Fyffes shareholders approve Sumitomo buyout Subscription
Fyffes shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the €751m takeover bid from Japanese food group Sumitomo Corporation.
Activations include a 20-second TV commercial that will run until the end of February
April 'will serve rates hammer blow to small shops' Subscription
The average small shop will see rates bills increase by £3,663 over five years, CVS research indicates
Rejuvenation Water launches £150k crowdfunding pitch Subscription
Soft drinks start-up Rejuvenation Water is seeking £150,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to tap into growing consumer demand for low-sugar alternatives to fizzy drinks.
Northern Irish convenience food manufacturer Mash Direct has increased profits five-fold thanks to a rise in sales driven by growing consumer awareness of the brand outside its domestic market.
Seccombe – one of The Grocer’s Top New Talents of 2013 – starts in her new role as NFU head of external affairs today
Products were sold by supplier MDA Products to Frozen Value, Factory Foods and Home Bargains stores, which have all carried out recalls
Alcohol industry calls for Budget cut in beer duty Subscription
Move would ’encourage investment, protect jobs and improve confidence in the sector’
The announcement comes on top of Unilever’s commitment to slash the weight of packaging this decade by one third by 2020
Whitby Seafoods expands chilled range Subscription
Jumbo Scampi and Breaded Calamari Rings have been listed by Sainsbury’s
The launch forms part of the company’s aim of “taking the concept of drinking responsibly to the next level”
Meat packer benefits from positive foreign currency conditions and sales growth in number of markets
Fifty thousand anti-illicit trade kits branded with Imperial’s Suspect it? Report it! campaign are being distributed
The new lines will be available in time for Chinese New Year on Saturday 28 January
Delivery is free but there is a £20 minimum order threshold
The 2017 lineup is produced under licence from Mattel and Warner Bros
Tesco says work is now underway to extend the scheme across a further 1,800 convenience stores
£1.7m support will include headline sponsorship of new ITV show Little Big Shots
Continuing the surprisingly strong festive retail results of last week, the BRC – Springboard footfall numbers for December have found the first festive rise in high street footfall for five years. Plus a look at the week ahead and all the latest news from the City.
Bakkavor, a top supplier of Marks & Spencer ready meals is leading a pack of British companies heading for a London stock market float, according to The Times (£)
Parfetts sees sales boom over Christmas period Subscription
Parfetts has reported a rise in Christmas sales of 8.8%
Golden Wonder maker pleaded guilty to breaching Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Move is a “last resort” to manage costs, insists Mondelez
Money will help fund three-year campaign to boost sales, increase jobs and grow awareness of organic products
Fortnum & Mason sales soar 16% over Christmas Subscription
The luxury brand reported a 22% year-on-year increase in online sales in the five weeks to 1 January
A TV advert featuring Malcolm the Cat, Young’s Seafood ambassador, will debut across three channels on 18 January
‘Super Thursday’ provides the papers plenty to chew over, with most of the Christmas trading updates finding space on the page.
Sales and profitability have soared at Addo Food Group after it turned around the performance of the chilled savoury pastry business acquired from Kerry Foods in August 2014.
Walkers to roll out premium Mediterranean crisps duo Subscription
NPD is based on the Lay’s Artesanas line well-established in Spain
Food Retailer Group plans to close 12 Budgens stores Subscription
Staff will face “difficult and troubling time”, says Usdaw
Discounter will aim to raise a total of £5m for charity
App enables suppliers to sell off unwanted ingredients and trimmings
Harmful drinking claims rejected in first major test case of Chief Medical Offer’s new recommendations
Cook reports record rise in Christmas sales Subscription
Cook reports strong growth in its 87 shops of just under 6%, so “still believes in the high street”
Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are among the retailers affected by the shortages
As the results flood in, who do you think won Christmas?
There’s a sour side to sugar-free confectionery
Two new rival “free-range milk” brands are imminent…
Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription
Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.
For some, the voluntary pledge to cut food waste lacks teeth or ambition and misses out vast swathes of industry
All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle
Christmas 2016: a last hurrah for consumers? Subscription
Henceforth the government should arrange for Christmas Day to fall on a Sunday – every year
Deflation tumbled to its lowest level since mid-2014 over the Christmas period amid price hikes across fresh food
Things were looking pretty super today for Tesco boss Dave Lewis
Edible cannabis: has the UK got the munchies? Subscription
Edible cannabis is booming over in the US. So how is it sold and packaged? And will it ever hit the UK?
Global sugar prices up Subscription
Sugar prices continued to rise as the Brazilian real strengthened against the USD
Cold weather in Spain pushes up tomato prices Subscription
Harvest delays in Spain, due to cool conditions in November, caused Spanish tomato prices to rise
How technology can aid consumer focus Subscription
Delivering a superlative customer experience moved to the top of the agenda in 2016
The passing of the reins of power, or even the reigns themselves, is a strong motif of January 2017
Five ways retail will change Subscription
Here are five predictions that show what the future of retail might look like