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Roger Jones heads to Hawkes Bay

Roger Jones flies his way to Hawkes Bay

05 Nov 2014 | By Roger Jones

An innocent question by the young pilot may possibly have confused both of us, ‘what are you like flying in small planes Mr Jones?’  I answered no problem thinking he was asking if I was comfortable travelling in a 2 seater plane, but alas as soon as we took off he said ‘you can take over now’, so for the next 30 minutes Wales’ equivalent to the Red Arrows was weaving down the coast from Gisborne to Hawkes Bay.

France

UK buyers help pick ambassador wines to promote Vin de France

28 Feb 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Up to nearly 90 wines thought to represent the very best of what Vin de France can offer have been picked by a trade panel to help promote Vin de France in key export markets like the UK.

Grocer Gold Awards 2012 at Guildhall in London

Gold medal standard

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012

On Wednesday evening the great and the good of the grocery industry gathered for The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony 2012, at London’s Guildhall.

asda

How Asda clinched Britain's favourite supermarket title Subscription

19 Jun 2014 | By James Halliwell

Price clinches Asda win as Britain’s favourite supermarket but Nielsen also shows clear signs of changing landscape…

Inge Plochaet and James Watson of AB InBev

Stella confounds sceptics with 32 million-pint Cidre

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

The cynics who doubted Britain’s number one lager brand could stretch into cider have been eating their hats in droves.

Charles Wilson of Booker

Booker lands a hat-trick of Grocer Gold accolades

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

Can anyone steal Booker’s crown? It’s won this award an incredible three years on the bounce, and for the fourth time in five years.

Andrew Mann of Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's updates JLP's price promise for web era

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

Brand Match was not the first price-matching scheme to market. But it’s surely had the biggest impact since its launch in October 2011.

Jason Richards of Walkers

Walkers leads the way thanks to trade support

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Despite being Britain’s biggest crisps brand, Walkers hasn’t forgotten that it’s the little things in life that count when it comes to trade relationships.

Bulldog founder Simon Duffy

Bulldog bites chunks out of international markets

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Rob Brown

Male skincare brand Bulldog scored a real coup this year when it entered that last bastion of masculinity, Australia.

Stephen Garner, Dean Crowther and Rob Carroll of The Co-op

The Co-op's SMART move to improve availability

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

It’s SMART by name and smart by nature for The Co-operative Group’s Store Merchandising And Replenishment Transformation initiative.

Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini of Aldi

No frills but lots of thrills as Aldi comes of age

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Aldi has had its ups and its downs since its arrival in 1990, but in its 21st year, it’s clear the German discounter has come of age.

Rahul Gurshani and Guiseppe Banchini of Belvita

Kraft's Belvita makes a sweet treat permissible

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

“Belvita has effectively created a new product category,” commented one of our judges, and it’s hard to argue.

Mark Kupelian of Asda

On price, it Asda be Asda for a 15th year

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Every year the result is the same. And the winning retailer makes it look incredibly easy.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons returns to the top for service

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Morrisons or Asda usually win this award, but last year Tesco upset the apple-cart when it clinched the trophy.

Cath Marston of Booker

Booker looks beyond own footprint to its customers'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Elinor Zuke

Booker became the highest-ranking wholesaler in the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment rankings last year.

Helen Flemming of Tesco

Tesco initiatives having a 'transformative effect'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ian Quinn

It may have been a year of missed financial targets for Tesco, but it’s had no such problems on the environmental front.

Richard Hodgson of Morrisons

Morrisons forges ahead despite trading blips

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons hit its first bump in the road when its sales growth was slightly lower than the City expected over the Christmas period.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons skills up its staff for a better future

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons completes a hat-trick of wins as the industry’s best employer.

Naveen and Sanjeev Vadhera

Brothers reap rewards of innovative local schemes

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

They are the next generation of retailers who are shaking up the convenience sector with their trailblazing ideas.

Holly Lee of Sainsbury's

By Sainsbury's branding has feelgood factor

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

No-one could accuse Sainsbury’s of thinking small.

Ralph Tucker of Sainsbury's

Online satisfaction scores show Sainsbury's success

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

This award has been dominated in the past by Tesco and Ocado, but Sainsbury’s has made major strides on a number of fronts.

Jon Workman of GSK

GSK extracts an extra £8m in toothpaste sales

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

GlaxoSmithKline claimed a scientific breakthrough with Sensodyne Repair & Protect last year.

Tim North of Symington's

Symington's 'a pleasure to deal with' say buyers

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

Last year was a big one for the Leeds-based manufacturer.

Oil

Oils category report 2015

22 May 2015

Cooking oil prices are on a slippery slope. Although volumes have risen a healthy 2.5% over the past year, value is down 2.8%.

Focus on Meat Free

Meat free category report 2015

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Why is the market still so small? And, given reports that more and more consumers are cutting out meat on health and environmental grounds, why is growth so sluggish? 

focus on bread, cheap as chips

Bread category report 2015

08 May 2015

Against a backdrop of declining market value - and high-profile delistings - suppliers and retailers are asking themselves how they can drive value back into the category

Poll

How will Booker's acquisition of Budgens and Londis affect the convenience sector?

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focus on own label, Aldi chicken with bacon and cheese

Own label has become a star player in fmcg Subscription

21 May 2015

Once considered the poor relation of branded products, own label is becoming a hugely important part of the fmcg industry

yoghurt

Yoghurt's savoury appeal will draw in new shoppers Subscription

21 May 2015

Yoghurt, plastic and The Co-op - it’s this week’s letters

Ella's Kitchen vending machine

Annabel Karmel tells Ella's: let's work together on babyfood Subscription

14 May 2015

After last week’s letter to Annabel, she responds to criticisms raised by Paul Lindley

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