The Grocer is a British market leading weekly magazine devoted to grocery sales. The magazine has been in publication since 1862. The magazine offers a survey of the 5 leading supermarkets in Britain and the prices and availability on 33 popular brands. The survey is conducted by “mystery shoppers”. Supermarkets place prominence on this survey. The Grocer presents awards in the food retail industry, including:
- The Grocer Gold Awards
- The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards
- The Grocer Food and Drink Awards
- Grocery Advertising and Marketing Industry Awards (Gramia)
- The Convenience Retail Awards
Adam Leyland is the editor for The Grocer. Adam Leyland has been the editor since 2006. He is an authority on issues as diverse as food pricing, binge drinking and new product development. Adam Leyland is a well-known figure in the industry and makes regular appearances on the BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4. He was named Editor of the Year by the British Society Magazine Editors in 2009.
Julia Glotz is the managing editor of The Grocer. Julia Glotz runs the day-to-day operations at The Grocer, such as commissioning the comment, opinion and feedback pages. Before becoming managing editor, Glotz was The Grocer’s fresh foods and buying & supplying editor. She frequently appears on radio and TV as a commentator on grocery retail and food politics and the sourcing of food. Glotz headed The Grocer’s coverage of the horsemen scandal in 2013.