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Tesco Giraffe restaurant Watford

Tesco’s store plan: More Giraffes and gyms in the pipeline

16 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is to open more than 100 Giraffe, Decks and Harris+Hooles as part of plans to accelerate its UK store turnaround programme.

Fruit & veg aisle in Tesco Watford

Tesco full-year results prompt calls for action

16 Apr 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Analysts are calling for greater action from Tesco to clarify its proposition and take on the discounters, following today’s results.

Tesco

Tesco promises more price cuts as profits drop 6%

16 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco today promised to accelerate the price war against its supermarket rivals and the discounters, as group profits fell 6%.

F&F clothing store

Tesco returns to the US with F&F fashion chain

14 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is set to re-enter the US market, with its fashion chain F&F aiming to conquer the states as part of its global expansion plans.

Vita Coco lemon

Vita Coco adds lemon flavour coconut water

13 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Vita Coco is looking to boost the mainstream appeal of coconut water with a lemonade…

European Union

Farming unions urge European adoption of GSCOP principles

13 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator model should be expanded to other European countries, UK farming unions have said…

Tesco youth

Young People's Panel to help Tesco support younger employees

13 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has set up an advisory panel of some of its brightest young employees…

Asda Click & Collect

Click & collect 'will be used by 76% of shoppers by 2017'

12 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Currently, 35% of UK shoppers use click & collect but that will rise to 76% by 2017, said Planet Retail…

Waitrose tills

Waitrose tests in-store 'grazing area'

12 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Waitrose is trialling a ‘grazing area’ next to the in-store deli and bakery in new stores…

Morrisons aisle

Morrisons ditches dump bins in drive to simplify stores

12 Apr 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is ditching a unique feature of its in-store offer – the dump bins and promotional tables…

Tesco Express

Tesco plots food-to-go stores in London

11 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is planning to take on high-street takeaway businesses such as Pret à Manger, Eat and Greggs as it considers launching dozens of food-to-go outlets in London.

Asda store

Asda customer director Jon Wragg departs

11 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Asda has announced the departure of customer director Jon Wragg.

Marks and Spencer

M&S food sales creep up 0.1% in fourth quarter

10 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Marks & Spencer shares soared this morning after the retailer reported an improvement in clothing sales.

Booths

Booths backs green study into food buying habits

09 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Booths is working with academics from Lancaster University to find ways to encourage people to consider the environmental impact of the food they buy.

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s sales drop as late Easter makes for tough trading

08 Apr 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Sainsbury’s recent good run has come to a definitive stop with a 1.7% fall in sales, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

suppliers

Raw Poultry

Poultry supplier Faccenda to rebrand to update image

13 Apr 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Fresh poultry giant Faccenda will rebrand as Faccenda Foods at the end of the month…

Weetabix box

Weetabix not alone in feeling heat of discounters, says Unite

13 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Suppliers increasingly see the rise of the discounters as a threat to their businesses, trade union leaders claim…

European Union

Farming unions urge European adoption of GSCOP principles

13 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator model should be expanded to other European countries, UK farming unions have said…

Weetabix On The Go ad

Weetabix fuels On The Go drink with £5m marketing push

01 Apr 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Weetabix is back on the campaign trail with a £5m push for its ambient breakfast drink.

TB test tube

Public Health England says no public risk from veg plant TB

30 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Public health authorities have reassured over TB at two Cambridgeshire vegetable plants…

Emmi Chai Latte Production

Onken yoghurt supplier Emmi breaks 3bn Swiss franc sales barrier

30 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Sales at Swiss dairy giant Emmi broke through the three billion franc barrier for the first time in December…

Cake Angels

Fiddes Payne appoints advisors as it weighs up further growth

29 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Fast-growing home baking and herbs and spices supplier Fiddes Payne has appointed corporate finance firm Spayne Lindsay…

ABP logo

ABP Hereford Prime beef stocked by Carrefour Italia

23 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

ABP Food Group has struck a deal to supply its Irish Hereford Prime beef to Carrefour Italia…

Florette PepperCress

Florette urges consumers to cook with salad in £1.25m push

23 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Florette is investing £1.25m in a push to encourage Brits to use salad in their cooking…

Marchmallow fluff

Expanding Empire is new owner of Bespoke

23 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bespoke Foods has been acquired by Empire Food Brokers – stakeholder in Burts Chips and distributor of US brands…

