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Tesco London division scrapped, absorbed into Tesco South

26 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

It is believed the move precedes management cuts, outgoing London MD to become Tesco Ireland’s new chief exec

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Five Morrisons senior directors leave as Potts streamlines

24 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nick Collard, Martyn Fletcher, Gordon Mowat, Neal Austin and Nigel Robertson will step down from the management board and leave the company

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Tesco investors to sue retailer over profits scandal

24 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Lawsuit claims Tesco’s announcement that it materially overstated its profits by £263m caused a permanent destruction of value to shareholders

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Adjudicator Tacon launches survey with video appeal

23 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon can be seen calling for as many suppliers as possible to come forward with information to the questions

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Adjudicator Tacon issues survey to nail 'notorious' buyers Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

On Monday, Tacon will start contacting an estimated 8,000 suppliers asking them to take part in a YouGov survey


Companies to be forced to publish payment terms details

20 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket payment practices are set to come under fresh scrutiny after the government revealed all large companies would be forced to publish new twice-yearly reports on their conduct.

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Tesco takes back 21 superstores in British Land property swap

20 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has taken back full ownership of 21 superstores from property giant British Land in an effort to head off future rental increases.

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David Potts tells Morrisons employees he will 'listen as hard as I possibly can' in new video

17 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The new CEO records a message for staff on his first day at work

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Sainsbury's claims hope amid sales decline

17 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

“Food deflation is likely to persist for the rest of this calendar year, and competitive pressures on price will continue” said Mike Coupe

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City snapshot: Waitrose's weekly sales tick up after annual profit fall Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

There was some cheer for Waitrose bosses this morning as its weekly sales ticked up slightly after their recent flatlining

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Waitrose commits to Tesco price match promise in the face of plummeting profits Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Waitrose has reaffirmed its commitment to continue matching Tesco on branded goods in 2015 despite its profits plunging by almost a quarter in the previous year.

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Waitrose operating profits tumble 23.4%

12 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

A significantly higher level of investment and one-off items have bitten a large chunk out of Waitrose’s operating profits

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Morrisons results: What the analysts say

12 Mar 2015

Reactions to the Morrisons results are flooding in from analysts


Aldi hits record market share as Tesco posts best growth in 18 months

10 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Aldi share at 5%, Lidl also posts 13.6% sales growth as discounters continue rise

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Former Aldi UK CEO Paul Foley warns over discounter price gap Subscription

06 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Former Aldi UK boss Paul Foley says supermarkets could “suck the oxygen right out of the discounters” if they can close the price gap



JBPs 'read like prenups' says Meijer: 30% will be annulled Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons to slash number of joint business plans by 30% to free up buyer time…

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Eid family back in charge as Aryzta spins out Honeytop Subscription

09 Jan 2015

Swiss food group Aryzta is spinning out its £80m UK-based flatbreads division Honeytop into a joint venture…


Suppliers and retailers sign up for mySupermarket insight tool

12 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

More than 150 suppliers and retailers have signed up for mySupermarket’s latest online insight tool…

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Poco Loco launches Angry Birds bagged snacks

08 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Belgium-based supplier Poco Loco has secured a deal to bring Rovio’s Angry Birds brand to the bagged snacks market…

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Tesco's new lab to showcase latest in-store tech and new apps Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has opened the doors to a new laboratory to demonstrate the power of the latest in-store technology…


Leathams to save £21k a year with solar panels

06 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

Speciality foods supplier Leathams expects to save £21k a year on electricity…

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Tesco to assess impact of falling commodity prices on suppliers Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco is investigating the impact of falling commodity prices on its suppliers in a bid to secure better deals…

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Premier Foods rejects accusations it is forcing suppliers to "pay to stay"

05 Dec 2014

Premier Foods has insisted that its controversial policy to ask suppliers for “investment payments” is voluntary and non-payment will not result in de-listing.


