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Heineken launches new 'craft' brand Maltsmiths Brewing Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Maltsmiths will initially comprise two beers: a Bavarian-style Pilsner and American-style IPA…

Martin McColl

McColl’s vows to continue convenience acquisitions as store numbers break 1,000 Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

McColl’s plans to continue its acquisitive push in the convenience grocery sector, despite having only received regulatory approval for its buyout of almost 300 Co-op stores in the weeks before Christmas.

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Associated British Food profits lifted by higher sugar prices Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Profits sweetened in the first six months of the year but ABF warns that benefits of the weak pound will fade in second half.

Ecrebo

Ecrebo secures £12m investment to develop voucher technology Subscription

27 Feb 2017

Waitrose and M&S use Ecrebo to provide customers with targeted offers at the till…

The Wild Beer Company

Wild Beer asks the crowd for £1.5m for new brewery Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Wild Beer Company is the latest craft brewer to turn to the crowd to raise cash as it kicks off a £1.5m funding drive later this week.

St Peter's Golden Ale

Iceland extends craft beer range with St Peter's Golden Ale Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The deal has already seen 12,000 cases of Golden Ale supplied to Iceland stores by Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery…

Morrisons fashion

Morrisons launches first women's clothing range Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Nutmeg women’s collection is available in 50 selected stores

Tesco Express

Tesco to scrap 1,700 deputy manager positions in Express stores Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer is looking to create 3,300 new shift leader roles

Omsco

Omsco to expand milk pool to meet export demand Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Executive chairman Nicholas Saphir said international growth was a key strategy for the Co-op

WH Smith

Relex to cut fresh & chilled waste at WH Smith Travel Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Relex will help improve demand forecasting and replenishment and increase availability at its 768 transit stores

Progrigo

Asda launches Progrigio blend of Prosecco and pinot grigio

27 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The NPD follows warnings by the WSTA that Prosecco prices could rise by as much as 9%, or 59p per bottle

Halo coffee capusles

Startup coffee brand Halo adds fully biodegradeable pods

27 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The lineup is made from a “100% natural” mix of fibres, including bamboo and paper

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Amazon reported to be planning drive-thru supermarket in Seattle Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The model would enable customers to pick up online orders in a designated 15-minute to two-hour window

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Scrapping of use-by-dates on milk urged in bid to cut waste

27 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Wrap report urges more packaging changes to cut food waste

Co-op new membership card

The Co-op appoints ACI Worldwide to run members' digital wallet Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

goldTrials of the 5:1 scheme have reported significant increases in transactions, turnover and frequency of visits…

Iceland's stoke store

Iceland appoints Gordons to handle store acquisitions Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The frozen discounter plans to open 25 The Food Warehouse stores across the UK this year

Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend

Appleton Estate marks master blender's 20 years with £225 rum Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Joy Spence was the world’s first woman to become a master blender, according to the Campari brand

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City snapshot: McColl's lays foundations for 'transformational' growth Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

McColl’s said this morning in its annual results that the foundations for “transformational” growth have been laid as it opened the first of the 300 stores bought from Co-op.

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Media Bites 27 February: Unilever/Kraft Heinz, Warren Buffett, Tesco/Booker, gin Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The fallout from the failed Unilever Kraft-Heinz merger continues to generate headlines as the weekend papers reveal more of the backroom machinations during the brief pursuit.

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Co-op pledges Fairtrade cocoa in all own label Subscription

25 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to sell and use only Fairtrade cocoa in all own-brand products

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Sean Clarke puts Asda in back-to-basics lockdown Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda boss Sean Clarke has retired the flagship strategy of his namesake predecessor six months early

P&H Harvey

P&H looks to shake up online ordering with new website Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The delivered wholesale giant said the improvements would provide customers with a more tailored experience

gin and tonic

Exports of UK gin soar with £500m sales mark in sight Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Latest HMRC figures show £474m worth of British gin was sold abroad in 2016

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'Products must shrink to hit targets' says PHE's Tedstone Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England has vowed to defend the industry amid criticism of shrinkage

innocent juice

Innocent unveils functional juice range with vitamins Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Innocent’s NPD will launch in April 2017

