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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK food production: crackdown on poultry criminals

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK food: Sid says slim salt

As the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) launches a TV campaign to reduce high salt consumption in the UK, leading British supermarkets continue to defy government attempts to cut salt content in their products. The stance is a risky one given the potential for adverse publicity and consumers' broader nutritional concerns stemming from the health and wellness trend.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK food: throw out the salt

A televised advertising campaign in the UK warning that high levels of salt intake led to high blood pressure has come under fire from the Salt Manufacturers' Association, which claimed that the concept of 'too much salt' could not be quantified. However, the Advertising Standards Agency has rejected the SMA's complaint.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK forecourt retail: new licensing rules must be fair

As the UK prepares itself for a revolutionary overhaul of its alcohol licensing laws, forecourt retailers are keen to benefit from this change in consumer demand. However, as fears of alcohol-related crimes escalate, the government must ensure forecourt retailers are given the same opportunity as their competitors elsewhere in the retail space.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK forecourt shops: per site sales to reach E771,000 by 2007

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK frozen ready meals: smaller households choose the easy option

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2005
Expert View
Expert View

UK grocery retailing: new government proposals may have limited impact

After a two year inquiry into food retailing - the fifth in seven years - the UK's Competition Commission has unveiled proposals to improve the workings of the grocery market, including the introduction of a new ombudsman. However, rather than restricting grocers, the recommendations will only have a minor impact in a market that already serves the interests of consumers highly effectively.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2008
Expert View
Expert View

UK grocery sector: who best serves consumers?

The Office of Fair Trading has announced that it is to refer Britain's GBP95 billion a year grocery sector to the Competition Commission for a full investigation. Verdict chairman Richard Hyman argues that the referral raises a fundamental question about control of retail distribution - who decides; the market or the state?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK grocery: Asda and Tesco fire starting pistols in new price war

With mounting evidence that consumers are changing their shopping patterns to reduce living costs, two of Britain's leading grocers, Asda and Tesco, have launched high profile price campaigns to boost market share. The timely initiative should help these leading supermarkets to defend their positions and encourage higher spending on non-food items.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2008
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Expert View

UK Health and Beauty: grocers widening their lead as sector consolidates

The UK's grocery retailers are widening their lead in yet another non-food market; health and beauty. In 2005 health and beauty expenditure through grocers was GBP800 million more than through specialists. According to Verdict Research, over the next five years grocers will gain a 50% share of the total health and beauty market, a fact the specialists should be taking seriously.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2005

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