and pack formats across cheese, milk and yogurt, you can ensure you’re milking dairy sales.

Confectionery Display Nisa Southend Victoria

Confectionery: Broaden your horizons

Pricemarked chocolate and candy sharing formats still reign supreme, but retailers ignore the growing number of healthier lines at their peril.

Britvic Christmas Range

Christmas soft drinks: Let's get this party started

Today’s cocktail-loving consumers are after mixers and adult soft drinks to make sure their festive get-togethers have seasonal sparkle.

Baby Care: Parental Guidance

Pre-school and Babycare: Ease those growing pains

A tight range of easy-to-navigate baby and toddler essentials and a welcoming atmosphere can be real lifesavers for stressed out, time-poor parents.

Customer Missions: Snacking

Snack to the future

Snacking has a sky-high penetration, but retailers need to make space for healthier options and adventurous flavours to stay on trend.

Christmas Alcohol

Christmas alcohol: Plenty to celebrate

Holidays are coming and so is a sparkling opportunity for alcohol. Get it covered with premium spirits, low-alcohol options and lots of fizz.

Retailer Giving E-Cigs Advice

The future looks bright

It’s already on the up, but the opportunities offered by the vaping market could be transformational if the right approaches are taken.

Aunt Bessie Range Christmas Roast Dinner with Turkey

Christmas: Lay out a festive feast

Christmas is the time when shoppers go all out on creating a festive spread. Here’s how to ensure you have all the right ingredients.

Big Night In Occasion

Big up the big night in

The lure of staying in shows no sign of waning, but retailers need to shout about their offer if they are to avoid missing out to the mults.

Directory

the_grocer_directory

SEARCH for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.