The UK is currently suffering from a dearth of lorry drivers

RHA slams ‘cabotage’ system for foreign haulage operators to operate in the UK

The change to cabotage will allow foreign haulage companies to undertake unlimited work in the UK for a two-week block

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Buyers playing a dangerous game as suppliers threaten to stop the trucks

Will suppliers stop the trucks? That’s the risk buyers amid inflation and delivery shortages

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Wholesalers say flow of goods is worse than at pandemic start

Several wholesalers told The Grocer this week major supplier availability was currently between 80%-85%

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Asda opens first ‘premium’ convenience store on EG forecourt

The store in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, stocks over 2,500 products including Asda’s ‘Extra Special’ fresh and chilled ranges plus ready meals and beers, wines and spirits

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The contenders to buy EG Group if the Issas sell to focus on Asda

Reports suggest the brothers are exploring a £10bn-plus sale. EG Group has long been seen as an IPO contender, but a sale jars with the synergies attained via the Issa brothers’ purchase of Asda this year

Co-op to create over 300 LGV apprenticeship roles (Level 2 Apprentice of the Year, Aron Marshall) (1)

Co-op to create more than 300 LGV apprenticeship roles

The convenience retailer will offer enrolees the opportunity to work towards a Class 1 licence

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  • Retail vacancies have more than doubled in a year, ONS figures reveal

  • Government to allow foreign butchers into UK in bid to end pig backlog

  • More pigs culled but breakthrough for producers in sight

  • How suppliers and retailers can work together to help make Christmas as normal as possible

  • Cough up or look elsewhere for cheap chicken, 2 Sisters warns supermarkets

  • Fmcg businesses face urgent challenges – but they can’t neglect future planning

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Here are the best of the gold medal winners from across 10 major grocery categories – as well as the best sustainability and special diet products, and the own-label festive retailer of the year

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  • Morrisons clinches top prize at Grocer Gold Awards 2021 to cap eventful week

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