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Lisa & Steve

Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose TV show set for Channel 4 return

19 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Channel 4 has re-commissioned its Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose show, hosted by presenters Lisa Snowdon…

salt

Tesco backs Responsibility Deal's 2017 salt reduction pledges

19 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

All of the major supermarkets are now backing latest measures on salt after Tesco signed up to the 2017 salt reduction targets under the Responsibility Deal.

trolley

Sainsbury's rolls out shopping trolley for disabled children

15 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is to introduce a new trolley for disabled children in all of its stores following a successful trial.

Neil Nugent

Ex-Morrisons top chef Neil Nugent aims to stay in grocery

14 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons executive chef Neil Nugent is keen to remain in the grocery industry after parting ways with the supermarket…

Justin King, Sainsbury's

Justin King warns of price rises if Scotland goes independent

12 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has warned that supermarket prices could rise in an independent Scotland.

IG roundtable at 10 Downing Street

Cameron meets grocery bosses to champion jobs for young people

12 Sep 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Major figures in the food and grocery industry have met with the Prime Minister to discuss possible measures to boost job prospects for young people in Britain.

Asda CEO Andy Clarke

Asda warns food costs will rise in an independent Scotland

11 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Asda CEO and president Andy Clarke has said that an independent Scotland would see rising food costs.

Morrisons trolley

Morrisons’ profits plunge in first half as price war eats margin

11 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons’ underlying profits before tax fell 51% to £181m in the six months to 3 August on the back of the retailer’s price-cutting strategy, while like-for-like sales fell 7.4%.

Waitrose Crowborough

Waitrose profits fall as store investment soars

11 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Waitrose’s operating profit plunged by 9.4% during the first half despite rising sales.

Neil Nugent

Morrisons’ executive chef Neil Nugent departs

10 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons’ executive chef Neil Nugent has left the business, The Grocer can reveal.

Tesco 16

Tesco teams up with Diabetes UK and BHF on obesity campaign

10 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is joining forces with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation in a “ground-breaking” partnership to tackle obesity.

shopping basket supermarket

Food sales fall again as price war bites

09 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

The supermarket price war and low inflation continued to take a toll on food sales in the three months to August.

Tesco Hudl tablet

Tesco shelves Hudl smartphone plan

08 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has shelved plans to launch its own 4G smartphone after deciding the mobile market was too crowded.

Asda Direct

Asda Direct website to close as retailer streamlines services

08 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Asda is to close its Asda Direct general merchandise website as it looks to simplify its online services for shoppers.

Asda Click & Collect

Asda targets South East with click & collect ‘pods’

08 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Asda is expanding its push into London and the South East with a new breed of ‘intelligent’ click & collect pods.

suppliers

Londis Finsbury PK

Londis retailers to get 'Super Six' promo items from Musgrave

20 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Musgrave GB has launched a campaign offering Londis retailers six products a week at industry-leading prices…

Marshmallows

Anges de Sucre invests in production facilities

20 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

British gourmet macaron and marshmallow patisserie Anges de Sucre has invested in new production facilities…

Snack Ham Company

The Snack Ham Company brings ambient tapas to the UK

20 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Ambient tapas snacks are to be launched nationwide by The Snack Ham Company…

Heron trolleys

Heron Foods refresh programme on track as it eyes new stores Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Heron Foods expects to complete the revamp of its 240-strong estate by the middle of next year…

Lurpak slow churned

Dropped Lurpak Slow Churned 'may return as limited edition' Subscription

12 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Arla Foods has dropped its premium Lurpak Slow Churned butter – but says it may return as a seasonal line…

Reynolds truck

Reynolds Catering Supplies profits soar 105% Subscription

06 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Reynolds Catering Supplies has posted a 105% increase in full-year profits…

Chips ahoy

Mondelez fuels sweet biscuit sector with Chips Ahoy! Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Mondelez is bringing its $800m US cookie brand Chips Ahoy! to the UK, which it believes will be bigger than Oreo in five years

Fowler Welch

Fowler Welch lands logistics contract with drinks maker Cott

24 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Fowler Welch has won a new multimillion-pound logistics contract with own label drinks manufacturer Cott…

myshop app

Major suppliers line up to back new MyShop indie retailer app

23 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Some of the UK’s biggest fmcg suppliers are backing a new reward scheme aimed at building brand loyalty among indies…

Nisa trucks

Nisa halves surplus payments to strengthen investment clout Subscription

23 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Nisa has halved its surplus payment this year as it retained a greater share of profits to invest in future growth…

hobnobs

United Biscuits to float on Stock Market this autumn Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Julia Glotz, Alec Mattinson

United Biscuits to join Moy Park in Q4 listing as supplier IPO stampede looms…

Bananas

Chiquita vows to to press ahead with Fyffes merger

15 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

US banana firm Chiquita has rejected a $611m takeover bid and reaffirmed its intention to merge with Irish contemporary Fyffes.

