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Karma food waste app arrives in London

16 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Subscribers to the app can buy surplus food from grocery stores, restaurants and cafes at 50% discount

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Abel & Cole rolls out own-label tea offer

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Eight variants include English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Turmeric Chai and Mint Matcha

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Ocado share price takes hit as profits stall Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Ocado’s share price surge came to a halt on Tuesday after it revealed its annual profits had fallen back into the red

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Just Eat rival Appetise woos crowd for £500k Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Online takeaway service Appetise has turned to the crowd to raise £500,000 for a battle against Just Eat

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Gousto adds Fine Dine In premium range to recipe box offer

08 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Each Fine Dine In meal costs £4.99 a portion for two people and £3.60 a portion for four people

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Morrisons to launch Nutmeg clothing brand online Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

From September customers will be able to purchase Nutmeg clothing online, click & collect in-store and receive rewards

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Short sellers lose out as Sobeys deal sends Ocado shares soaring Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A surge in Ocado’s share price after signing another international supply deal has cost bearish investors over £90m

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Tesco tries to ramp up Clubcard payment app customer numbers Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A new promotion means shoppers using Tesco Pay+ will collect an additional Clubcard point for every £4 spent

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City snapshot: Ocado signs Canada supply deal with Sobeys Subscription

22 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Ocado has signed an agreement with Canada’s second largest food retailer Sobeys to develop an online grocery business using its Smart Platform technology.

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Amazon extends Virtual Dash Button service to UK Prime users Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Amazon first launched its physical Dash Buttons in August 2016…

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Wincanton boosts eFulfilment system with cloud services Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

An advance eFulfilment management system allows customers to trace products and scale up operations to cater for peak periods

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Amazon to allow third parties to create Dash buttons Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Amazon said further big names had joined its Dash Replenishment Service…

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Vegetarian Express launches Seed-bank plant-based recipe service

12 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Vegetarian Express claims each dish has been carefully analysed to show its environmental benefit…

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Ocado trials robot assistants for warehouse workers Video

12 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Ocado said that such technology could be rolled out widely in its customer fulfilment centres by 2025…

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Personalised ready meals 'of interest to a third of adults' Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A study of 2,000 adults by Leatherhead Food Research found 32% are interested in tailored kits and ready meals

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Ocado Technology to open permanent Barcelona office Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The Ocado Group division first opened a temporary office in the city in 2016

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Gousto begins new year with new low-calorie and vegan ranges

05 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

New Boost & Balance dishes are low calorie and contain two or more portions of the 5 a day

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Ocado shares surge amid international licensing deal rumours Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Hopes online grocer Ocado is soon to announce further progress on international expansion drove its shares to their highest

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John Lewis extends cut-off date for click & collect

21 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers have an extra day to collect from John Lewis branches, but Waitrose customers will need to place orders by Friday

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Amazon Prime users complain to ASA about fast-track delivery Subscription

19 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Five subscribers have complained that Amazon is in breach of its advertised next-day promise

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Nisa develops mobile scan and order app for retailers Subscription

18 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Using a mobile means retailers can avoid having to fork out for expensive handheld scanning equipment says Nisa

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Ocado says driver pay rates may need to rise again Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online grocer was forced to raise rates earlier this year in some areas to tackle problems with recruitment

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Online display ad study reveals payoff across supermarkets

12 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Every £1 spend on online display ads delivered an average £1.94 in sales

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Lidl launches festive emoji game through Facebook Camera app

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Brian Blessed provides animated voiceover instructions in a ‘how to’ video on Lidl UK’s Facebook page

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UberEats and Leon link for 'fix up feast' hangover delivery Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

UberEats is giving away the first 200 orders for free when customers enter a promotional code…

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No pain, no gain: Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr on connecting the supply chain Subscription

21 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

With his penchant for ironmans and other feats of endurance, Doug Gurr is a glutton for punishment. But it’s the consumer’s pain he’s most focused on

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Suppliers failing to fill the 'digital shelf'

19 Feb 2018 | By Nick Kirby

suppliers need to raise the importance of e-commerce within their organisations or risk missing out on further growth

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The ailing high street needs rapid solutions, not a blame game Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A raft of retailers including Debenhams, Mothercare, and Carpetright are among those to issue profit warnings after poor trading

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Automatic for the people and the smart use of technology

24 Jan 2018 | By Martijn Bertisen

Hard work during the festive season paid off with broadly positive financial results for grocery

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When will Amazon have the last laugh? Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By James Halliwell

A new study shows Amazon undercutting mults’ prices by 12.5% on average. But will it remain too small a player to matter?

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Voice is loud at CES, but be wary

11 Jan 2018 | By Geoff Wilson

Hey Google’ proclaim posters across the Las Vegas monorail and convention centre as the Consumer Electronics Show opens…

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New ways to reach those 'always-on' shoppers

09 Jan 2018 | By Tim Mason

I don’t think any of us could have predicted the level of media access society now enjoys as the norm

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We can already learn lessons from the Christmas ads

14 Dec 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

It’s not over until the last reduced mince pie is sold, but the fierce battle to dominate share of voice at Christmas is approaching its endgame, says Martijn Bertisen of Google

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Foodservice supply chains are ripe for disruption

06 Dec 2017 | By Jason Gibb

A new breed of tech startups is working to disrupt sourcing for the foodservice sector - and it’s about to make a big impact in the UK, says food growth consultant Jason Gibb

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Mobile ready hero images: the quest for a global standard

04 Dec 2017 | By Julia Glotz

With more shoppers buying groceries on mobile devices, the humble pack shot is looking increasingly outdated. But agreeing on a common standard for what should replace it is proving surprisingly tricky

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Mobile ready hero images: Q&A with Unilever's Oliver Bradley

01 Dec 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Unilever’s global e-commerce design director Oliver Bradley is on a mission to make product images in grocery more mobile friendly. Here he responds to key questions and challenges to the approach he’s developed with the University of Cambridge

Duncan Brewer

Better fruit & veg online will be a winner

30 Nov 2017 | By Duncan Brewer

Recent statistics from ONS show online food sales are growing slower than online non-food sales

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