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Richard Lochhead

Independence is the perfect platform to promote Scottish brands across the globe, says Richard Lochhead

16 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

With less than 48 hours to go before Scotland decides whether to remain part of the United Kingdom on Thursday 19 September, The Grocer spoke to Scotland’s food minister Richard Lochhead, on the issues for the food and drink industry including price hikes, intimidation and exports.


Alex Salmond

Scottish referendum: suppliers face dilemma in speaking out Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Threats, intimidation, dodgy price claims, fence-sitting. The industry has seen it all during the independence campaign…

horse meat

Elliott wrong to suggest retailers risk new Horsegate says BRC Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Opie

Professor Elliott’s Review recognises the strengths of the UK supply chain but also correctly identifies the change in min…


Beacon technology's shopper marketing potential for indies Subscription

18 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Beacons are the hottest retail technology on the block, allowing brands and retailers to ping offers straight to smartphon…


Jeroboams reports 45% surge in profits Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Wines and spirits merchant Jeroboams has reported a 45% jump in pre-tax profits to £339,000 for the year to 31 March 2014…

Booker catering warehouse

Booker could benefit from tempting customers into impulse buys Subscription

18 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

New research suggests there are a number of key opportunities in the wholesale sector for Booker to tap

Morrisons M Local

Morrisons promotes convenience boss Mowat to property and strategy director

17 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Morrisons has promoted Gordon Mowat to become its new group property and strategy director.

Michael Nobbs

Store of the week: Iceland Dragonville Retail Park, Durham Subscription

12 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Are you expecting Malcolm Walker to arrive in a helicopter with a briefcase full of cash?…


What are the prospects for the UK's new food crime unit?

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  • Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | By Kate Halliwell

    Brits are getting saucier. Value sales of sauces & condiments have surged 4.9% over the past year and volumes are up 3.4%…

  • The Dairymen 2014

    10 Sep 2014

    The UK dairy industry is at a crossroads. With EU milk quotas to be removed next year, the sector’s focus is zeroing in on how to make the most of the opportunities offered by the new regime

  • Hot Beverages Category Report 2014

    05 Sep 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

    There’s trouble brewing for makers of Britain’s traditional cuppa, as Brits develop a taste for premium and speciality brands…

  • Batteries Category Report 2014

    01 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

    After years of value decline, induced by changing device trends, heavy promoting, and indifferent customers, the battery sector has been re-energised…

own label awards

The Grocer Own-Label Food & Drink Awards 2015 open for entry Subscription

22 Aug 2014

The Grocer’s Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2015 are open for entry…

Chris Elliott

The term 'food crime' needs to be used with care

13 Sep 2014

We welcome the Elliott Review and the acceptance of its recommendations by the government…

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