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Morrisons pilots its first standalone halal meat counter Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Morrisons is to pilot its first standalone halal meat counter…

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Tony Lorman moves from Mars to take up Wrigley director role Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Tony Lorman has been appointed European confections business unit director for The Wrigley Company…

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ABP UK teams up with Leeds City College to promote meat careers Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

ABP UK has formed a partnership with Leeds City College to help promote and encourage careers in the meat industry…

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Hold the front page

28 Nov 2014

 I can see both sides but when do we stop? 

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Jocelyn McNulty joins Tyrrells Crisps as marketing director Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tyrrells Crisps has appointed the woman who helped bring Belvita and Oreo to the UK as its new marketing director…

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Tesco turns up promotional heat as rivals bide their time Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco is continuing to try and promote its way out of trouble while some of its rivals are keeping their festive…

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Wrigley rolls out more 'low-cost' LED-lit gum displays

28 Nov 2014

As The Grocer urges retailers to switch to LED lighting, Wrigley is rolling out a further 5,000 LED-lit gum display…

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Mondelez relaunches Carte Noire Instinct as Wholebean Instant Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mondelez is relaunching its ailing Carte Noire wholebean instant coffee with larger granules…

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Foodservice and tobacco boost Today's Group sales by 5.2%

28 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Today’s Group has posted a 5.2% increase in full-year sales, driven by a strong performance in foodservice and tobacco…

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Bestway licensed for Christmas with 420 alcohol lines

28 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

More than 420 branded and own-label alcohol lines will be on promotion at Bestway during the whole of December…

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Sainsbury's hits out at local authority delivery restrictions

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Sainsbury’s logistics director Richard Fleming has slammed current delivery restrictions…

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DHL unveils quieter lorry for night-time deliveries Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Logistics giant DHL has launched a new lorry that it claims strengthens the case for night-time deliveries…

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Greencore plays down Kerry frozen deal to fry bigger fish

28 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Greencore has played down speculation it is lining up a bid for Kerry Foods’ frozen ready meals business…

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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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Iglo revenues frozen in a declining frozen food market

28 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Birds Eye owner Iglo Group is battling to achieve its growth targets in the face of a declining European frozen market…

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'Natural' products seen as healthier, even if high in sugar

28 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Health-conscious consumers regard products that are the most “natural” as better for them…

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Farms and meat processors bear brunt of supermarket pressure Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK agriculture and meat industries are feeling the brunt of pressure from supermarkets as insolvencies in the UK food …

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Supermarket price cuts only saving householders £2 a month Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets may have been throwing millions at price cuts to take on the discounters and reverse sliding market share…

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Brussels set to ruin Christmas ... we're not talking sprouts Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Ian Quinn

The introduction of complex and confusing new EU regulations on labelling 12 days before Christmas could ruin the festive …

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Morrisons takes on Waitrose in leafy Surrey Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons’ latest foray into Surrey’s leafy suburbs commenced with a “quiet launch”

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Splash it all over: Unilever marks Brut 50th anniversary Video

28 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Unilever has launched a digital campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brut.

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Three Tesco executives reportedly leave company

28 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Three Tesco executives asked to step aside while the retailer investigates a £263m misstatement of profits have reportedly left the company.

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Scottish Salmon Co revenues up 82% in third quarter

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

The Scottish Salmon Company’s strongest ever year continued into the third quarter of 2014

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PayPoint plans to roll-out retail technology after revenue hike Subscription

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Payment technologies business PayPoint believes the company can tap into iBeacon to the benefit of its retail customers.

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Arla set to axe 100 jobs in restructure

27 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Up to 100 jobs could be lost at Arla Foods after the processor announced plans to “tighten” the organisation with a restructure.

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Durex creates 'world's first' dual-screen TV ad

27 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Durex has claimed a world first with a ‘synchronised dual screen’ campaign that allows viewers to see characters from its new TV ad ‘behind closed doors’ on their mobile or tablet.

