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tesco fake farms

'Fake' farms complaint shows no sign of progress Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

The formal complaint was initially lodged by the NFU with National Trading Standards on 18 July

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Dunnes Stores draws level with Tesco in Ireland Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Dunnes and Tesco now each account for 21.6% of the Irish grocery market

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Off-trade beer sales overtake sales in pubs, clubs and bars Subscription

27 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Of the 44 million hectolitres of beer sold in Britain 51% of sales came from supermarkets and off-licences with the remain

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Aldi results: What the analysts say Subscription

26 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Aldi announced another set of record results as sales reached £7.7bn, but profits shrank. What did the industry analysts make of it?

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Morrisons and Unidays link for 10% student discount trial Subscription

21 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

dailyThe discount covers most grocery items excluding fuel, tobacco and related items, spirits, medicines and vending machines

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Tesco has made 'significant progress' on GCA, reports Tacon Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Earlier this year the adjudicator investigation found Tesco guilty of systematic breaches of GSCOP

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Marks & Spencer to supply British Airways short haul food Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Until now all food on BA flights has been complimentary

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City snapshot: UK supermarkets continue sales recovery Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The UKs leading supermarkets experienced two consecutive months of growth for the first time in more than two years, according to Nielsen retail performance data released today

Rob Collins, Waitrose

Waitrose to 'turbocharge' investment in stores as sales drop Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The retailer was hit by a £25m property writedown on seven supermarkets it no longer plans to open

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Tacon calls for suppliers to help with illegal payments probe

15 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The deadline for responses to the payments for positioning probe is 19 September

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Waitrose backs Food for Thought programme in Scotland

14 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose says many of its partners will be volunteering and it will be providing tours of its shops

Sushi

Sainsbury's to open Sushi Gourmet concession in Nine Elms Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The opening will mark the third in-store sushi bar for the supermarket

Tesco food cloud

Tesco ranks first among supermarkets in tackling food waste

09 Sep 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco earned high praise for its transparency, innovation, commitment and results

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Morrisons to open extra checkouts for shoppers in queues Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer is also launching a new marketing campaign to highlight the checkout promise

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Asda grows profits 3.3% at expense of sales Subscription

07 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has continued to outperform its peers in terms of profits but the protection of the bottom line saw sales plunge by almost £1bn in 2015.

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Noble Foods appoints retail veteran John Gildersleeve as chairman Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Gildersleeve is a former trading director at Tesco and spent 20 years on the retailer’s board

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Premier Foods shareholders protest re-election of chairman over McCormick affair Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Premier Foods shareholders have given chairman David Beever a rebuke at the AGM over his handling of the failed McCormick takeover with more than 12% objecting to his re-election to the board.

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FSA looks to put end to 'unreasonable' audit requests Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Food Standards Agency looks set to tackle the burden of supplier factory audits

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Supermarkets and suppliers to be probed on shelf space payments Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon this week launched a 12-week consultation into whether supermarkets have been demanding huge payments

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Grocery Adjudicator says suppliers are 'signing away rights' Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has revealed she is launching a probe into how supermarkets are getting around GSCOP

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Christine Tacon to hold 'supplier only' conference talks Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon aiming to get the uncensored version of what is happening in the marketplace

spice

Spice advice: authenticity supply chain guide offered Subscription

09 Jun 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The document was created by the BRC, the FDF and the Seasoning & Spice Association

potato salad

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

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

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

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

Poundland Truck

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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JW Filshill

JW Filshill hit by price deflation and falling tobacco sales Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler, based in Glasgow, saw turnover fall 5.8% to £143m for the year ended 31 January 2016

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Booker backs Fresh Trader discount trial Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The 2,000 sq ft store in Enfield, carries 300 to 400 bulk cash & carry lines across several categories

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Bestway launches Christmas confectionery deals for indies

28 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

A brochure is now being mailed out to customers detailing the full Christmas range and promotions

Bidvest Logistics

Bidvest Logistics gives drivers Microlise journey management devices Subscription

27 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The foodservice wholesaler has given more than 650 of its drivers Microlise Android devices

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JJ Food Service bolsters fish & chip offering with Sykes deal Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The deal covers the existing Sykes customer base, goodwill and staff in the delivery division

bestway wholesale

Grocery wholesale boost bucks deflationary trend Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

IGD said the wholesale channel would grow by a further 1.3% over the next five years

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Booker gets Budgens/Londis boost Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Booker sales surged 15.2% in Q2 but the tobacco display ban remains a drag on performance

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Today's Group offers food waste advice to retailers

15 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The buying group is running advice articles across its online and print channels to promote food waste best practice

Kitwave

Kitwave begins 'phase of growth' with Phoenix Fine Foods deal Subscription

13 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Phoenix Fine Foods is a wholesale supplier of frozen foods including vegetables, pizza, fish and ice cream…

Chefs' Choice

Chefs' Choice Awards entries now open

13 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The awards will recognise excellence in foodservice products

Brakes

Brakes publishes price lists to boost 'transparency' Subscription

06 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Customers can now shop the same prices across any channel and also arrange a variable trade discount

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Indie retail chain Proudfoot Group appoints two new board members Subscription

02 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Business and retail development manager Marcus Proudfoot and buying and distribution controller Valerie Aston join board

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P&H announces plans to grow Central Convenience chain Subscription

02 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Palmer & Harvey has announced ambitious plans to grow its Central Convenience chain by 60 stores a year

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Innovative Bites to expand into larger Bedfordshire site Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

New premises will be closer to newly acquired supplier Bonds of London

booker premier 3300 store

Booker opens 3,300th Premier store as new members keep coming

23 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Boost in numbers follows relaunch with modern imagery and mission-based layout

mike coupe sainsbury's

Six key messages from Mike Coupe on Sainsbury's strategy Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Sainsbury’s CEO was upbeat about strategy today, despite a 1.1% fall in like-for-likes

Lidl living wage

Lidl should have followed Sainsbury's on single-use bags Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Lidl should have left no room for money-spinning claims

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Grocery brands must focus on individual consumers Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Liz Claydon

Surely it is customer experience that should be the focus to differentiate and retain, if not win, customer loyalty

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Sugar tax is levy on industry rather than consumer deterrent Subscription

29 Sep 2016

A sugar tax is no magic bullet, and won’t have the impact of continuing proactive education programmes that promote health

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Consumers are not clear on what 'clean eating' is Subscription

29 Sep 2016

Sir, Nielsen data shows almost half of the UK is now actively engaging in what has been termed ‘eating clean’

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Dairy industry's real potential flagged up by The Dairymen Subscription

22 Sep 2016

Sir, It was to good to see The Dairymen set out an optimistic agenda for the industry with insightful commentary

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