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Iceland abandons 89p price for four pints of milk Subscription

23 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Iceland hiked the price of four pints of own-label milk by 6p this week

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Morrisons apologises for 2015 GSCOP payment demand breaches Subscription

21 Jun 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons accepted that 19 requests for lump sum payments last year were in breach of GSCOP

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Inconsistent steak quality 'offputting' says AHDB report

16 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

More than three quarters of consumers have experienced a tough steak bought from a supermarket

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke to step down in July Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Walmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as CEO and president of Asda next month, with Walmart China boss Sean Clarke taking over

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Tacon to soldier on with probe as CMA refuses to participate Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

CMA has refused to take part in Tacon’s probe of supermarkets taking payments for better shelf positioning

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Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe bags bumper bonus Subscription

03 Jun 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s pay packet has increased 65% to £2.8m in his first full year as CEO thanks to an annual bonus of almost £800k despite profits at the supermarket slumping 14% last year.

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Supermarkets up support for food banks as demand increases

20 May 2016 | By The Grocer News Team

Supermarkets have massively stepped up their support for food poverty charities

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Shoppers not gaining from shift towards everyday low prices Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are actually losing out from the shift towards everyday low prices

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Asda Q1 sales slide 5.7% Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has posted a 5.7% decline in like-for-like sales in its first quarter as the supermarket continued to struggle against “fierce competition”.

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Tesco urged to follow Sainsbury's commitment to British lamb Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Kevin White

Pressure is mounting on Tesco to source more British lamb

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John Allan declares Tesco 'back on track' in annual report Subscription

13 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco posted a £162m profit for the year to 27 February

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Tesco teams up with El Corte Inglés for Spanish food trials Subscription

10 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco will sell British favourites such as tea, biscuits and cereals in ECI stores

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Morrisons accused of kicking farmers in teeth with new milk offer Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Kevin White

Retailer has launched a 2 for £2 deal on six-pinters, bring cost per pint down to 17p

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Tesco puts nine-DC haulage contract out to tender Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Haulage giant Eddie Stobart has held the contract since 2012

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The Co-operative Group sales rise 3% but Lidl remains fastest grower Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Total supermarket volumes were up 1% in line with population growth

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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QV Foods hit hard by low potato prices Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket price pressure and dwindling potato consumption have hit fresh produce supplier QV Foods

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Bakkavor international sales surge Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

CEO Agust Gudmundsson said the deal to regain control of the ready meals supplier last month marked a turning point for Bakkavor.

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The Co-op Group sugar range goes 100% Fairtrade

10 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Tie-up promises £1m of benefits to farmers in Belize over the next two years

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P&H, Heinz, Ginsters work with RVS on healthy eating hubs Subscription

16 Dec 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

RVS works with suppliers and wholesalers to develop healthier hospital shops and cafes

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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

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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

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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

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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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Blakemore Fine Foods updates Best of British booze catalogue Subscription

03 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The catalogue will be distributed to 1,500 retailers

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JJ Food Service to roll healthy eating scheme out to Brighton

31 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The initiative offers cafés, restaurants and pubs a 10% discount on healthier options

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Fairway Foodservice passes £600m sales with 13% growth Subscription

31 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Buying group is made up of 13 wholesale members

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Sugro set to top £1bn in sales as turnover rises 10% Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

MD Philip Jenkins said growth was due to member recruitment and creative marketing

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Blakemore Wholesale signs up to new real-time sales-out data tool Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The reporting system will monitor Blakemore’s 14 depots and store data in the cloud for on-the-go access

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Blakemore rolls out new premium fascia Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore has launched a new fascia for the convenience market called Bmorelocal

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Today's urges suppliers to advertise on its digital platforms

20 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Today’s Group is calling on its suppliers to host advertising campaigns across its digital platforms

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Bestway Wholesale wins Park Garage Group contract from P&H

09 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Contract is Bestway’s multiple accounts division’s biggest win to date

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Dave Lewis has harvested a serious achievement with Farms brands

23 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Forget Fake Farms. The launch of the 70 new own-label products was always much more of a vital commercial issue

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Is growth at the discounters set to slow? Don’t bet on it Subscription

24 Jun 2016 | By Adam Leyland

IGD’s new five-year forecast looks wildly optimistic in wake of Brexit EU referendum result

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Is the Adjudicator making a difference? Subscription

20 Jun 2016 | By David Lowe

As the Adjudicator’s conference approaches, the big question is whether Christine Tacon is making any difference

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What is behind Tesco's upturn in performance?

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Amazon could have significant repercussions for supermarkets Subscription

23 Jun 2016

Sir: Amazon’s bold move into online grocery in the UK could have significant repercussions for traditional supermarkets

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Deregulation will hit sugar harder than referendum Subscription

23 Jun 2016

Sir, The deregulation of the EU beet sugar policy in 2017 will redefine our whole industry

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Gender marketing lines are increasingly blurred Subscription

16 Jun 2016

Sir, Claire Nuttall’s call for more sex-specific brands goes against the prevailing trend

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