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How to heat up sales of impulse ice cream

Impulse ice cream has always been weather dependent, but clever retailers can use all sorts of merchandising tricks to ensure sales from ice cream...

Sports & Energy drive UK soft drinks growth

With sales still fizzing, the phenomenal growth of the Sports & Energy drinks market shows no signs of abating. Asian Trader finds out what’s...

Spicier flavours heat up UK sauces market

Retailers can increase their profits from table and cooking sauces by tapping into the  trend for hotter flavours. Asian Trader reports     Merchandising tips from Heinz...

Sick consumers, happy retailers

When the weather gets colder, time-poor consumers will self-medicate by buying over the counter medication. Independent retailers are in a perfect position to cash...

It’s victory for retailer power as DoH climbs down over plain packs

It is estimated that more independent retailers took part in the government’s plain packaging consultation than any other consultation in retailing history, while thousands...

Ford Transit Connect wins International Van of the Year

  Ford has notched up yet another victory at the International Van of the Year Awards. Asian Trader reports from Russia.   The all-new Ford Transit Connect...

Soft drinks, hard sales

Soft drinks is proving resilient to the sugar levy as consumers still like to grab a beverage from the c-store to cool down. Asian...

Biggest and best – It’s time for Pro-retail, the grocery industry’s biggest show

Pro-retail is the biggest trade show in the grocery industry, offering retailers the oppor-unity to see the largest gathering of grocery suppliers under one...

Summer of sizzling sales for soft drinks

With better weather hopefully on the horizon this year, added to an exciting line-up of summer events, such as the World Cup and Commonwealth...

PMPs, pre-mix and smaller formats drive spirits sales

Small shops are seeing their sales rise by offering convenience, ready to drink and price marked formats of vodka, rum, gin and whisky. Asian...