Bestway Batley's Foodservice secures three new contracts

13 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway Batley’s Foodservice has bagged three new contracts…

Citrus black spot

South African growers halt citrus exports to EU over black spot

11 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

South African growers have voluntarily suspended some exports of citrus fruit to the EU…


Alphonso mango ban to be reviewed after India audit Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Suppliers are hoping an audit of Indian fresh produce controls is the first step in overturning a ban on Alphonso mangoes…

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Welsh organic dairy Trioni lands China export certification

06 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Welsh organic producer Trioni has become the first UK dairy farm to secure organic certification to export to China…


Former Make Mine A Builders MD launches cold brew coffee company

06 Sep 2014 | By Simon Creasey

A cold brew coffee supplier has been launched by the former MD of tea brand Make Mine a Builders…


John Menzies names Jeremy Stafford group CEO

05 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

John Menzies, the parent company of Menzies Distribution, has appointed its first group CEO in seven years.

Horsemeat Tests

Elliott report on UK food chain: full reaction

04 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

The Grocer rounds up reaction to Professor Chris Elliott’s much-delayed final report into food authenticity, which was published today.

Bidvest 3663 Lands Hertz Catering Deal

Bidvest 3663 extends contract with Plymouth City Council

30 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 has extended its contract with Plymouth City Council…

Illicit tobacco

Praise for new HMRC assault on duty fraud Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Industry bodies have applauded a new HMRC crackdown on illicit alcohol and tobacco…


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..

Ice bucket challenge

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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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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Fowler Welch lands logistics contract with drinks maker Cott

24 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Fowler Welch has won a new multimillion-pound logistics contract with own label drinks manufacturer Cott…

Nisa trucks

Nisa halves surplus payments to strengthen investment clout Subscription

23 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Nisa has halved its surplus payment this year as it retained a greater share of profits to invest in future growth…

Ready for change?

Smaller firms are 'lagging' on new EU label rules Subscription

23 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Smaller brands unprepared for EU’s mammoth FIC regulations…

Paul Cheema

Costcutter promises to fix supply problems in 'six weeks' Subscription

23 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Costcutter and P&H have told retailers the problems arising from the Nisa switchover will be resolved in six weeks…

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Tesco strikes citrus fruit supply deal with AMC Group

22 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco has signed a five-year deal with food producer AMC Group to supply it with citrus fruit.

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Musgrave ends contract with Wincanton in Ireland

09 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Wincanton is set to make up to 150 staff redundant as Musgrave ends its contract with the logistics provider in Ireland…

Many Lorries

Costcutter sets up roadshows to deal with retailers' woes

09 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Costcutter is holding roadshows so it can address retailers’ grievances on delivery and availability issues…

The Grocer's WW1 editorial

World War I: The Grocer's editorial on the outbreak of war

05 Aug 2014

Britain’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914 was discussed in measured tones by The Grocer’s editorial of the following issue, 8 August 1914, reproduced here in full.

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Elliott food fraud report due out on 4 September

02 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Professor Chris Elliott’s long-awaited report into food fraud is at last set to be published at the beginning of September…

Commodity prices

North American demand pushes up Sri Lankan tea prices Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tea prices in Sri Lanka continue to rise month on month as a result of high demand from North America…

Alex Salmond

Scottish referendum: suppliers face dilemma in speaking out Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Threats, intimidation, dodgy price claims, fence-sitting. The industry has seen it all during the independence campaign…

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Fight for justice in global supply chains Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By Fiona Gooch

At Traidcraft, we have just launched the Justice Campaign…

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Horsemeat scandal lessons must be learnt

11 Sep 2014 | By Clive Black

The horsemeat scandal was a dark moment for the British food industry, and the meat industry in particular…

Police Supplier Fraud

UK’s new food crime unit: what food companies need to know Subscription

09 Sep 2014 | By Jessica Burt

The UK is to get its first food crime unit by the end of the year. Jessica Burt of Mills & Reeve outlines what food companies need to know now

Food Crime

Food crime unit: will it deliver what Elliott calls for?

05 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The UK is going to get a food crime unit. But will it deliver the protection Chris Elliott’s Horsegate report calls for?…

The Future

The brave new world of dairy post-quota Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Nick Hughes

Does a golden future lie ahead with a slashed trade deficit? Or will the UK struggle with production limitations?

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Scottish independence: a dream as far as food & drink goes Subscription

04 Sep 2014 | By Kevin Hawkins

Now that the big hitters in Scotland have given the thumbs down to independence, what do Scottish farmers say?…


Turkey a key player as price of currants and hazelnuts rise Subscription

04 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Turkey, a major exporter into the UK and EU, is playing a big role in the fortunes of many key ingredients…


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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