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Tesco unveils word cloud wine descriptions

01 Sep 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Tesco is to pick the brains of a further 5,000 people as it moves ahead with plans to replace some of its traditional wine labels with easy to understand ‘word clouds’.

Neil Turton

Nisa CEO Neil Turton and COO Amanda Jones to leave

01 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Nisa’s two most senior executives – CEO Neil Turton and chief operating officer Amanda Jones - are to leave the business, the retail buying group has revealed.

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis’ letter to Tesco staff

01 Sep 2014

Read Dave Lewis’ welcome note to Tesco staff, as he starts his first day as CEO.

Dave Lewis

Tesco to be 'customer champion': Dave Lewis issues rallying cry

01 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis today vowed to return the brand to being “the customers’ champion again”.

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Aldi looks to create 700 deputy store manager roles

01 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Aldi is to advertise externally for deputy store managers for the first time.

Milk

First Milk and Dairy Crest announce further milk price cuts

01 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

First Milk and Dairy Crest have announced further reductions in their farmgate milk prices as the Russian trade embargo exacerbates pressure on the global dairy markets.

Runny Scotch egg

M&S’ latest food ad campaign looks to ‘raise the bar’ Video

01 Sep 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Marks & Spencer is to tempt the “increasingly exotic” tastebuds of British consumers with its new ‘Only M&S’ ad campaign, launching tomorrow (2 September).

Co-op SGM

Co-operative Group members back reform in crucial sgm vote

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Elected members of The Co-operative Group have voted through proposals to radically reform the society’s corporate governance.

Connected World area in Tesco Lincoln

Tesco expands Connected World trial

30 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has extended Connected World to two more stores as it reinvents the way it sells technology and gaming products…

Budgens

Budgens operator Kavanagh Retailing reports 144% profit hike

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Kavanagh Retailing UK has posted full-year pre-tax profits up 144%

Nisa satisfaction

Nisa hails record satisfaction levels

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

While Costcutter struggles with availability and service, Nisa claims member satisfaction is running at “record” levels

Dr Oetker Ristorante

Dr Oetker Ristorante pizza gets £4m push

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Dr Oetker is to embark on its biggest-ever marketing campaign for its Ristorante pizza range

3D food printer

3D food printer launches Kickstarter campaign

30 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

UK start-up 3D Ventures has launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce the cheapest commercially available 3D food printer…

One Stop

One Stop and Bestway to adopt beacon technology Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Beacon technology continues to gather pace in grocery, with One Stop and Bestway the latest players to adopt it…

Yazoo

Yazoo to launch two yoghurt smoothie drinks Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Friesland Campina UK is to make its first foray into the yoghurt smoothie drink category

pigs

Pedigree Welsh Pork bid for EU protected name status

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

The Pedigree Welsh Pig Society is hoping ‘Traditionally Reared Pedigree Welsh Pork’ will gain EU protection

Heck

Heck sausage suppliers star in Alex Polizzi’s The Fixer

30 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Heck sausage producers Debbie and Andrew Keeble will feature in the new series of BBC2 documentary The Fixer on 9 September

eggs

Salmonella outbreak linked to egg packaging centre in Germany

30 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

The recent outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an egg packaging centre in Germany

Potato sales

Potato sales fall thanks to promotional spike

30 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Potato value sales have fallen for the first time since early 2012, as a huge spike in promotional activity has weighed down prices

Surprisingly good pinot noir

Romanian wine brand Surprisingly Good launched by Halewood Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Halewood is launching a new Romanian wine brand that it hopes will boost consumer perceptions of Romanian wine

Steamfresh

Birds Eye Fusions join new Steamfresh range Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Birds Eye is relaunching its microwaveable Veg and Rice Fusions ranges under new umbrella brand Steamfresh

Moy Park Good Kitchen

Moy Park rolls out Good Kitchen chicken meal range

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Moy Park has launched a new chicken sub-brand offering pre-prepared dishes and chicken-in-sauce products…

Bidvest 3663 Lands Hertz Catering Deal

Bidvest 3663 extends contract with Plymouth City Council

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 has extended its contract with Plymouth City Council…

Morrisons produce dpt

Morrisons invests £19m in chilling fresh fruit & vegetables

30 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons is investing £19m on extending the shelf life of its fresh fruit and veg

