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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

Co-op

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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Sainsbury’s results: what the analysts say Subscription

04 May 2016

Sainsbury’s has returned to profit but underlying profits fell 13.8% amid a “competitive” market. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted.

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Asda rapped by ASA for misleading cereal promotion Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer agreed with the CMA last week to tackle misleading promotions

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Adjudicator plans to double GCA retail levy to £2m Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon plans to double the levy imposed on grocers to fund her investigation

sainsbury's brand match

Sainsbury's marks end of Brand Match with price-cutting spree Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Supermarket cut the price of “popular key products” such as chicken, bread and fresh produce

Asda store

Asda agrees to change ‘misleading’ promos as part of CMA deal Subscription

27 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The competition regulator has asked a number of retailers to review deals but Asda is the first to make changes

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Promotional slowdown reflects shift to everyday low prices Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Julia Glotz

After the Easter deals frenzy, there has been a marked slowdown in promo activity

Dave Lewis

Tesco returns to the black: what the analysts say Video Subscription

13 Apr 2016

Our round-up of how the City has reacted to today’s Tesco results

Farming tractor

Waitrose lifts lid on food production with farm live-streaming Subscription

12 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

New TV ads will be broadcast the same day they are filmed on real farms

asda advertising

Asda switches £95m advertising account to Saatchi & Saatchi Subscription

12 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer had been working with VCCP since 2013

tesco store

Tesco continues non-core sell-off with Lazada sale Subscription

12 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The retailer has agreed to sell an 8.6% stake in the e-commerce group to Alibaba for $129m

living wage money

Price war behind rocketing food producer insolvency levels Subscription

11 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The figures have prompted calls for stronger action from the Groceries Code Adjudicator to protect suppliers

waitrose

Waitrose looks to help hedgehogs with Garden Power campaign

11 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Gardening is Waitrose customers second favourite pastime after cooking

suppliers

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.

Potatoes

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

New York Soup Co by Bakkavor

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.

brown sugar

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

Sainsbury's solar panels

Green energy scheme cutbacks blasted by industry giants Subscription

04 Dec 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Government cuts to green energy programmes have been slammed by supermarkets and suppliers

haydens bakery

Haydens Bakery goes for 'naughty' image with rebranding Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Own-label supplier Haydens Bakery has rebranded following a strategic review

wholesalers

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Surya Foods offers its full catalogue for online orders

29 Apr 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Global food supplier’s online ordering system for wholesalers will include its full range of 2,000 products

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Interbev adds international and boutique drinks arm

28 Apr 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Its first partners include Barcelona beer Moritz and Karlsbrau UrPils lager from Germany

P&H

Palmer & Harvey extends contract with forecourt operator MRH Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

MRH was bought by US private equity firm Lone Star Funds in January

JJ Foodservice Skinless Haddock Fillets

JJ Food Service adds premium seasonal frozen fish range

27 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler now offers individually quick frozen cod, haddock and plaice

motor fuel group

Motor Fuel Group to transfer supply for 300 stores to Booker Subscription

27 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

motor fuel group Costutter will continue to supply over 70 MFG forecourt stores

Bestway

Bestway lines up summer promotion for wine brands Subscription

23 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is launching a wine festival promotion in time for the category’s summer sales spike

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Asda teams up with JW Filshill's Craft Beer Clan Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JW Filshill has struck a deal with Asda to supply 61 stores with craft beer from Scottish microbreweries

parfetts cash and carry

Parfetts Cash & Carry centralises its buying Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesaler is also opening up its cigarette fixtures to improve ease of shopping

Global Foods founder Muhammad Yaqub

Global Foods to scale up cash & carry operations Subscription

12 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Cash & carry operator Global Foods has invested £600k to increase distribution and storage capacity at its Cardiff headquarters.

meat

Bidvest Fresh bolsters butchery offer with Knight Meats deal

11 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Knight Meats will remain under the current management team

nisa

Nisa offers more loose fruit & veg with new wholesale service Subscription

08 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa has launched a new wholesale service for fresh fruit & veg, which allows members to buy larger quantities of loose

duty fraud alcohol

Alcohol Registration Scheme gets only 4,800 applications

08 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The government received a total of just 4,800 applications in time for its 31 March deadline

Kate Salmon executive director Scottish Wholesale Association

SWA sends eight members on negotiation skills course

06 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

SWA says it needs highly skilled individuals to take industry forward

bestway aisle shop

Bestway to roll out cloud-based retail management system

04 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Celtech kit collects data from Bestway’s existing EPoS system

Brakes Beers

Brakes moves into beer and cider with world brands offering

30 Mar 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Addition of beer comes in the wake of the recently launched wine range

Online shopping

How do you make money out of digital? Four thoughts from the Internet Retailing Expo Subscription

03 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Online shopping Poor returns aren’t stopping retailers from pushing ahead with big ambitions

andy clarke and james martin asda

Martin a good fit at rejuvenated Asda Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Adam Leyland

You would never know from this picture just how much pressure Clarke is under

Howard Langer

Promotions need trust and personalisation Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Howard Langer

Research emerged last week showing that supermarkets have been reducing their ‘complex deal’ promotions

Poll

Does the CMA's intervention with Asda mark the end of dodgy supermarket deals?

View poll results

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Accuracy remains important with sugar in the spotlight Subscription

03 May 2016

Professor Elliott writes that the consumption of “sugar causes a multitude of health problems”…

Mars bar

Mars should cut salt and sugar Subscription

03 May 2016

Mars should simply adjust the recipes of unhealthier items

Fridge door shut

Many retailers lead on sustainability

22 Apr 2016

In the wake of plastic bag charges and wonky veg, The Grocer has written a lot on sustainability lately

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