Rafferty worked at Aldi for 16 years, joining in 1999 as an area operations manager
Bear has more than 25 years’ experience in the cosmetics industry, including spells at Yardley of London, Robert McBride and Peter Black Toiletries & Cosmetics
US scientists have developed a new sensor that can be used in packaging to indicate whether meat or fish is safe to eat…
groherni hit the headlines last week after being named in a two-part Channel 4 investigation into migrant workers on Spanish farms supplying fresh produce to the UK
Kieran McDonnell claimed the one-metre e-cig gantry had allowed him to compete with specialist vaping shops by allowing more products to be stocked
The firm sees grocery as ripe for consolidation and will be “nimble and opportunistic” in building on its anchor investment in the iconic frozen food company, sources close to Nomad told The Grocer this week
The new joint-venture will carry out a series of services for Nestle, including flow wrapping, shrink wrapping, cartoning and the creation of display units
Fledgling popcorn brand Propercorn has poached Innocent’s UK commercial director Ben Greensmith…
The collection of 30 toys launches tomorrow, exclusively in Asda
Pulled pork push by Bpex fronted by Tom Kerridge Subscription
The films will form part of a wider TV, PR and marketing campaign bringing together processors and retail partners to boost flagging pork sales
The official list of the Grocer Gold Awards finalists
Creditors look set to lose a significant chunk of the £14.1m they are owed from the administration of Ashbury Chocolates…
Organic sales help for indies from Soil Association Subscription
Soil Association research has shown indies are outpacing multiples when it comes to organic sales growth
FD John Bason said the Allied Bakeries subsidiary had already replaced the lost business
Conservation groups used the recent Seafood expo in Brussels to renew calls for retailers and foodservice operators to audit their supply chains and make sure there are no links to Icelandic whaling
The retailer said it had taken a “strategic” decision to slow the growth of both businesses.
Divine Chocolate hits its highest profit since 2008 Subscription
It attributed the increase to NPD such as its Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt bar, as well as strong sales in the US
It said it had benefitted from a recovery in the UK economy, which had resulted in an increase in sales volumes
Labour would look at how best to strengthen the FSA, “though at the moment we’re not planning to restore its pre-2010 structure,” he said
The new bottle, which is rolling out now, features a broader shoulder, rounded neck and brighter red colours than before
QPL claims its multi-million pound investment at Brechin, which it took over from AP Jess in late 2014, will double the abattoir’s capacity
Announcing a £6.4bn loss, the largest in retail history, Lewis said he was encouraged by a reversal in the fortunes of its Extra stores
The retailer announced this week it had relaunched its staff bonus scheme with the aim of rewarding colleagues for better customer service
Survey finds 59% like pizza with wine, 33% pitta and dips, 38% nachos
Reckitt Benckiser has a good start by beating expectations in its first quarter. Elsewhere stevia producer PureCircle takes full control of Chinese subsidiary and Waitrose weekely sales figures. Plus all the latest share price movements.
Media Bites 24 April: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Brew Dog Subscription
Tesco’s annual results is still generating column inches, Sainsbury’s job cuts also make headlines, and Brew Dog snubs the City with £25m crowdfunding campaign.
Will King launches Entrepreneur in Residence Company Subscription
Will King, who left the shaving brand last October, will use his 21 years’ experience at the helm to coach senior executives from SMEs up to FTSE-listed firms on how to perform more effectively
Scotmid has reported a 1.2% increase in total sales for the year to 31 January 2015.
The European Commission yesterday put forward a package of proposals which would give national governments the power to ban or authorise EU-approved GMOs
Pimento, bottled in Strasbourg, was created by Frenchman Eric Dalsace to offer an adult soft drink with the “flavour kick” provided by alcohol
The question over Sainsbury’s announcement today is not so much why is it doing it, but why didn’t it do it sooner?
A dairy supplier has launched what it claims is Europe’s first milk to be ‘naturally enriched’ with selenium…
The Grocer has received six nominations at the prestigious PPA Awards, the most in its history
The snacks are rolling out in July in three flavours - Dutch Gouda, BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion
The announcement follows the delisting of Kingsmill bread from its stores last month, and comes as Tesco presses on with CEO Dave Lewis’ plans
What do you think of the Which? super-complaint on supermarket pricing?
Welcome to The Grocer’s 2015 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features. You can also download…
School Dinners Progress Report gets full marks Subscription
Apologies if this makes you feel old, but Jamie Oliver’s School Dinners campaign was 10 years ago…
It’s time to get serious about halal. Globally, over 1.6 billion people identify themselves as Muslim…
The numbers, to an educated consumer, seem small. Compare them to the CEO’s salary.
Tesco’s downfall offers a lesson to everyone in branding, marketing and design…
It is a holy grail that represents an opportunity to gain shopper loyalty for the grocery retailer that can produce a solution
With loyalty schemes continuing to fall in their use, mobile is allowing consumers to engage brands and receive offers regardless of where they choose to shop
I strongly believe that if the yoghurt market is going to buck this negative trend, brands and retailers must move away from viewing yoghurt as a sweet treat
Prior to university I spent time breaking, training and competing young event horses - it didn’t feel like a job
They grow up fast, don’t they? It’s a simple sentiment, frequently expressed…
Heinz claims thousands of soup fans have downed spoons to thrash out whether Brits make soup in a mug or a cup
Socialite/party planner Pippa Middleton has turned hack, turning in a Telegraph travel piece from a Norwegian ski resort…
Remarkably, the originator of the petition isn’t some ‘zany’ student: it’s… Tesco, cheerily spreading the message with a series of tired cheese puns
Being authentic starts with being self-aware, knowing what motivates you and the clarity of your values…