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Food waste disclosure Bill to be launched by MP Kerry McCarthy Subscription

03 Sep 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The Labour MP wants other retailers to follow Tesco’s example

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Tesco pays more for milk going into its own-label cheese Subscription

02 Sep 2015 | By Kevin White

The retailer will pay suppliers 29.93 pence per litre until 28 February 2016

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Supermarkets send help to Shoreham disaster site Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Tesco and Marks & Spencer offer refreshments, socks and use of facilities to Shoreham disaster site workers

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Ex-Tesco boss Clarke to be interviewed under caution by SFO

28 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The SFO launched its investigation into the £263m black hole in Tesco’s finances in October

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Sainsbury's only mult in growth, Kantar figures show

25 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Sluggish growth and falling prices have become ‘the new normal’ in the British grocery market

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Feet On The Floor for Tesco as it sends head office staff into stores

24 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

From September to December, 7,000 Tesco head office staff are to spend at least one day a fortnight in-store


Tesco offers customers chance to try before they buy

24 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The new campaign will enable consumers to taste any branded Tesco to-go product before purchase

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Big four fuel the fire with petrol price cuts

21 Aug 2015 | By Maddie Maynard

After the recent diesel price cuts, the big four supermarkets turn their attention to petrol price cuts

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Tesco Project Reset: you ain't seen nothing yet experts warn Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn, Vince Bamford

Cereals, coffee, tea and tinned meats are among those hardest hit by the consolidation so far

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Sour grapes as Tesco puts a cork in its Wine Community

19 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Demise comes as Tesco wine range falls victim to range rationalisation

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Dairy crisis summit moots tougher origin labelling rules

18 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Defra secretary of state Liz Truss says she wants clearer labels on dairy products

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Asda launches new “made with British milk” labelling

17 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

The new labelling will support Asda’s commitment to sourcing its own-label Cheddar using 100% British milk from Arla, the retailer says


Booths plays up northern ranges in new Lytham St Annes store Subscription

16 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Booths is set to open its latest store in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, on Wednesday, 9 September…

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Sunday trading consultation sparks confusion fears Subscription

07 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Both opponents and supporters of changes to the Sunday trading rules have criticised the government’s plan as confusing

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Which? vows to keep up pressure on supermarket pricing Subscription

07 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Which? is looking to maintain the pressure on supermarkets in the wake of its super-complaint…


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Potatoes missing out on c-store growth Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Potato suppliers are failing to take advantage of the growth in convenience shopping

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Happy Egg Co becomes biggest US free-range supplier Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

The Happy Egg Co is now the largest free-range egg supplier in the US by market share…


Omsco hails organic cheese and whey production record Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Organic dairy co-op Omsco is now the UK’s largest organic cheese and whey producer


Tate & Lyle Sugars goes into red as oversupply hits prices Subscription

11 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

ASR Group subsidiary Tate & Lyle Sugars has plunged into the red as oversupply…

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Retailers targeted by MEPs over 'abuse' of farmers & growers

10 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The EU should do more to help farmers earn a “fair return from the food chain”, the European Parliament has warned


Greencore to roll out new IT systems Subscription

10 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Greencore is to automate its accounts-payable processes to manage 360,000 invoices a year…


Herb supplier's robotic tech boosts glasshouse output Subscription

10 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Potted herb supplier Langmead Group has invested £3m in a fully automated glasshouse growing facility…

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New GSCOP probe threatened after BBG survey reveals agreement breaches Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Move from back margin to front margin is causing ructions in supplier-retailer relationships


Thorntons shares soar on Ferrero takeover offer Subscription

22 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in UK-listed chocolatier Thorntons have rocketed up 43% after news broke this morning that Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero has agreed to pay 145p a share to buy UK-listed chocolatier Thorntons, valuing the company at £112m.

