Archive for Blog

Tesco named Free From Retailer of the Year for third year running

Tesco named Free From Retailer of the Year for third year running

On the 28th March, the annual Free From Awards ceremony became once again the setting for a celebration of Tesco’s pioneering work in the Free From category. For the third year running, the retailer beat off opposition from stores such as Asda and Sainsbury’s to…

Continue reading →

More than one in four Brits have gone free from. Why?

More than one in four Brits have gone free from. Why?

More than one in four Brits now regularly buy free-from products, according to exclusive research for The Grocer. 27% of 2,035 consumers polled by Harris Interactive say they regularly buy lactose, dairy, gluten or grain-free products, up from 19% a year ago.  But just 14%…

Continue reading →

Online retail boom continues as high street struggles

Online retail boom continues as high street struggles

It seems that online retail has finally come of age and is putting more pressure on traditional bricks and mortar rivals who are struggling to keep pace with the growth of internet shopping. Online clothing sales have been particularly buoyant. Online only fashion site Boohoo…

Continue reading →

Brands embrace artificial intelligence in 2017

Brands embrace artificial intelligence in 2017

Much ink has been spilt expounding the revolutionary potential of developments such as near-field communication and the so-called “Internet of Things”. And in 2017, investment in artificial intelligence is predicted to triple. As we enter the new year, the idea of integrated AI, of the…

Continue reading →

The future for retailers lies in brand partnership

The future for retailers lies in brand partnership

When it comes to finding ways to rejuvenate your brand’s presence on the high street in the wake of commoditisation and monopolisation by Amazon and its online competitors, there are few options more inviting – but also less common – than brand partnerships, or cross-promotion….

Continue reading →

The revolution is near

The revolution is near

Any attempt to imagine what the future of marketing will be like in five, ten, or twenty years’ time will have to take into account an exciting, increasingly ubiquitous technology: near-field communication. To the unspecialised ear it sounds forbiddingly complicated, but the principle of near-field…

Continue reading →

Has the future for retail gone full circle?

Has the future for retail gone full circle?

Napoleon is supposed to have described Britain as a ‘nation of shopkeepers’ (the attribution is disputed), and it is certainly true that the UK’s commercial power has been formidable historically. At the present moment, however, retailers are awakening to the uncomfortable fact that, in order…

Continue reading →

Are lifestylers taking the free from lead in retail?

Are lifestylers taking the free from lead in retail?

Free From is continuing its stratospheric rise as one of the grocery sector’s most successful categories. One of the reasons for this rise is that, unlike so many other specialist categories, free from food is enjoyed by both allergy sufferers and “lifestylers” alike: not only…

Continue reading →

Tesco Free From Awarded Retailer of the Year 2016

Tesco Free From Awarded Retailer of the Year 2016

Last night the Free From industry gathered at The Royal College of Physicians in London to honour the achievements of brands who have excelled beyond that of their peers. Over the last nine years The Free From Food Awards have become one of the most…

Continue reading →

On the road to the inaugural Allergy and Free From Show in Scotland

On the road to the inaugural Allergy and Free From Show in Scotland

Synergis will be present at the first ever Allergy & Free From Show Scotland this coming weekend (19th and 20th March). The Free From category continues to expand rapidly and is now worth almost £500m, with 1/3 of UK households having at least 1 person…

Continue reading →

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3