Donatantonio range

Donatantonio debuts at retail with Lupetta

23 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Importer and distributor Donatantonio has developed its first range of retail products…

First Milk tanker

First Milk's farmers enjoy good returns

23 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

First Milk’s farmer members will receive an average £1,200 return on their capital investment in May…

Selfridges

Selfridges promises unrivalled bar range in chocolate library

22 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

A chocolate library will be the centrepiece of a new-look confectionery hall at Selfridges set to be unveiled next week…

Mike Osmond Retail Marketing International

Mike Osmond takes MD role at Retail Marketing International

22 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Mike Osmond has resurfaced as the new MD of shopper marketing agency Retail Marketing International…

Simon Millard Preimier Foods

Simon Millard appointed foodservice director at Premier Foods

22 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Premier Foods has appointed Simon Millard as its new foodservice director…

wholesalers

Today's Extra

Today's Group adds four new on-trade wholesalers to roster

12 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Today’s Group has recruited four new members…

Jersey Harbour

Costcutter makes Jersey entry by signing Jmart c-store chain

05 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Costcutter is to enter Jersey for the first time after bagging a new member…

Costco

Costco to open three new London depots

05 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

Costco has revealed it will open three new depots in Greater London over the next year…

Compass Group catering chefs

Improvethatprice.com launches price tracking tool for caterers

05 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

Improvethatprice.com has created a data analytics tool that allows users to track product prices…

Bestway cash and carry

Bestway buys Glasgow wholesaler Sher Bros

04 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has acquired Glasgow-based wholesaler Sher Bros for an undisclosed sum.

Booker warehouse

Booker now UK’s biggest grocery wholesaler by turnover

03 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Booker has overtaken Palmer & Harvey to become the UK’s biggest grocery wholesaler by turnover, after reporting full-year sales of £4.7bn.

Bestway Results

Bestway takes control of Pakistan banking arm UBL

29 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has taken control of its Pakistan banking arm UBL.

Onlinepoundstore.co.uk homepage

Onlinepoundstore.co.uk claims 123,000+ hits since launch

29 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Onlinepoundstore.co.uk claims it has had more than 123,000 site visits in its first six weeks of trading…

Core Connect logo

Bestway launches its ‘biggest ever’ promo for retailers

28 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has launched what it claims is its biggest-ever promotional scheme for retailers.

Bestway confectionery aisles

Bestway launches UBL Omni money transfer service

22 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has launched a new money transfer service using its own bank in Pakistan…

Parfetts Sheffield depot

Parfetts feels heat from mults' c-stores and duty fraud

22 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Parfetts has blamed a tough trading environment for a drop in full-year sales and profits…

BA Cash & Carry

Blakemore snaps up BA Cash & Carry

18 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Blakemore Wholesale has acquired BA Cash & Carry in a move that Blakemore said will make it the “third largest company of its kind” in the UK.

Spar baskets

Sarah Ellis is head of marketing at Blakemore Trade Partners

16 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sarah Ellis is the new head of marketing for Blakemore Trade Partners.

Foodit website

JJ Foodservice plots London expansion with two new depots

15 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

JJ Foodservice is to open two new depots this year as it looks to grow its business and satisfy increasing demand…

Hancocks wholesale

Hancocks acquires confectionery supplier JTS International

15 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary

Hancocks has acquired Birmingham-based confectionery supplier JTS International…

Fish and chip pie M&S

Pie and mash-up

16 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

Behold, the M&S fish and chips pie! Is this a belated April Fool, or the start of a new wave of supermarket NPD?

Shopper

Pity a supermarket CEO in light of the latest Kantar numbers

12 Apr 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Ouch. If you think Kantar’s 12-week numbers look bad, you should see the four-week ones…

Masterchef

Spring's Supermarket Secrets: Gregg Wallace explores eggs

05 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

Gregg Wallace famously enjoys a swift one-two…

Poll

Should Sunday trading hours be relaxed?

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sweet solution screen shot

There's too much alarm over sugar and sweeteners

13 Apr 2014

The launch of health campaign group Action on Sugar in January sparked a debate around sugars in the diet…

Britain's 100 Biggest Grocery Brands

Pink Lady apples calls for Biggest Brands inclusion

05 Apr 2014

Each year I read with interest your table of Britain’s 100 biggest brands…

Tackle wider waste issue

24 Mar 2014

While it was heartening to read your story on consumers’ greater awareness of food waste, pre-consumer waste also needs consideration.

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