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Morrisons toys with new concepts at three ‘lab’ stores

22 Oct 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is to open three new ‘lab’ stores in Milton Keynes, Weybridge and Birtley to experiment with new tailored formats.


Waitrose report finds thrifty Brits still curious about food

22 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Britons remain keen to try new cuisines despite being ‘time-poor’ shoppers with one eye on the balancing the household budget.

Tesco 21 supermarket aisle

Tesco sales decline slows in latest market report

21 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

As Tesco prepares to release its interim results on Thursday (21 October), new data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed the retailer’s sales remain in decline.

Asda Forecourt

Fuel vouchers driving more traffic to the supermarket pumps Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Julie Sinclair

A third of motorists have switched to supermarket filling stations this year…

Tesco gala

Tesco colleagues and suppliers show support for John Scouler Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Suspended Tesco commercial director John Scouler received a powerful show of support…

Tesco extra

Tesco suspends three more executives in finance probe

14 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Tesco has suspended three more senior executives as it continues its investigation into a £250m overstatement of profits.

McColl's shopping basket

Food sales fall again as warm September wilts retailers

14 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

September brought little cheer to UK retailers, as like-for-like sales tumbled 2.1%, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

Sainsbury nectar card

Sainsbury’s to cut Nectar rewards by half

14 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is set to slash the number of Nectar points customers can earn when shopping.

Petrol pumps

Supermarkets cut fuel prices again

13 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Asda has kicked off a new round of fuel price cuts just two weeks after supermarkets slashed fuel prices by up to 5p a litre.

Charlie Bigham's

Ready meals specialist Bigham's doubles its retail sales Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Upmarket ready meals specialist Charlie Bigham’s almost doubled its sales last year as it scaled up investment…

Sainsbury's 50p challenge

Sainsbury's 50p Challenge part of a 'think customer' drive Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Further details have emerged about Sainsbury’s notorious ‘50p Challenge,…

Asda Pudsey 1

Asda’s operating profit rockets by 18.3% in 2013 Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda saw a significant profit hike last year despite losing market share, new accounts in Companies House reveal.


Tesco scraps controversial Margate hypermarket

10 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has scrapped controversial plans for a new store in Margate in the latest move in its retreat from the large store format.

Hudl 2

Tesco unleashes marketing blitz for Hudl 2 tablet

10 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has launched a major TV and online campaign to support yesterday’s launch of the Hudl 2.

Waitrose supermarket aisle

Price cuts keep food inflation at all-time low

08 Oct 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food inflation stayed at a record low this month, bringing relief to hard-pressed consumers.


Innocent range

Innocent Drinks hopes to make it third time lucky in Sweden Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Innocent Drinks is targeting export sales growth of more than 200% over the next five years…


Innocent sees profits dip despite growing European sales Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Profits dipped at Innocent Drinks last year as the smoothie and juice supplier experienced a slowdown in UK growth…


Unilever 'behaviour engine' helps shoppers be healthier Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Unilever has piloted a wristband that monitors shoppers’ habits and prompts them on how to lead healthier lifestyles…

Food Study

Food innovation slump revealed by EC study Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

The European food sector is becoming less innovative, a new EC study has warned…

Aldi saucy salmon

Suppliers vie for civil powers to take on 'copycat' brands Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Suppliers are eagerly awaiting the results of a government consultation into whether they will be given civil powers to pu…

Dairy Crest cows in a field

Dairy Crest unveils strategy to boost dairy category by £800m Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest has unveiled a three-year plan to grow the dairy category by £800m…


Tacon asks Tesco to look for breaches of Groceries Code

30 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has asked Tesco to examine its behaviour towards suppliers during the company’s internal review into the £250m overstatement of its profits.

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…


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…



Sert-MST forced to 'realign' in face of supermarket price war

17 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Sert-MST is retrenching and “realigning” in the face of cut-throat competition between the major multiples…


Hills Prospect joins Today's Group on-trade division

17 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

On-trade wholesaler Hills Prospect has joined Today’s Group.

United Wholesale Grocers

United Wholesale Grocers plans expansion south of the border Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Scottish cash & carry group United Wholesale Grocers has revealed plans to expand out of its heartland…

Bookers external

Four new Booker Makro dual format C&C depots on the way Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Booker is rolling out its new Booker/Makro combined format to four new depots over the next few months…

Harrow booze raid

Rising cost of illegal booze demands new controls, warns FWD

16 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The UK needs new measures to tackle the rising cost of the black market trade in alcohol, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has warned.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker profits beat expectations in first half

16 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Booker has posted a 16% increase in pre-tax profits to £67.4m in the six months to 12 September.

JJ truck

Increased efficiencies send profits soaring at JJ Food Service Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Stone

JJ Food Service has reported a 66% surge in full-year pre-tax profits…

Spar trolley

Exceptional costs hit full-year profits at Appleby Westward

11 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward has reported a sharp drop in full-year profits following exceptional property costs…


Fairfax Meadow reports 29% profit slide after bumper 2012 Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Fairfax Meadow has reported a 29% slump in pre-tax profits for 2013 following a strong 2012…

Bestway fruit cider

Bestway launches own-label fruity ciders

08 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bestway claims it has become the first UK wholesaler to launch own-label products into the booming fruit-flavoured cider category.

co-op pharmacy bestway

Bestway completes Co-op Pharmacy acquisition

06 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has completed its £620m acquisition of The Co-operative Pharmacy.

James Hall Building

James Hall pre-tax profits drop by 62% Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Spar wholesaler James Hall has reported a 62% drop in full-year pre-tax profits to £3m…

Bidvest coffee

Bidvest 3663 launches Beans and Steam coffee concept

03 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 has launched a new coffee brand called Beans and Steam…

Smiths News eco lorry

Smiths News extends deal with Guardian News & Media Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News has extended its contract with Guardian News & Media until February 2021…


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…

Waitrose supermarket aisle

Supermarkets need to look forward and not back

22 Oct 2014 | By Euan Kilpatrick

The rapidly changing supermarket landscape in the UK is the source of much industry debate at the moment…

Pound coins

Poundshop.com reopens online battle Subscription

21 Oct 2014 | Updated: 22 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The online pound store wars have started again – with a truce, Poundshop.com has merges with rival outfit Hereforapound.com.


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Andrew Higginson at IGD Convention

Remember to resonate

16 Oct 2014

Price is the ‘elephant in the room’ and the major grocers are moving down different roads to lower prices.

Swiping Nectar Card

Nectar disappointment

16 Oct 2014

As someone that buys grocery shopping each week and reuses their bags but does not drive, I feel I have been hit…

Fiona Kendrick

The UK is doing its bit to support food exports

16 Oct 2014

The UK does have a significant presence at most of the major global trade fairs…

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