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Tesco Lisnagelvin

Tesco leads the multiples on offering deeper discounts Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Elinor Zuke

The mults’ promotional strategies are once again under intense scrutiny

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Retailers attack 'desperate' Sunday trading plans Subscription

09 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retail groups claim government has relied too heavily on evidence from 1970s Sweden

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Co-operative Group is fastest-growing non-discounter Subscription

09 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

Latest market data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows Aldi and Lidl increased sales but combined market share dips

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City snapshot: Food sales edge up in January finds Kantar Worldpanel Subscription

09 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest market share figures from Kantar and Nielsen

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Another major UK food retailer 'to follow Lidl' on bananas

04 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Lidl announced plans on Monday to increase the amount of Rainforest Alliance-certified bananas it sources

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'Excessive' retailer audits putting food safety at risk Subscription

04 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Suppliers are warning post-Horsegate recommendations are being flouted

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Food prices rise in January Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Food prices have risen for the first time in four months in January as seasonal lines come off promotion

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Tacon charges Tesco £1m for code investigation Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Adjudicator describes Tesco’s bill as a “significant sum”

Mike Coupe

Sainsbury's offers Home Retail £1.3bn in improved takeover bid Subscription

02 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The bid is boosted by the £340m sale of the Homebase chain to Australia-based Westfarmers

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Adjudicator Tacon trains sights on fees for shelf positioning Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets will be given eight weeks to respond to a new probe by Adjudicator Christine Tacon

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New year willpower tested as mults cut deals on fruit Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Elinor Zuke

Shoppers with healthy eating aspirations would do well to avoid a trip to the supermarkets this month

Norman Pickavance

New task force to challenge retail's 'low waged, low skilled' culture Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The task force is being headed by former Morrisons HR director Norman Pickavance


Tesco illegally deducted 'millions' in supplier payments, GCA reveals Subscription

26 Jan 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer also systematically delayed payments owed to food and drink companies, in some cases by more than two years

dave lewis

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis apologises and highlights culture change in response to Tacon findings Video Subscription

26 Jan 2016

Tesco said it accepted the findings, which mirrored its own investigations

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Asda consulting over 5,000 in-store jobs Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer also considering plans to close down major in-store concessions



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

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Nestlé warns of evidence of slavery in Thai seafood supply Subscription

24 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The company has launched an action plan to tackle the issue

one stop convenience

One Stop to work with suppliers on IRI data analysis Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

One Stop is looking to work more collaboratively with its suppliers, using a “priceless” level of data analysis

charles reed

William Reed creates e-learning partnership for food industry

12 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Grocer’s publisher William Reed has entered into a new partnership with e-learning provider Virtual College

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G's Growers and Tesco open UK's second-largest mushroom farm Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

The facility consists of 48 individually climatically controlled growing tunnels and a chilling and packing area

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Müller deals 'could increase local raw milk competition' Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

Müller’s deal with Medina Dairy could increase competition for raw milk near its Severnside plant

thanet earth tomato growers

Thanet Earth strikes tomatoes deal with British Sugar

22 Oct 2015

Kent vegetable grower Thanet Earth has signed a five-year deal with British Sugar for marketing rights

first milk

AHDB Dairy defends against Farmers For Action criticisms Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

AHDB Dairy has hit back against claims it is advising farmers to boost production to increase levy collections

pineapple one use

Fyffes urged to pressure pineapple supplier accused of abuses Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Fyffes is being urged by campaigners to take action over its Costa Rican pineapple subsidiary

tesco garlic bread

Bakkavor reassures customers after Tesco garlic bread fault Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Bakkavor has assured customers it has taken steps to avoid a repeat of the manufacturing fault


blakemore club

Blakemore Wholesale launches new club for indies Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The contract-free Blakemore Club has no membership costs and gives retailers

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Kitwave enters ranks Big 30 ranking as wholesalers boost profits Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Big 30 pre-tax profits rise 8.1% on total sales up 2.4%

bestway central picking system

Bestway speeds up fresh food supply with centralised picking

12 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Orders are now picked at source and delivered to the nearest depot as soon as requested

martin williams

Wholesaler profitability 'will be decimated by living wage' Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesale distribution will be among the UK business sectors worst hit by the national living wage

jj foodservice healthy eating

JJ Food Service backs HCC takeaway health certification

12 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JJ Food Service is supporting a new initiative to make London takeaways healthier

Bennett's Fish & Chips

JJ Food Service shores up fish & chip offer with supply deal Subscription

08 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler will merge the London and South West depots of Unique Seafood into its distribution network

U Save fascia

United Wholesale Scotland to open 200th U Save fascia store Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler is set to open its fourth depot later this year

today's wine guide

Today's Group to offer retailer guides on wine and craft beer

28 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wine guide includes list of 20 bestsellers in the convenience channel

Tarte aux Poivres Bidvest

Bidvest adds four own-label ranges to foodservice offer

25 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New Bidvest own label lines will range from cleaning products to butcher-quality meats

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Bestway launches loyalty card for its cash & carry customers Subscription

22 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway is launching a loyalty card for retailers

rob sharman

Rob Sharman and Joanna Hunt take up Appleby Westward roles Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By Andrew Don

IT and finance director Tony Gummow is retiring after 30 years with the wholesaler

Landmark promo

Landmark slashes bestselling brands to £1 in new year push

19 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Key brands such as Evian, Weetabix and Ribena have been included in new Landmark Wholesale promotion

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Landmark Wholesale business development chief Chris Doyle exits Subscription

14 Jan 2016

Landmark Wholesale business development director Chris Doyle left the business last month

SOS Wholesale

SOS Wholesale launches new deals to mark 20th anniversary Subscription

13 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Derby-based wholesaler SOS kick-off new two-month marketing campaign…

Dhamecha cash & carry

Dhamecha says Leicester depot will take two years to settle in Subscription

07 Jan 2016 | By Andrew Don

Cash and carry operator says it remains committed to opening four or five Midlands depots

Philip Hampton

Philip Hampton has a tough job, but an important one: fmcg needs women Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Megan Tatum

It’s ironic the government is seemingly unable to find a suitable woman to take on the role of business equality tsar

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Tesco report is making an impact - and there's more to come Subscription

04 Feb 2016

Ten days on from my Tesco investigation report, it’s a good time to reflect on how my findings have been received

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Has Tesco cracked the code? And can it keep going? Subscription

22 Jan 2016 | By David Sables

The story of ‘Christmas present’ is just about written and it was a gift to the winners


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Silver bullet solutions are not the way forward for tuna Subscription

12 Feb 2016

Sir, Thank you for your extended feature on tuna, which highlighted the multiplicity of concerns


Good fruit and veg driven out of the country Subscription

12 Feb 2016

Having worked in produce for 20 years, I have seen how the grocers have driven value out of this sector

msc seafood page

MSC's blue tick eco-label is credible and independent Subscription

08 Feb 2016

If a product doesn’t carry MSC’s blue tick eco-label on the pack, retailers cannot claim it contains MSC-certified fish

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