Retailing Crisis

Diageo used smart technology to advertise Pimm's during summertime

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Smart tech key to boosting sales: Diageo boss

By Matt Atherton

Smart technology – including temperature-sensitive billboards – and inspired Twitter marketing have “significantly” boosted sales, claims drinks giant Diageo.

Manufacturers and retailers told to engage with consumers on a more emotional level

IGD's Big Debate conference

Manufacturers told ‘emotional innovation key to growth’

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers should engage with shoppers on “a more emotional level” when planning new product innovation, recommends grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Love Free Range Eggs called for retailers to not lower free-range egg prices after 2025

Free-range egg campaign calls for price premium

By Matt Atherton

Almost 80% of UK shoppers are happy to pay a premium for free-range eggs, according to a survey by the Love Free Range Eggs campaign, adding to its calls for retailers to maintain the prices of free-range eggs.

Tesco reported a 1% rise in sales

Tesco posts sales boost as ‘momentum is returning’

By Matt Atherton

Tesco’s “momentum is returning”, according to city analysts, after the supermarket firm posted a seventh consecutive quarter of volume growth in its half-year update today (October 5).

Morrisons was making progress on its six priorities, claimed the retailer

Morrisons makes ‘good progress’ on six priorities

By Michael Stones

Morrisons is making progress towards strengthening its business and fulfilling six strategic priorities, claimed a financial statement accompanying the retailer’s first-half results, posted earlier this month.

Jonny Bingham (left) and David Jones: ‘A great opportunity has been missed or neglected’ (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Retailers should trust suppliers’ innovation teams

By Jonny Bingham & David Jones

Since the big ‘re-set’ of the supermarket shelves, where scores of products vied for a reduced and downsized space allocation, we have seen an escalation in own-label activity.

Cathedral City was expected to suffer a small volume decline in the first half

Dairy Crest’s key brands to deliver volume growth

By Michael Stones

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight – are expected to deliver combined volume growth in the first half of this year, according to the firm’s pre-close trading update for the six months to September 30.

The GCA's future is to be decided

The big interview

Groceries code boss says progress made

By Noli Dinkovski

With a decision on the future of the Groceries Code Adjudicator looming, Christine Tacon believes progress is being made. 

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