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Scotland no party

Scotland votes No: Industry reaction

19 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

As the dust settles on the Scottish Independence Referendum result in which the no campaign won with 55% to 45%, industry bodies and suppliers give their reaction as well as looking forward to what happens next.

Higgins: "A new dawn"

Food and drink industry will need to build bridges in Scotland

19 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland

So, it’s a no. After all the debate, the think tank papers and economic modelling…

Milk Powder

Algerian demand for milk powder behind UK dairy export boost Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

UK dairy suppliers made export gains in the first half of this year…

HKS ibstock exterior

HKS Retail opens first Spar fascia store in Blakemore venture Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Top 50 indie HKS Retail has launched its first store under the Spar fascia, in Ibstock, Leicestershire…

Morrisons Cheaper

Morrisons: will its pricing strategy pay off in the end? Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Shopping is cheaper but is it nullifying the discounter threat?

Bananas

Cash talks louder than strong words in Chiquita fight Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Without a new bid from Cutrale-Safra the Fyffes merger still looks favourite at this stage

Fox's biscuit taster advert

Fox's to appoint 'chief biscuit taster'

19 Sep 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Hundreds of salivating biscuit enthusiasts have applied to be “new chief biscuit tester” at Fox’s Biscuits after an ad for the position appeared on the Gumtree website two weeks ago.

Asda Huyton

Store of the week: Asda Huyton Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

We have an in-store Barclays, which is very popular with some of the local community whose local bank has shut down…

Poll

Morrisons' interim like-for-like sales were down 7.4%. Has it now stopped the rot?

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  • Spirits Category Report 2014 Subscription

    19 Sep 2014 | By Natalie Brown

    It’s a tale of two extremes in the spirits market. At one end, sales of premium spirits are flying, boosted by eye-catching brand extensions such as Smirnoff Gold vodka featuring edible pieces of 23 carat gold, and Bacardi Gold

  • 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…

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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It’s a tale of two extremes in the spirits market. At one end, sales of premium spirits are flying, boosted by eye-catching brand extensions such as Smirnoff Gold vodka featuring edible pieces of 23 carat gold, and Bacardi Gold

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