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Tesco to have management consultants cut as much as 30% of product range Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Ailing giant calls in Boston Consulting Group to make huge SKU cuts, which will be finalised by the end of August

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Booths confirms price it pays to farmers for milk

29 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Supermarket says it pays more than all its other rivals, has close relationship with farmers


Adjudicator Tacon will get power to fine supermarkets 1% of turnover

29 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Government move to push powers through parliament comes just days after call in PMQs

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Tesco closures: the full list Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The specifics of which 43 Tesco stores are to close come out, with comment from Dave Lewis


Morrisons store closures prompted by Asda & Tesco competition Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The current woes affecting the big four supermarkets are often put down to the rise of the discounters…

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Asda to sell third-party ad space on its websites

22 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Adverts will come from non-competing sectors, supermarket hopes to grow income from adverts rapidly

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Tesco's new supplier network platform aims to repair damage done

21 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Networks previously only available to specific industries to be merged, creating a large knowledge base and network for all suppliers

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Government looks set to give Tacon more power to fine supermarkets

21 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Cameron agrees during PMQs that the Groceries Code Adjudicator needs greater ability to punish, will consider extending her powers even further

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Sainsbury's goes on the attack with milk pricing advert

21 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Supermarket highlights below-cost prices paid by competitors in new print marketing campaign

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Dairy Crest loses part of Morrisons supply contract to Arla

20 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Suppliers loses one-third of liquid milk contract, will continue to supply Morrisons with various other dairy products

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Morrisons grows fish processing capacity in Grimsby, looks to add 200 jobs

20 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The supermarket is the only major retailer to ows its own fish processing facility

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Simon Thompson to leave online MD role at Morrisons

19 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Morrisons’ online MD Simon Thompson is to leave the retailer at the end of the month, The Grocer can reveal

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Supermarkets not major source of food waste, claims report

19 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Grocery waste trending downwards, households throwing away half of all food


Aldi and Lidl are biggest winners as Tesco cancels new stores Subscription

17 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s decision to pull the plug on 49 of its proposed new stores looks set to hand discounters Aldi and Lidl…

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David Potts bookies' favourite for Morrisons CEO job Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

In a week of upheaval at the HQs of the UK’s supermarkets, Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips was the most high-profile…


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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…


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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

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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.


Increased pork supply slashes cost of a roast Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bargain-hunting shoppers may consider pork over turkey at Christmas, with the retail price of a roasting joint down 14%…

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Cranswick to add new proteins, new channels as sales dip

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Cranswick has vowed to redouble its efforts to explore new markets in the face of a reduction in pork sales…

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Rowe's officially reopens its Cornish pasty factory

13 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Family firm WC Rowe has reopened its pasty factory after a blaze forced it to halt production…

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Retailers and suppliers join forces in new war on food waste

09 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A co-ordinated battle to prevent millions of tonnes of food waste is to be launched by retailers and suppliers…

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Independent Italian food producers target UK with new website Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Italian food suppliers are targeting the UK with a website that will sell direct to consumers…

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Premier Foods blames volume decline on shopping habit shift Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Dramatically changing shopping habits are having a far more significant effect on branded suppliers than the supermarket p…

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Innocent Drinks hopes to make it third time lucky in Sweden Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Innocent Drinks is targeting export sales growth of more than 200% over the next five years…


Innocent sees profits dip despite growing European sales Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Profits dipped at Innocent Drinks last year as the smoothie and juice supplier experienced a slowdown in UK growth…


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Wholesaler Booker to hand out £11m worth of vouchers to independent retailers

29 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Other offers will also be available, including free stock, as part of Booker’s “Thank You” event 

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Booker sales increase 2.5% in third quarter

19 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Booker’s like-for-like sales rose by 2.5% in the 16 weeks to 2 January…

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Spar toasts sparkling Christmas thanks to own-label sales Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Spar has posted a sparkling set of Christmas trading results, with a little help from sales of its own-label Prosecco…

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Harry Tuffins in £500K refit following buoyant Christmas trading Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Independent supermarket Harry Tuffins is crowning off a bumper Christmas with a £500,000 expansion and refit…


John Menzies reports trading in line with expectations and reiterates forecast

16 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The group says their performance is “broadly in line with management expectations”

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Booker sales climb 2.5% as Makro turnaround remains 'on track'

15 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Booker has posted positive third-quarter like-for-like sales growth.

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Dhamecha Foods set to expand wholesale business to the Midlands Subscription

13 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Dhamecha Foods is on the hunt for new cash & carries in the Midlands…

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DCS Group reports twentieth consecutive year of growth

09 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Company says key to growth is “speed and flexibility”


Bestway app now available on Android devices

19 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Bestway’s newly launched app is now available for use on Android devices,…

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Landmark Wholesale to launch 'All You Need for a £1 Attack' in January

16 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Landmark Wholesale plans to take a leaf out of pound stores’ books by ensuring retailers are “quids in” next year so they can fight back against discounters and supermarkets.

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Thomas Ridley eyes £70m in revenue following Elveden deal Subscription

13 Dec 2014 | By Edward Devlin

Thomas Ridley Foodservice is eyeing revenue of £70m in the next five years…


Bestway to run Family Fortune promotion in January

11 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Bestway will kick off the new year with a Family Fortune promotion that it claims will deliver sector-leading margins for retailers on more than 300 lines from its Best-in own label range.


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…


Bidvest 3663 opens new £16m depot in Chepstow Video

04 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Bidvest 3663 has gone live with its new £16m, “cutting-edge”, energy-efficient £16m depot in Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

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FWD: chilled food and drinks sales rise in foodservice

03 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors has linked with CGA Strategy to provide “a robust read of the market” for foodservice members.

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Winter weather means soup-ercharged sales for those who can meet demand Subscription

29 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Research suggests that, while heavy snow can mean difficulties for many retailers, for certain sectors the cold is a positive boon


Tesco needs to sort its strategy before BBH can make an impact Subscription

19 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Dave Lewis has wasted little time calling in a new advertising agency to help recapture Tesco’s elusive X-factor…

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2014 was a wake-up call for big four British supermarkets Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Clive Black

The big four will be saying “good riddance” to yet another year. That is the price of taking one’s customers for granted…


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The power of social media

27 Jan 2015

Sir: Out of stocks are a regrettable shopper fact…


Tesco price policy pitfalls

27 Jan 2015

Sir: The price of milk has once again put supermarket/supplier relationships at the top…

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New ways to engage

20 Jan 2015

Sir: Tesco’s rise in share price has been partly due to speculation…

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