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Fighting to keep up

It seems that the law affecting licensed retailers is constantly evolving, making it difficult for even the most diligent of operators to keep up. Audrey …

Cider predicted to sparkle again

UK shoppers spend £1.06bn a year on off sales cider and perry and 12% of that is spent in Scotland, according to the latest market report from Westons Cider. …

Diverse drinks demand

THE UK is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, says James Logan, commercial director at Refresco UK. And he says that makes it a natural …

Healthy demand for quinoa

NEW cuisines to look out for are Hawaiian, Scandinavian and plant-based, according to Merchant Gourmet. It also said that, with sales of quinoa growing in the …

Authentic delight from Turkey

AS a result of consumers travelling more, they have become more adventurous with food and drink, says Zeynap Turudi of Truede. That, she says, means they want …

The world on your plate

Rice is a key ingredient in world food because it is used  in so many different global cuisines, from middle eastern and Indian to Caribbean, Korean and …

Polish food grows in UK

DEMAND for Polish food in the UK has been growing at a double-digit rate for a number of years and recorded 15% growth in the 52 weeks to 25 March, says global …

Sweet sales for pastry treats

IN-store bakery brand Country Choice says the baked confectionery segment is growing due to the rise in out of home consumption, snacking on the go and sharing …

Little and often is the key

BAKERY is the second most frequently bought category in c-stores, according to Aryzta Food Solutions, and it says in-store bakery shoppers spend 70% more than …

Making it on to most lists

BREAD appears on more shopping lists than any other product, says Warburtons, quoting Shopper Intelligence research from 2016. It says wrapped white bread …

Sensation campaign to boost singles sales

The most impulsive of all categories, confectionery can certainly be counted as an essential in c-stores. Chocolate singles play a big part in any …

Missions of the next generation

What is considered a ‘must stock’ in one c-store might be a luxury in another, but is the crucial essential ‘knowing your customers’? THE nature and …

Innovation helps everyday treats

WITH research showing that 99% of UK households buy biscuits, they can safely be viewed as a must stock. The recently released Biscuits in Britain report from …

Drink to this

Quoting research that shows 70% of buyers intend to consume pre-mixed drinks on the day of purchase, Diageo says chilled availability is critical for …

Bags of choice for get-togethers

CONFECTIONERY share bags are one of the big winners in the continuing popularity of the big night in, according to Starburst and Skittles owner Wrigley. …

Sweet savings offer

ENTERTAINING at home is a year-round activity, says Mars Chocolate, and consumers of all ages take part. And it has launched the Sweet Nights In promotion …