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Slaughterhouses meeting expectations, says FSA

22 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Recent animal welfare incidents – including the Bowood expose - prompted the FSA to launch a programme of unannounced visits to abattoirs

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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

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Food waste: don't blame consumers, expert tells retailers Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

“There needs to be a shift away from passing the blame on to the consumer and to looking more at the retail and supply chain issues”

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Arla says market trends to blame for farmgate milk price cut

22 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Arla Foods is reducing its global farmgate milk price by 1 eurocent per kg from Monday.

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Spar set for summer with al fresco range Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The range includes traditional products for BBQs, picnics and al fresco dining, such as meats, salads and side dishes

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Nestlé hits zero waste target at Fawdon site Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

New anaerobic digester converts four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 litres of liquid into renewable energy and clean water every day

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Aldi and Lidl move to front in distribution space race

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

A report for The Grocer shows the two discounters have more than 80,000 sq ft of distribution floor space in planning

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Karro bags £74m package to aid next stage of expansion Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has secured a £74m funding package to support UK and international expansion.

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke vows to resist race to the bottom Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda boss Andy Clarke has vowed not to get drawn into a race to the bottom on price and vouchering…

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Charles Wilson on Booker deal - 'The Budgens and Londis supply chain is underutilised' Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The deal, if approved by the Competition & Markets Authority, will create a symbol group with 4,907 stores

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James starts refit of franchise stores to Bargain Booze fascia Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The 36 stores are situated across the Midlands and the North of England

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Bestway Xtra Local promos geared for small formats Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway’s retail club Xtra Local has launched a format for smaller stores…

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Reckitt Benckiser K-Y Jelly deal leads to more friction with competition watchdog Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser’s attempt to acquire the K-Y Jelly brand is to come under more intense scrutiny from the UK’s deal watchdog as a result of concerns over higher prices for shoppers.

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Farm Africa's latest challenge is Big Beehive Build

22 May 2015 | By James Halliwell

Armed with hammers, nails, and a plan to build 90 beehives in three days, the women plan to kickstart a profitable and sustainable honey farming business

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Jonathan Taylor made north & NI retail director at Tesco

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

The fallout from Tesco’s management shake-up continued this week, with Jonathan Taylor replacing Gary Mills…

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John Jordan takes Europe & Latin America CEO role at Ornua Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Jordan takes on the role after a spell as CEO of Ornua’s US subsidiary DPI Speciality Foods

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Geoff Eaton named non-executive director at John Menzies

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

New England Seafood International chairman Geoff Eaton has been named a non-executive director for John Menzies…

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Polystyrene prices continue upward trend Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Polystyrene prices continue to rise, driven by higher ethylene feedstock prices…

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Milk price fears triggered by 2015 spring flush Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The UK churned out its highest milk production for a decade last year, resulting in plummeting prices and expectations

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City snapshot: Waitrose sales edge up as customers shift to summer products Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Total sales edged up by just 0.1% at Waitrose in the week to 16 May, the CMA raises more concerns over Reckitt Benckiser’s takeover of KY and all the rest of the news from the City.

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Media bites 22 May: Booker, Tesco, SSP Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Booker is “going head-to-head with the discounters and the Big Four grocers” after buying Budgens and Londis.

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Red Bull sees 'vision', says category will get wings Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

While sports drinks would continue to decline, claimed Red Bull, energy drinks – especially functional ones – would grow

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Zeo partners with Run or Dye

21 May 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Participants in the 5K Run or Dye events – inspired by the Hindu Holi ‘Festival of Colours’ - are blasted with safe, eco-friendly, plant-based dye powder

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PG Tips gets biggest revamp in 19 years Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Unilever said the revamp, which is rolling out now, was intended to make the brand easier to shop instore

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Dairy Crest innovation centre on track

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Company says new facility, located on the agrifood university’s campus in Shropshire, will give it increased access to food and farming research

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Mini Babybel returns to TV with 'Super Cheese' campaign Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Mini Babybel returns to TV next week with an ad campaign centring on a ‘Super Cheese’ character…

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Milk prices driven down by high production Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Butter prices have also fallen dramatically as a result of high production across the EU, although UK butter production fell 23% in February

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Sainsbury's denies harming Antarctic by selling krill pills Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Campaign group Sum of Us claims Sainsbury’s is “supporting the plunder of the Antarctic” by stocking krill oil pills

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The Good Fish Company rolls out microwaveable pouches Subscription

21 May 2015

The company recently secured its first UK listing in Sainsbury’s Northern Ireland stores

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Cool weather 'could hit demand for fruit' warn growers Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

”The recent cool weather hasn’t been detrimental, but weather over the next few months could have a big effect on demand”

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Tesco taps 'spiralising' trend with prepared veg range Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Spiralisers that cut courgettes and carrots into spaghetti shapes hit the UK last year and have been tipped as the hottest new kitchen gadgets

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Fresh seaweed for foodies stocked by Tesco in 71 stores Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The retailer is selling 80g pouches of fresh himanthalia elongata, or ‘sea spaghetti’, supplied by The Cornish Seaweed Company

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Sainsbury's backs British with new in-store messages Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has introduced new in-store messages to demonstrate its support for British growers and producers…

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Cranswick plans to drive Benson Park into poultry for mults Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Cranswick is planning to expand the reach of its recently acquired Benson Park poultry division…

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'Local food bought by just 30% of shoppers' Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The survey found veg (51%) and meat (40%) were the local products survey respondents said they would be most likely to buy

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How will Booker's acquisition of Budgens and Londis affect the convenience sector?

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Features List 2015

02 Dec 2014

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2015 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features. You can also download…

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Booker's £40m swoop on Musgrave GB looks like a steal Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Adam Leyland

To gain an extra 2,000 stores and an extra £1bn in buying power for the cost of a couple of Extras looks like a steal…

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Grocery Retail Structure 2015: how c-stores can keep up Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

As more shoppers eschew traditional weekly shops, c-stores are benefiting. But easy street it is not.

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Oils category report 2015

22 May 2015

Cooking oil prices are on a slippery slope. Although volumes have risen a healthy 2.5% over the past year, value is down 2.8%.

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TPG Poundworld deal piles the pressure on all retailers Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Takeover is yet more recognition of sector’s growing popularity

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Convenience stores on a mission: get smart and chill out Subscription

22 May 2015 | By James Halliwell

Convenience shoppers are on a mission. And if independent retailers want to help them they need to get smarter.

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Focus on oils 2015 Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Paul Davies

Shoppers are buying more oil but value growth is lagging. Will a potential ‘rationing’ of olive oil drive prices back up?

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Asda Stowmarket wins close-fought Grocer 33 battle Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Poor availability was a big feature of this week’s Grocer 33, with a number of stores not stocking several of the items

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Stuart Jacks, Asda Stowmarket: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Asda Stowmarket let us in on the secrets that enabled them to win this week’s G33

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Sainsbury's in first pricing win in G33 year Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Sainsbury’s records its first G33 win of the year, in week 47 of 50

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Mark Byrne, Sharpak Aylesham, on boxing and his iPhone Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Sales director - foodservice and bespoke at Sharpak Aylesham, on boxing, tenders and being open and honest

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Tesco has taken a backward step in dropping food waste report Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco deservedly won plaudits from politicians and campaigners when, in October 2013, it became the first supermarket to c…

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Taming the email beast: bring in some rules to win back time Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’ve forgotten how emails revolutionised communication, enabling faster responses and better services for our customers

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Social media masterclass: a modern way to engage customers Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The world of social media can seem confusing, but the likes of Twitter and Facebook offer unprecedented access to consumer

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