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Kate Henry

British Bake Off contestant recruited by Bennett Opie

29 Jun 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Kate Henry signs up to produce a collection of baking recipes for the fine foods supplier

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Arla announces another milk price cut

29 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Arla has reduced its milk price by almost 8% since it increased it to 25.8ppl in April

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Nut protein contamination recall is overturned Subscription

29 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The Barts Ingredients Company cumin recalled in January after testing positive for undeclared almond protein did not, infact, contain any

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Amazon to bring small business loans program to UK

29 Jun 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Amazon Lending, active in the US since 2012, will offer competitively-priced loans to its Marketplace sellers

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Andy Clarke, Asda CEO, will guest edit The Grocer this week

29 Jun 2015

We’ll be asking Andy about all things Asda, market share and the rise of the discounters tomorrow (30 June)

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Milk from cannabis seed-fed cows declared safe

29 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Hemp, which contains very low levels of active chemical in cannabis, ‘unlikely’ to pose health risk

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Scotch Whisky Association new appointments include British ambassador

29 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Sarah Dickson, currently HM Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras, is new director of global affairs

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City Snapshot: C-store owners invest heavily to improve shops Subscription

29 Jun 2015 | By Edward Devlin

C-store owners have invested £162m in the past three months as they prepare to fend off big supermarkets in the war to win over shoppers. Plus a morning of disruption on world’s markets as Greece looks set to default.

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Media Bites 29 June: Ocado, Tesco, c-stores Subscription

29 Jun 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The business pages are dominated by the desperate battle raging in Greece to save the country’s banks ahead of a potential debt default, but news is a little quieter for the world of grocery.

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Egg supplier Fairburn wins Asda listing for Heal's Free Range Subscription

28 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Fast-growing egg supplier LJ Fairburn & Son has secured a listing with Asda stores in Shropshire…

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Neon cabbage set to light up UK salads Subscription

28 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A new Chinese leaf cabbage with bright pink leaves could make its debut in UK salad packs next year

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Boparan is back in profit as sales edge up

27 Jun 2015

2 Sisters owner Boparan recorded a third-quarter profit after heavy losses last year…

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Holland & Barrett up 5.5% due to new stores and formats Subscription

27 Jun 2015

Holland & Barrett grew revenues by 5.5% last year after investing in significant expansion in the UK and overseas…

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First Picota cherries of season arrive in UK from Spain Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The season’s first Picota cherries have arrived in UK supermarkets…

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Fruit Heroes sets up Facebook chat about healthy eating Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Fruit snacking brand Fruit Heroes is hosting a Facebook webchat to help answer parents’ questions…

Walkers Bring It Back

Walkers to offer crisp fans tastes of the past

26 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Walkers is giving shoppers to chance to help permanently resurrect their favourite crisp flavours of the past with its new marketing push.

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Salmon sales leap as shoppers are tempted by promotions Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Salmon consumption is soaring as health-conscious Brits are being tempted by supermarket deals…

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US avian flu outbreak starting to hike European egg prices

26 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Food manufacturers face shortages of eggs for processing as EU supplies are diverted to the US…

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Ireland announces first BSE case for two years

26 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

DAFM stresses the animal was not sold for slaughter and did not enter the food chain

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Müller acquisition of Dairy Crest takes big step forward

26 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Müller UK & Ireland has offered processing capacity at two sites in the south west of England and South Wales to a third party dairy processor in a bid to allay CMA fears

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Animal health: MEPs back single law despite Eustice concern Subscription

26 Jun 2015

Defra has welcomed new EU animal health rules despite reports that the UK had rejected them…

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Moy Park to be used as platform for JBS European growth Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Brazilian meat giant JBS plans to use Moy Park as a launch pad into Europe…

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Tesco/Morrisons shares honeymoon 'will soon be over' Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

A damning new report on UK supermarkets has warned the sense of investor optimism about the sector will soon be over…

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Midcounties Co-op separates off management of larger stores Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Midcounties Co-operative has separated the management of 25 stores bigger than 8,000 sq ft…

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Netto speeds up hunt for store sites up north Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

Danish discounter Netto looks to have accelerated its search for sites just seven months after returning to the UK…

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Russian import ban renewal likely to hit dairy hardest Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

