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Festive ads have convinced 12% of shoppers to switch Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne, Charlie Taverner

But there’s still all to play for as 33% are undecided on where to do their Christmas shop

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Aldi accuses "other retailers" of leading milk race to bottom Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Charlie Taverner

Aldi has defended its milk pricing policy in front of MPs and accused “other retailers” of leading a race to the bottom

Tesco Extra

Tesco to convert Dudley Extra excess space into online dark store Subscription

24 Nov 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco could look to convert more surplus floor-space to dark stores after Dudley planning application

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Morrisons adds "UK's cheeriest voice" to self-service tills Subscription

23 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons look to Festive Fred to guide shoppers this Christmas

Supermarket Price Wars

Supermarket price war squeezes SME supplier profit margins Subscription

23 Nov 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The gap between profit margins of Britain’s smallest food producers is widening versus their bigger competitors thanks to the supermarket price war.

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Surplus redistributor Company Shop gets £7.6m expansion cash Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Surplus food redistributor Company Shop has secured a £7.6m funding package


As big four sales head south promos still going north Subscription

19 Nov 2015 | By Adam Leyland

What’s the answer to plummeting sales? More promotions of course

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator's Tesco probe results delayed until New Year Subscription

17 Nov 2015 | By Nick Norton

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon’s report into alleged breaches of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) by Tesco will not be published until the New Year.

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Asda sales fall in Q3 as conditions remain “tough” for Andy Clarke Subscription

17 Nov 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Like-for-like sales at Asda have fallen by -4.5% in the third quarter as the supermarket price war, food price deflation and the continued growth of the discounters all took their toll.

Shopping basket

Aldi and Lidl reach combined 10% of UK grocery as sales surge

17 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

Kantar Worldpanel figures show Lidl enjoyed a 19% surge in sales year on year in the latest 12-week period

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Asda suppliers 'facing Reset all over again' Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Asda is launching a major range rationalisation as part of boss Andy Clarke’s Project Renewal

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Morrisons claims War on Waste cut out key waste efforts Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has hit back at criticism from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste documentary

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Amazon business rates bill is the same as for 15 supermarkets Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Ian Quinn

With annual turnover exceeding £5bn, online giant Amazon will pay just £10m in business rates this year

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Morrisons appoints Post Office CEO to its board

12 Nov 2015 | By Nick Norton

Morrisons has appointed Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells as a non-executive director.

George Osborne pint

Will the SNP put a spanner in the works for liberalised Sunday trading? Subscription

10 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

What appeared a foregone conclusion is now much less clear


haydens bakery

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

Nestle HQ

Nestlé warns of evidence of slavery in Thai seafood supply Subscription

24 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The company has launched an action plan to tackle the issue

one stop convenience

One Stop to work with suppliers on IRI data analysis Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

One Stop is looking to work more collaboratively with its suppliers, using a “priceless” level of data analysis

charles reed

William Reed creates e-learning partnership for food industry

12 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Grocer’s publisher William Reed has entered into a new partnership with e-learning provider Virtual College

tesco mushroom plant

G's Growers and Tesco open UK's second-largest mushroom farm Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

The facility consists of 48 individually climatically controlled growing tunnels and a chilling and packing area

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Müller deals 'could increase local raw milk competition' Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

Müller’s deal with Medina Dairy could increase competition for raw milk near its Severnside plant

thanet earth tomato growers

Thanet Earth strikes tomatoes deal with British Sugar

22 Oct 2015

Kent vegetable grower Thanet Earth has signed a five-year deal with British Sugar for marketing rights

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AHDB Dairy defends against Farmers For Action criticisms Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

AHDB Dairy has hit back against claims it is advising farmers to boost production to increase levy collections

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Fyffes urged to pressure pineapple supplier accused of abuses Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Fyffes is being urged by campaigners to take action over its Costa Rican pineapple subsidiary

tesco garlic bread

Bakkavor reassures customers after Tesco garlic bread fault Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Bakkavor has assured customers it has taken steps to avoid a repeat of the manufacturing fault

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Produce Investments jobs at risk after potato contract slashed Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

A 45-day consultation period has been launched with staff at the Kent Potato Company

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Tesco moves to simplify supplier payment terms Subscription

