Coke and Unilever adopt new Dunnhumby research tool

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Coca-Cola and Unilever are among the first companies to use a new research tool from tech specialist Dunnhumby…


Booths reduces fresh stock waste by 20% Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Booths has reduced the amount of fresh stock wastage it produces by 20% since adopting a forecasting system…

Harrow booze raid

Rising cost of illegal booze demands new controls, warns FWD

16 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The UK needs new measures to tackle the rising cost of the black market trade in alcohol, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has warned.

Pass My Parcel

Smiths News teams up with Amazon on click & collect service

15 Oct 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Smiths News has announced the launch of a new parcel delivery service in partnership with Amazon.


The Co-op sells Halesowen distribution centre to Dawn Meats

11 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has just one distribution centre left to sell after offloading its Halesowen RDC…

Greencore US sandwich making

Grocery employees in push to reduce food waste

06 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Waitrose, Asda and Tesco are among 107 companies taking part in a new campaign aimed at helping their employees reduce household food waste.

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Dairy demand ‘will outstrip supply by 2018’

06 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Global dairy demand is set to outstrip supply over the next decade, despite the current slump in global milk prices, a study by Tetrapak has suggested.

Kim Bayley

UK retailers raise concerns over timing of simultaneous global music releases

06 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Retailers have warned that insisting all music albums are released on a Friday could increase costs and raise logistical problems.

Food Study

Food innovation slump revealed by EC study Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

The European food sector is becoming less innovative, a new EC study has warned…

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MSC ‘raises the bar’ with new sustainable fishing standard

02 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has unveiled a revamped standard for sustainable fishing, which it claims will “raise the bar”.

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Dairy Crest and Müller cut farmgate milk prices

30 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest and Müller UK & Ireland have today (30 September) become the latest processors to cut their farmgate milk prices.

Wrap potato supply study

Wrap potato study 'could save Co-op £600k per year' Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Rooting out inefficiencies in its potato supply could save The Co-operative Group over £600,000 a year, a study claims…


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…


Brazilian drought keeps coffee prices soaring Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | Updated: 16 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Arabica coffee prices have risen steeply month on month, and have nearly doubled year on year…

Dairy protests

Dairy farmers face uncertainty as milk price protests continue Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

To say things are fraught in UK dairy at the moment is an understatement…

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In-demand egg white liquid causes production increase Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Demand for egg white liquid has risen due to its popularity as a healthy ingredient…


What does the Internet of Things have in store for grocery? Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Lindsay Clark

Designed to monitor heart rate and offer contactless payment, among other things, the Apple Smart watch made headlines…


Music retail plan strikes a bum note Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | Updated: 07 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

UK retailers are not happy with a plan to release music albums on a Friday…

Grey Sky

Rapeseed prices might soar because of neonicotinoid delays Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

A delay in approving the emergency use of neonicotinoid pesticides on winter oilseed rape…

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Dairy industry draws battlelines Subscription

01 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Today brought the latest in a long line of farmgate milk price reductions…

Tesco Slough

Tesco deserves a pat on the back for its disclosure on meat Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

To suggest the meat cross-contamination cases we reported at Tesco are an “embarrassment” for the retailer is a serious misreading of the facts.

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The lessons from the Scottish referendum for our food system Subscription

25 Sep 2014 | By Tim Lang

Whitehall breathed a sigh of relief at the Scottish referendum result….

Scottish salmon fish

Salmon supply to UK rises as Russia bans Norway Subscription

25 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Scotland’s salmon suppliers have so far avoided any fallout from the Russian trade embargo…

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