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Rio summer boosts sales but not everyone's a winner Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Tropical temperatures and Team GB’s efforts in Rio helped the supermarkets record their best sales for almost three years

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Team GB gold rush and hot weather boost supermarket sales Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The hot weather and Great Britain’s success at the Olympics in Rio combined to generate the best supermarket sales growth for nearly three years, according to Nielsen


Sainsbury's Hackney Road to host 'big gay kiss in' Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Nearly 300 people have indicated on Facebook that they will attend the protest


Merseyside supermarkets withdraw The Sun newspaper from sale Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Campaign group Don’t Buy The Sun has renewed its efforts after the paper failed to publish Hillsborough verdict on the front page

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GCA issues new guidance on delisting of fresh food suppliers Subscription

11 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The new guidelines, issued last week by GCA Christine Tacon, bolster existing instructions

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'We won't discuss junk food promotions' say supermarkets Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets have warned they will walk away from mooted talks on the childhood obesity strategy

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Morrisons cuts prices to allay Brexit fears Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons this week launched the third phase of its Price Crunch campaign by reducing the price of 1,045 everyday lines

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Western Union sees Sainsbury's partnership pay off Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The number of Western Union outlets in Sainsbury’s stores has reached 219

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Waitrose opens cashless store at Sky TV's Osterley HQ

03 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Little Waitrose is just 1,400 sq ft in size and the second smallest in the Waitrose estate

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Plastic bag use slashed by billions since 5p charge Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey hails £29m being donated to charity and good causes

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Morrisons launches third phase of Price Crunch campaign Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The supermarket says it is addressing consumer food price concerns in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Pennycook highlights Co-op model as ‘alternative to capitalism’

27 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op CEO takes issue with Times over ‘no more productive system than capitalism’ claim

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Poor weather drives the worst supermarket sales figures for two years Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

During the four weeks ending 16 July 2016, the value of sales was down 2.4%

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Asda claims £57 per customer average saving from food waste advice

25 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

The supermarket ran a campaign alongside the University of Leeds offering tips on food storage, labelling and recipes for leftovers

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Schoolgirl takes on Morrisons and Asda over caged eggs

22 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

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


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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

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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

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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


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


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 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 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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Innovative Bites to expand into larger Bedfordshire site Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New premises will be closer to newly acquired supplier Bonds of London

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Booker opens 3,300th Premier store as new members keep coming

23 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Boost in numbers follows relaunch with modern imagery and mission-based layout


Booker, Nisa and Spar join mults in ending caged egg sales Subscription

17 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Commitment follows similar switch by major supermarkets in recent weeks

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Blakemore targets Cumbrian growth with £1m Penrith investment Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Penrith depot will now feature dual Blakemore Wholesale and Blakemore Foodservice

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Spar joins major mults in switching to cage-free eggs by 2025

11 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

C-store player is latest to commit to ending sale of eggs from enriched colonies

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Drink Supermarket teams with Debenhams to sell online Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

HT Drinks’ online arm will supply the department store with more than 40 alcohol SKUs

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United Wholesale Scotland reports £5m boost with second depot Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Today’s member recorded a turnover rise of 2.5% to £227m for the year to 31 December

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United Wholesale Grocers brands lorries as Lifestyle Express Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Four lorries have been given the redesign and feature changeable offers and promotions

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Bestway Wholesale board shakeup as Race succeeds Sheikh as MD Subscription

02 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Co-founder and MD Younus Sheikh has moved to a non-executive role

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Turners Fine Foods collapses with 484 redundancies Subscription

27 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Landmark Wholesale member Turners Fine Foods has collapsed after a failed turnaround attempt, with almost 500 staff losing their jobs.


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


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

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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

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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

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Potts’ Ocado deal clicks as a potential win-win for both parties Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Ocado is setting to work on the store-picking model, which will allow Morrisons to provide an online grocery service across the country, while Morrisons won’t have to share its profits, and will pay less in terms of R&D costs

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Supplier councils can help wholesalers cut costs Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Steve Parfett

It is inevitable that the uncertainties generated by the Brexit vote are going to make life very tough for the foreseeable

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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


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Further restrictions on HFSS ads to kids? Subscription

25 Aug 2016

Sir, Disappointingly, there is no detail on how a sugar tax will be levied


Obesity strategy missed chance to change thinking around food Subscription

25 Aug 2016

Sir, In the failure to address food advertising in the childhood obesity plan, the government has missed an opportunity

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Stoking the NPD fires: there is good work being done

18 Aug 2016

Sir, I read with interest your report regarding research from IRI showing a 13% fall in the number of new launches between

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