Beth joined The Grocer in May 2005 and is the deputy news editor.
Working on the retail news desk, her patch covers Sainsbury’s, retail co-operative societies, independent retailers and wholesalers.
She is especially interested in The Co-operative Group and has been closely following the ongoing developments at the society.
She also specialises in convenience – covering everyone from the big symbol operators such as Nisa and Costcutter right through to independent chains and non-affiliated retailers – as well as the issues that affect the sector and related channels such as forecourts.
Beth also edits the People section of the magazine and the People channel of the website.
Beth started her journalism career in 2001 and read Media Studies at the University of Westminster.
Stories by this contributor.
22 Jun 2013
A Welsh indie chain is beating the mults at their own game by selling what it says is the lowest-priced fuel in the UK…
Welsh debut for variety chain Alworths Subscription
26 Jul 2010
Alworths will open its first store in Wales next month.
Welsh chain CK's to build on good sales Subscription
11 Feb 2012
Welsh indie chain CK’s Supermarkets is on the hunt for more stores after posting a 7% increase in full-year sales.
07 Sep 2011
Sainsbury’s is claiming to be the first retailer to launch a complete chilled Mexican food range. The 20-strong line-up launches in 545 Sainsbury’s stores today, with items priced from £1.50 to £6.00.
11 Apr 2011
Today's Group members have reacted positively to the company's plans to split from Nisa-Today's. The wholesale arm of Nisa-Today's launched a consultation this week to consider demerging from Nisa and forming its own standalone...
21 Feb 2013
The Co-operative Group CEO Peter Marks has emailed more than a million of its members to apologise for the horsemeat scandal.
25 Aug 2007
Source: Email poll of wholesalers Wholesalers are as concerned about their environmental impact as the multiples and major suppliers. But until now they have been less willing to shout about their achievements. All the wholesalers who replied to our...
We ask... how did the wet summer hit sales? Subscription
29 Oct 2007
Change in products Buying group ?For the most part, we were unaffected by the floods. Some of our members' depots were hit but this didn't have too great an impact and we were able to continue supplying our...
Waverley sinks without trace as buyers stay away Subscription
09 Oct 2012
Nearly 700 jobs have gone at Waverley TBS after the company’s administrator failed to find a buyer.
04 Apr 2012
Sainsbury’s has been pulled up by the Advertising Standards Authority for its Feed Your Family for £50 campaign.