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Christine Tacon warns suppliers over lack of training in GSCOP Subscription

22 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers are wiping the floor in negotiations with suppliers, Christine Tacon will warn suppliers at a GCA conference


Husbandry plan to cutting antibiotics in poultry production Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

National vet practice St David’s Poultry Team has launched trials with three major poultry suppliers


Mariner Foods falls into administration, jobs lost

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The majority of staff at the factory were offered employment with other local businesses, but a few redundancies “could not be avoided”


FareShare donations by supermarkets soar Subscription

09 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

FareShare told The Grocer it received 7,360 tonnes of food that might otherwise have been destined for landfill or used as energy in 2014

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Dave Lewis to bring out Tesco's 'personality and passion' Subscription

08 May 2015

Lewis broke with tradition from previous years for the event, held at Wembley last week, by providing the keynote address and holding an extended networking session with his entire UK management team and suppliers


Supermarket price war devastates UK food suppliers – Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink manufacturers across the UK are suffering the most as the big supermarkets slash prices to compete with each and fight back against the rise of the discounters.


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Blakemore Foodservice wins major new contracts Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Foodservice has won two new high-profile supply contracts…

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Spar and Jet launch first dual branded store Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Spar and forecourt operator Jet have teamed up to launch their first dual-branded store

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Bibendum PLB extends partnership with DHL Subscription

23 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

DHL and Bibendum PLB have extended their partnership for 10 years

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Bestway/Batleys app at 10,000 downloads a year from launch Subscription

23 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway Group’s mobile app hit 10,000 downloads this week less than a year on from its launch…

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Booker swells POR push with 200 more lines Subscription

22 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Booker is adding a further 200 lines to its Even Bigger POR campaign…

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P&H celebrates 90th birthday with Retailer of the Month award Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Palmer and Harvey is celebrating its 90th birthday by running a Retailer of the Month award for independents

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JW Filshill grows pre-tax profits by 62.5% to £1.3m Subscription

20 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler JW Filshill increased its pre-tax profits by 62.5% to £1.3m despite a 4.4% fall in sales.

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Parfetts makes senior appointments in board shake-up

17 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Andy Whitworth has been promoted to the newly created position of operations director

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JJ Food Service to deal direct as it triples fruit & veg offer Subscription

16 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JJ Food Service has almost tripled its range of fresh fruit and vegetables…


Musgrave Group cuts losses by €100m as it awaits decision on GB sale Subscription

11 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Musgrave Group is still awaiting a decision from the UK Competition and Markets Authority

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Parfetts to maintain popular customer loyalty points scheme Subscription

08 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Wholesaler Parfetts is to run its loyalty points scheme indefinitely because of “overwhelming customer response”…

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Brakes tipped to go for IPO rather than private sale Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Foodservice giant Brakes looks likely to buck the trend of choosing a sale over a stock market flotation…

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Landmark Wholesale slashes the price of 12 key own label lines Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Landmark Wholesale is cutting the prices permanently on 12 of its best-selling own-brand products by up to 30%.

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Bestway updates website to make life easier for retailers

04 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler has added multiple improvements to the online search function to make it more user friendly

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PayPoint admits it has lost touch with retailers Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

In a letter to The Grocer, the payment services company vows to improve relations with its retailers 

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Retailers stay up as The Force Awakens Subscription

03 Sep 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Tonight is going to be a busy one for the nation’s merchandisers, for tomorrow is Force Friday. For those not in the know…

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Aldi flies the Union flag for Rio Olympics Subscription

02 Sep 2015 | By Clive Black

Will Aldi’s sponsorship of British athletics prompt other retailers to start shouting more about their British credentials?

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Sunday should be kept special Subscription

01 Sep 2015 | By Steve Parfett

Proposals to reform Sunday trading are badly thought through and should be scrapped, argues Steve Parfett


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Letters: Lidl shows up Tesco's Clubcard as past sell-by-date Subscription

03 Sep 2015

Very few people are unquestionably loyal to anything or anyone, save religious movements…

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Letters: Making sense of sugar; Inspiring Hodgson; Poundland's challenge Subscription

03 Sep 2015

Your article, ‘Most consumers are trying to reduce sugar’, highlights that consumers think on-pack information is effective…

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Dairy valued at last by the industry? Subscription

27 Aug 2015

New initiatives and moves towards more sustainable pricing models on liquid milk are welcome changes

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