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Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke confident Asda will improve customer service Subscription

03 Jul 2015

Asda CEO Andy Clarke is expecting the retailer’s customer service levels to improve in the next few months…

Tesco food waste collection Cardiff

Tesco expands food redistribution scheme

02 Jul 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco today launched a new phase of its Neighbourhood Food Collection

morrisons

Morrisons and discounters grow in latest market share figures

30 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

Aldi and Lidl reach new highs as David Potts looks to be righting the ship

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator conference 2015: 10 key lessons we learned Subscription

30 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

With changes in retailer behaviour the challenges have evolved. Here’s our takeout from the annual conference

cherries

First Picota cherries of season arrive in UK from Spain Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The season’s first Picota cherries have arrived in UK supermarkets…

midcounties co-op

Midcounties Co-op separates off management of larger stores Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Midcounties Co-operative has separated the management of 25 stores bigger than 8,000 sq ft…

jo french

Jo French is new Budgens marketing director Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Jo French has been appointed the new marketing director of Budgens…

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Tesco speeds up response to IT glitches Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Tesco has installed a new communications system to improve response times to high priority IT-related incidents…

Waitrose Crowborough

Waitrose to place IRI customer insights at heart of decisions Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Waitrose says it is putting customer insights at the heart of its decision-making process…

Christine Tacon, Adjudicator

Extension of GCA powers could take years

25 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

CMA reveals that any further powers would require fresh investigation or new legislation

Trucks supply chain

New GSCOP probe threatened after BBG survey reveals agreement breaches Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Move from back margin to front margin is causing ructions in supplier-retailer relationships

Morrisons Magazine

Morrisons Magazine pulled, Tesco launches new staff mag in shake-up Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Morrisons has pulled the plug on its customer magazine with immediate effect

Christine Tacon

GSCOP survey reveals Tesco improvement, Iceland troubles

22 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon said Lewis’ move to reset Tesco negotiations to focus on front rather than back margin had been a major contributor to a shift in perception

Christine Tacon, Adjudicator

Christine Tacon warns suppliers over lack of training in GSCOP Subscription

22 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers are wiping the floor in negotiations with suppliers, Christine Tacon will warn suppliers at a GCA conference

Iceland store

Iceland takes Surf & Turf pop-up sampling shacks on tour Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

Iceland has gone pop-up with the launch of a series of touring ‘Surf & Turf shacks’…

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Trucks supply chain

New GSCOP probe threatened after BBG survey reveals agreement breaches Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Move from back margin to front margin is causing ructions in supplier-retailer relationships

Thorntons

Thorntons shares soar on Ferrero takeover offer Subscription

22 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in UK-listed chocolatier Thorntons have rocketed up 43% after news broke this morning that Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero has agreed to pay 145p a share to buy UK-listed chocolatier Thorntons, valuing the company at £112m.

Christine Tacon, Adjudicator

Christine Tacon warns suppliers over lack of training in GSCOP Subscription

22 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers are wiping the floor in negotiations with suppliers, Christine Tacon will warn suppliers at a GCA conference

Seafood

Mariner Foods falls into administration, jobs lost

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The majority of staff at the factory were offered employment with other local businesses, but a few redundancies “could not be avoided”

fareshare

FareShare donations by supermarkets soar Subscription

09 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

FareShare told The Grocer it received 7,360 tonnes of food that might otherwise have been destined for landfill or used as energy in 2014

dave lewis

Dave Lewis to bring out Tesco's 'personality and passion' Subscription

08 May 2015

Lewis broke with tradition from previous years for the event, held at Wembley last week, by providing the keynote address and holding an extended networking session with his entire UK management team and suppliers

Supermarket

Supermarket price war devastates UK food suppliers – Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink manufacturers across the UK are suffering the most as the big supermarkets slash prices to compete with each and fight back against the rise of the discounters.

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JBPs 'read like prenups' says Meijer: 30% will be annulled Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons to slash number of joint business plans by 30% to free up buyer time…

naan flat bread indian food

Eid family back in charge as Aryzta spins out Honeytop Subscription

09 Jan 2015

Swiss food group Aryzta is spinning out its £80m UK-based flatbreads division Honeytop into a joint venture…

Mysupermarket

Suppliers and retailers sign up for mySupermarket insight tool

12 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

More than 150 suppliers and retailers have signed up for mySupermarket’s latest online insight tool…

Angry Birds

Poco Loco launches Angry Birds bagged snacks

08 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Belgium-based supplier Poco Loco has secured a deal to bring Rovio’s Angry Birds brand to the bagged snacks market…

