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Mults slash veg prices in response to spring crop glut Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Warm weather during the spring has contributed to a glut of supply from UK growers

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Waitrose adds 25 new craft and speciality beers to its lineup Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes as the supermarket has reported a 33% rise in speciality beer sales over the past year

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Waitrose trials recipe box delivery after ditching store offer Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer has launched Cook Well delivery service that caters for one-off and weekly subscription customers

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Shoppers stressed by Tesco more than Aldi, study reveals Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research claims customers find it more stressful shopping at the UK’s biggest supermarket than at rival Aldi

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Tesco offloads opticians business to Vision Express Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The disposal is subject to regulatory approval by the Competition & Markets Authority

Booths revive roast-web

Booths looks to 'revive' the roast dinner with new campaign Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Campaign comes after a survey of more than 14,000 consumers found roasts were becoming an increasingly rare occasion…

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Tesco brings supplier talks forward to stave off inflation Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought forward negotiations with suppliers to find alternatives to passing on inflation

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City snapshot: Tesco posts first full-year UK sales rise for seven years Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has posted its first full-year like-for-like UK sales growth since 2009/2010 as the supermarket’s recovery under CEO Dave Lewis continues to gather pace

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Tesco faces probe over Dunnhumby data allegations Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Companies are also said to have raised concerns over the price Dunnhumby charges

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Nifties kicks off £3,500 expansion crowdfunding push

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nifties plans to use the money to fund new stores

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Food sales increase in March thanks to inflation but hopes rest on Easter Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food retailers managed to record growth in March but the rise was mainly driven by inflation as the sector pins its hopes on a bumper Easter.

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Inflation reaches its highest level since Christmas 2013 Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index shows annual inflation for the month to 1 April standing at 1.4%

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Tesco to cut more night shifts and 24-hour opening at stores Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

 Tesco is ploughing ahead with more changes to its service model at a further 69 stores, with 3,000 staff facing redundancy as a result

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First look: Waitrose Haywards Heath Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest addition to the Waitrose estate hosts a number of the retailer’s new concepts, including an open kitchen and wine bar

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City snapshot: Late Easter holds back supermarket sales Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest grocery market share figures released this morning shows the late Easter this year has held back supermarket sales as food inflation continues to rise.

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Tesco brings supplier talks forward to stave off inflation Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought forward negotiations with suppliers to find alternatives to passing on inflation

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Saclà UK extends logistics deal with Culina Group Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Saclà will also move its warehouse operation from Leighton Buzzard to a new logistics facility at Lutterworth…

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Labour to 'declare war on late payments' to small businesses Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Jeremy Corbyn will also pledge not to increase the corporation tax rate for small businesses…

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Gousto to offer seven-day-a-week delivery service

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Move will enable Gousto to offer more delivery windows than its closest competitor Hello Fresh

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Eurostock rebrands as Bawnbua Foods as expansion continues Subscription

03 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Meat supplier has also secured more than £10m in new supply contracts

Ocado home delivery

Ocado launches hunt for up-and-coming food & drink supplier

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The winning product will be listed at Ocado and will receive a £20,000 marketing package

Soil Association Organic

Caterers' spend on 'ethical' British food nears £50m mark Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Spend shot up by 40% between 2015 and 2016, according to the Soil Association…

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Deliveroo targets office lunch trade with employee gift cards Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The initiative is part of Deliveroo’s business arm, which launched in September

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Booths products to go on sale at Jasons Food Hall in Malaysia Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The upmarket grocer has struck a deal with Asian food group Dairy Farm

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Morrisons cuts time to pay smaller suppliers to 14 days Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is shortening its payment terms for its smaller suppliers to a maximum of 14 days

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Lidl pledges support to NFU 'Back British Farming Charter' Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Lidl is to strengthen its British product offering and work with British farmers to develop fair, beneficial and transparent

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Fresh review of supermarket forecasting to be launched Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is to launch a fresh probe into supermarket forecasting to suppliers…

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Apprentice winner Alana Spencer launches recruitment drive for brownie brand

07 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Entrepreneur is on the hunt for candidates who are “passionate about food” to become Ridiculously Rich brand ambassadors

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FDF to host Groceries Code training sessions for suppliers Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Last year’s GSCOP survey found just 45% of large suppliers said they had received training on the code

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Urban Food Fest to open branded deli concession at Selfridges Subscription

28 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Its specialities will include a Provençal truffle oil focaccia pizza topped with blue cheese, figs and truffle oil…

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Booker retailers undecided on merits of Tesco merger Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The majority of Booker retailers don’t know what to think about the deal

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Women in Wholesale report calls for gender diversity action Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Research conducted by Him! found a lack of flexible working was the main challenge for women

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Brakes pledges £500k for Meals & More child poverty project Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Brakes has invested £257,000 into the project since 2015

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Deposit return scheme lambasted by Scottish Wholesale Association Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The association said the proposals for the trial were “impractical” and would be costly for consumers

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Alcohol wholesaler registration already a success, claims FWD Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

About 17% of the 7,400 businesses that applied for the scheme have been rejected

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Blakemore acquires five stores from County Stores administrators Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

County Stores Holdings fell into administration on 6 April due to “difficult trading conditions”

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Wholesalers win reprieve following 'unbelievable' AWRS delays Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

HMRC took 12 months to issue AWRS licences, giving rejected wholesalers insufficient time to appeal late decision

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AF Blakemore and High Noon battle over forecourt proceeds Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Blakemore paid £376,000 to High Noon in November 2016 to help pay for wages and fuel

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Bonds owner Innovative Bites swoops for Hancocks in £100m deal Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

American food wholesaler Innovative Bites has swooped to add Hancocks Cash & Carry to its growing confectionery empire in a deal worth about £100m, The Grocer can reveal.

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Blakemore celebrates centenary with sustainable business grants Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Blakemore said it hoped the launch of the 1917 Heritage Grants Scheme would help grow sustainable businesses

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Blakemore Wholesale Distribution to supply 220 RVS stores Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore will take over the supply of grocery, impulse, chilled and frozen food & drink for RVS hospital shops

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Spar wholesaler Henderson sees record financial year Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Henderson increased pre-tax profits by 11% to £24m and invested a record £34m throughout retail infrastructure and employment

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DX Group shareholder Gatemore aims to block John Menzies deal Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The companies said the merger would result in yearly savings of £8m to £12m

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Bidfood profits soar 12% as it slashes administration costs Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

BFS Group, parent company of Bidfood, has reported a pre-tax profits rise of 12% to £45.9m for the year to the end of June 2016

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Palmer & Harvey and Costcutter to close The BuyCo Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Palmer & Harvey will now take the buying function back in house

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PHE moves on from promotions to take different tack in obesity fight Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Why do people consume junk food when it is more expensive than heathier food?

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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Buyers must be free to do their jobs

24 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Rayner

Buyers are stifled by internal projects, short-term requests, unnecessary meetings and report writing

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General Mills hails progress in the war on waste

27 Apr 2017

Sir, A number of major retailers are taking significant steps to further reduce food waste

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Sustainability tops agenda for plant-based

27 Apr 2017

Sir, We would like to correct some inaccuracies in Joanna Blythman’s Second Opinion column

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Coffee cup waste needs bring your own revolution

20 Apr 2017

Sir, If customers were to bring their own cups, then there would be no need to recycle



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