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Lucy Gavaghan hen campaigner

Schoolgirl takes on Morrisons and Asda over caged eggs Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Fourteen-year-old has previously petitioned Tesco, who pledged to stop selling caged eggs by 2025

My Local

My Local administrators confident of more store sales to come Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Administrators at My Local have sold 26 of the failed retailer’s convenience stores since being appointed, with hopes to offload another 16 in the coming days and weeks.

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Sainsbury's bosses advise Asda against 'illogical' price war Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer will never regain its position as cheapest in the market, chiefs argue

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Asda puts out Pokémon safety warning

18 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Avoid abandoning your trolley or shouting in celebration, says tongue-in-cheek warning

Bread

Food waste charity hits out at overproduction of bread

15 Jul 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The Real Junk Food Project may no longer accept surplus bread due to supermarket wastefulness

Booths

Booths hosts craft beer evening

15 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Northern supermarket hopes to tap into growing appetite for traditional fare

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Sainsbury’s drops multibuy deals two months ahead of schedule Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer had planned to stop all multibuys on food in August

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Waitrose pledges to pay smaller suppliers within seven days Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

More than 600 small suppliers worth less than £100,000 annually will benefit

MySupermarket website

MySupermarket gives brands glimpse of shoppers' favourites

08 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Brands will be able to see how prominently they feature on shoppers’ favourites lists with a new analysis tool

supermarkets

Media Bites 7 July: Supermarket shares, Danone, Boots Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

“Supermarkets slump as fears of price war grow”, is the headline in The Times (£) this morning.

Jason Tarry

Euro 2016 exit bigger blow than Brexit says Tesco's Tarry

05 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

“For us it’s been business as usual since the vote” says chief product officer

waitrose

Waitrose profits slump as John Lewis pension costs bite Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Waitrose pre-tax profits slumped 17.4% last year as the supermarket slugged it out in a brutal price war with the big four and the discounters.

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Supermarkets and suppliers to be probed on shelf space payments Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon this week launched a 12-week consultation into whether supermarkets have been demanding huge payments

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Grocery Adjudicator says suppliers are 'signing away rights' Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has revealed she is launching a probe into how supermarkets are getting around GSCOP

Hygiene audit

FDF calls for urgent talks with retailers on factory audits Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Director general Ian Wright claims factory audits are placing an unreasonable burden on supplier

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Premier Foods shareholders protest re-election of chairman over McCormick affair Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Premier Foods shareholders have given chairman David Beever a rebuke at the AGM over his handling of the failed McCormick takeover with more than 12% objecting to his re-election to the board.

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FSA looks to put end to 'unreasonable' audit requests Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Food Standards Agency looks set to tackle the burden of supplier factory audits

christine tacon

Supermarkets and suppliers to be probed on shelf space payments Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon this week launched a 12-week consultation into whether supermarkets have been demanding huge payments

christine tacon

Grocery Adjudicator says suppliers are 'signing away rights' Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has revealed she is launching a probe into how supermarkets are getting around GSCOP

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Christine Tacon to hold 'supplier only' conference talks Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon aiming to get the uncensored version of what is happening in the marketplace

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Spice advice: authenticity supply chain guide offered Subscription

09 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The document was created by the BRC, the FDF and the Seasoning & Spice Association

potato salad

Puffin Produce sees sales & profit fly as investment pays off Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

The Haverfordwest-based grower saw turnover increase from £14.6m to £15.8m according to its latest accounts

Unilever

Unilever Norwich GMB members kick off strike action over pay Subscription

26 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Operations will not been affected by the 24-hour strike, says the company

Tesco

Tesco looks to improve supplier transparency with free app Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers will be able to access resources on issues such as energy use, food waste and innovation

mySupermarket

MySupermarket analysis tool to offer suppliers online insight Subscription

16 Apr 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Suppliers will be able to view their availability and share of search at six major online retailers

