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Costcutter launches Facebook ad to support own-label range

25 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Facebook canvas ad focuses on the company’s ‘Tasty in no Time’ summer burger recipe

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Tesco rolls out nationwide same-day delivery Subscription

24 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Customers who order their shopping before 1pm can opt for evening delivery for a price of between £3 and £8 

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Buckfast Tonic Wine fans launch app to locate nearest stockist

24 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The app, Find Me Bucky, can be purchased from the iPhone App Store and Google Play for Android…

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Sainsbury's sells HelloFresh kits cheaper online Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has begun selling HelloFresh Go kits online for £8, undercutting the price of the recipe box delivery service

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Amazon set to roll out more click & collect grocery sites Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon is advertising for a ‘launch program manager’

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Brits buying just a third of recommended veg amount Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

Think tank the Food Foundation has launched a new online toolkit to help retailers sell more veg

Amazon meal box

Amazon begins selling first meal kits

18 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The soft launch comes just days after filing a trademark for its slogan ‘We do the prep. You be the chef’

Ocado home delivery

One-hour delivery best for Sainsbury's, Ocado & Waitrose Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Their shoppers are most likely to switch if they can get a more convenient service elsewhere

Amazon Fresh

Amazon considering recipe box service in the States

17 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Seattle-based giant has filed a trademark in the US for the slogan ‘We do the prep. You be the chef.’…


Convibo expands its one-hour delivery service across London Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The company will extend one-hour delivery from M&S, Tesco, Waitrose and Whole Foods Market to eight new areas


Taylor report puts spotlight on gig economy worker rights Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Companies such as Deliveroo could be forced to give workers more rights in the wake of the government review into modern employment practices.

Morrisons flowers

Morrisons launches online flower delivery service Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Morrisons hopes its new premium site will make it the largest florist in the UK


MySupermarket launches Metrico availability 'assistant' Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Tool tracks delivers out-of-stock email alerts and shows availability for particular regions

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Ocado: Amazon-Whole Foods deal to 'drive partnership demand' Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

CEO Tim Steiner insists the bricks-and-mortar tie-up will drive other retailers to develop an online presence

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Plantcurious launches 100% vegan organic recipe boxes

04 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Husband-and-wife team will start with trial of 100 boxes to gauge demand

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Ocado names The Garlic Farm as Britain's Next Top Supplier Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

The Garlic Farm will be stocked on and receive a £20,000 marketing budget

Claire Davenport

HelloFresh appoints Claire Davenport as UK CEO

03 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Davenport replaces Ian Marsh, who left the role after one and a half years for personal reasons

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Ocado kicks off London trial of driverless delivery trucks Video

30 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Trucks could be on the road without supervision by 2021 - company wants to also incorporate the self-driving vans into its offering for third-party retailers, the Ocado Smart Platform

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Gousto bites into retail with Co-op stores trial

30 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From now until December, customers will be able to collect Gousto boxes at 10 Brighton Co-op branches

Hello Fresh

HelloFresh struggles to match demand for premium meals Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The recipe box site shows it has sold out of premium options such as sirloin steak and duck leg confit

GSCOP quiz

Groceries Code quiz looks to address supplier knowledge gap Subscription

28 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

One in four UK suppliers were either unaware of GSCOP or had a poor understanding of the code…

Tesco Now app

Tesco extends one-hour deliveries through Tesco Now app Subscription

27 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Delivery is supplied by independent courier service Quiqup

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Shoppers' interest in voice ordering surges Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

There is growing interest among shoppers in using voice-activated technology for online grocery shopping

Tesco click & collect

Tesco to merge grocery and GM for click & collect Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The rollout comes amid a rationalisation of Tesco’s GM services

amazon dash

Amazon extends Dash buttons feature to 20 more brands Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The extension comes 10 months after Amazon first launched the Dash devices in the UK

Hello Fresh

Could Amazon go one better than HelloFresh? Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Who would have thought a meal in a cardboard box could prove such a game-changer?

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Clubcard is reborn. But can it rediscover its mojo in the digital era? Subscription

05 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Contactless technology, will give a new lease of life to the Clubcard and allow much more accessibility and instant marketing around shoppers’ buying habits


Happy 10th birthday, iPhone. You’ve been a gift to grocery Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By James Halliwell

While online grocery is increasingly popular, profits still remain elusive. But the fmcg industry has embraced the smartphone in many other ways

Paul Cuatrecasas

Wholesalers: prepare for disruption

27 Jun 2017 | By Paul Cuatrecasas

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shows it is determined to dominate all areas of retail

Whole Food Market

What the Whole Foods tie-up will mean for Amazon Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon’s food armoury had lacked crucial weapons. Not any more

Timo Boldt

Get under customers' skin with AI

22 Jun 2017 | By Timo Boldt

All demographics, especially post-millennials and Generation Y, are demanding seamless, customised shopping experience


Marketing must move from generic to personal

14 Jun 2017 | By Tim Mason

In the past, consumers were accustomed to the community feel of their local shops

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Is British fare China's cup of tea? Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

China’s affluent online shoppers are broadening their repertoires. How can British retailers cash in?                                                                                                                                        


Facebook as grocery channel. Like? Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Facebook now wants to influence your eating habits

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Consumer insight: mobile phone use in store - video Video

23 May 2017

Tim Mason of Eagle Eye shares the latest research on how shoppers want to use their smartphones in store

tesco now app

Don't expect Tesco Now to wipe out the weekly shop anytime soon Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Tesco has become the latest to get into the one-hour delivery game this week with a trial app

cooking vegetables

The future of eating is flexitarian

04 May 2017

Sir, Joanna Blythman’s call for a more nuanced discussion than ‘all meat is bad/all plants are good’ is welcome

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