Beth joined The Grocer in May 2005 and is the deputy news editor.
Working on the retail news desk, her patch covers Sainsbury’s, retail co-operative societies, independent retailers and wholesalers.
She is especially interested in The Co-operative Group and has been closely following the ongoing developments at the society.
She also specialises in convenience – covering everyone from the big symbol operators such as Nisa and Costcutter right through to independent chains and non-affiliated retailers – as well as the issues that affect the sector and related channels such as forecourts.
Beth also edits the People section of the magazine and the People channel of the website.
Beth started her journalism career in 2001 and read Media Studies at the University of Westminster.
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Three Tesco executives asked to step aside while the retailer investigates a £263m misstatement of profits have reportedly left the company.
East of England Co-operative Society has blamed increased competition in the grocery sector and increasingly tight household budgets for a 14.2% drop in half-year profits.
AF Blakemore & Son has recorded a 7.4% increase in pre-tax profits to £7.6m on sales up 5% to £1.19bn for the 2013/14 financial year.
- Online to drive retail sales up 4% in December
- GMB protests against 'Marley and Scrooge' M&S in Slough
- Helen Weir's M&S FD appointment welcomed by analysts
- Euan Venters joins Fairtrade Foundation as commercial director
- Sainsbury's still searching for filled pasta supplierSubscription
- Nisa website relaunch encourages shoppers to get more involved
- Tesco-owned One Stop increases full-year sales by 9.5%
Recent blog posts
The Co-operative Group has launched a mobile top-up shop that will act as a temporary store when one of its shops is being refurbished
New data released this morning has claimed shoppers are increasingly looking beyond the hypermarkets and supermarkets for their grocery shop
It’s a well-worn phrase, but yesterday really was the end of an era for Costcutter and Nisa.
- Et TU, Sainsbury's?
- The Co-op clears a hurdle
- Myners' strike
- Power struggle
- The Co-op heads to the pub
- Sainsbury's silver lining
- Co-op's True North heads east (London)