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ASA will not investigate Sainsbury's Christmas ad

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Advertising Standards Authority will not investigate Sainsbury’s Christmas TV ad, despite 727 complaints on grounds of taste.

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Poundland on the expansion trail after 15% first half sales growth

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Poundland has has given a further indication of the enduring strength of the discount sector with a strong set of half-year results.

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Wine development chief Laura Jewell to leave Tesco

27 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tesco senior wine product development manager Laura Jewell MW is leaving the company

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Tesco expecting strong Thanksgiving sales in Kensington

27 Nov 2014

Tesco has launched its first Thanksgiving range at its Kensington superstore, in a bid to cater for demand from  Americans living in London.

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One Stop to take franchise format to Scotland

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

One Stop is taking its new franchise format into Scotland for the first time, John Miller head of franchise operations, has revealed.

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Campylobacter: FSA reveals supermarket test results

27 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz, Kevin White

Asda in the spotlight as FSA publishes campylobacter results

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Campylobacter: the industry responds to FSA findings

27 Nov 2014

The grocery and poultry industries respond to the Food Standards Agency study that has revealed 70% of all chickens sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter to some degree.

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Popularity of own label products continues to grow

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

UK supermarkets could be missing a trick by not providing enough own-label products, new research from Nielsen has suggested.

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UB agrees three-year strategic partnership with Cargill

27 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) has formed a three-year strategic partnership with Cargill.

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Italian olive oil price up 30% in a month Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

A leading olive oil supplier has described 2014 as “the most difficult year I have ever seen”…

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LED = QED: the business case for switching the lights to LED

28 Nov 2014 | By Terry Slavin

Talk about shocking. Electricity bills are forecast to rocket 47% by 2020. So what are you going to do? Where better to st…

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Sainsbury's price cuts yet to take effect in G33 prices battle

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

In its strategic review two weeks ago, Sainsbury’s promised to invest £150m in delivering lower prices…

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Asda Watford Supercentre: Store of the Week Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

I always tried to get the best out of colleagues. In Wembley it was a very diverse area ethnically…

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Asda Watford staff work hard for the G33 win Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Emma Page

Despite gaining no points for availability, shop floor service was exceptional at this week’s winner, Asda Watford…

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Campylobacter: what are the key tools for fighting the bug? Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

With the Food Standards Agency this week ‘naming and shaming’ supermarkets over campylobacter…

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Farms and meat processors bear brunt of supermarket pressure Subscription

27 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK agriculture and meat industries are feeling the brunt of pressure from supermarkets as insolvencies in the UK food and drink sector increase sharply.

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Bet it all on Black (Friday) Subscription

27 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

There’s no going back now; Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving Day – has found a profitable new home in the UK, with more…

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Britvic investors left with sour taste as growth goes decidedly flat Subscription

26 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Britvic has been one of the 2014 stars of the UK-listed food and drink sector so far this year, defying the chaotic grocery retail conditions to post revenue increases and share price growth.

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Morrisons takes on Waitrose in leafy Surrey Subscription

26 Nov 2014 | Updated: 27 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons’ latest foray into Surrey’s leafy suburbs commenced with a “quiet launch”, as the supermarket “wants to be a good neighbour” in..

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A long time ago in a grocery store far, far away… Subscription

26 Nov 2014 | Updated: 28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Next year is the Big One for movie licensing. Looking at the cinema release schedule for 2015, it’s hard to imagine a 12-month period…

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Are soft drinks the next battle ground for the global brewers? Subscription

25 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

SABMiller cause a stir in September when news broke in was exploring a bid for Heineken amid suggestions it was seeking to defend itself from the advances of AB InBev.

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Protecting the innocent? Subscription

25 Nov 2014 | Updated: 28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

I’m a dad. And, as such, have had many worries for my children over the years. An early one was whether my son would ever…

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Cranswick shows strategic investment can pay off despite food retail woes Subscription

24 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Meat producer Cranswick admitted today it was feeling the effects of changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of the discounters and convenience stores – but its share price is currently 28% up year-on-year and rose another 5.4% today after solid first half results.

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