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22nd December
Rouble's Turn To Rubble Bad For Drinks Industry
Rouble's Turn To Rubble Bad For Drinks Industry

The rouble's meltdown may lead to double-digit downgrades for a number of the world's most prominent drinks companies, as importation costs steadily increase.

Tesco Retains Top Spot In Irish Grocery Market

Tesco has held on to its number one position in the Irish grocery market, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel market share figures for the 12 week period  [ ... ]

Discounters Outspend Tesco On Christmas Ads

German discounters Aldi and Lidl spent twice as much on British advertising as UK grocery leader Tesco in the initial buildup to Christmas as they sought to bui [ ... ]

Staples Says 1.16 Million Cards Affected in Breach

Staples, the largest US office-supply retailer, said 1.16 million payment cards may have been affected in a series of data breaches that occurred from July into [ ... ]

'Free From' Baking Ranges Proving Popular With Sho...

Popular TV cookery shows have revived consumer interest in home baking with ingredients for breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pastries and pies now highly sough [ ... ]

Family Dollar Judge Clears Way For Dollar Tree Buy...

A judge refused to block Family Dollar Stores Inc. shareholders from voting on Dollar Tree Inc.’s $8.5 billion takeover bid until the discount retailer’s ex [ ... ]

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esm_magazine #ThaiUnion Frozen Products agrees to buy #BumbleBee Seafoods from its private-equity owner for $1.51bn http://t.co/dBfibKqbja #food
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esm_magazine Discounters #aldi #LIDL Outspend Tesco On Christmas Ads http://t.co/SpnrkDfRf6
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esm_magazine Rouble's Turn To Rubble Bad For Drinks Industry. #CarlsbergChristmas #Danone #rouble http://t.co/ugL3A2qyye
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Retail

Tesco Retains Top Spot In Irish Grocery MarketTesco Retains Top Spot In Irish Grocery Market

Tesco has held on to its number one position in the Irish grocery market, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel market share figures for the 12 we [ ... ]

 Discounters Outspend Tesco On Christmas Ads Discounters Outspend Tesco On Christmas Ads

German discounters Aldi and Lidl spent twice as much on British advertising as UK grocery leader Tesco in the initial buildup to Christmas as they sou [ ... ]

Big Brands Set To Be Interviewed Over Tesco ScandalBig Brands Set To Be Interviewed Over Tesco Scandal

It's been reported that some of the world's biggest consumer goods brands are to be dragged into the Tesco accounting scandal.

Family Dollar Judge Clears Way For Dollar Tree Buyout VoteFamily Dollar Judge Clears Way For Dollar Tree Buyout Vote

A judge refused to block Family Dollar Stores Inc. shareholders from voting on Dollar Tree Inc.’s $8.5 billion takeover bid until the discount retai [ ... ]

Private Label

2014 Wabel Grocery Summit A Tremendous Success2014 Wabel Grocery Summit A Tremendous Success

The success of the recent 2014 Wabel Grocery Summit confirms that Wabel is a key conduit in bringing European private label buyers and suppliers toget [ ... ]

New Packaging For Private-Label Eroski Beauty ProductsNew Packaging For Private-Label Eroski Beauty Products

Belle, Eroski's beauty line, has further endeavoured to differentiate itself from its rivals though new packaging made by Supperstudio, a well-regarde [ ... ]

Coley Porter Bell, Verdict Retail, Dunnhumby To Speak At PLMA Private Label Roundtable Conference Coley Porter Bell, Verdict Retail, Dunnhumby To Speak At PLMA Private Label Roundtable Conference

Growth in the private-label category continues to spread across Europe with own-label brands now accounting for at least 30 per cent of all products s [ ... ]

France Feeling Positive About Private LabelFrance Feeling Positive About Private Label

According to recent research carried out by Nielsen, 76 per cent of French consumers consider private label good value for money. Moreover, 55 per cen [ ... ]

A-Brands

'Free From' Baking Ranges Proving Popular With Shoppers'Free From' Baking Ranges Proving Popular With Shoppers

Popular TV cookery shows have revived consumer interest in home baking with ingredients for breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pastries and pies now hi [ ... ]

Vodka, Caviar And Mink Won’t Get Cheaper On A Weak Ruble Vodka, Caviar And Mink Won’t Get Cheaper On A Weak Ruble

If the ruble’s meltdown has you thinking ‘Perfect! Time to splurge on a fabulous fur mink and throw a caviar vodka party!’ - think again. There [ ... ]

Secret Marzipan Recipe Key To German Candymaker’s Profit Secret Marzipan Recipe Key To German Candymaker’s Profit

JG Niederegger GmbH owner Holger Strait has a 200-year-old secret and he’s not sharing. He’s one of only five people who know the recipe for the  [ ... ]

Unilever Drops Lawsuit Against Just MayoUnilever Drops Lawsuit Against Just Mayo

Unilever has withdrawn its false advertising lawsuit claim against the maker of Just Mayo, according to reports.