Tesco store with poppy

Tesco's new lab to showcase latest in-store tech and new apps Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has opened the doors to a new laboratory to demonstrate the power of the latest in-store technology…

leathams

Leathams to save £21k a year with solar panels

06 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

Speciality foods supplier Leathams expects to save £21k a year on electricity…

oil pump

Tesco to assess impact of falling commodity prices on suppliers Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco is investigating the impact of falling commodity prices on its suppliers in a bid to secure better deals…

Premier Foods basket 2014

Premier Foods rejects accusations it is forcing suppliers to "pay to stay"

05 Dec 2014

Premier Foods has insisted that its controversial policy to ask suppliers for “investment payments” is voluntary and non-payment will not result in de-listing.

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Nick Read

Nisa to hike prices and cut rebates as part of recovery plan Subscription

04 Jul 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa has written to members to inform them of proposed price increases and rebate reductions…

bestway aisle shop

Bestway scraps credit card charges for customers

03 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

Bestway Wholesale has axed credit card transaction fees at its 60 Bestway and Batleys depots as well as across its websites and mobile app.

Dairy crest milk

Milk prices down 28% as a result of good pasture Subscription

03 Jul 2015

UK milk prices are down 28% year on year with increased production due to good pasture in 2015…

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AF Blakemore looks to double Wholesale Distribution business Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

AF Blakemore & Son is planning to more than double the size of its Wholesale Distribution operation…

bbq

Landmark fires up summer barbecue promo Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Landmark Wholesale has packed its latest All You Need promotion with big brands for barbecues…

hancocks

Hancocks to widen scope as profits plummet 25% Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The confectionery cash & carry group has reported a 25% fall in full-year pre-tax profits

focus on soft drinks, glasses of drink and ice

Soft drinks wholesaler JC Sudders ceases trading Subscription

19 Jun 2015

Soft drinks wholesaler JC Sudders has ceased trading after going bust, leaving 20 staff without jobs…

Blakemore truck

Blakemore revamps online ordering and launches 40%+ PoR push Subscription

06 Jun 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

The new platform will enable customers to order for both delivery and free same-day click & collect

Warners Budgens Moreton-in-Marsh

Budgens, Londis have high hopes of Booker Subscription

05 Jun 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Booker created a convenience retail powerhouse when it swooped on Budgens and Londis in a £40m deal last month

Bidvest Foodservice

Renamed Bidvest Foodservice rolls out new company vision Subscription

05 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Bidvest 3663 is changing its name to Bidvest Foodservice as part of a wider strategic programme of change…

Budgens

Booker succeeds in £40m bid for Budgens and Londis

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Londis currently has 1,630 convenience stores and sales of £504m in the year to December 2014, while Budgens has 167 convenience stores and supermarkets and sales of £329m.

Booker Butchers marketplace

Booker adds four meat SKUs to Butcher's Market range Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Chicken thighs (rsp: £1.99/600g) and whole chickens (rsp: £3.99/1.4kg) are among four SKUs to be added to the range

Blakemore head office

Blakemore Fresh Foods heads for £39m sales

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Meat wholesaler and importer Blakemore Fresh Foods has hit record sales following significant expansion

Landm,ark Central Office

New Landmark catalogues aim to make life easier for members

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The On-Trade Essentials, Quick Service Essentials and Cost Sector Essentials guides are available in Landmark-member depots and can be downloaded

landmark

Landmark signs up two new members

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Country Fare, based in Bournemouth, and Esin Cash and Carry, based in London, sign up with the wholesaler

Asda Click & Collect

Click & Collect still an unsettled proposition Subscription

02 Jul 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The industry is still figuring out exactly how to make logistics, delivery and the internet profitable

morrisons

Guilt lanes present more complex issues than headlines suggest Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Neither voluntary measures nor regulation can solve the obesity crisis…

tesco ireland

Get set for Financial Reporting Council audit scrutiny Subscription

05 Jun 2015

In light of the Tesco accounting scandal, the Financial Reporting Council has announced it will focus on food retail in its upcoming audit inspections

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Waitrose click & collect concierge desk

John Lewis move poses questions for click & collect Subscription

03 Jul 2015

Retailers often look to the ‘pillars’ of British retail for best practices…

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Waitrose Pick Your Own Offers is a smart move Subscription

03 Jul 2015

Feedback on topics including Waitrose PYOO

thorntons one use

Thorntons and Ferrero may rediscover the magic Subscription

25 Jun 2015

Feedback on Thorntons and Ferrero, and Waitrose PYOO

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