This week, Russia confirmed it would extend the ban on EU food imports for another year…

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Kenyan tea prices up 66% Subscription

26 Jun 2015

Prices for Kenyan tea have risen 65.5% as a result of a big drop in production at the beginning of the year…

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One Stop proceeds with cautious approach to Scottish stores Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

One Stop is looking to achieve “critical mass” in Scotland but is proceeding with caution, the chain said this week…

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Ahold-Delhaize merger prompts Morrisons-Sainsbury's gossip Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The mega-merger of European supermarket giants Ahold and Delhaize will shake up the grocery sector in Europe and the US…

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Scott Richardson steps up to Brace's Bakery CEO role Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Brace’s Bakery has promoted sales & marketing director Scott Richardson to CEO…

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Cold and wet weather hits sales of summer food and drink Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Cool and damp weather has dented sales of summer favourites - and a chilly start to June won’t have improved the situation

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Nisa posts £3m loss and admits 'optimism' on lost business Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Buying group Nisa has recorded a £3m loss – the first in its history – for the year to April 2015…

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Tesco results: what the analysts say

26 Jun 2015

Tesco beats expectations in Q1, and the industry reacts

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Media bites 26 June: Supermarket mergers, Tesco, discounters Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The Telegraph speculates whether Britain’s supermarkets could be about to merge after the Ahold and Delhaize deal sparked speculation that UK grocers could team up in the face of falling sales.

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KP's Phileas Fogg adds French-style Squares Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

KP Snacks has expanded Phileas Fogg with a snack ‘inspired by the cheeses of France’

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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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Questions remain unanswered in Müller's Dairy Crest deal Subscription

29 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Müller’s offer of processing capacity to competitors at two of its facilities is a curious one

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What will Ferrero do with 'Cinderella' brand Thorntons? Subscription

29 Jun 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Ferrero could use its global scale to unlock potential of Thorntons on an international scale, but what about the UK shops?

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Opinion: retailers must embrace the internet of things Subscription

27 Jun 2015

Connecting everyday items with the internet to make purchasing quicker and easier is no longer in the distant horizon…

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Is the guilt lane still in the dock? Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Megan Tatum

How have supermarkets evolved their checkout offers? Who’s taken a lead? Who’s holding back?

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Promotional activity still rising despite losses for suppliers Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Almost 60% of UK grocery trade promotions lose money for suppliers according to a study

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The Box: an uninventive, less talented MasterChef test Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By James Halliwell

I’m not sure James Martin is convinced his latest cookery show The Box is a winner…

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Beer & Cider Categories Report 2015 Subscription

26 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A year ago cider was booming. Now, in absolute volume terms, it’s the sector’s worst performer. Why?…

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Meat, Fish & Poultry

26 Jun 2015 | By Rob Brown

It’s time to talk turkey… and meat, fish and all other kinds of poultry. This week The Grocer unveils the latest in the 10 Things… series of digital features with an in depth look at the British meat, fish and poultry market.

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Fowl news: Wash raw chicken to kill bugs say 32% of young

26 Jun 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Consumer awareness on how to avoid food poisoning from campylobacter is worryingly low, a poll for The Grocer reveals…

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Buyers Q&A: Price war has had 'major impact' on meat market

26 Jun 2015 | By Amy North

We quiz buyers from the major retailers on their pet hates, the price war and how suppliers should approach them. Plus: How will the market shape up in 2015?

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What a lot of croc: Retailers sink teeth into exotic meats

26 Jun 2015 | By Amy North

Exotic meats are snapping up growing share of retailers’ chillers and freezers. So what’s next on the menu: camel burgers? Loin of llama? Mealworm croquettes?

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Who were the real winners of Hugh's Fish Fight?

26 Jun 2015

The Grocer has gained exclusive access to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and some of his fiercest critics, to find out…

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Top 10 global launches: from bison jerky to posh salmon

26 Jun 2015 | By Amy North

With the help of Mintel, we’ve sunk our teeth into the meatiest launches in meat, fish and poultry from around the world. Here’s our 10 favourite new products…

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Beer & Cider Categories Report 2015 Subscription

A year ago cider was booming. Now, in absolute volume terms, it’s the sector’s worst performer. Why?…

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