4 July 2009

The Grocer

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  • Booker unveils 8% sales hike Subscription

    09 Jul 2009

    Booker has reported quarterly sales 8% up on last year, with profits in line with expectations.

  • Benn blocks probe into DFB collapse Subscription

    10 Jul 2009

    Hilary Benn has rejected calls for a government inquiry into the collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain.

  • Bellevue adds Poundzone in both depots Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Cash & carry Bellevue has introduced a 'Poundzone' range to its depots in Stirling and Edinburgh.The range of 50 products, provided by wholesaler DCS Europe, can be sold by retailers for £1, making an average gross profit of 33%. Retailers...

  • Asda to launch ugly veg range for cooks Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is to introduce a range of imperfect fruit and veg targeted at home chefs following a change in EU law. The range will include misshapen strawberries for jam-making and knobbly potatoes for soup and will feature packaging that...

  • Beef processors hit by falling leather returns Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Beef processors are losing millions from the sale of cattle hides as the downturn in consumer goods hits wholesale leather ­prices.Prices paid to processors for leather have slumped by £15 per head of cattle, according to Gerry Maguire, MD...

  • Asda’s Chinese democracy lets shoppers vote on new products Subscription

    07 Jul 2009

    Asda will start giving consumers the chance to vote for which products are stocked in store from this autumn.

  • Asda backs can recycling programme Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda is trialling a drinks can recycling programme for its staff as part of a bid to send zero waste to landfill by the end of next year.The Every Can Counts scheme, a workplace and university recycling programme for drinks cans, is funded...

  • Asda links up with key pork producers Subscription

    04 Jul 2009

    Asda has launched a new scheme to ensure its pork supply and strengthen relations with pig producers.

  • Around the Papers 8/7/09 Subscription

    08 Jul 2009

    Food prices still climbing; Rose on the defensive; Ocado iPhone app

  • Around the Papers 9/7/09 Subscription

    09 Jul 2009

    Rose AGM scrutiny; Booker boost; French wine on the wane