Fresh Produce

Bird Flu Found in ‘Backyard’ Oregon Poultry Flock, USDA SaysBird Flu Found in ‘Backyard’ Oregon Poultry Flock, USDA Says

The disease known as bird flu has been found in a “backyard” poultry flock in Oregon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, adding that there [ ... ]

Wheat Declines From Seven-Month High Wheat Declines From Seven-Month High

Wheat dropped from the highest level in seven months on expectations that record global production will outweigh concerns Russia is set to curb export [ ... ]

Orange Prices Remain Critically Low In Eastern SpainOrange Prices Remain Critically Low In Eastern Spain

Oversupply of oranges across the international market is causing prices to implode in regions such as Murcia, eastern Spain.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens €7.8m FacilityGlanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens €7.8m Facility

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has officially opened its new facility, employing 100 people, in County Cavan, Ireland.

Drinks

Rouble's Turn To Rubble Bad For Drinks IndustryRouble's Turn To Rubble Bad For Drinks Industry

The rouble's meltdown may lead to double-digit downgrades for a number of the world's most prominent drinks companies, as importation costs steadily i [ ... ]

Château de Beaucastel Wines The Best Value Of 2014Château de Beaucastel Wines The Best Value Of 2014

According to Liv-ex, the prominent global marketplace and research body for professional buyers and sellers of fine wine, the best wines of 2014 (in t [ ... ]

Croatia's Karlovačka Brewery Renamed Heineken HrvatskaCroatia's Karlovačka Brewery Renamed Heineken Hrvatska

Karlovačka Pivovara (Karlovac Brewery), which was founded in 1854 and brews one of Croatia's most famous beers, Karlovačko, has officially changed i [ ... ]

Carlsberg Keeps Hedging Options Open Amid Ruble LossesCarlsberg Keeps Hedging Options Open Amid Ruble Losses

As Carlsberg reviews its policy on how to hedge ruble losses, the company’s market value has slumped more than $2 billion in less than a month.

Supply Chain

Pricing, Innovation, Security and Collaboration: Kewill's Retail Supply Chain Predictions For 2015Pricing, Innovation, Security and Collaboration: Kewill's Retail Supply Chain Predictions For 2015

Supply chain execution software company Kewill has released its retail supply chain predictions for 2015. Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewi [ ... ]

Thai Union to Buy Bumble BeeThai Union to Buy Bumble Bee

Thai Union Frozen Products agreed to acquire Bumble Bee Seafoods from its private-equity owner for $1.51 billion.

Nestlé to Open Nescafé Factory in BrazilNestlé to Open Nescafé Factory in Brazil

Nestlé has announced it will open a Nescafé Dolce Gusto factory in Southeast Brazil in 2015. It will be their first production facility for coffee c [ ... ]

Czechs Call For Improvement Of Polish Food SafetyCzechs Call For Improvement Of Polish Food Safety

Poland should improve supervision over foods, the Federation of Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic said.

Technology

Staples Says 1.16 Million Cards Affected in BreachStaples Says 1.16 Million Cards Affected in Breach

Staples, the largest US office-supply retailer, said 1.16 million payment cards may have been affected in a series of data breaches that occurred from [ ... ]

Why Retailers Must Embrace All Shopper Trends Around In-Store, Online And Mobile Retailing This Xmas - IMRG, Verdict, Fuerte, Blue ClawWhy Retailers Must Embrace All Shopper Trends Around In-Store, Online And Mobile Retailing This Xmas - IMRG, Verdict, Fuerte, Blue Claw

How can retailers ensure they are catering for all consumer shopping trends around in-store, online and mobile retailing to offer customers a truly om [ ... ]

El Corte Inglés Creates New AppEl Corte Inglés Creates New App

El Corte Inglés has launched a new app that facilitates easier and more comfortable grocery shopping.

BT Faces Luxury Of Choice In Mobile Comeback As Decision Looms BT Faces Luxury Of Choice In Mobile Comeback As Decision Looms

As BT Group Plc seeks to return to the mobile-phone market, Britain’s former telecommunications monopoly is encountering an unexpected bonus: the co [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Elopak Launches Renewable CartonsElopak Launches Renewable Cartons

Elopak has announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE).

Bota Bags Inspire Boxed WineBota Bags Inspire Boxed Wine

Bota Box has announced the launch of Bota Brick, a new entry in the 1.5-litre wine packaging category.

Food Allergy Laws Enforced Across EuropeFood Allergy Laws Enforced Across Europe

Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will now required by law to inform customers if the products they are purchasing contains ingredients that may [ ... ]

Biodegradable Packaging For Cheese InventedBiodegradable Packaging For Cheese Invented

Researchers have developed an active, biodegradable container with natural antioxidants, making cheese last longer.