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UK ready meals: chilling out

Chilled ready meals now account for over 50% of the average Briton's spend on prepared meals according to Datamonitor. This makes the UK the only country in Europe where spending on chilled prepared meals exceeds that on frozen meals. The growing popularity shows increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of fresher food.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
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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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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
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
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CommentWire

UK food market trends: what's in store for 2006?

As the calendar turns to 2006, there are several up-and-coming trends likely to shape the food market over the coming year: while natural, organic and ethical products are on the up, the home-cooked meal may be contemplating a decline. Industry analysis company Datamonitor predicts what will be on the up or down in 2006 and beyond...

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
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CommentWire

UK food and drink: failure to comply with environmental legislation could cost manufacturers dearly

The fast pace of change in UK environmental laws is leaving many small food and drink manufacturers unaware of legislation, according to a government commissioned survey. With green initiatives a hot topic among consumers, companies risk alienating customers by failing to comply with environmental legislation, and this could offer more of an incentive to obey the rules than any fine could.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2008
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UK election: consumer confidence will suffer without a decisive result

Uncertainty over the makeup of the next UK government is thought to be undermining consumer confidence. The prospect of a hung parliament has raised concerns about the subsequent political environment and whether decisive action will be taken to bring economic recovery. As a result, consumers are likely to respond by saving now and waiting to see how the situation develops.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
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CommentWire

UK drinking: sophistication nation

Drinks companies are increasingly finding that the popularity of 'alcopops' and RTDs is on the wane. UK drinkers are seemingly becoming more upmarket in their tastes, as evidenced by the vibrant bar culture in Manchester, which is seen as pointing the way towards a more mature drinking culture across the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2004
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CommentWire

UK consumers: time-pressures remain, despite more leisure time

A new Datamonitor report has revealed that close to 40% of British consumers find it difficult to manage daily obligations and find time to relax. They feel that they are steadily losing out on leisure time, despite the fact that, in reality, the average amount of daily leisure time has been increasing steadily for the last few decades.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2008
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UK consumers: shopping for value, but reluctant to compromise on quality

Most UK consumers are feeling the impact of the economic downturn on their lives, but are not making major changes to their consumption patterns in the grocery arena. However, although retail sales in the UK continue to show a slight increase, there are a number of downturn-induced attitudinal and behavioral adjustments that need to be acknowledged and acted upon.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2009

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