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Arla 'Support our Farmers' advert

Arla campaign urges shoppers to ‘Support Our Farmers’

22 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Arla has launched a major marketing push encouraging consumers to help struggling dairy farmers by buying its brands.

Fruit and veg

Aldi launches its first-ever organic range Subscription

21 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

Aldi has rolled out its first ever range of organic vegetables, and claims shoppers will save 25% compared to a basket of organic veg from supermarket rivals.

Crops farm farming

British farm production 'under threat' from EU pesticide bans

21 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

British production of apples, fresh carrots and frozen peas are under threat because of EU restrictions on the use of pest and weed control substances, a new report has claimed.

John Lewis at home

John Lewis and Co-op websites score with shoppers

21 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

JohnLewis.com and CoopElectricalsShop.co.uk are in the top 10 online shops as voted by customers, a survey from Which? has found.

Vanish Gold

Reckitt Benckiser sales climb as it cautions on full-year outlook

21 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Reckitt Benckiser today said it still expected to hit its full-year targets despite “slow market conditions”, with the UK one of its strongest performing operations.

Tesco 21 supermarket aisle

Tesco sales decline slows in latest market report

21 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

As Tesco prepares to release its interim results on Thursday (21 October), new data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed the retailer’s sales remain in decline.

Poundshop.com relaunch

Poundshop.com merges with rival Hereforapound.com Subscription

21 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Steve Smith’s Poundshop.com has joined forces with rival Hereforapound.com and relaunched with a new website.

Paul Rothwell with cheque

Walkers Crisps reveals winner of Do Us A Flavour campaign

21 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Pulled Pork in a Sticky BBQ Sauce has been declared the winning flavour in Walkers’ Do Us A Flavour campaign.

Tanfield Foods Look What We Found ready meal

Symington’s buys ready meal maker Tanfield Foods

21 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Chicken Tonight and Ragu supplier Symington’s has bought convenience meals producer Tanfield Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Tony Watson Carlsberg UK

Carlsberg UK creates two new sales director roles

20 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Carlsberg UK has restructured its executive sales team creating two new roles to replace the one that was left vacant by its current UK chief executive officer.

FOCUS frozen shelves

Young consumers ‘shun frozen food’

20 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Freezers have become “graveyards” of unwanted foods for younger shoppers, according to the latest consumer research from IGD ShopperVista.

plastic bags

Scottish carrier bag charge begins today

20 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Shoppers in Scotland will be charged a minimum 5p for single-use carrier bags from today (20 October).

sausage sandwich

Taste Inc targets young crowd with £1 hot dogs and burgers Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

CP Foods is extending its Taste Inc microwaveable snacking brand with a budget £1 range…

McBride factory

McBride makes ‘solid start’ to the year

20 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Private label specialist McBride has made a “solid start” to the year, it said in an interim management statement today.

cuppa porridge

PepsiCo launches TV campaign for So Simple Cuppa Porridge Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

PepsiCo is launching a TV push for its Quaker Oat So Simple Cuppa Porridge…

Paddington

Paddington Bear and Shaun the Sheep get food licensing deals

20 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Hain Daniels is this month rolling out a new label on its Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade…

Cauliflower

Produce World and Lincolnshire Field Products form partnership

20 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Produce World Group (PWG) has formed a growing partnership with Lincolnshire Field Products (LFP) to produce brassicas for the 2015 harvest.

Crisp-mas

Merry Crisp-mas from Tyrrells with special-edition packs

20 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Tyrrells is gearing up for Christmas with festive special-edition red and white crisps…

everything but the cow

Everything But The Cow protein drink secures Tesco listing

20 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Protein drink Everything But The Cow has secured its first supermarket listing…

Faccenda

Faccenda Foods extends roast-in-bag chicken range

20 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Faccenda Foods has extended its roast-in-bag flavoured chicken range with three new variants…

Vimto

Bid to drive sales of Vimto as hot drink during winter months Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Vimto is rolling out a new pack design encouraging consumers to drink it hot in a bid to drive sales outside the brand’s p…

acti leaf

Aldi trademark application: does it herald Alpro rival launch? Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Aldi appears to be planning a rival to Alpro…

Adam Rogers

Adam Rodgers promoted to lead Reckitt Benckiser Nordic business

19 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Reckitt Benckiser UK sales manager Adam Rodgers has been ­promoted to general manager of the Nordic division…

Sean Uprichard

Sean Uprichard rejoins breakfast brand Fuel as marketing chief

19 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Sean Uprichard has been appointed brand and marketing head at breakfast brand Fuel…

Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper made new chairman of Liberation Foods

19 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Fairtrade nut company Liberation Foods has named Richard Cooper as its new chairman…

coke

Coke and Unilever adopt new Dunnhumby research tool

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Coca-Cola and Unilever are among the first companies to use a new research tool from tech specialist Dunnhumby…

Gary Coombe

Gary Coombe appointed European president at Procter & Gamble

18 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Procter & Gamble’s head of home care Gary Coombe is the company’s new European chief, it has confirmed…

Co-op seeking individuals

Co-op Group uses waste woodchips in store heating innovation

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group is piloting an innovative new heating system which uses waste woodchips…

Lynx pack

Personal care gift packs for Christmas unwrapped by Unilever

18 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Unilever has unwrapped its festive personal care gift packs portfolio…

Pig

Wholesale pork price declines 12% YOY as supply outpaces sales Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Retail pork prices could fall if the current decline in wholesale pork prices continues, trade body Bpex has acknowledged…

Lobster

Iceland selling cooked, whole lobster for £5 this Christmas

18 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Iceland will offer shoppers a cooked, whole Canadian lobster this Christmas for £5…

roots crisps

Huntapac's Roots veg crisps get listed at Booths supermarkets

18 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Huntapac has secured its first supermarket listing for its Roots Vegetable Crisps brand…

Finsbury

Finsbury plans moves into new markets after Fletchers buyout Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Finsbury Food Group is drawing up plans to tap new markets and licensing opportunities following its acquisition of Fletch…

sainsbury's exterior

Sainsbury's shakes up its property team

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s has shaken up its property team so it can continue developing new space in target areas and maximise the value…

Yoplait

Yoplait UK's profits drop by over 20% as higher costs bite Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Tough trading conditions in the yoghurt sector saw Yoplait UK’s annual profits plunge by over 20% last year…

Poll

What's the future for supermarket loyalty cards?

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Tesco facing a marathon not a sprint as titanic Thursday looms Subscription

21 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The anticipation around Thursday’s half-year announcement from Tesco shouldn’t overshadow the importance of taking a long-term view.

Shoppers

What sort of innovation do consumers want? Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | Updated: 21 Oct 2014 | By Matthew Orman

The number of new innovations in the European food sector had fallen over the last decade… but what do consumers look for in new food products?

Shopper

Retailers left praying that a mild autumn won’t lead to a chill winter Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Don’t let the unseasonable warmth fool you; it’s that time of year when retail eyes become fixed on Christmas. And prospects for the festive period so far seem unclear.

Rocketfuel

Rocket Fuel energy coffee brand launch is out of this world

20 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Energy coffee brand Rocket Fuel is reaching for the sky with a marketing push that will include a rocket launch…

Maize harvest

Rabobank's 10-point plan to boost food and agribusiness Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Global soft commodity output could be dramatically increased by the adoption of 10 innovation-driven ideas…

Water factory worker

Aim to speed up the initiation process for new employees Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Facebook’s chief information officer, Tim Campos, famously claimed all employees joining the business would be up and runn…

Alaster Siddle

Alaster Siddle, Lincoln & York Coffee, on penguins and tudors Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

My first job was potato picking on the back of a ‘riddler’ machine with washing-up gloves underneath…

Truffles

Dirty secret of grubby truffles

18 Oct 2014

Truffles! Here at Grocer HQ we’re always grating them over our microwave ready meal lunches…

AOTW 18 oct

Loveable loaf sacrifices itself to unwrap the Soreen enigma

18 Oct 2014 | By Mark Dishman

What exactly is Soreen? A ‘malt loaf’, yes, but what is that?…

Roy Keane

Prawn sandwich brigade line up for Roy Keane's book

18 Oct 2014

Infamously aggressive former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has a new book out…

crab crabs

Claw blimey! '50ft crab' menaces Whitstable

18 Oct 2014

An apparently slow news week has prompted at least two national newspapers to report on the story of a 50ft crab…

Tesco Extra Slough

Tesco executives admit they have no idea what's gone on

18 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

How Tesco must wish that everything would go as smoothly as the Strictly Come Dancing event it put on…

Trinity Square Tesco

Silence is deafening at the supermarkets

18 Oct 2014 | By Adam Leyland

An eerie silence has descended over grocery. One supplier called Tesco “leaderless” this week…

Fyffes banana

Fyffes-Chiquita merger looks increasingly likely to get thumbs up Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The saga of the merger between Fyffes and Chiquita to create the world’s biggest fruit company could be entering the finishing straight.

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