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Sean Clarke

Asda's Project Renewal quietly wound up by Sean Clarke Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Chain reports 10th consecutive period of like-for-like sales decline but rules out ’nuclear’ price option

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Asda like-for-like sales fall 2.9% in the fourth quarter Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Performance was an improvement on recent quarters, and shows signs of turnaround under new CEO Sean Clarke 

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Loyalty levels low as shoppers are 'spoilt for choice' Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The top reasons for switching were low everyday prices and better value for money

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Mike Coupe hits out at 'failing' business rates system Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Coupe criticised the system for failing to take into account new online players in the market

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Morrisons ditches customer complaint charges to suppliers Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer notified suppliers this week in a letter from group commercial director Darren Blackhurst

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The Co-op to add local ranges to all c-stores in shake-up Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move is part of its Renewal strategy under new CEO Steve Murrells

Co-op Bank

The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth

Tesco salad

Tesco orders promotion checks after damning BBC investigation

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Undercover reporter found customers were being overcharged on multibuys at two thirds of stores visited

tesco booker stores

Tesco-Booker deal scrutiny by CMA ranges from 246-400 stores Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores

Dave Lewis tesco

The Grocer's Power List reflects the big four's resurgence

10 Feb 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Over the years the supermarket bosses have dominated this list as a rule

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Fresh produce shortage bites UK retailers to tune of £8m Video Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

eThe UK’s top nine supermarkets saw year-on-year sales of courgettes fall by more than £2m last month

christine tacon

Adjudicator rules payment for shelf space is beyond remit Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Consultation did not find enough evidence to launch an official investigation into any of the big supermarkets

aldi

Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth biggest food retailer Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales at the German discounter were up 12.4% to £1.7bn in the 12 weeks to 29 January

Morrisons oysters

Morrisons buys two thirds of retail oysters for Valentine's Day

06 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Morrisons cuts the price of an oyster to 25p, with fishmongers leading oyster preparation classes

M&S

M&S raised £3.2m for Macmillan Cancer Support last year

06 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Highest annual donation since the beginning of the partnership seven years ago…

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Gillian Barker

Gillian Barker becomes part-time advisor at Bridgethorne Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The former director general of GroceryAid will work closely with joint managing directors John Nevens and Andrew Cole

Greenergy

Penny Petroleum adds Greenergy fuel to three more forecourts Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Greenergy will now supply fuel to seven Penny Petroleum sites…

morrisons checks

Morrisons ditches customer complaint charges to suppliers Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer notified suppliers this week in a letter from group commercial director Darren Blackhurst

christine tacon

Adjudicator rules payment for shelf space is beyond remit Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Consultation did not find enough evidence to launch an official investigation into any of the big supermarkets

Norman Pickavance

Pickavance urges government to crack down on online giants Subscription

31 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Government action could avert “millions of job losses in a soulless virtual world” warned a report by the Fabian Society’s retail taskforce

Bidvest honey water

Bidvest says backing British will be key summer trend Subscription

31 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The foodservice giant has unveiled 140 dishes as part of its Create Summer campaign

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Retail leaders oppose extension of GCA to primary producers Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket leaders have urged the government to reject calls for the remit of Christine Tacon to be extended

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Adjudicator role extension impractical, warns PTF Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Provision Trade Federation warned extending the GCA powers would be impossible to fund

christine tacon

Shelf position payments 'no longer an issue' says Adjudicator Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon warned she was close to launching an official investigation into alleged ‘Drop and Drive’ discrepancies

muller milk

Müller to pause on implementing changes to supplier contracts Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

The processor said it would “reflect” on proposals to merge its two milk supply groups

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Canned tuna companies show improved sustainability, says ISSF Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

There was a 95.6% conformance rate among 25 companies signed up to the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation

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Tesco backtracks on Black Friday next-day click & collect promise Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has also warned customers to expect likely delivery delays

Mr Kipling

Premier Foods looks to home advantage to battle price rises Subscription

15 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

CEO Gavin Darby said the Mr Kipling and Bisto maker was a different proposition to its multinational rivals thanks to 95% of its range being manufactured in the UK.

Dips

Dip Society launches smoked fish pâtés made with Greek yoghurt Subscription

14 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The pâtés join The Dip Society’s existing lineup of five tzatziki, houmous, garlic and beetroot dips…

Hello fresh

Hello Fresh hosts meal box sale for The Felix Project charity

04 Nov 2016 Updated: 05 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Hello Fresh hopes to sell 7,500 meals for two during the promotion, which began yesterday and will end today….

wholesalers

CJ Lang lorry

CJ Lang blames deflation and weather for 1% sales fall Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Pre-tax profits fell to £914,000, down 25% from £1.2m last year

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Palmer & Harvey launches new transactional website Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The first phase of the new website went live on 7 February with 200 retailers

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Russell Grant resigns from Blakemore Wholesale MD position Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution MD James Russell will take over the role on an interim basis

bestway alcohol fraud

Bestway warns retailers over unregistered booze sellers Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme (AWRS) was announced in 2013’s autumn statement by then chancellor George Osborne

andrew selley bidvest

Bidvest Foodservice announces Bidfood name change Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The company has already implemented the name change in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand

CompareTheWholsaler Webpage

CompareTheWholesaler.com price comparison site relaunches Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The site features nearly 1,500 products ranging from big brands to artisanal producers…

Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2017

United dominates Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

United Wholesale Scotland named Scotland’s top wholesaler at the 15th annual awards in Edinburgh

bidvest black and white coffee co

Bidvest launches exclusive range of artisan coffee Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Black + White Coffee Co branded products are designed “to deliver the very best coffee experience”

Dhamecha cash & carry

Dhamecha posts strong sales and profit growth Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Sales at the Today’s Group wholesaler are up 2.1% to £668m for the year ending 31 March 2016

bestway wholesale

Bestway Wholesale profits plunge 56% Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler suggested its “conscious decision” to invest in the independent retail had contributed to the fall in profits

Tesco Express

Tesco and Booker confident of merger approval but CMA may have other ideas Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.

peter tichbon

Peter Tichbon appointed CEO at Innovative Bites Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The former MD at malted ingredients supplier Edme has worked in the retail industry for more than 20 years

Reynolds lorry

Reynolds wholesale opens third new depot in 13 months

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Eastleigh depot follows sites in Gillingham and Bury St Edmunds

Martin Williams

Martin Williams returns to FWD as associate director Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

In the new part-time role, Williams will work with suppliers to ensure FWD is supporting its objectives and priorities

hancocks

PE owner of Hancocks engages advisers to explore sale Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The private equity owner of Hancocks Cash & Carry is exploring options for a potential sale of the specialist confectioner

Scottish flag

Food hygiene ‘self-regulation’ shows progress… and desperation Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

If any organisation likes to be seen to be tough, it is the Scottish version of the FSA

sainsburys free range egg notice

Supermarkets seem switched on over free-range eggs crisis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The big supermarkets seem switched on to the threat to free-range eggs

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Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

Retailers and grocers need to seize the opportunity to engage with shoppers in store through mobile

Poll

Are electronic shelf-edge labels the solution to dodgy supermarket prices?

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Unilever

Get healthy, Unilever

23 Feb 2017

Sir, The acquisition would have given Kraft Heinz a route to market for complementary brands in emerging markets

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Managing supply chain resilience means listening

23 Feb 2017

Sir, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump reflect a growing trend of protectionism in the global economy

Jamie Oliver

A surprising move by Jamie Oliver

16 Feb 2017

Sir, The articles in last week’s issue all made for a thoroughly enjoyable weekly Grocer read



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