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Costcutter names Jenny Wilson marketing director

30 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Jenny Wilson has been appointed marketing director at Costcutter.

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Tetley offers knitted Tea Folk cosies in pack promo

30 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Tetley has launched an on-pack promotion offering knitted Tea Folk cosies.

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Tesco rolls out Finest wines in box format

30 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Tesco is this week rolling out a selection of its premium Finest wines in box format – a launch exclusively revealed by The Grocer four months ago.

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Sainsbury’s draws social media mockery for ‘50p challenge’ poster

30 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s has come under fire on social media after a poster was displayed in one of its stores calling on staff to encourage shoppers to spend an extra 50p.

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Tacon asks Tesco to look for breaches of Groceries Code

30 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has asked Tesco to examine its behaviour towards suppliers during the company’s internal review into the £250m overstatement of its profits.

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Dairy Crest and Müller cut farmgate milk prices

30 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest and Müller UK & Ireland have today (30 September) become the latest processors to cut their farmgate milk prices.

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Sainsbury’s triggers fuel price cuts as petrol reaches 2010 levels

30 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Petrol prices are set to fall again for consumers at supermarket forecourts as Sainsbury’s kicked off a new round of price cuts.

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Export conference brings together fmcg leaders Video Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

A host of experts in how to export a brand are gathering in London on 3 October for a special one-day conference.

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Former Morrisons treasurer charged with insider dealing

29 Sep 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The former treasurer and head of tax at Morrisons, Paul Coyle, has been charged with insider dealing.

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Graze boxes up 31% sales growth

29 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Online snack delivery service Graze notched up underlying sales growth of 31% in the year to 28 February 2014, it revealed today.

Whittard

Whittard profits climb as it chases global presence

29 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Tea and coffee specialist Whittard of Chelsea saw annual profit rise by 43% last year as it extended its London retail footprint.

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Nisa extends tie-up with Food Force Ireland

29 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Nisa has extended its partnership agreement with Food Force Ireland despite tensions between the two parties this year.

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Aldi profits soar 65% as it boasts of ‘best value’ groceries

29 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Pre-tax profits at Aldi soared 65.2%, the discounter revealed today, as it claimed to offer “the best value in UK grocery retail”.

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Suppliers divided over nature of Tesco crisis

29 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A leading supplier to Tesco claims “desperate” buyers looking to fill “huge gaps” has seen them artificially bring forward the signing off of payments worth tens of millions of pounds.

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For Goodness Shakes launches low-sugar dairy drinks for kids Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Protein drinks brand For Goodness Shakes has launched a kids range of low-sugar dairy drinks…

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Pernod Ricard tempts Christmas shoppers with gift box range

29 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Pernod Ricard has unwrapped its festive range with a host of gifting packs across its spirits, wine and Champagne portfolios.

Aldi

Stephanie Green quits Müller to take on new Aldi category role

27 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Beth Brooks

Müller Dairy’s head of operational marketing, Stephanie Green, is set to join Aldi next month

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Sainsbury's adds I Prefer 30 eco-labels to Tu clothing range Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Sainsbury’s is introducing a new label on its Tu clothing range this season…

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Waitrose to add cookery school at revamped Salisbury store

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Waitrose is opening a second cookery school after the success of its first in Finchley Road, London…

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Bill Gates-supported SureChill chillers in UK supermarket trial Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

SureChill has revealed it is working with a UK supermarket to trial in-store chillers…

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Fox's pledges raft of biscuit NPD to revive brand Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Fox’s has pledged to bring game-changing NPD to biscuits over the next three years…

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Kerry Foods widens Premier Foods frozen ranges

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Kerry Foods is increasing its range of frozen products made under licence from Premier Foods…

Alpro Green Ambassadors Award

Alpro links with WWF for schools sustainability push

27 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Alpro has teamed up with WWF to promote sustainable initiatives in primary schools across the UK…

Cheese producers hit by closure of EC

M&S stocks Shepherds Purse own-label cheese

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Marks & Spencer is to carry an own-label cheese produced by Yorkshire artisan cheese maker Shepherds Purse…

