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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…

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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…

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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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Tesco profit warning clatters supermarket shares Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The listed UK supermarkets experienced heavy share price falls this morning after Tesco’s shock profit warning.

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Enterprise aims for £100m in revenues following MBO Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Supply chain management specialist Enterprise Foods is targeting £100m of annual revenues..

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UK lines inspired by CDM Marvellous Creations Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Mondelez is bringing its $800m US cookie brand Chips Ahoy! to the UK, which it believes will be bigger than Oreo in five years

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E-cigarette makers respond to ‘very negative’ WHO proposals Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Strict new proposals on the regulation of e-cigs would have a “very negative impact on the future health of smokers”.

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Co-op reform vote: banks promise capital

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

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.

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Ice bucket challenge: stores struggle to meet demand

29 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The charity ice bucket challenge has resulted in soaring sales of ice across the country.

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GSK Consumer Healthcare names Szymankiewicz GB sales director

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Slawomir Szymankiewicz is GSK Consumer Healthcare’s GB sales director

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Black Sheep’s Cold Brew Coffee taps growing iced coffee trend Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Simon Creasey

 Robusta coffee brand Black Sheep Coffee is launching a Cold Brew Coffee next month

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Tesco cuts profit forecast and brings forward Dave Lewis' arrival

29 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Tesco today cut its profit forecast and interim dividend

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Aspall cider develops new look for core range Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

 Cider manufacturer Aspall has revamped the branding across its core range, which is rolling out to stores now

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Andrew Gray promoted to group marketing director at BAT

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

British American Tobacco has named Andrew Gray as its new group marketing director

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The Co-op Group tops up Truly Irresistible own-label wines

28 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

The Co-op Group is expanding its Truly Irresistible wines range as part of efforts to bolster its own-label offer

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Dairy producers to get EU help as Russian sanctions bite

28 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

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.

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Food and drink SMEs set for jobs boost as confidence returns

28 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Up to 38,000 jobs could be created in food and drink SMEs in the next year, new figures have suggested.

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Meat workers walk out in FSA pay dispute

28 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Meat workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) completed a second day of industrial action yesterday

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Whisky-flavoured crisps unveiled by Mackie's at Taypack

28 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Mackie’s at Taypack has added a Scottish twist to its crisps.

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JJ Food Service revamps labels ahead of allergen rule change

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

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.

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Bestway releases ordering app for iOS devices

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has launched a new app for registered Bestway and Batleys customers.

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Lidl sales on course to smash £4bn barrier in 2014

28 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Lidl expects to smash the £4bn barrier in 2014, with its sales on course to rise 20%.

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Supply chain manager Enterprise Foods in £30m buyout

27 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

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.

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Pasta Reale falls into administration costing 169 jobs Subscription

27 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Pasta Reale has collapsed into administration resulting in the loss of 169 jobs two years after a private equity buyout.

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Emmi cuts earnings forecast after poor trading in Italy

27 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Swiss dairy group Emmi’s shares opened 6% lower this morning after it downgraded its full-year earnings forecast.

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Fyffes and Chiquita find new cost savings from proposed merger

27 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

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.

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Scottish independence: Food and drink leaders oppose yes vote

27 Aug 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Prominent figures in the food industry have spoken out against Scottish independence by signing a letter to The Scotsman newspaper.

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Tesco sales and share take a knock in latest Kantar figures

27 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Tesco recorded a 4% tumble in sales in the 12 weeks to 17 August, according to the latest market figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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McColl’s like-for-like sales dip in third quarter

27 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

McColl’s Retail Group has posted a slight fall in like-for-like third-quarter sales.

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E-cigs should be banned indoors, says WHO in tough new report

26 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

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.

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Tesco adds Polish deli counter to Ealing Broadway store

26 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

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.

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Raspberry sales soar in a bumper season Subscription

24 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Raspberry growers are reporting year-on-year sales increases of 33% in an expected bumper season…

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Tesco to brainstorm health strategies for web in hackathon

24 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Tesco is set to bring together 100 web developers, marketers, designers and entrepreneurs for a 48-hour “hackathon”…

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Smiths News rolls out 'time-saving' ordering app SNapp

24 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Stone

Smiths News has launched a time-saving smartphone app that enables its retail customers to link to its ordering system…

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Wensleydale Creamery extends Yorkshire Sainsbury's listings

24 Aug 2014 | By Gillian Rowe

The Wensleydale Creamery has secured a contract with Sainsbury’s to supply Yorkshire stores with four more cheeses…

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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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Tesco’s strategy left up in the air after profit warning Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Where do today’s shock announcements from Tesco leave the retailer’s turnaround strategy?

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Asda Chosen by Kids Dinky British Beef Burgers: acid test Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

The frozen burger category faced some tough PR challenges in the wake of Horsegate

Dairy

Did dairy farmers not see global price slump coming? Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Militancy is returning as processors cut their farmgate payments

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Store of the Week: Sainsbury’s Scarborough Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

The store expanded and brought with it a new café upstairs, a huge GM department, 9,000 extra sq ft of clothing

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Sainsbury’s Scarborough wins G33 service and availability Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Emma Page

Having recently undergone a renovation and extension, Sainsbury’s Scarborough looked fresh and airy

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Asda beats a resurgent Tesco to take Grocer 33 prices win Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Asda once again offered the cheapest basket, but Tesco has leapt from mid-table for the first time in seven weeks

Ocado

Ocado: few signs of consensus emerging Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Ocado shares plunged by over 13% after a savage downgrade by broker Redburn.

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Morrisons shares hit highest point since June Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | Updated: 29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The market left little doubt as to its winners and losers from this week’s Kantar Worldpanel figures.

Batteries

Sparks fly in batteries Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

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.

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Tesco London store refurbs carry lessons for whole estate Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The latest refreshes may target commuters and City types but Tesco says they carry key lessons for its national estate

Focus on Batteries

Focus on Batteries: the buzz is back Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

After years of value decline, battery sales are up, with Energizer and Panasonic in particular thriving. What’s brought the change?

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Are markets making a comeback? Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Although supermarkets will forever be the dominant force in grocery retail, markets are enjoying something of a comeback…

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Tea faces climate of change in Sri Lanka Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The future of the second biggest tea exporter in the world is threatened by climate change…

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