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Impact of HFSS Legislation on Food and Drink in the United Kingdom

Natalia Theofilopoulou

Natalia Theofilopoulou

28 Oct 21

The British Government’s anti-obesity regulation on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is likely to impact packaged food and soft drinks, both in terms of brands and consumers. Although the new legislation might come as a hindrance for some categories, it might also offer an opportunity for others.

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No-Deal Brexit Has Been Averted but Escalation in Trade Risks Remain

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

3 Jan 21

No-Deal Brexit has been avoided. On Christmas Eve, the UK and the EU struck a last-minute trade agreement to avoid disruptions threatening to prolong the current economic downturn affecting both the EU and the UK. This accomplishment means the…

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No-Deal Brexit Averted (for Now) Amid Flextension to 2020

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

30 Oct 19

Earlier this week, the European Union (EU) granted the UK a Brexit “flextension” to 31 January 2020 inclusive, with the option to leave earlier if the new Brexit deal is ratified by the House of Commons. This is the third time that the Brexit date…

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How Will the U.K. Fare as an Investment Opportunity Post-Brexit?

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

26 Sep 19

Although Brexit has dominated the U.K. economic, investment and trade landscape since the referendum in 2016, attention is turning to future relations with economies around the world post-Brexit. For example, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership…

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Brexit on Hold

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

4 Jul 19

The original Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019, two years after the triggering of Article 50, has been and gone, with the U.K. still a member of the European Union (EU), three years after the referendum that ended in a vote to leave. In addition, the…

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Sainsbury's - Asda deal set to shake up UK grocery retail

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

21 Feb 19

In a mature market such as the UK grocery retailing, which is worth GBP170 billion, the approval of the merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s will lead to a major shake-up of the competition. Product innovation, convenience and price are the major…

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Beauty gets a makeover at Sainsbury's

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

16 Oct 18

Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, has opened Argos and Habitats outlets in its stores, leveraging acquisitions made two years ago of both chains to boost grocery sales. The store-in-store concept is proving…

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Quarterly Brexit Report Q2 2018: No-Deal Brexit Less Likely

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

6 Jul 18

This article has been updated in line with the Quarterly Brexit Report Q2 2018 update.  Brexit negotiations have continued to be characterised by slow progress, despite the conditional agreement on a transition phase earlier this year. The UK…

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Brexit: Two Years On

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

5 Jul 18

We are two years on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, and a deal on future relations between the two is no closer. Infighting between Brexiteers and pro-Europeans in the UK government is making it impossible to find a solution to…