Opinion on Food in United Kingdom

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'Experimental' Brits splash the cash on premium

The average Brit is more likely than ever to load their trolley full of premium products. This is reflected by the growth of the specialty products such as hand-made, origin specific food, drink and personal care products. The growing taste for luxury is set to become more pronounced as consumers continue to experiment, self-reward and seek out satisfying experiences.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2005
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'Treatwise' targeting transparency and trust

The 'treatwise' campaign recently launched in the UK is the first consumer education initiative to be adopted by rival confectioners of the size of Cadbury and Masterfoods, and marks a significant shift in attitude towards public health. Datamonitor Analyst Nick Beevors takes a closer look at why the companies involved believe they are leading the way for the confectionery industry...

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2006
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2006 "Build a Better Mousetrap" New Product Innovations of the Year

Non-alcoholic beer for dogs, hot dogs made with salmon, cappuccino-flavored cider and light beer fortified with vitamins were some of the more unusual new product innovations reported in 2006 by Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2007
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Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ahold: the last days of Disco

Scandal-ridden Ahold can't afford any more nasty surprises, so it's focusing on mature markets. For a healthier firm, however, Ahold's South American businesses are a strong opportunity. Emerging markets specialist Tesco understandably decided in March not to buy out the struggling Dutch company - but its Brazilian unit could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aldi: a threat to the Big Four?

The discount retailer has outlined ambitious plans, which include the potential for up to 1,500 stores, in a bid to mount a greater challenge to the dominance of the Big Four. Although its enlarged store estate will help it grab a bigger share of the UK grocery market, stealing customers from the likes of Tesco and Asda will be an arduous task.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aldi: rise of the discounters

Aldi's ambitious five-year expansion plan could help it to achieve its long-term goal of 1,500 UK stores, as with a current store portfolio of just under 400 stores, its progress in the UK has been relatively unspectacular. Although major changes to the proposition have boosted sales and shopper numbers, it remains to be seen whether Aldi can become a significant player in the UK grocery market.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2008
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CommentWire

Aldi: strong UK prospects dampened by rivals

A 10% rise in sales and an operating profit increase of 110% in the UK and Eire show the merits of Aldi's strategy to re-align itself with a more quality-led proposition. However, Aldi remains a small player in a market dominated by incumbent players.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2006
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CommentWire

Aldi: upmarket move in the right direction

Aldi's plans to reposition itself through the introduction of more premium lines and by communicating value for money rather than simply low prices is a step in the right direction. The retailer's recent sales uplifts are evidence of its success, and the strategy fits in with Aldi's future expansion plans.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2006
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CommentWire

Allied Bakeries: slice of life

Allied Bakeries' new cholesterol lowering bread stands to benefit from increased consumer interest in functional foods. Consumers are becoming more interested in a healthy lifestyle as a result of education and awareness programs. Bread with health benefits is both convenient and actively healthy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2004

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