Increased pork supply slashes cost of a roast Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bargain-hunting shoppers may consider pork over turkey at Christmas, with the retail price of a roasting joint down 14%…

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Cranswick to add new proteins, new channels as sales dip

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Cranswick has vowed to redouble its efforts to explore new markets in the face of a reduction in pork sales…

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Rowe's officially reopens its Cornish pasty factory

13 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Family firm WC Rowe has reopened its pasty factory after a blaze forced it to halt production…

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Retailers and suppliers join forces in new war on food waste

09 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A co-ordinated battle to prevent millions of tonnes of food waste is to be launched by retailers and suppliers…

Ciao Gusto

Independent Italian food producers target UK with new website Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Italian food suppliers are targeting the UK with a website that will sell direct to consumers…

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Premier Foods blames volume decline on shopping habit shift Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Dramatically changing shopping habits are having a far more significant effect on branded suppliers than the supermarket p…

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Innocent Drinks hopes to make it third time lucky in Sweden Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Innocent Drinks is targeting export sales growth of more than 200% over the next five years…


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Spar wholesaler James Hall revamps lunchtime offer with sushi Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

James Hall has completely overhauled its lunchtime offer with a new meal deal and new products

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World of Zing to distribute unusual ingredients

10 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Products include YogiYo Korean cooking sauces, Pump Street Bakery chocolate, Bermondsey Tonic Water, and Stellacello grapefruit liqueur


Menzies Distribution delivers 'robust' performance Subscription

10 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Several “positive actions” offset newsprint and magazine declines, maintaining 2013 profit levels into 2014 at £24m – marginally down on last year’s £24.3m

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James Hall hopes for quick rise with new bread range

05 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Retail bread sales have reached £9m since the fresh bread delivery service was launched in 2012 and like-for-like sales increased 10% in the past year

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Bidvest 3663 "exceeded expectations" with 23.6% sales growth

02 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The foodservice operator also notched up a 44.9% increase in profits to ZAR 521.5m (£28.9m) during the six-month period


Bestway sees 22% increase in delivered sales, outstripping Londis

26 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Bestway said it had clocked up delivered sales of more than £650m in retail in the past year for the first time 

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Bidvest Fresh buys majority stake in Henson Foods

22 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest Fresh has acquired a majority stake in meat wholesaler Henson Foods…


Blakemore ramps up Fine Foods operation, enhances online

22 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

AF Blakemore’s Fine Foods division has expanded its operational team and online presence…

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Wholesaler Natoora offers Sunday restaurant deliveries

19 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Specialist fruit and veg supplier Natoora is delivering to restaurants within the M25 on Sundays, enabling restaurants to top up stock whenever needed

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AF Blakemore to launch first graduate training scheme this summer Subscription

15 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Wholesaler AF Blakemore is to launch its first graduate scheme this summer…


Hancocks Cash & Carry posts 13.4% sales uplift in 2014

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Hancocks Cash & Carry has declared 2014 its “best year yet” after reaping the rewards…

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Today's Group relaunches Margin Maker promotion

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Today’s Group is relaunching its Margin Maker promotion following success with the scheme in 2014…

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Henderson Group embarks on £10m revamp of Mallusk HQ

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Henderson Group has kicked off a £10m redevelopment of its Mallusk site in Newtownabbey…

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Bestway drop shipment arm to be run by IDC

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has handed over the management of its drop shipment business to IDC…

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Bidvest 3663 revamps regional operations

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 is overhauling its business in a move the foodservice giant claims will bring it closer to its customers…

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Campylobacter headlines leave retailers with difficult task

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

It’s a difficult balancing act for supermarkets, who are acting to tackle campylobacter but getting serious pressure


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Britain's Biggest Brands missed out on Young's exciting times

28 Mar 2015

Sir: I’d like to thank you for your recent coverage of Young’s Seafood in Britain’s 100 Biggest Brands…

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Morrisons' David Potts knows big data isn't always 'big' Subscription

27 Mar 2015

Using data to monitor business processes is almost always a beneficial aid to good management

Organic fruit and veg

Backing organic

27 Mar 2015

Aside from the investment in our country, the campaign fund and growth in organic food have other beneficial outcomes

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