14 May 2011

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  • Yorkshire Provender aims its fresh soups at young workforce Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Premium soup supplier Yorkshire Provender is stepping into Innocent Veg Pots territory with the launch of fresh single-serve soups. The three-strong range described by the company as combining the convenience of soup with the sustenance...

  • WWF inducts Alpro into Climate Savers Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Alpro has become the first European food manufacturer to be granted entry to WWF's Climate Savers ­programme.The soya product supplier joins a list of companies including Coca-Cola Enterprises and Supervalu, who the WWF believes are...

  • Wheat prices to soar as drought deepens Subscription

    20 May 2011

    The food industry is on red alert again over wheat - and this time it's wheat used in food, rather than feed, that's most at risk.

  • What’s behind the amazing resurgence of discounters? Subscription

    14 May 2011

    They are grabbing market share gains as they wow shoppers with quality and value, but does their financial model restrict further growth, asks James Halliwell

  • Waitrose cool over Good to Go rivalry Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Waitrose has confirmed it will not be taking legal action against Little Chef for naming its new range of convenience foods Good to Go, less than a week after the supermarket chain launched a range of the same name. "Great minds think...

  • Waitrose commits to WWF’s plan for soya Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to commit to sourcing 100% sustainable soya in its own-label products by 2015.The move comes after WWF launched a campaign targeting supermarkets over the use of soya in ­animal feed in early...

  • The Sainsbury's coupon offering 1p off your next shop Subscription

    16 May 2011

    The popularity of coupons is soaring, with a record 61% of consumers claiming to use the money saving device, up from 52% a year ago, according to a survey by coupon company Valassis. And coupon usage was just as high among shoppers in...

  • Tesco is hauled over coals after wine pricing ‘error’ Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Alcohol Concern has raised doubts over Tesco's commitment to responsible retailing after the supermarket this week sold wine at 4p below duty plus VAT.Tesco was selling a six-bottle case online for £12.78 equivalent to £2.13 a bottle ...

  • The big grocery money in the Rich List ranks Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Galen and George Weston, whose family interests include ABF the Kingsmill to Primark conglomerate as well as stakes in Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason, were once again the highest ranking food and drink figures in The Sunday Times Rich List,...

  • Third Party: Next gen EDI is here. Don’t get left behind Subscription

    14 May 2011

    There are huge benefits to moving your electronic trading to next generation web-based platforms, says David Grosvenor

  • Top-tier crisps to tap into taste for tapas Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Will British crisp-lovers fork out almost four quid for a new super-premium snack?Distributor Fayrefield Foods is hunting listings for San Nicasio Patatas Fritas. The Spanish crisps likely to sell for £3.49 to £3.99 for 190g are...

  • The rise of the super-trucks Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Under new government plans, trucks are set to grow in length. Supermarkets point to the potential for efficiency gains and CO2 reductions, but not everyone is convinced. Adam Hill reports

  • The Human Angle: Paul Fox, Bennett Opie Subscription

    14 May 2011

    A good employer offers employees the opportunity to reach their full potential. I enjoy working within a team where everyone has access to senior management.

  • Tobacco giant adds former P&G man Subscription

    16 May 2011

    British American Tobacco has appointed a new group HR director. Giovanni Giordano joins the Pall Mall maker from the beginning of next month.

  • Trade in your old gadgets with Asda Subscription

    17 May 2011

    Asda has launched a trade-in service for second-hand gadgets. The service, which debuted yesterday, matches existing deals from Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

  • UK sales head south for caterer Compass Subscription

    18 May 2011

    Catering giant Compass Group has posted a slight dip in like-for-like sales for UK and Ireland over the past six months.

  • The only thing worse than being talked about Subscription

    18 May 2011

    Few people these days will believe there’s really no such thing as bad publicity. Even so, most marketers would consider a few snarky comments from internet critics a price worth paying for acres of free coverage.

  • Virtually dead? Subscription

    19 May 2011

    This afternoon Daily Bread got emailed a press release touting the launch of the “virtual high street”.

  • Tesco fined for sale of out-of-date goods Subscription

    14 May 2011

    Tesco has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £15,000 in legal fees for having out-of-date products on sale in a store.Trading Standards investigators in Bracknell found 127 out-of-date items in the store in what they called "the worst...

  • Technology & Supply Chain 2011: Untangling Tesco Subscription

    14 May 2011

    As one of the original architects of Tesco.com – and now its head of research and development – Nick Lansley is charged with tapping technology to help consumers. He talks to Simon Creasey about apps, Facebook, iPads... and robots

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