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Sainsbury's to close branch in Merry Hill, Dudley

29 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The 32,000 sq ft store will close on 30 December following a review of its performance

Ciao Gusto website on Ocado

Ocado partners with Italia Del Gusto for Ciao Gusto web shop

29 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The online offering will offer “authentic produce” from Italy


Sainsbury's investors face more misery as like-for-likes fall Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

A second consecutive quarter of declining like-for-like sales at Sainsbury’s resulted in more misery for investors

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Palm oil certifier accused of 'rubber-stamping' suppliers Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Greenpeace this week blockaded a palm oil refinery in a Rotterdam port owned by Malaysian company IOI

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The Grocer Drink Awards 2016 finalists are named

29 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The competition saw more than 80 entries whittled down to 60

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Allied Bakeries adds Toasties to Kingsmill portfolio Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD is intended to bring ‘more variety and excitement’ to breakfast


Scotmid Co-operative increases trading profit and turnover Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The society said the “sluggish” economy and unfavourable retail landscape would be “a significant ongoing challenge”

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Produce Investments looking to broaden into other veg Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Potato and daffodil supplier delivers “robust” results despite challenging market

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Paul Martin appointed to lead UK retail at KPMG

29 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Martin will take over from David McCorquodale, who has led KPMG’s UK retail division for nearly four years

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Stella Artois Cidre falls £23m as retailers rationalise ranges Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Sales of the cider portfolio plunged 40.4% to £33.9m on volumes down 42.6%

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'Fake' farms complaint shows no sign of progress Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

The formal complaint was initially lodged by the NFU with National Trading Standards on 18 July

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Scottish fishermen call for 'fairer share' of fishing grounds

29 Sep 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Fishermen want the UK to regain control of its Exclusive Economic Zone

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Labour's Luciana Berger slams plans for sugar levy Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The former shadow health minister said the levy plan failed to tackle added sugar in yoghurt and cordial drinks

High street

Retailers in London face massive business rates increases Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Outside the capital most retailers are expected to see reductions when the new rates kick in next April

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Even Coca-Cola drops multibuys for single price promotions Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola is finally ditching multibuys in favour of single price point promotions

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Batchelors gets first microwaveable ambient pot ranges Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Three new ranges will be available: High Veg Pots, Soup & Dippers. and High Protein Pots

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Petrol theft scheme alerts retailers to potential thieves Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Home Office estimates fuel theft costs petrol retailers around £31m annually

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City Snapshot: US drives “strong” annual sales growth for Imperial Brands Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

FTSE 100 tobacco firm Imperial Brands has reassured the market it is on track to meet full year expectations, driven by strong US growth and currencies

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Media Bites 29 Sep: Sainsbury's, AB InBev/SABMiller, BHS Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s ceded more ground to rivals Tesco and Morrisons as well as the budget stores after its second consecutive quarterly sales drop


Investors back AB InBev/SABMiller deal as mooted protest fails to materialise Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

SABMiller investors overwhelming backed the multi-billion takeover offer from AB InBev this morning, dispelling concerns that activist hedge funds would try to derail the deal.

Justin King NFU

Justin King to speak at The Leadership Symposium 2016

28 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Themes discussed will include technology, innovation, emerging talent and the nature of leadership itself

Lidl wine cellar promo: French Collection

Lidl adds French collection to Wine Cellar promotion Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The promotion features 42 limited edition wines

Dave Lawlor, Kellogg's

David Lawlor takes over as Kellogg's UK & Ireland MD Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

He comes from the company’s Russia operation to replace Jonathan Myers

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L'Oréal offers balm for men with tattoos

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

L’Oréal Paris has unveiled the latest addition to its Men Expert range

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Armagh Cider to launch two brands into UK supermarkets

28 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Northern Ireland’s Armagh Cider Company is gearing up to expand beyond the province


