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New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

    New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

Despite having the resolve to lose weight, British consumers may not know how to go about it, reveals new research from Mintel. Indeed, just six in 10 (61) UK consumers say that they know what they should and should not eat to lose weight – dropping to only 55% of men.
Furthermore, over one in 10 […]

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UK Consumers Hit Hard by Rising Cost of Food

    UK Consumers Hit Hard by Rising Cost of Food

Rising food prices are forcing UK consumers to make changes to their shopping habits, says Which? A new national survey from the consumer champion found that 84% of people are worried about the rising cost of food – and yet, as figures reveal that the rate of inflation has fallen slightly, food prices continue to […]

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UK Biscuit Market Worth £2.2 Billion

    UK Biscuit Market Worth £2.2 Billion

With sales of biscuits, cookies and crackers having increased 22% over the past five years to reach a delicious £2.2 billion in 2010, Mintel forecasts that the UK biscuit market will grow a further 15% to reach £2.6 billion by 2015.
Mintel estimates the biscuits, cookies and crackers market will grow by 2.7% this year to […]

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Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

    Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

The global market share of private/own label food products is set to double from the current 25% to 50% in 2025. However, A-brands will retain their importance for retailers to anchor categories’ price levels and give consumers choice and familiarity, according to a recent global research report titled ‘Private label vs Brands – an inseparable […]

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UK Soft Drinks Sales Exceed £9 Billion Mark

    UK Soft Drinks Sales Exceed £9 Billion Mark

The UK soft drinks market has once again demonstrated its resilience in spite of tough economic conditions, growing to £9.4b in value last year, with take-home sales up 6.6% to £6.6b and the on-premise category edging up 1% to reach £2.8b.
The newly published 2011 Britvic Soft Drinks Report also reveals that the impulse channel grew […]

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UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

    UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20th February 2011, show that the market is subdued as shoppers watch their pennies. Overall market growth slowed slightly this period to 3.9% compared to 4.2% last month. However, both Sainsbury at 5.2% and Morrisons at 4.5% outperformed, growing ahead of the […]

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UK Food and Grocery Market to Reach £183 Billion by 2015

    UK Food and Grocery Market to Reach £183 Billion by 2015

UK consumers will spend £182.7b in grocery retail outlets by 2015 – an average annual growth of 3.9% – according to latest figures released by IGD, the international food and grocery retailing expert.
IGD’s ‘UK Grocery Retail Outlook: Opportunities Beyond 2010’ report,  predicts that the UK convenience sector, currently valued at £32.1b, will continue to outperform […]

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Healthy Balanced Diet Communications Guide For Food Companies

A new guide to help UK food businesses communicate with consumers in a clear and consistent way about achieving a healthy balanced diet is being published by IGD, the international food and grocery experts. The Best practice guide to communicating to consumers about a healthy balanced diet has been developed to ensure information provided is […]

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Obesity Continues to Grow in the UK

Two thirds of the UK population is now either overweight or obese. Research by the independent market analyst Datamonitor has revealed that there is no end in sight to the national health crisis as, by 2014, one in four women will be obese and a further one in three overweight. In fact by 2014, 16.5 […]

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Rising UK Sales of Pies and Pasties

    Rising UK Sales of Pies and Pasties

UK sales of pies and pasties are thriving and by 2012 will be worth over £1 billion, according to the latest research from Mintel. Valued at £941 million in 2009, sales are forecast to rise to £962 million by the end of the year. In addition, between 2008 and 2009, sales of pies and pasties […]

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Kellogg and Ajinomoto Form Global R&D Alliance

    Kellogg and Ajinomoto Form Global R&D Alliance

Kellogg and Ajinomoto Company of Japan have formed a global R&D alliance to jointly develop health and nutrition products for consumers. Under the agreement, the two companies initially plan to focus on developing products that deliver benefits in the areas of weight management, sugar reduction, and sodium reduction. Ajinomoto has an extensive portfolio of ingredients […]

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One in Four UK Consumers Rarely Visit the Frozen Food Aisle

A YouGov SixthSense report into the chilled and frozen foods market reveals that 27% of UK adults rarely visit the frozen food aisle. The report also shows that a considerable number of consumers have not embraced new and non-traditional frozen food products.
Consumers are unhappy with the variety of foods on display in the frozen food […]

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