Fyffes banana

Fyffes-Chiquita merger at risk as rival bid emerges

11 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The $1bn merger of Irish banana producer Fyffes and American giant Chiquita has been thrown into doubt by a rival bid for Chiquita.

Buyapowa

Speciality firms urged by Buyapowa to sell via social media

09 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Speciality food suppliers and retailers could “punch above their weight” by selling through social media…

Paperwork

Suppliers angry as retailers keep digging for old debts

07 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Grocer can reveal some retailers are still digging further back than the agreed two-year limit…

wholesalers

Orderbuddy

Tasty Little Numbers founder creates 'one-stop shop' Subscription

20 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

A new e-commerce wholesale operation has been developed by Tasty Little Numbers…

Marshmallows

Anges de Sucre invests in production facilities

20 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

British gourmet macaron and marshmallow patisserie Anges de Sucre has invested in new production facilities…

Booker warehouse

Booker sales up 1.9% as Makro turnaround remains 'on track'

18 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Booker has reported a 1.9% increase in total sales for the half-year to 12 September.

Bestway

Bestway Batley's Foodservice secures three new contracts

13 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway Batley’s Foodservice has bagged three new contracts…

Day-Today Kirkcaldy store

United Wholesale Scotland opens biggest Day-Today store yet

10 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

United Wholesale Scotland has opened a 5,000 sq ft Day-Today outlet in Kirkcaldy – its biggest to date.

Booths

Booths online Cellar relaunch delayed until January

06 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Booths has delayed plans to relaunch its Booths Cellar online alcohol offer…

JJ truck

JJ Food Service eyes upmarket by widening premium ranges

06 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

JJ Food Service is making a move upmarket by targeting gastropubs, restaurants and hotels…

Costco

Costco plans for future with purpose-built new DC in Crick Subscription

06 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Costco is to open a new purpose-built distribution centre next year as the US-owned wholesaler expands its UK footprint…

Neil Turton

Neil Turton quits Nisa for new company Him! International

05 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Neil Turton has quit Nisa after 23 years to hook up with c-store expert and Him! founder Tom Fender in a new international…

Costco

Costco's full-year sales jump 7%

04 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Net sales at Costco Wholesale Corporation, the US warehouse club giant, have leaped 7% for the year to the end of August.

James Hall Spar warehouse

James Hall pledges to continue NAAFI supply in Germany

04 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

Spar wholesaler James Hall has vowed to continue supplying the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) and its overseas troops until the last military personnel have left Germany.

Makro

Metro sells its 9% stake in Booker

03 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

German retailer Metro has sold its entire stake in Britain’s biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler Booker for £196m.

Bestway promo

Bestway rolls out 'Every Deal a Tenner' promotion for Best-in Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway is launching a new promotion next month for retailers to boost profits on its own-label Best-in range…

Bestway app

Bestway releases ordering app for iOS devices

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has launched a new app for registered Bestway and Batleys customers.

Smiths news app

Smiths News rolls out 'time-saving' ordering app SNapp

24 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Stone

Smiths News has launched a time-saving smartphone app that enables its retail customers to link to its ordering system…

Chicken

FSA U-turn is a Pyrrhic victory for industry

24 Jul 2014 | Updated: 25 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The poultry industry has successfully lobbied the FSA into U-turning on plans to ‘name and shame’ companies in its campylobacter survey, but it shouldn’t rejoice.

Trucks supply chain

Why suppliers have a fatal attraction to supermarkets

13 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Suppliers have a fatal attraction to the supermarkets, and the relationship is veering from high maintenance to bunny boiler.

Morrisons Aldershot

Morrisons sales slump hides a silver lining Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | Updated: 12 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons’ interim results weren’t great. So why are some industry watchers seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for the supermarket?

Poll

Morrisons' interim like-for-like sales were down 7.4%. Has it now stopped the rot?

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Freedom Food

Rebranding from Freedom Food to RSPCA Assured makes perfect sense

20 Sep 2014

Having recently attended Freedom Food’s 20th anniversary celebration, the way forward is a very positive one…

Morrisons1

What did you expect?

20 Sep 2014

Regarding Morrisons’ results, I’m afraid it’s hardly surprising…

David Cameron

What about the oldies?

20 Sep 2014

While I appreciate the focus on “young people,” there’s also a significant group in mid and late-career who need to work…

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