Unilever

Unilever shareholders benefit despite failure of takeover Subscription

24 Feb 2017

Unilever shareholders may have missed out on the 18% premium but they have been left sitting on a tidy 12.5% profit

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Waitrose trials video shelf-edge ticketing Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket has started a 12-week trial at its store in Trumpington, Cambridge

Adelie

City snapshot: Restructuring hits Adelie’s bottom line Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Adelie Foods has new owners, after a torrid first 18 months of trading saw private equity firm HIG Capital exit the group after making a £15m opperating loss last year. Plus, Lily’s Kitchen, Unilever/Kraft Heinz and all the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 24 Feb: Business rates, British American Tobacco, John Lewis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The government is under growing pressure to overhaul the business rates system rather than just offer help for small firms affected by the revaluation of properties.

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Adelie looks to rebuild under new owners ICG Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Adelie Foods has new owners, after a torrid first 18 months of trading saw private equity firm HIG Capital exit the group.

aldi

Aldi and the joys of bare bones shopping - video Video

23 Feb 2017

In this video, James Cronin of Lancaster University Management School argues the “shopping experience” is no longer relevant

Sainsbury's home delivery

Sainsbury's to trial early delivery slots in Scotland Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is launching early morning home delivery slots in Scotland for the first time next month

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Lily's Kitchen slips into the red despite 30% growth in sales Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Premium petfood maker Lily’s Kitchen has slipped into the red despite a 30% sales hike

bellfield brewery

Bellfield Brewery hunts £500,000 to fund expansion Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Brewer also plans to create a number of new jobs to strengthen the sales and management teams

bibby distribution corby

Bibby changes tanker units to slash juice transport CO2 Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bibby Distribution has slashed the carbon emissions involved in transporting fruit juice by using lighter tanker units

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milk

Would abolishing use-by dates really help stop milk waste?

27 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Headlines suggesting consumers ’sniff’ milk to see if it is still fresh, has once again highlighted the controversy surrounding food labelling and the problem of waste in the industry

social media

Which brands are getting it right on social media? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The industry has recruited many social media followers and fans – but how can they actually engage with them?

meat pie

Morrisons scores own goal with 'pie goalie' bantz

24 Feb 2017

A few weeks ago, no one had heard of Sutton United’s sub goalie Wayne Shaw

make up

Mrs May has lost her make-up bag, so Pat steps in

24 Feb 2017

Mrs May was looking awfully stern when she marched into the store on Monday

brazil nuts one use

'Bleak' crop of Bolivian Brazil nuts set to inflate UK prices Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits are facing a surge in Brazil nut prices after climate change hit harvests in Bolivia

inflation brands

Bread, beans & beer brands soar in price as Brexit bites Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Beer, bread and baked beans are the latest victims of Brexit, with shoppers facing price hikes on their favourite brands

bud light

Can Bud Light win over UK drinkers this time round? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Even in an age of obesity, the low-calorie message may misfire

Paul Polman

Polman must act. And fast. Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Adam Leyland

That was awkward. The barbarians are at the gate. Two days later they’ve sloped home

sainsburys free range egg notice

Supermarkets seem switched on over free-range eggs crisis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The big supermarkets seem switched on to the threat to free-range eggs

kraft heinz unilever

Will Warren Buffett and his Kraft-Heinz mob be back? Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

The £115bn bid for Unilever has been called off, but it’s sent shockwaves through the fmcg sector

Fruit & veg

Ten portions of fruit & veg a day? It’s not going to happen Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

New research suggests we should double the recommended daily amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in our diet, but is it a case of easier said than done?

germ trolley

Dispatches 'reveals' obvious consequences of Brexit Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Less than a year post-EU referendum and, shock horror, the price of our shopping basket has gone up

wheat

Poor production still driving up price of EU wheat Subscription

23 Feb 2017

EU wheat prices continued to rise due to poor production in major growing regions

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Relaxation helps productivity: find ways to 'micro-pause' Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

I’ve noticed that when I’m particularly busy, every minute of my time is scheduled



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