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Traditional Scottish Ales rebrands as Black Wolf Brewery

20 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Traditional Scottish Ales has become The Black Wolf Brewery and unveiled a new range of modern craft beers…

Lazy Jacks American Style Cider

Halewood launches US-style apple cider

20 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Crabbie’s owner Halewood International has unveiled a new “American-style” cider…

ALoe Refresh Drink

Aloe makes debut on soft drinks fixture

20 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

A supplier has secured what it claims is the first listing for an aloe drink on the soft drinks fixture…

The Collective Suckies Yoghurt

The Collective launches Suckies kids' gourmet yoghurts

20 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The Collective is looking to bring gourmet credentials to the kids’ yoghurts category…

M&S Tablet

Shoppers call for more in-store tablet services

19 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Growing shopper appetite for in-store tablets is not being met by UK supermarkets, new research has suggested…

Morrisons Aldershot

Morrisons trademarks Match & More for loyalty scheme

19 Apr 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has moved a step closer to launching its new loyalty scheme and may even be planning a price-matching strategy…

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Sunday trading poll reveals 54% of shoppers favour relaxation

19 Apr 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

A poll for The Grocer has found just over half of shoppers are in favour of relaxing current Sunday trading laws…

Tesco Store

Tesco to face further competition for market share

19 Apr 2014 | By Simon Creasey

A new piece of research underlines the sheer scale of the challenge facing beleaguered Tesco boss Philip Clarke…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Own Label

Own Label Category Report 2014 Subscription

18 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

As the price war heats up retailers have a tough choice: good, better, best, or all three?…

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Waitrose launches Saturday morning Channel 4 show

17 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Waitrose is launching a new Saturday morning TV show on Channel 4 called Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose.

Aldi Easter ad

Aldi takes a swipe at Waitrose as Easter promo war hots up

17 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Aldi has kicked off the Easter weekend promotions with a swipe at Waitrose as the supermarkets battle for shoppers.

Co-op Have Your Say signs

Co-op faces 'wake-up call' after disastrous £2.5bn loss

17 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has confirmed it made a loss of £2.5bn last year.

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 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%.


Soil Association Organic

Soil Association forges Chinese link for organic exports

20 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The Soil Association has struck a partnership with Chinese organic certification body the Organic Food Development Centre…

Meat Carcass

Irish hit back at cattle trade stifling claims

20 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Irish meat processors have hit back at allegations they are trying to undermine livestock marts…

Steak and chips from Red Tractor

Copa-Cogeca calls for consultation on EC beef talks with the US

20 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The EC should launch a public consultation on how trade talks with the US will affect EU beef says Copa-Cogeca…

Bibby Morrisons

Morrisons and Bibby gear up to open third consolidation centre

19 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Morrisons and Bibby Distribution are set to open their third joint primary consolidation centre…


Premier Foods introduces defibrillators to all UK sites

19 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Premier Foods has introduced defibrillators to all its UK sites – including Hovis ones…

Real Crisps

Real Crisps supplier Manderley profits boosted by arson claim

19 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

An insurance payout after a devastating factory fire has given a multimillion pound boost to the Real Crisps maker…

Traffic Light labels

Hybrid labelling scheme wins over second wave of suppliers

19 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The government has revealed that a second wave of suppliers have agreed to sign up to its new hybrid front-of-pack labelli…

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…

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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…


Smiths news van

Smiths News secures new contracts worth £215m

22 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Smiths News has secured new contracts with magazine distributors Frontline and Seymour.

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 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.

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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…

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Family dinners

23 Apr 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Are family dinners a thing of the past, or are fears about the decline of mealtimes overstated?

Asda hours

Sunday trading laws: why keep them? Subscription

23 Apr 2014 | By Kevin Hawkins

The only sensible change is to let retailers decide for themselves…

tesco metro

Tesco mustn't be distracted from the big task in hand

19 Apr 2014 | By Liz Hamson

A big push on price leaves Tesco in danger of neglecting its turnaround strategy.


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NPD is not shouting out - shoppers don't notice it

23 Apr 2014

We don’t necessarily need more NPD, we need better NPD…

Selling to real people

23 Apr 2014

It’s a well known fact that 20%-50% of purchasing decisions are achieved through word of mouth.

The colour purple

23 Apr 2014

Cadbury has exhausted its appeals to trademark its purple Pantone 2685C, but this may not be the last attempt by Mondelez to stop others using Dairy Milk’s iconic purple “hue”.

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