Bestway is launching a new promotion next month for retailers to boost profits on its own-label Best-in range…
Global M&A in consumer goods has reached its highest level since the global economic crash…
Heinz Tomato Ketchup props up ailing Beanz and Soups Subscription
Sales of Heinz Beanz and soups fell in the UK last year – with Heinz Tomato Ketchup one of the few bright spots.
Tesco profit warning clatters supermarket shares Subscription
The listed UK supermarkets experienced heavy share price falls this morning after Tesco’s shock profit warning.
Enterprise aims for £100m in revenues following MBO Subscription
Supply chain management specialist Enterprise Foods is targeting £100m of annual revenues..
UK lines inspired by CDM Marvellous Creations Subscription
Mondelez is bringing its $800m US cookie brand Chips Ahoy! to the UK, which it believes will be bigger than Oreo in five years
Strict new proposals on the regulation of e-cigs would have a “very negative impact on the future health of smokers”.
The Co-operative Group’s syndicate of banks will give the society some of the money back from the sale of its pharmacies and farms.
The charity ice bucket challenge has resulted in soaring sales of ice across the country.
Slawomir Szymankiewicz is GSK Consumer Healthcare’s GB sales director
Robusta coffee brand Black Sheep Coffee is launching a Cold Brew Coffee next month
Tesco today cut its profit forecast and interim dividend
Aspall cider develops new look for core range Subscription
Cider manufacturer Aspall has revamped the branding across its core range, which is rolling out to stores now
British American Tobacco has named Andrew Gray as its new group marketing director
The Co-op Group is expanding its Truly Irresistible wines range as part of efforts to bolster its own-label offer
The European Commission has extended its compensation fund to assist butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP) and cheese producers affected by Russia’s import ban on EU food.
Up to 38,000 jobs could be created in food and drink SMEs in the next year, new figures have suggested.
Meat workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) completed a second day of industrial action yesterday
Mackie’s at Taypack has added a Scottish twist to its crisps.
JJ Food Service has redesigned the packaging of its own-label lines ahead of changes to allergen labelling rules set to come into force in December.
Bestway has launched a new app for registered Bestway and Batleys customers.
Lidl expects to smash the £4bn barrier in 2014, with its sales on course to rise 20%.
Supply chain management specialist Enterprise Foods has been bought in a £30m MBO led by its current chairman and backed by private equity firm Hattington Capital.
Pasta Reale has collapsed into administration resulting in the loss of 169 jobs two years after a private equity buyout.
Swiss dairy group Emmi’s shares opened 6% lower this morning after it downgraded its full-year earnings forecast.
Fyffes and Chiquita have announced their proposed merger would generate an additional $20m of annualised cost savings in a bid to convince investors to back the deal.
Prominent figures in the food industry have spoken out against Scottish independence by signing a letter to The Scotsman newspaper.
Tesco recorded a 4% tumble in sales in the 12 weeks to 17 August, according to the latest market figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
McColl’s Retail Group has posted a slight fall in like-for-like third-quarter sales.
The burgeoning e-cigarette market faces a powerful new challenge from the World Health Organisation, which today called for tough measures including banning the use of e-cig indoors.
Tesco has launched a Polish deli counter at its revamped Metro store in Ealing Broadway, the first of its kind in one of its c-stores.
Raspberry sales soar in a bumper season Subscription
Raspberry growers are reporting year-on-year sales increases of 33% in an expected bumper season…
Tesco is set to bring together 100 web developers, marketers, designers and entrepreneurs for a 48-hour “hackathon”…
Smiths News has launched a time-saving smartphone app that enables its retail customers to link to its ordering system…
The Wensleydale Creamery has secured a contract with Sainsbury’s to supply Yorkshire stores with four more cheeses…
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Tesco’s store refresh programme has been thrown into doubt by the board’s decision to cut £400m from the scheme.
Where do today’s shock announcements from Tesco leave the retailer’s turnaround strategy?
The frozen burger category faced some tough PR challenges in the wake of Horsegate
Did dairy farmers not see global price slump coming? Subscription
Militancy is returning as processors cut their farmgate payments
Store of the Week: Sainsbury’s Scarborough Subscription
The store expanded and brought with it a new café upstairs, a huge GM department, 9,000 extra sq ft of clothing
Having recently undergone a renovation and extension, Sainsbury’s Scarborough looked fresh and airy
Asda once again offered the cheapest basket, but Tesco has leapt from mid-table for the first time in seven weeks
Ocado: few signs of consensus emerging Subscription
Ocado shares plunged by over 13% after a savage downgrade by broker Redburn.
Morrisons shares hit highest point since June Subscription
The market left little doubt as to its winners and losers from this week’s Kantar Worldpanel figures.
Sparks fly in batteries Subscription
The batteries category is a huge battleground between the supermarkets and the discounters, which are seizing share here as they are in grocery in general.
The latest refreshes may target commuters and City types but Tesco says they carry key lessons for its national estate
Focus on Batteries: the buzz is back Subscription
After years of value decline, battery sales are up, with Energizer and Panasonic in particular thriving. What’s brought the change?
Are markets making a comeback? Subscription
Although supermarkets will forever be the dominant force in grocery retail, markets are enjoying something of a comeback…
Tea faces climate of change in Sri Lanka Subscription
The future of the second biggest tea exporter in the world is threatened by climate change…