2019 features list

Features will only run with sufficient advertising support. This list is not final, we will add features periodically to reflect prevailing trends. Editorial deadline for feature submissions is the Wednesday of the second full week of the month preceding publication. Editorial deadline for supplements is the Wednesday of the first full week of the month preceding publication.


January

Fascia Guide
Vaping
Healthy Options
Lo/no sugar products
Free-from
3 Big Nights In: Burns Night, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day
Retail Technology
Easter
Off trade: Low and no alcohol products

February

Tobacco
Sports & Energy Drinks
Food to Go and Snacking
American candy
Dairy
Home & Personal Care
Pet food
Cakes and biscuits
Impulse Must Stocks
Off trade: Must-Stocks

March

Soft Drinks
Chocolate Confectionery
Candy
Category Management
Forecourts
CBD products
Protein
Ice cream
Vapril
Off trade: Gin


April

Fascia Guide
Fresh & Frozen
Worker Protection
Staff Training
EPoS Systems
Big Night In
Tobacco
Mints & Gums
Newstrade
Off trade: craft beer

May

Healthier snacking
Price Marked Packs
Crisps & Snacks
Vaping
Cigars
Sports and Energy Drinks
Getting ready for summer
Hanging bags
Impulse cakes & biscuits
Off trade: cider

June

BBQ food/drinks and non-food
Food to Go
Free From
Non-food products
Cheese
In-store technology
Core grocery products
Crisps Snacks
Soft Drinks
Off trade: summer specials


July

Tobacco
Forecourts
Kids confectionery
Breakfast bars and snacks
Bread & bakery
Category management
Fresh, chilled and frozen
Adult soft drinks
Summer Big Night In
Off trade: wine

August

Fascia guide
Vaping
Chocolate confectionery & candy
Back to school
Coffee to go
Sustainability in retail
Low and no sugar soft drinks
Fresh ideas for retail
Tea
Off trade: Young Adult Brands

September

Halloween
Stoptober
Fruit juices
Proactive community engagement
Ready meals
Chocolate countlines
Making more of social media
Leveraging data in local retailing
Breakfast & Cereal
Off trade: convenience best-sellers


October

Christmas Preview
Biscuits and Cakes
Local, regional and Scottish brands
Forecourts
Magazines
Greeting cards
Collectibles
Cigars
Big Night In: St Andrew’s Night
Off trade: beer & cider

November

Tobacco
Christmas Top Up
Fascia and Franchise
Christmas Confectionery
Take Home Soft Drinks
Medicated confectionery
Batteries
Cheese for Christmas
Home & Personal Care
Off trade: Christmas spirits & liqueurs

December

Category Management
Gifting biscuits and confectionery
Festive period staples
Confectionery
Large format and multipack crisps & snacks
Christmas Drinks
Adult soft drinks
RTDs
What’s In Store for 2020?
Off trade: Christmas last minute must-stocks