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Despite the sugar backlash there’s strong demand for sweets, with plenty of innovation in pack formats and flavours to tempt shoppers.
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.
Demand for healthier lines and imaginative flavours means retailers may need to re-examine how to meet those between-meal moments.
Convenience retailers can capitalise on summer drinking occasions by offering a range of chilled alcoholic drinks that’s ready to go.
As world foods become more mainstream, a number of retailers are seeing increased demand for more authentic and adventurous lines.
Retailers are hoping to match last summer’s sizzling sales by offering a range of BBQ-ready lines across multiple product categories.
As we approach summer, it’s important to not undersell impulse ice cream and focus on getting decent margins for in-demand lines.
The summer provides the perfect chance to turn up the heat on cider sales, with fruit flavours and traditional lines in greater demand.
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, mixers and smoothies are growing in popularity as consumers cut back on alcohol and make healthier choices.
Exactly 12 months since the sugar tax came into force, retailers are adjusting to the new pricing regime and influx of new products.
With family budgets being squeezed, retailers are finding it increasingly important to strike the right balance between price and quality.
Growth in the UK vaping market is accelerating thanks to recent improvements to design, merchandising and communication.
Chocolate remains big business and embracing consumer demand for sharing formats is resulting in strong sales for savvy retailers.
Consumer demand for protein products is broadening as today’s shoppers no longer see them as niche products but healthier snacks.
A later Easter gives retailers more opportunity to excite shoppers with eye-catching displays, gifts ideas and all they need for a get-together.
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.
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 is way more than a new year’s resolution, it’s becoming a way of life, and retailers should not overlook its potential.
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.
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