06 Oct 2015 | By Adam Leyland

The changes, effective from the end of June 2016, were announced this afternoon by CEO Dave Lewis at the IGD conference

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator Tacon shocked by supplier ignorance of GSCOP Video Subscription

01 Oct 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has admitted in a new video for suppliers that she is “shocked” by their lack of knowledge of the Code


Adelie Foods signs up for Relex availability system Subscription

19 Sep 2015 | By Andrew Don

Adelie Foods has signed up supply chain specialists Relex Solutions to help improve its availability

2 sisters factory

2 Sisters becomes the UK's biggest food and drink player Subscription

18 Sep 2015

2 Sisters has become the largest food and drink player in the UK


blakemore wholesale

Blakemore rolls out click & collect at new Bangor depot Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Wholesale’s Bangor depot will feature click & collect

jw filshill new logo

JW Filshill freshens up its image and marketing strategy Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill has carried out an image overhaul

palmer and harvey lorry

P&H 'rebalances' with merger of sales teams Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Palmer & Harvey is merging the sales teams of its wholesale and direct vans sectors

nisa lorry

Nisa 'on course to hit its target of £7.2m EBITDA' Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa says it is on track to hit its target of £7.2m EBITDA for the current financial year

lansdell soft drinks lorries

Lansdell Soft Drinks takes on Jim Ingram business Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Nick Norton

Lansdell Soft Drinks has taken on the customer base of specialist catering supplier Jim Ingram Wholesale

meadow foods green valley dairy

Meadow Foods to supply new lines to wholesale & foodservice

12 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Meadow Foods has launched a new business providing a range of products to wholesalers, caterers and restaurant businesses

Dhamecha cash & carry

Dhamecha opens its eighth cash & carry in Leicester

10 Nov 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

The 80,000 sq ft depot opened on Friday and is first non-London cash & carry

blakemore wholesale

Blakemore Wholesale cuts cost of top-selling tobacco lines Subscription

31 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Wholesale has brought down tobacco prices for its cash & carry customers


Pumpkin shortage won’t scare Budgens and Londis, says Booker

16 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Don

Growers have warned volumes could be down by up to 50%

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Bestway is first UK wholesaler to introduce Apple Pay

16 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bestway has become the first UK wholesaler to introduce Apple Pay


Appleby Westward recruits 24 new stores Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward has recruited 24 new independent stores this year

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JW Filshill Beer Clan adds £200k in global sales Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JW Filshill’s craft beer division has secured £200,000 worth of international business for Scottish brewers

jj food service

Profits soar 55% at JJ Food Service as wholesaler eyes expansion Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Ben Adams

The wholesaler has recorded record pre-tax profits of £11.97m for the year to 31 March, up 55% year on year

JJ Foodservice website

JJ Foodservice beefs up website with mobile optimisation

29 Sep 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new site has been optimised for mobile and tablet use

Nisa Heritage

Nisa’s Heritage own label range sees £2.7m incremental growth Subscription

25 Sep 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Strong growth for Nisa Heritage own-label range

Thanksgiving turkey

Why Thanksgiving is a major missed opportunity for British retailers Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Some aspects of Thanksgiving are already here, but the Brits are missing out on the best bit

Parfett parking

Welsh independent retailers' defiance is an inspiration Subscription

25 Nov 2015 | By Steve Parfett

Two recent stories about the Welsh independent retail sector may be an inspiration

Asda Price Guarantee advert

Asda's Price Guarantee isn't cutting it: expect it to go Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By James Halliwell

The five-year rise of the discounters has changed the grocery landscape


What should Asda focus on to turn around falling sales?

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Social media success isn't related to community size Subscription

26 Nov 2015

Data seems to suggest engagement declines with community size


Brands must beware the dangerous middle ground Subscription

26 Nov 2015

It’s become even more important for brands occupying the ‘middle’ to show why they should still exist

QUEUES OUTSIDE: Crowds of excited shoppers wait outside the Asda store in Wembley for the highly anticipated Black Friday sales. This years offers are 3 x times bigger and better than last year, with double the number of ranges on offer in 441 of its stor

Black Friday could stain reputations Subscription

20 Nov 2015

Asda’s decision to sit out this year’s Black Friday is likely to have been influenced more by prudence than passion

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