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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…

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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…

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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…

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Wing Yip launches Sunday delivery service

02 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Wing Yip has slashed the cost of its weekend delivery service and started offering Sunday deliveries for the first time…


Decline in fresh potato sales slows down

02 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

The fall in sales of fresh potatoes has slowed, according to the latest Potato Council figures


Morrisons pushes online with Quidco member offer

01 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Morrisons has partnered with cashback rewards specialist Quidco to promote its online grocery service…


FSA: origin study shows potential of new SIRA screening

31 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Isotope-based food testing had “real potential” to help verify where food and drink products are from, the FSA said this week

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Norbert Dentressangle sales climb as it buys US logistics company

31 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

Norbert Dentressangle has posted sales up 13.4% for the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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Meadow Foods signs up Rock Farm Dairy casualties

27 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Independent dairy Meadow Foods has signed up 17 of the 24 dairy farms affected by the recent closure of Rock Farm Dairy…


P&H and Costcutter: 'still work to do' as service improves

26 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Palmer & Harvey and Costcutter claim service is improving – but admit there is still work to do…


Sugar deal scramble as prices tumble Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Food manufacturers are eager to settle annual sugar contracts earlier than usual this year…

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Morrisons averts strike at Northwich distribution centre Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has averted a potentially disruptive strike planned by drivers at a distribution centre in the North West…


Asda urges distribution collaboration with third parties

20 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Asda has called for third-party logistics providers and manufacturers to get in contact…

Nisa truck lorry delivery rates high record

Nisa hails delivery on time rate running at over 96%

20 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Delivery rates have hit record levels at Nisa…

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Seafood kept fresh with Sirane ice mats

20 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sirane has launched saltwater-releasing ice mats that it claims will preserve the freshness of live seafood…

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Tesco Hinckley depot 'meltdown' caused by availability trial

20 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco’s Hinckley depot suffered severe disruption as it trialled a new distribution strategy for its Express stores…

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Young's Grimsby site to develop salmon lines

19 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Unused capacity at the Young’s Seafood site in Grimsby will be used to develop a range of added-value salmon products…

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Tesco credits bumper crop for 38p iceberg lettuces

19 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tesco says a bumper lettuce crop has enabled it to slash the price of its iceberg lettuce…

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Tesco starts selling first British apricots

19 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

A grower supplying Tesco with British apricots says the UK could become an exporter of the fruit…


Canadian mining spill prompts fears over sockeye salmon supply Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By Gillian Rowe

Salmon suppliers have moved to reassure UK buyers about wild salmon after a major mine waste spill in Canada…

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What the Russian export ban means for UK food and drink Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, Vince Bamford

Less than 1% of British food exports go to Russia, but restrictions could still have serious knock-on effects on UK prices…


The human side of global supply chain pressure

12 Aug 2014 | Updated: 13 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

August is traditionally silly season territory, but there is nothing silly about the summer of 2014.

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Russian sanctions will hit fruit and veg industry, warns Rabobank

08 Aug 2014 | By Cindy van Rijswick

The EU fresh fruit and vegetables industry is one of the sectors that will be hit hardest by the Russian import ban, according to Rabobank.

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Cotton and coconut oil prices show monthly slump Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The biggest changes this week are among our key commodity fallers…

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Fevered minds and panic buying: WWI reported in The Grocer Subscription

05 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

As The Grocer reported in its issue of 8 August 1914, swift action was being taken to limit profiteering and panic at the outbreak of WW1.

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Sainsbury's thinks bike with new HGV Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | Updated: 01 Aug 2014 | By Sara Spary

Sainsbury’s new HGV is aiming to make city streets safer for cyclists. Is it a step in the right direction?

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Rapeseed oil prices driven down by good harvests Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Rapeseed oil prices have tumbled thanks to good harvests at home and abroad…

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Commonwealth Games: disruption to trade routes at a minimum Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

As the Commonwealth Games swung into action, Scots trade associations reported early success managing route disruptions…

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Logistics collaboration essential in multichannel age Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By John Perry

The logistics industry has been talking about collaboration for a long time…

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