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France supermarket food waste law piles pressure on UK

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The crackdown comes in a country which already redistributes 20 times more food to charity than the UK

Food waste

Tesco food waste figures reveal slight drop, 55,400 tonnes wasted

21 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said bakery goods made up the biggest area of waste, accounting for 36% of the total, with fresh produce 25% and convenience 9%

Promotions deals

Retailers blast latest Which? 'dodgy deals' claim

20 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Retail leaders have furiously denied the latest claims from Which? of so-called supermarket “dodgy deals”.

asda

Asda sales slump in ‘most challenging year yet’ for supermarkets Subscription

19 May 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has revealed a 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales during an “unprecedented” quarter in the grocery market.

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Co-op members back Fairtrade and member directors at historic agm

18 May 2015 | By Benedict Cooper

Voting under a new system, Co-operative Group members backed a motion to recommit to its pledge of sourcing 100% of its own-label goods from Fairtrade suppliers

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Morrisons is most 'at-risk' from discounters, study claims

11 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

A report by the Local Data Company found that nearly half (49%) of Morrisons’ stores were situated in town’s with an above average number of discounters

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Tesco ends PwC relationship after 32 years

11 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said following the conclusion of a formal tender process Deloitte would take over auditing duties

morrisons

Morrisons results show Q1 decline

07 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Other headlines include a 50,000 sq ft reduction of selling space

waitrose

Waitrose and the discounters are only winners in new market share data

06 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

A slowdown from the rest of the trade saw sales growth in the overall grocery retail sector slow to just 0.2% compared with the same period last year

sainsbury's

Sainsbury's posts first loss in a decade

06 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The retailer fell to a pre-tax loss of £72m in the year to 14 March 2015, versus profit of £898m the year before

sainsbury's

Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say

06 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Reactions to Sainsbury’s first loss in a decade

Justin King

Justin King the latest to face Egyptian prosecution

30 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The former Sainsbury’s CEO was convicted last year, claims the Times, and although the conviction was overturned it is understood the Egyptians are appealing the acquittal

Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's CEO, flies to Giza after Egyptian conviction

29 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket giant said today that Coupe, who vehemently denies the charges against him, had been left with no option but to attend an appeal hearing on Sunday

lawsuit oty

Dunnhumby moves west with Kroger relationship

28 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

 Tesco said Dunnhumby and Kroger would replace the existing exclusive joint venture with “more flexible” long-term licence and service agreements

lawsuit oty

Tesco posts worst results in its history with £6.38bn loss

22 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

However Tesco said its trading profits were in line with expectations at £1.4bn, while UK like-for-like sales volumes rose for first time in over four years

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Seafood

Mariner Foods falls into administration, jobs lost

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The majority of staff at the factory were offered employment with other local businesses, but a few redundancies “could not be avoided”

fareshare

FareShare donations by supermarkets soar Subscription

09 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

FareShare told The Grocer it received 7,360 tonnes of food that might otherwise have been destined for landfill or used as energy in 2014

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Dave Lewis to bring out Tesco's 'personality and passion' Subscription

08 May 2015

Lewis broke with tradition from previous years for the event, held at Wembley last week, by providing the keynote address and holding an extended networking session with his entire UK management team and suppliers

Supermarket

Supermarket price war devastates UK food suppliers – Begbies Traynor Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink manufacturers across the UK are suffering the most as the big supermarkets slash prices to compete with each and fight back against the rise of the discounters.

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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%…

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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…

wholesalers

Budgens

Booker succeeds in £40m bid for Budgens and Londis

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Londis currently has 1,630 convenience stores and sales of £504m in the year to December 2014, while Budgens has 167 convenience stores and supermarkets and sales of £329m.

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Booker adds four meat SKUs to Butcher's Market range Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Chicken thighs (rsp: £1.99/600g) and whole chickens (rsp: £3.99/1.4kg) are among four SKUs to be added to the range

Blakemore head office

Blakemore Fresh Foods heads for £39m sales

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Meat wholesaler and importer Blakemore Fresh Foods has hit record sales following significant expansion

Landm,ark Central Office

New Landmark catalogues aim to make life easier for members

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The On-Trade Essentials, Quick Service Essentials and Cost Sector Essentials guides are available in Landmark-member depots and can be downloaded

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Landmark signs up two new members

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Country Fare, based in Bournemouth, and Esin Cash and Carry, based in London, sign up with the wholesaler

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Booker's new campaign promises retailers better POR

12 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The UK’s biggest wholesaler reduces the wholesale selling price of brands covering categories such as pet food, confectionery, grocery and soft drinks

jj food service

JJ Food Service creates glass display area at Enfield Subscription

11 May 2015

JJ Food Service is creating a new glass-fronted “shop area” at its Enfield depot…

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Dhamecha Foods explores further Midlands cash & carry openings Subscription

02 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Dhamecha Foods’ planned Leicester cash & carry could become a “springboard” for further openings…

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Connect Group reports profits rise

22 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Connect Group said total sales rose 1.2% to £909.9m in the six months to 28 February, while underlying profits rose 3.3% to £27.7m

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Spar wholesaler James Hall launches Training Academy Programme Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Training Academy Programme will include customer service inductions, staff and performance management, fruit & veg training and conversational selling

Caterway head office

Caterway shuts its doors following collapse in trading Subscription

08 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Wholesaler Caterway has ceased trading after attempts to secure the external investment it needed to survive failed.

James Hall distribution

James Hall to run unannounced availability audits Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The checks, which will also look at promotional compliance, are part of a push on availability at the Spar wholesaler

James Hall sushi meal deal

Spar wholesaler James Hall revamps lunchtime offer with sushi Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

James Hall has completely overhauled its lunchtime offer with a new meal deal and new products

World of Zing Middle Eastern ingredients

World of Zing to distribute unusual ingredients

10 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Products include YogiYo Korean cooking sauces, Pump Street Bakery chocolate, Bermondsey Tonic Water, and Stellacello grapefruit liqueur

Menzies

Menzies Distribution delivers 'robust' performance Subscription

10 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Several “positive actions” offset newsprint and magazine declines, maintaining 2013 profit levels into 2014 at £24m – marginally down on last year’s £24.3m

londis

Inconvenient truth: c-store business is changing fast Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Booker’s deal this morning is just another thing that proves the sector needs to stay on its toes

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Own label has become a star player in fmcg Subscription

21 May 2015

Once considered the poor relation of branded products, own label is becoming a hugely important part of the fmcg industry

yoghurt

Yoghurt's savoury appeal will draw in new shoppers Subscription

21 May 2015

Yoghurt, plastic and The Co-op - it’s this week’s letters

Ella's Kitchen vending machine

Annabel Karmel tells Ella's: let's work together on babyfood Subscription

14 May 2015

After last week’s letter to Annabel, she responds to criticisms raised by Paul Lindley

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