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Tesco redistributes five million meals with FareShare FoodCloud

16 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco says work is now underway to extend the scheme across a further 1,800 convenience stores

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Suppliers in distress as mults enjoy recovery, says report Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The recovery of the supermarkets has piled increasing pressure on the supply chain

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Alessandra Bellini is new Tesco chief customer officer

11 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bellini most recently served as Unilever VP for food in North America and food general manager for the US

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Sainsbury’s Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

11 Jan 2017

Leading retail and City analysts react to the latest results

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City snapshot: 'Good' Christmas for Sainsbury's as sales creep higher Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s hailed a “good” Christmas performance as sales in the 15 weeks to 7 January rose 0.8%, with like-for-like sales nudging up 0.1%

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Co-op reports Christmas like-for-likes up 3.5% Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op attributes success to investment in stores, focus on convenience and its heavyweight advertising campaign

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Suppliers under more pressure despite recovery at supermarkets Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The recovery of the supermarkets has piled increasing pressure on the supply chain, with almost 6,000 food suppliers experiencing increased levels of financial distress, according to recovery firm Begbies Traynor.

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Morrisons Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

10 Jan 2017

City and retail analysts react to Morrisons’ Christmas trading update

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Tesco offers staff checks as part of Colleague Health Month

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has teamed up with Nuffield Health to offer checks on BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol

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Tesco puts food quality centre stage in new ad campaign Video

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket giant launches a major new advertising campaign to woo customers by stressing the quality of its food

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Adjudicator role extension impractical, warns PTF Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Provision Trade Federation warned extending the GCA powers would be impossible to fund

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Waitrose Christmas week sales drop as festive dates distort comparisons Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Year-on-year Christmas sales at Waitrose fell 12.5% in the week to 31 December as the timing of Christmas Day this year affected comparative sales

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Asda and Tesco go head to head over cupboard basics Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

2017 already shows signs of brutal competition among the supermarkets

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Tesco cuts price of women's razors to match cost of men's

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A newspaper investigation last year showed women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items

Morrisons Price Crunch

Healthy eating to fore in Morrisons price cuts Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has cut the price of 800 lines including many healthy eating lines and ‘superfoods’

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Retail leaders oppose extension of GCA to primary producers Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket leaders have urged the government to reject calls for the remit of Christine Tacon to be extended

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Adjudicator role extension impractical, warns PTF Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Provision Trade Federation warned extending the GCA powers would be impossible to fund

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Shelf position payments 'no longer an issue' says Adjudicator Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon warned she was close to launching an official investigation into alleged ‘Drop and Drive’ discrepancies

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Müller to pause on implementing changes to supplier contracts Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

The processor said it would “reflect” on proposals to merge its two milk supply groups

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Canned tuna companies show improved sustainability, says ISSF Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

There was a 95.6% conformance rate among 25 companies signed up to the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

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Tesco backtracks on Black Friday next-day click & collect promise Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has also warned customers to expect likely delivery delays

Mr Kipling

Premier Foods looks to home advantage to battle price rises Subscription

15 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

CEO Gavin Darby said the Mr Kipling and Bisto maker was a different proposition to its multinational rivals thanks to 95% of its range being manufactured in the UK.

Dips

Dip Society launches smoked fish pâtés made with Greek yoghurt Subscription

14 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The pâtés join The Dip Society’s existing lineup of five tzatziki, houmous, garlic and beetroot dips…

Hello fresh

Hello Fresh hosts meal box sale for The Felix Project charity

04 Nov 2016 Updated: 05 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Hello Fresh hopes to sell 7,500 meals for two during the promotion, which began yesterday and will end today….

John Allan

Tesco chairman warns Brexit will push up supermarket prices Subscription

25 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket prices are “very likely” to rise in the coming months because of the impact of Brexit says John Allan

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Ministers prepare wholesale change to Tacon's remit Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government is to consider extending the role of Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon

John Power

John Power replaces Salkeld as CEO at Symington's

19 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Power takes over from David Salkeld who steps down after a nine-year stint at the helm

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Retailers and suppliers vow to protect consumers from inflation Subscription

19 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Tesco and Mars chiefs pledged to minimise the effects of food inflation “as much as possible” at the IGD’s Big Debate

Matt Davies

Tesco pledges support for UN Sustainability Development Goals

18 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

UK and Ireland CEO Matt Davies has urged all food and drink suppliers to back the 12.3 initiative

Exports Euro

Poll: How big an opportunity are exports in wake of sterling slump?

18 Oct 2016

The Grocer is polling the UK’s food and drink manufacturers to gauge attitudes to exports in the wake of Brexit

wholesalers

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JJ Food Service reveals two new own-label prawn brands

16 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new lines will be available in time for Chinese New Year on Saturday 28 January

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Best-one symbol group sales up almost 20% Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

New Bestway DC sees sales soar “as members get behind our fresh and chilled offer”…

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AF Blakemore sees sales and profits rise despite deflation Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Spar wholesaler reported a 2.4% sales increase to £1.31bn for the year ending 30 April 2016

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Spar retailer Eat 17 to sell wholesale meat to other c-stores Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The move follows the launch of the retailer’s own-label ready meals in May…

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Landmark Wholesale signs up toiletries specialist Inspira Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The move means the buying group now has 38 members supplying retail, catering and foodservice in the UK

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Blakemore launches Branching Out community skills programme Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The community programme will work with schools across the Blakemore trading area

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Bestway to offer extended healthy snack range in the new year

22 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler believes range can generate additional sales and footfall

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Appleby Westward exceeds store recruitment target by over 50%

21 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The group recruited 37 new stores this year, more than 50% ahead of its budgeted target

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Bestway revamps category management offer for indies Subscription

19 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New programme includes category advice, planograms, must-stock lines and sales insight

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution announces BP supply deal Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore will supply branded food and drink products to 320 BP forecourts including 250 M&S Simply Food outlets

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Turner Price UK sales rise as it struggles internationally Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

UK sales, up from £37.5m to £38m, account for the majority of growth

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Bestway becomes preferred partner at Certas Energy forecourts Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler said it could improve Certas Energy’s performance in convenience shopper missions

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Brakes delays online publishing of list prices until January Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

While not online yet, the prices feature in the new, physical Chef’s List catalogue

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Costco invests in major improvements for online Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler said it was investing in the merchandising, functionality and distribution of its online business

One-stop online training

One Stop offers retailers free e-learning and people scheme

05 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The kit aims to get franchisees and their staff members in line with Trading Standards legislation

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Discounters setting agenda whatever the big four's progress Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The Top Products Survey is a sobering reminder that the march of the discounters is far from over

Poll

As the results flood in, who do you think won Christmas?

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Soya is great for infants

12 Jan 2017

Sir; In the UK, soya products have been part of toddler nutrition for almost a century

predictions 2017

The year things will get really nasty

12 Jan 2017

Sir; What do I predict will make our revered CEOs kick their teddies round the office this year?

Amazon Go

Amazon will place its own labels at centre of strategy Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Sir, Amazon Go represents another example of it removing friction from the shopping process and continuously innovating



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