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No comfort food as sales slump

THE brutal market conditions in Scottish food and drink retailing have continued into the autumn. According to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium/KPMG Retail Sales...
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No advantage served in July

Food sales in deep decline as sports triumphs and heatwave of 2013 can’t be matched DO you remember how exciting it was when Andy...

Working together the way forward

SALES and marketing agencies have a crucial part to play in introducing brands to the convenience sector. According to father- and-son agency, JFK Partnership,...
Morrisons was the big loser among the giant grocers over the Christmas period. Kantar Worldpanel’s total till roll figures showed it down 1% on the previous year. Nielsen had it down 2%. Morrisons own figures showed its like-for-like sales down 5.6%.

Giants in bleak Christmas

Multiple and indie c-stores sales up as supermarkets falter CHRISTMAS brought a degree of trading joy for convenience stores and good results for discounters...
Pumpkin pie might have been on the menu as Halloween contributed to a late surge in Scotland’s retail food sales in October

Halloween gives food a bump – October analysis

GHOULS, ghosts and cold weather gave Scotland’s food sales an 11th hour bump in the night in October, returning results that led retail industry...
Sunshine and sporting silverware brought shoppers out in July, buying barbecue staples, ice cream, soft fruit and even ice cubes.

Food leads new sales surge – Weather and winning credited

Are we in recovery? Scottish sales performance best for more than two years as we storm ahead of overall UK stats A feelgood July has...
Almost half of malt whisky sold in the UK is bought as gifts says Glenfiddich distributor First Drinks.

Time for change – Whisky performance

Whisky is booming abroad and brands want to import the export magic TRAVEL almost anywhere in the world where things are going well economically and...
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Think inside the box – Lunchtime for little and large

The back to school period is important but grown-ups provide the majority of packed lunch sales opportunities, and lunchbox sales grow in cash-conscious times. TRADITIONALLY...
Smirnoff has added to its flavoured range with the launch of coffee-flavoured Espresso Smirnoff. Absolut vodka has launched a PMP on its 50cl size. Valt, the single malt vodka, is to appear in Sainsbury’s stores in Scotland.

Express service – Vodka update

HOW do you give Britain’s biggest-selling vodka a boost? Earlier this year drinks giant Diageo ensured its massive brand Smirnoff stayed full of beans...
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Post office plans click march

ROYAL Mail and the Post Office are joining forces to offer a click and collect service at Post Office branches. Royal Mail is currently...
Catriona Munro is a partner in the EU competition and regulatory team at and a member of the firm’s Food & Drink group

Legal advice – Don’t pay the price for careless chat

Be very careful who you discuss pricing with. It will soon become easier for authorities to prosecute on price fixing. By Catriona Munro COMPETITION in food...
A spell of good weather in May saw sales of barbecue meats, charcoal, picnic snacks and salads increase. Food price inflation decreased and overall prices actually fell.

May weather lifts the retail mood

Monitor findings show Scottish sales are better than before but still lag behind overall UK performance SCOTTISH stores reported slow but steady growth throughout May,...
Kantar Worldpanel said Aldi once again took a record share of British grocery spending. It now accounts for 3.6% of British grocery sales, said the researcher.

Discounters still on the march

Aldi and Lidl grow ahead of giants and Waitrose also soars BRITAIN’S giant supermarkets continue to lose out to smaller supermarket operations at different ends...
This issue: Matt Goddard, head of impulse field sales at Pepsico

Act on impulse – Matt Goddard interview

Britain’s sales and marketing professionals explain how they see the convenience scene This issue: Matt Goddard, head of impulse field sales at Pepsico Matt Goddard joined...
THE British summer is something to celebrate, whatever the weather. That’s the message from The Famous Grouse’s summer sales push, using the slogan: ‘The Famous British Summer – Enjoy It While It Lasts’.

There goes the famous summer

THE British summer is something to celebrate, whatever the weather. That’s the message from The Famous Grouse’s summer sales push, using the slogan: ‘The...
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Expecting a news arrival

HELLO! magazine is gearing up for the arrival of the royal baby, due on July 13. The publisher expects to shift 150% more copies...

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