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Dave Lewis

Tesco has '75% chance' of successful recovery, report claims

25 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The report by Bernstein claims that the UK’s biggest retailer is in the “recovery on track zone”

David Potts Morrisons CEO

Morrisons appoints David Potts as its next chief executive

25 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Morrisons has appointed former Tesco director David Potts as its next chief executive. Chairman Andrew Higginson said he was the “best retailer” he had worked with in 25 years in the industry.

ASDA PETROL PUMPS

Asda acquires 15 petrol stations from Rontec

23 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The retailer says it aims to have all 15 sites revamped and open by summer this year, will feature Click & Collect

Fairtrade

Waitrose becomes first retailer to join forces with the Fairtrade Foundation

23 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The new partnership will see Fairtrade now officially recognise and validate the work of the 10-year old Waitrose Foundation

Waitrose Woking

Waitrose wins Which? Favourite Supermarket Survey

19 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

More than 7,000 shoppers voted across different categories in the survey, which has been taking place annually since 2007

John Allan

City Snapshot: Tesco appoints John Allan as new chairman Subscription

18 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco has ended its search for Sir Richard Broadbent’s successor with the appointment of John Allan. Plus full-year results for Coke bottler Coca-Cola HBC and a new CEO for Carlsberg. And all the latest share price movements.

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Inflation tumbles to record lows as the big four grocers slug it out over price Subscription

17 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The escalation in the supermarket price war and the falling cost of oil has helped inflation hit record lows in January.

Shoppers

Supermarkets trusted by customers to treat them fairly, new survey claims

17 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Twice as many UK consumers would trust the likes of Tesco or Sainsbury to treat their customers fairly than they would an insurer or energy provider

Tesco Slough

Tesco establishes charity fund in two of its abandoned project-hit towns

17 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Supermarket says this is not compensation for abandoning sites, but part of commitment to charity

MORRISONS

Morrisons slashes prices of staple goods by up to 56%

16 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Supermarket claims ”ongoing lower price cuts, not promotions”

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Waitrose defends 37.4% cheaper products in 'half price' event Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose has denied misleading customers after research by The Grocer found the products in its ‘half price’ January sale…

Dalton Philips

Trevor Strain takes on more responsibilities as departure of Dalton Philips is moved up

12 Feb 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Philips to depart on Monday as board continue search for full-time successor, Strain was formerly Morrisons CFO

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Tesco returns to growth as overall grocery sales rise Subscription

10 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s sales were back in the black for the first time in a year, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, as the overall market grew at its fastest rate since last summer.

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Food sales record best month since February 2014, finds BRC-KPMG monitor

10 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The raft of January price cuts across the supermarkets helped food sales record their best performance for a year, according to the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor.

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BRC writes to Chancellor ahead of budget demanding clarity

09 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

British Retail Consortium says speed of change is accelerating and retailers need certainity to operate successfully

suppliers

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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…

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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…

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…

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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

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.

pork

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%…

ham pork

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…

Food waste

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…

Ciao Gusto

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…

Premier Foods

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…

Innocent range

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…

wholesalers

Bestway

Bestway sees 22% increase in delivered sales, outstripping Londis

26 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Bestway said it had clocked up delivered sales of more than £650m in retail in the past year for the first time 

hensons foods

Bidvest Fresh buys majority stake in Henson Foods

22 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest Fresh has acquired a majority stake in meat wholesaler Henson Foods…

blakemore

Blakemore ramps up Fine Foods operation, enhances online

22 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

AF Blakemore’s Fine Foods division has expanded its operational team and online presence…

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Wholesaler Natoora offers Sunday restaurant deliveries

19 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Specialist fruit and veg supplier Natoora is delivering to restaurants within the M25 on Sundays, enabling restaurants to top up stock whenever needed

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AF Blakemore to launch first graduate training scheme this summer Subscription

15 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Wholesaler AF Blakemore is to launch its first graduate scheme this summer…

hancocks

Hancocks Cash & Carry posts 13.4% sales uplift in 2014

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Hancocks Cash & Carry has declared 2014 its “best year yet” after reaping the rewards…

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Today's Group relaunches Margin Maker promotion

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Today’s Group is relaunching its Margin Maker promotion following success with the scheme in 2014…

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Henderson Group embarks on £10m revamp of Mallusk HQ

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Henderson Group has kicked off a £10m redevelopment of its Mallusk site in Newtownabbey…

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Bestway drop shipment arm to be run by IDC

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has handed over the management of its drop shipment business to IDC…

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Bidvest 3663 revamps regional operations

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 is overhauling its business in a move the foodservice giant claims will bring it closer to its customers…

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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 

Brakes Professional Food Market

Brakes closes "food market" cash & carry after just 10 months Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Croydon trial store to close despite suggestion the format had been a success and more were to open

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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…

Menzies

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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Supermarkets kept a low profile at this year's NFU conference Subscription

26 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

In light of the supermarket sector’s recent travails – and high-profile personnel changes at senior level – it’s perhaps no surprise

JANUARY 2015 - SUN WRAPAROUND

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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Gulp misuse of science will confuse consumers

20 Feb 2015

Nutrition advice should be consistent and based on robust and up-to-date scientific evidence…

Morrisons veg

Online only for surfing

20 Feb 2015

The recent article on ROPO shoppers highlights the work still to be done 

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Range review proactivity

20 Feb 2015

The decision by Tesco to reduce the number of products it stocks

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