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Justin King

Justin King the latest to face Egyptian prosecution

30 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The former Sainsbury’s CEO was convicted last year, claims the Times, and although the conviction was overturned it is understood the Egyptians are appealing the acquittal

Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's CEO, flies to Giza after Egyptian conviction

29 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket giant said today that Coupe, who vehemently denies the charges against him, had been left with no option but to attend an appeal hearing on Sunday

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Dunnhumby moves west with Kroger relationship

28 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

 Tesco said Dunnhumby and Kroger would replace the existing exclusive joint venture with “more flexible” long-term licence and service agreements

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Tesco posts worst results in its history with £6.38bn loss

22 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

However Tesco said its trading profits were in line with expectations at £1.4bn, while UK like-for-like sales volumes rose for first time in over four years

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Tesco results: What the analysts say

22 Apr 2015 | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Reactions are coming in thick and fast to Tesco’s record losses

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Iceland looks to move in on Tesco and Morrisons layoffs

21 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Discounter advertises outside company HQs on days of biggest corporate dismissals

Supermarket Price Wars

Which? issues 'super-complaint' over supermarket pricing

21 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Which? described its super-complaints as its “most powerful legal weapon” as the CMA will now be compelled by law to respond within 90-days

Supermarket

Supermarket price war devastates UK food suppliers – Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink manufacturers across the UK are suffering the most as the big supermarkets slash prices to compete with each and fight back against the rise of the discounters.

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Tesco pension changes to be fought by union

20 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

An official consultation process between Tesco and Usdaw began today and will run for a minimum of 90 days

David Potts

Morrisons to cut 720 head office jobs as it boosts shop floor numbers

16 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is to cut 720 head office jobs while ramping up the number of shop floor staff as it looks to drive sales through its core supermarket estate…

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Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain's sixth biggest supermarket

08 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose only retailers to increase market share, Sainsbury’s back in growth

waitrose

Waitrose sees big rise in Easter shopping

02 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Don

ot cross bun sales climbed nearly 26% with the supermarket’s traditional richly fruited variety remained the best seller with sales up 48%

Tesco school cooking scheme

Tesco invests £5m in school cooking clubs in disadvantaged areas

01 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The move will see its Tesco Eat Happy Project back the Children’s Food Trust network of school cooking clubs

Tesco London

Tesco London division scrapped, absorbed into Tesco South

26 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

It is believed the move precedes management cuts, outgoing London MD to become Tesco Ireland’s new chief exec

Gordon Mowat

Five Morrisons senior directors leave as Potts streamlines

24 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nick Collard, Martyn Fletcher, Gordon Mowat, Neal Austin and Nigel Robertson will step down from the management board and leave the company

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Supermarket

Supermarket price war devastates UK food suppliers – Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink manufacturers across the UK are suffering the most as the big supermarkets slash prices to compete with each and fight back against the rise of the discounters.

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JBPs 'read like prenups' says Meijer: 30% will be annulled Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons to slash number of joint business plans by 30% to free up buyer time…

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Eid family back in charge as Aryzta spins out Honeytop Subscription

09 Jan 2015

Swiss food group Aryzta is spinning out its £80m UK-based flatbreads division Honeytop into a joint venture…

Mysupermarket

Suppliers and retailers sign up for mySupermarket insight tool

12 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

More than 150 suppliers and retailers have signed up for mySupermarket’s latest online insight tool…

Angry Birds

Poco Loco launches Angry Birds bagged snacks

08 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Belgium-based supplier Poco Loco has secured a deal to bring Rovio’s Angry Birds brand to the bagged snacks market…

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Tesco's new lab to showcase latest in-store tech and new apps Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has opened the doors to a new laboratory to demonstrate the power of the latest in-store technology…

leathams

Leathams to save £21k a year with solar panels

06 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

Speciality foods supplier Leathams expects to save £21k a year on electricity…

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Tesco to assess impact of falling commodity prices on suppliers Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco is investigating the impact of falling commodity prices on its suppliers in a bid to secure better deals…

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Premier Foods rejects accusations it is forcing suppliers to "pay to stay"

05 Dec 2014

Premier Foods has insisted that its controversial policy to ask suppliers for “investment payments” is voluntary and non-payment will not result in de-listing.