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MPK Garages sees profits and sales rocket Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Forecourt operator MPK Garages has posted double-digit increases in full-year sales and profit after picking up new stores…

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Spar hails road mile decrease as consolidation system kicks in Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Spar’s streamlined consolidation centre system is now reducing the distance its delivery lorries travel by 7.4 million mil…

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Bannisters' Farm offers bite-sized loaded potato skins

27 Sep 2014

Frozen potato brand Bannisters’ Farm has added bite-sized products to its range…

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Cooltraders help hike Heron Foods turnover to £250m Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

The acquisition of 54 Cooltrader stores a year ago boosted turnover at Heron Foods by 28% to £250m in 2013…

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FareShare reports huge rise in retailer donations Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A surge in retailer donations has seen the amount of food being redistributed by the FareShare charity more than double…

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Finsbury says investment key to flourishing in baked goods

27 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Only businesses willing to invest will flourish in the baked goods market, says Finsbury Food Group boss John Duffy…

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Velvet toilet tissue plants 8,000 new trees in Britain

27 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Toilet tissue brand Velvet has planted more than five million trees – including 8,000 in the UK…

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Smiths News extends deal with Guardian News & Media Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News has extended its contract with Guardian News & Media until February 2021…

Bio-D

Bio-D adds three green cleaning lines to range

27 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Cheshire-based eco-business Bio-D has added three new products to its cleaning portfolio…

Humdinger fruit factory

Humdinger Fruit Factory adds lines and hits Tesco

26 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Humdinger has broadened its Fruit Factory snacks range and secured a listing in Tesco…

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Scotmid Co-op profits remain steady despite tough trading

26 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Scotmid Co-operative grew sales and maintained profits in tough trading conditions in the half year to 26 July 2014…

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Aldi

Aldi's extraordinary growth asks tough questions of big four Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The extraordinary growth reported by Aldi this morning illustrates the depth of the problem facing the UK’s established supermarkets. 

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Tesco deserves a pat on the back for its disclosure on meat Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

To suggest the meat cross-contamination cases we reported at Tesco are an “embarrassment” for the retailer is a serious misreading of the facts.

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Irwin Lee, guest editor, on P&G and the discounters Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Simon Gwynn

Irwin Lee Uncut: in this extended version of his Q&A with The Grocer, our guest editor gives us the lowdown on his new P&G…

Tesco Extra

Tesco's financial disconnect a key problem says Product Chain

27 Sep 2014

Dear Dave and Alan: We wish you the best of luck in your new roles…

Irwin Lee

Sustainability is also about a culture of support for staff

27 Sep 2014 | By Irwin Lee

In these tumultuous times, should we not invest equally in the sustainability of our people and our workforce?…

Ben and Jerry's 30th anniversary

Ben & Jerry's marks Bob Marley's Legend with Satisfy My Bowl

27 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Ben & Jerry’s is marking the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s Legend album…

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Tesco's Cheshunt Four have been treated appallingly by the media

27 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Announcing its Scale for Good manifesto in 2013, Tesco admitted trust among its supplier base was lacking…

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Tesco can be great again

27 Sep 2014

As an ex store manager I can only hope Dave Lewis listens, looks and takes on board what we all know is wrong with Tesco…

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Does Sainsbury's new pricing plan explain market share fall? Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

If the supermarkets were banking for better news from today’s Nielsen figures they were in for more disappointment.

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Focus on Sports Nutrition Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Sports nutrition has explosive potential, especially in impulse and convenience. Will retailers give it the space it needs?

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Costa Del Nightmares: Gordon Ramsay stages a comeback

26 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Gordon Ramsay has had a nightmare with his hair, hasn’t he?…

Beef

Beef prices down significantly year on year Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

While beef prices in France and the UK have seen only minor month-on-month increases, both are down significantly year on …

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Volvic's ad gets the epic treatment

26 Sep 2014

Is there any grocery category more boring than bottled water? Newsflash! It all tastes the same and comes out of taps anyw…

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The eco-store retrofit revolution Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets can no longer afford big, expensive showpiece eco-stores. What is the focus now?…

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