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Sainsbury's faces flak over its new Fairly Traded scheme Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has rejected criticism from Fairtrade over the supermarket’s new Fairly Traded sustainability standard

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Waitrose sizes up other locations for hit supper clubs Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The “overwhelmingly positive feedback” has prompted Waitrose to weigh up taking the concept to other locations

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Waitrose 1 own-label range to be exported to China and India Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Waitrose 1 range will now be available in 30 territories

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Waitrose to hold Leckford Estate summer festival

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Waitrose producers, celebrity chefs and experts will offer customers “the very best” in British food and drink

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Supermarkets provide emergency help in wake of Manchester attack

23 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda and Tesco providing food and water at Etihad Stadium and outside hospitals

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Tesco plans new vegan logo for own-label products

23 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move comes two months after Asda become the first UK supermarket to use The Vegan Society trademark on its products

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'Social supermarket' Foodprint plans Nottingham surplus store

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Student-led venture will launch its first supermarket close to areas suffering the worst food deprivation

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Supermarkets urged to do more to support local growers

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens urges supermarkets to stock their products

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Asda sales fall 2.8% but Clarke insists fightback momentum is building Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Parent company Walmart released its figures for the first quarter of 2017 today

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71% of supermarket customers unhappy with shopper experience Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Supermarkets came third behind independents and pharmacies in the YouGov survey

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Morrisons swaps out lager and fruit cider for craft and premium lines Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Beers from brands such as BrewDog, Guinness Hop House, Sierra Nevada, Heineken-owned Lagunitas and Butcombe gained shelf space

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Booths CEO Chris Dee steps down Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Executive chairman Edwin Booth is set to become chairman and CEO

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Consumers to sacrifice brands as prices rise finds P&H poll Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

P&H survey also found consumers plan to cut back on activities such as cinema, concerts and theatre

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Eagle Eye secures three-year John Lewis contract

12 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in the grocery tech firm jumped almost 10% this morning on back on the John Lewis contact win.

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Seven months after #Marmitegate, Tesco finally puts price up Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Tesco has hiked the price of Marmite seven months after its public refusal to bow to brand owner Unilever’s demands

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Tesco doubles recipe box trial and adds Asian flavours

10 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The meal kits are now available in 40 Tesco stores

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Craft spirits and beers gain shelf space in Asda booze overhaul Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket added over 40 new spirits to its shelves this week in a major push towards the booming craft drinks market

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Sainsbury's revamps food-to-go range to include 21 new products

09 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A choice of three Asian buns – char sui pork, bulgogi beef and honey & soy chicken – hit the shelves this week

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Strong Easter drives like-for-like retail sales up 5.6% in April Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

UK retail sales grow 5.6% in April boosted by Easter, but BRC warns over longer-term prospects for the sector

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Aldi to anchor Bradford discount retail park Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Listed real estate investment trust LXi REIT has agreed to fund £10m for the development of a new discount retail park in Bradford to be anchored by a 20,000 sq ft Aldi store, with Home Bargains owner TJ Morris also agreeing pre-let of 16,000 sq ft unit.

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Mults record the best growth since 2013 as discounters power on Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK grocery market posted its best growth figures since 2013 over Easter

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Morrisons leads the way with fuel cuts

04 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Morrisons takes 2p per litre off diesel and 1p off unleaded petrol; Sainsbury’s and Tesco to follow suit

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GCA supermarket survey attracts record supplier response Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Adjudicator has received more than 1,400 responses since the survey launched in March, up 15% on last year

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City snapshot: Morrisons reports 3.4% first quarter like-for-like sales jump Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons’ like-for-like sales has risen by 3.4% in the 13 weeks to 30 April – its sixth consecutive quarter of like-for-like growth. Plus, Kerry Group confirms full year expectations after solid first quarter, Carlsberg’s revenues up 4% in first quarter, Sainsbury’s shares plunge and all the latest news from the City

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Grocery sales growth hits highest level since 2013 Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK grocery market recorded its best three months of sales since September 2013, according to market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel

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How to negotiate with supermarket buyers - video Video

17 May 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains the biggest mistakes suppliers make when negotiating with supermarkets - and how to avoid them

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Leaked Labour manifesto: the key points for food & drink Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Julia Glotz

From a new childhood obesity strategy to an extension of the Adjudicator’s remit, we’ve picked out the key policy pledges for food & drink

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The Waitrose suppermarket experience Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Grocer headed out to the Waitrose Café at its new Haywards Heath store to rate the ambience and cuisine

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Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1% drop in profit before tax for the year to 11 March. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted to the news

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How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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Buyers must be free to do their jobs

24 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Rayner

Buyers are stifled by internal projects, short-term requests, unnecessary meetings and report writing

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Does Farms spell the end for good, better, best tiering? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Could the trend for fluffy Farms branding spell the end for words like Value, Basics and Price?

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Speed is increasingly expected in the bagging area Video Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Few words strike frustration into the heart of the shopper quite like “unexpected item in bagging area”

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The big six issues facing Tesco Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

551497Tesco is looking more upbeat on sales growth, but it is still up against a torrid landscape of challenges

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WNWN Webinar Panel

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Opportunities & Threats To Online Grocery Shopping

Shaping up the future of online grocery shopping

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.

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In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture

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