17 January 2009

The Grocer

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  • Around the Papers 23/1/09 Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    More Morrisons high-fiving; Threshers faces store closures; Unilever feels the pinch

  • Diageo shakes up top brass with new domestic and Euro MDs Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    Diageo GB has named Simon Litherland as its new managing director, with current boss Benet Slay taking on responsibility for the northern Europe region.

  • Fifteen former Woolies shops become 99p Stores Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    99p Stores has snapped up 15 former Woolworths stores and has already started trading in a third of them.

  • FSA signals gluten labelling shift Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    The Food Standards Agency has announced plans for a major change to the labelling of gluten-free foods under new European Union guidelines.

  • Tesco adds 200 lines to Discounter range as new dairy centre opens Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    Bruno dog food and Eastmans cinema-style popcorn were among the first of the new products to arrive in Tesco this week as it extended its Discounter range of tertiary products.

  • Andy Bond answers your questions Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    Next week Asda chief exectuve Andy Bond will become The Grocer's latest guest editor and will be answering your questions in a web event on thegrocer.co.uk

  • Somerfield unveils Christmas sales boost Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Somerfield has announced a rise in like-for-like sales of almost 4% for the festive period in the supermarket chain's first Christmas results since its takeover by the Co-operative Group.

  • Chicken boss reels in FishWorks but six outlets close Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Chicken entrepreneur Ranjit Boparan has agreed a deal to take over FishWorks on the day the fishmonger and restaurant chain entered administration.

  • Morrisons sales up 8% over Christmas Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Morrisons has confirmed that it enjoyed a bumper Christmas after announcing a rise in like-for-like sales of more than 8% for the key festive period.

  • Sainsbury's streamlines structure in HQ cull Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Sainsbury's is to restructure its business into three main streams – fresh food, grocery and non-food – as part of a reorganisation that will lead to the loss of around 200 jobs at its Holborn headquarters.

  • Walkers: Yes We Can Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    It’s not often Blogof drops the sarcasm and throws its hands up in genuine admiration for an act of grocerial majesty - but today, in a spirit of Obamic togetherness and optimism, is just such a day.

  • Processors yet to gain from falling commodities cost - report Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Food processors may not benefit from the falling price of agricultural commodities in 2009, warns a report from financial analyst Rabobank.

  • Around the Papers 22/1/09 Subscription

    22 Jan 2009

    Court hears of peanut vengeance; row over US tax on Roquefort; delicious, delicious frogs on edge of oblivion

  • Threshers owner First Quench to close 'hundreds' of stores Subscription

    23 Jan 2009

    Threshers owner First Quench Retail is set to close hundreds of stores as part of an ongoing drive by the group to cut costs.

  • C-stores welcome tobacco fine U-turn Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Retailers are celebrating a rare victory in the ongoing battle over tobacco sales after the Government put on hold plans for on-the-spot fines for shop staff guilty of selling tobacco to underage consumers.

  • BrewDog called out again over drug-themed beer Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Speciality brewer BrewDog has come in for fresh criticism from the Portman Group over a controversial brand name.

  • Asda 'overtaken by Primark' as top budget clothing retailer Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Asda has lost its crown as the UK's leading retailer of low-cost clothing, according to new data, with Primark boosting its market share over the past year to take top spot.

  • Vion slashes 820 jobs in meat production shift Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Vion is set to cut hundreds of jobs from its UK operations, the Dutch food processor announced yesterday.

  • Around the Papers 21/1/09 Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Meat giant sacks 800; pub chain cancels dividend; and family gets free gecko from Tesco

  • Sainsbury's braced for HQ job cuts Subscription

    21 Jan 2009

    Sainsbury’s has announced a major restructuring at its Holborn head office that is expected to result in a number of job losses.

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