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Supermarkets up support for food banks as demand increases

20 May 2016 | By The Grocer News Team

Supermarkets have massively stepped up their support for food poverty charities

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Shoppers not gaining from shift towards everyday low prices Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are actually losing out from the shift towards everyday low prices


Asda Q1 sales slide 5.7% Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has posted a 5.7% decline in like-for-like sales in its first quarter as the supermarket continued to struggle against “fierce competition”.

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Tesco urged to follow Sainsbury's commitment to British lamb Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Kevin White

Pressure is mounting on Tesco to source more British lamb

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John Allan declares Tesco 'back on track' in annual report Subscription

13 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco posted a £162m profit for the year to 27 February


Tesco teams up with El Corte Inglés for Spanish food trials Subscription

10 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco will sell British favourites such as tea, biscuits and cereals in ECI stores


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


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

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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

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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

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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


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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 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 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 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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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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.

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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

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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

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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



Sugro set to top £1bn in sales as turnover rises 10% Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

MD Philip Jenkins said growth was due to member recruitment and creative marketing

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Blakemore Wholesale signs up to new real-time sales-out data tool Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The reporting system will monitor Blakemore’s 14 depots and store data in the cloud for on-the-go access

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Blakemore rolls out new premium fascia Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore has launched a new fascia for the convenience market called Bmorelocal

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Today's urges suppliers to advertise on its digital platforms

20 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Today’s Group is calling on its suppliers to host advertising campaigns across its digital platforms


Bestway Wholesale wins Park Garage Group contract from P&H

09 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Contract is Bestway’s multiple accounts division’s biggest win to date

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JJ Food Service reports rocketing rapeseed oil sales

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler offered a 10% discount to customers who signed committment

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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


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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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.

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Brazil to Britain: make the most of Rio 2016

26 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Why not combine the imminent Brazilian bonanza with a bit of in-store dramatics?

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Putting food on the table Subscription

12 May 2016 | By Liz Claydon

Traditional supermarkets face threats from all sides. So how do they achieve profitable growth?

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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


What do you think about the Co-op's retro rebrand?

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Waste Not Want Not campaign praised by Thornton's Budgens Subscription

27 May 2016

Sir; Your Waste Not Want Not campaign is excellent and something the food industry so badly needs

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Sugar needs mandatory not voluntary reduction targets Subscription

26 May 2016

Sir; We need more consistent and ambitious action across the board

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Fat and sugar play role in food's physical appeal Subscription

19 May 2016

Sir, I was very interested to read your piece about the incidence of high fat and sugar in free-from gluten foods…

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