Poundland Truck

Poundland to share sales data with suppliers

08 Apr 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Poundland has opened up its sales data to suppliers as part of a partnership with market intelligence company IRI

christine tacon

Adjudicator Tacon to probe suppliers on how they would feel safer Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon is considering new measures to protect suppliers who come forward to report breaches of the code by supermarkets

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FDF members dismiss EU stay campaign Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest fmcg suppliers have refused to give a mandate for the Food & Drink Federation to campaign against Brexit

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Peter Blakemore urges closer supplier collaboration

04 Mar 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler delivered the message at its annual IGD supplier seminar last week

Pizza Market Growth

Food ingredients firms Silbury and Portal Foods agree £45m merger Subscription

01 Mar 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Food ingredients distributor Silbury has agreed to merge with pizza ingredients supplier Portal Foods to create a new £45m company.

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E.coli investigation focused on wholesale, not retail, says PHE Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Authorities have still not identified the source of the outbreak

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Independent retailers lagging symbol groups on internet use Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Independent retailers are being left behind in technological terms, annual research by Him! has revealed

premier

Booker teams with Epoints to encourage higher Premier compliance Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Booker has teamed up with reward scheme company Epoints to encourage higher compliance levels from Premier retailers

hancocks cash and carry

Confectionery firm Hancocks enjoys 13% pre-tax profit jump Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Finance director Richard Garner said Hancocks is looking to increase its geographical coverage

Petri dish food safety

Wholesalers told to stop using imported rocket after second death in UK E.coli scare

14 Jul 2016 | By Julia Glotz

A small number of wholesalers have been told to stop adding imported rocket to their mixes

booker londis budgens

Booker sales squeezed by tobacco display ban and falling food prices Subscription

06 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Booker revenues were hit by the tobacco display ban and continued food price deflation during the first quarter with like-for-like sales falling 2.9%.

JJ online service

JJ Food Service creates online portal for school caterers

06 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler teams up with Irish dairy brand Kerrymaid to launch the microsite

jj food service central dish

JJ Food Service launches Central Dish restaurant review site Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Users are able to place orders directly through the platform

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Sarah Ellis made Blakemore Trade Partners marketing director

23 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Ellis spearheaded the development of a new business-to-business multichannel marketing strategy

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My Local's Raj Krishan in Blakemore sales move

21 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Krishan, who joined My Local last September, will take up his new position on 18 July

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JJ Food Service invests £15m to open three new branches Subscription

21 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New sites in Dagenham, Newcastle and Leicester are scheduled to open and be fully operational this autumn

Bargain Booze

Bargain Booze holds first big trade event Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

More than 80 suppliers gave retailers insight into merchandising, NPD and category trends

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Bestway Wholesale offers tobacco retailers advice on EUTPD2

14 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is advising retailers to preserve the current manufacturer recommended retail prices

Sugro Convenience

Sugro UK appoints Ross Gourlay as chairman

13 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

MD of Glencrest of Glasgow voted in to replace Peter Youings of Youings Wholesale, Barnstaple

bestway wholesale

Bestway invests £250,000 into customer service improvements Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The wholesaler has commissioned an independent research company to conduct interviews with customers

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What will Brexit mean for the wholesale sector?

20 Jul 2016 | By Steve Parfett

On alcohol we will be freed of EU rules on excise duty, for starters

Darren Blackhurst

Trading ninjas in Morrisons are not invisible to the GCA Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By David Sables

So something good DID come of the Tesco investigation

Poll

Should Sean Clarke listen to Sainsbury's warnings against a price war?

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Milk dairy consumer shopping choice

Marketers have not been listening to consumers Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Sir; Brexit is a statement from the people who buy our products and our brands that we are not listening to them

craft beer

The thirst for new craft beers may run its course Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Will there really be growing demand for as long as producers of all scales offer something ‘new’?

Tesco Extra high-tech till

Play smart with technology Subscription

14 Jul 2016

Sir, The rise in omnichannel retailing and new smart technology is driving retailers to make key investments

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