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Increased pork supply slashes cost of a roast Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bargain-hunting shoppers may consider pork over turkey at Christmas, with the retail price of a roasting joint down 14%…

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Cranswick to add new proteins, new channels as sales dip

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Cranswick has vowed to redouble its efforts to explore new markets in the face of a reduction in pork sales…

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Rowe's officially reopens its Cornish pasty factory

13 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Family firm WC Rowe has reopened its pasty factory after a blaze forced it to halt production…

Food waste

Retailers and suppliers join forces in new war on food waste

09 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A co-ordinated battle to prevent millions of tonnes of food waste is to be launched by retailers and suppliers…

Ciao Gusto

Independent Italian food producers target UK with new website Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Italian food suppliers are targeting the UK with a website that will sell direct to consumers…

Premier Foods

Premier Foods blames volume decline on shopping habit shift Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Dramatically changing shopping habits are having a far more significant effect on branded suppliers than the supermarket p…

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Dhamecha Foods explores further Midlands cash & carry openings Subscription

02 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Dhamecha Foods’ planned Leicester cash & carry could become a “springboard” for further openings…

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Connect Group reports profits rise

22 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Connect Group said total sales rose 1.2% to £909.9m in the six months to 28 February, while underlying profits rose 3.3% to £27.7m

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Spar wholesaler James Hall launches Training Academy Programme Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Training Academy Programme will include customer service inductions, staff and performance management, fruit & veg training and conversational selling

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Caterway shuts its doors following collapse in trading Subscription

08 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Wholesaler Caterway has ceased trading after attempts to secure the external investment it needed to survive failed.

James Hall distribution

James Hall to run unannounced availability audits Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The checks, which will also look at promotional compliance, are part of a push on availability at the Spar wholesaler

James Hall sushi meal deal

Spar wholesaler James Hall revamps lunchtime offer with sushi Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

James Hall has completely overhauled its lunchtime offer with a new meal deal and new products

World of Zing Middle Eastern ingredients

World of Zing to distribute unusual ingredients

10 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Products include YogiYo Korean cooking sauces, Pump Street Bakery chocolate, Bermondsey Tonic Water, and Stellacello grapefruit liqueur

Menzies

Menzies Distribution delivers 'robust' performance Subscription

10 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Several “positive actions” offset newsprint and magazine declines, maintaining 2013 profit levels into 2014 at £24m – marginally down on last year’s £24.3m

James Hall Spar warehouse

James Hall hopes for quick rise with new bread range

05 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Retail bread sales have reached £9m since the fresh bread delivery service was launched in 2012 and like-for-like sales increased 10% in the past year

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Bidvest 3663 "exceeded expectations" with 23.6% sales growth

02 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The foodservice operator also notched up a 44.9% increase in profits to ZAR 521.5m (£28.9m) during the six-month period

Bestway

Bestway sees 22% increase in delivered sales, outstripping Londis

26 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Bestway said it had clocked up delivered sales of more than £650m in retail in the past year for the first time 

hensons foods

Bidvest Fresh buys majority stake in Henson Foods

22 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest Fresh has acquired a majority stake in meat wholesaler Henson Foods…

blakemore

Blakemore ramps up Fine Foods operation, enhances online

22 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

AF Blakemore’s Fine Foods division has expanded its operational team and online presence…

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Wholesaler Natoora offers Sunday restaurant deliveries

19 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Specialist fruit and veg supplier Natoora is delivering to restaurants within the M25 on Sundays, enabling restaurants to top up stock whenever needed

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AF Blakemore to launch first graduate training scheme this summer Subscription

15 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Wholesaler AF Blakemore is to launch its first graduate scheme this summer…

sainsbury's

Egyptian situation needn't slow down Coupe's Sainsbury's work Subscription

30 Apr 2015 | By James Halliwell

With a watertight alibi, it’s difficult to see the Egyptian prosecutions of Coupe and King being anything other than an embarrassing distraction

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Animal medicines, pig in mud

Foston mega pig plant plan primarily about profit not welfare

03 May 2015

Local people and those opposed to factory farming have been right to celebrate the defeat of plans to build a mega pig far…

ROBBERS

Respect gangmasters

03 May 2015

The word ‘gangmaster’ carries negative connotations and the food and drink industry must do more to reclaim it

salt

Salt and self-regulation principles

01 May 2015

In light of the media coverage this week surrounding salt reduction efforts, it is timely to draw attention to how the ret…

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