Illicit tobacco

Praise for new HMRC assault on duty fraud Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Industry bodies have applauded a new HMRC crackdown on illicit alcohol and tobacco…

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Moma adds three ‘just add water’ sachets to porridge line-up

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Breakfast brand Moma is adding three new ‘just add water’ single porridge sachets…

Wolfy's coconut

Wolfys adds two Porridge Pots flavours

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Wolfys Porridge Pots will add two flavours to its range in September with a view to securing supermarket listings next January

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Heinz slashes ketchup sugar by 50% with stevia line Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Heinz is launching a version of its ketchup that contains stevia, enabling it to slash sugar by 50%

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Sugar intake from soft drinks decreases 1.7% in four years Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Figures compiled for The Grocer show a sharp decrease in the contribution soft drinks are making to sugar consumption in the UK.

Apple juice

Apple juice prices set to plunge in wake of Russian import ban Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Apple juice prices are set to tumble as juice makers take advantage of a record crop…

Marlboro Gold roll your own

Marlboro to launch Gold in roll your own Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Philip Morris is extending its iconic Marlboro Gold cigarette brand into the fast-growing roll-your-own market.

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Lidl sets out its statement of intent

30 Aug 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Lidl has developed into a charming and compelling operator – as exemplified by a lavish four-course dinner it laid on for …

Bestway promo

Bestway rolls out 'Every Deal a Tenner' promotion for Best-in Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway is launching a new promotion next month for retailers to boost profits on its own-label Best-in range…

Cigarettes

Global M&A deals in retail and FMCG at highest level since crash Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Global M&A in consumer goods has reached its highest level since the global economic crash…

Heinz Beanz ad

Heinz Tomato Ketchup props up ailing Beanz and Soups Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Sales of Heinz Beanz and soups fell in the UK last year – with Heinz Tomato Ketchup one of the few bright spots.

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Supermarkets' bumper dividends look to be a thing of the past Subscription

01 Sep 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s savage dividend cut on Friday signifies that the supermarket sector’s industry leading dividend yields are no longer sustainable.

Focus on Batteries

Batteries Category Report 2014

01 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

After years of value decline, induced by changing device trends, heavy promoting, and indifferent customers, the battery sector has been re-energised…

Ice cream app

Keeping track of Mr Freeze with the ice cream van app

30 Aug 2014

In this day and age, simply waiting for an ice cream van to turn up feels a bit… 20th century….

Self service tills

How self-service has turned shoppers into unpaid workers Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Tim Lang

The centenary of the creation of the first self-service supermarket is approaching…

Bread

Bread suppliers switch on to exciting taste fusions Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By James Street

Craft baker Robert Didier is to launch a loaf of bread made with Champagne and 24-carat gold…

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Mr Kipling goes large... with a dancing pink elephant

30 Aug 2014 | By Mark Dishman

Premier Foods’ major new push for Mr Kipling includes a tie-up with the winter TV juggernaut that is The X Factor. And it’s gone big (in more ways than one) with its new TV ad, too.

bug burger

Pestaurant: Rentokil serves up menu of the future

30 Aug 2014

We’re frequently told that a ballooning global population will only be able to feed itself by tucking into insects…

Pasta

Pastafarian Obi Canuel is photo crazy

30 Aug 2014

Some people – like Obi Canuel – really like pasta…

BEER PINT

Marston's show has One Ale of a Job to keep viewers interested

30 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

“We like to think of ourselves as the fourth emergency service,” said two cheery Marston’s drivers…

nicorette ad

E-cigarettes pose threat to pharmaceutical companies

30 Aug 2014

For a long time now, the media has consistently written reports on “the so-called effectiveness of e-cigarettes”

sugar

Sugar reduction strategy will need to include sweeteners Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Steve Osborn

Action on Sugar’s confrontational stance on processed foods has laid down the gauntlet to the food and drink industry

Alpro

Alpro dedication hailed

30 Aug 2014

Alpro’s decision not to combine the manufacture of its nut and their soya milks on one line is very good news…

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NRT smoke and mirrors

30 Aug 2014

 I would like to take issue with the attack on e-cigarettes by Nicorette…

Tesco high-tech checkout at Lincoln

Where now for Tesco’s store refresh programme?

29 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s store refresh programme has been thrown into doubt by the board’s decision to cut £400m from the scheme.

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