Pat moves with the times and mulls Aldi's store refresh plans

28 Sep 2016

Just this week I read that Aldi is going to invest £300m in a store refresh

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Geraldine Phillips and Sarah Baldwin join Noble Foods Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Phillips is marketing director for the shell egg division, while Baldwin is Gü Puds MD

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Carlsberg unveils prototype of Green Fibre Bottle Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brewer’s fibre-based packaging was revealed at the Sustainable Brands 2016 conference

Meurig Raymond

Farmers call for Adjudicator-style body to monitor Europe Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

NFU president Meurig Raymond says UK suppliers need same protection in EU as they get in UK


Sainsbury's results: What the analysts say Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Maddie Maynard

For two years, Sainsbury’s defied the economic gravity of Britain’s supermarket shootout. The brand has come down to earth with a bump

Little Dish soup range

Little Dish adds three soups to toddler food line-up

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD comprises three variants: Tomato, Chicken & Veg, and Carrot & Butternut

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Eight out of 10 independents back community projects says Axa

28 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

More than half of retailers surveyed said they actively lobbied the local council for local infrastructure improvements

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Holland & Barrett extends in-store ordering to all UK sites Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The move gives customers access to three times the normal physical range of a Holland & Barrett store


Dunnes Stores draws level with Tesco in Ireland Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Dunnes and Tesco now each account for 21.6% of the Irish grocery market

Mullerlight Goodies toffee flavour

Müller and Organix in trademark spat over ‘Goodies’ Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The yoghurt brand has said it predicts an “amicable” conclusion to the conflict


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Quality Street outcry should teach brands to be creative when communicating change Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

With reformulation high on the agenda, more brands will make changes to products – and require effective ways to communicate them

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Grocery brands must focus on individual consumers Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Liz Claydon

Surely it is customer experience that should be the focus to differentiate and retain, if not win, customer loyalty

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Licensing matchmaking gives brands edge Subscription

29 Sep 2016

Times are tough in the food and beverage world, especially if you are looking to get a new product on crowded shelves

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The convenience stores getting chilled right Subscription

29 Sep 2016

It’s a well-known fact that getting the chilled fixture right has been a perennial challenge for convenience retailers

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Turkish raisin recovery set to drive down prices Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Raisins are set to become a more affordable ingredient again thanks to improved growing conditions in Turkey

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Robusta coffee prices set to rise as El Niño hits Subscription

29 Sep 2016

Robusta production in Vietnam and Indonesia is set to fall 7% and 16% year on year respectively


Chinese exports drive up price of UK pork Subscription

29 Sep 2016

UK pork prices have continued to rise due to growing exports to China and falling UK production

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Aussie looks to bring hamdog snack to the masses

29 Sep 2016

Hotdog or burger? For the Australian (who has run out of shrimp), it’s one of life’s more challenging dilemmas

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Weird f-eel-ing about Japanese seafood ad

29 Sep 2016

The slimy sea creatures are creepy enough, but in Japan a new ad hasn’t been helping

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Pippa Middleton gets pulses racing with cookbook cock-up

29 Sep 2016

Pippa’s teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to launch Heartfelt, a heart-healthy cookbook

McCoy's Thick Cut crisps ad

Gary puts the thick into thick cut for McCoy's Video Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Mark Dishman

McCoy’s has updated its ‘flavour calling’ campaign to promote its new thick cut crisps

mike coupe sainsbury's

Six key messages from Mike Coupe on Sainsbury's strategy Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Sainsbury’s CEO was upbeat about strategy today, despite a 1.1% fall in like-for-likes

David Sables

New suppliers are kept out but it should be open to all Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By David Sables

How is it that Waitrose has captured the market in being approachable to new suppliers?

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Sainsbury’s rolls out fourth ‘emergencies’ service with charming cycling scheme Subscription

27 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Sainsbury’s has launched a brainwave of a money-spinner that doesn’t involve buying up 1980s high street brands

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