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Morrisons boosts supplier transparency with online portal Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said the move was a response to concerns from suppliers and followed other moves to simplify trading relationships in its supply chain

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Ram raids targeting supermarket ATMs 'part of a pattern' Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

On Monday, Aldi UK was hit for at least the ninth time since November

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Europe-wide grocery spend surges as inflation bites Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

The amount Europeans spent on groceries climbed 4.4% in the final quarter of 2017 – the highest rise since early 2012, Nielsen’s latest retail performance data reveals.

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Tesco and Coca-Cola join industry 'coalition' on plastic

21 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A ‘coalition’of companies including the Co-op and Heineken are drawing up a new collaborative strategy

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Shop theft levels up 65% in a year, reports ACS survey Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Shop theft levels up 65% in a year, reports ACS survey..

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Panic-buying shoppers empty shelves over weekend

19 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Stores along a 19-mile stretch between Hayle and Truro in Cornwall sold out of bread, eggs, vegetables and milk

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Morrisons enters 'growth phase' of three-pronged fightback Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Dave Potts said core store growth was combining with growth into wholesale markets, including a deal with McColl’s

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Why was a resurgent Morrisons rebuffed by the City? Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Unexpected news of a jump in sales & profits rewarded with 4.9% drop in share price

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Craft brewers appeal to mults over beer best before dates Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Tesco and Asda have come under fire from craft brewers

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Grimsey to present government with new high streets probe Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Grimsey published his first high streets review in 2013…

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Violence against shop workers on the increase Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Injury to staff in all roles in retail doubled last year in violent attacks featuring knives and syringes


Supermarket campylobacter levels continue falling Subscription

08 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

Percentage of chickens carrying the highest level of contamination of the bug are down to 4.5% in UK’s nine biggest supermarkets

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Sainsbury's to boost wages of in-store staff

06 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The supermarket proposes to introduce the new base national pay rate from September, trumping Aldi’s £8.85ph….

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Stores returning to normal after Beast from the East chaos Subscription

05 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op said it had to close 10 stores for ’a short period’ as supermarkets and convenience stores return to normal trading

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Tesco Oldham site sold for more than £50m

03 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The 149,000 sq ft Extra store in Oldham has been bought and leased back by Rosette Merchant Bank

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Soft drinks sugar levels slashed by 15% as levy looms Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets and suppliers have slashed sugar levels in soft drinks by more than 15% to escape the looming sugar tax

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Morrisons hits 100,000 meals FareShare milestone

02 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

FareShare first received products from Morrisons in April 2017


Planet Organic rolls out Unpackaged to two more stores

27 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The London organic chain has now rolled out Unpackaged dispensers to Torrington Place, Bloomsbury and to Westbourne Grove

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Animal Aid calls for clear labelling for own-brand vegan products Subscription

26 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The animal rights group has launched a petition calling on Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and Lidl to signpost vegan-friendly grocery items

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Asda reports fourth consecutive sales increase after a strong Christmas Subscription

20 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Like-for-like sales rose just 0.5 per cent in the last three months of 2017, as the supermarket fights off competition from the discounters

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Tesco staff praised for preventing iTunes fraud

20 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Scammers prey on victims by cold-calling them and impersonating HMRC officials

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Supermarkets losing share of games, DVDs and music to online Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons was the biggest loser in terms of market share


Waitrose Foundation invests in Costa Rican pineapple supplier

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Waitrose Foundation currently invests in farm workers’ community projects in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa

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GCA role will not be extended to cover primary producers Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

More retailers with sales of more than £1bn could be added to the code remit, but announcement will be a huge blow for campaigners who have long called for an extension of the powers

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New poll reveals 'extreme' shopper concern over plastic

16 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

In a survey of more than 5,000 UK consumers, 24.6% expressed ‘extreme concern’ about plastic packaging in grocery

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Sainsbury's showcases its strategy at Redhill refit tour Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The store is a ‘manifestation’ of Sainsbury’s strategy of competing with discounters, implementing technology and partnerships

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Mults need be more agile to get the most out of SMEs

28 Mar 2018 | By Karen Green

What are the retailers doing to put successful branded SMEs off, and how could they become more nimble?

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Stay within the Groceries Code's spirit

26 Mar 2018 | By David Sables

Across the country, sole traders are desperately trying to keep their income below the £85k VAT threshold

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Range preview: Asda spring/summer 2018

19 Mar 2018

Health and inclusivity are the buzzwords for Asda’s new spring/summer range - here’s our pick of what will be coming to Asda shelves this summer

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Feeding London: keeping food & drink moving in the capital Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Roads in the UK capital are clogged. And with its population set to grow to 10 million within 15 years, innovative logistics solutions will be needed to keep food and drink moving. Like what? 

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How will supermarkets enforce the under-16 energy drinks ban? Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Waitrose, Aldi, Co-op, Tesco and Morrisons plan to exercise their Challenge 25 policies, currently used for alcohol sales

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The top 50 independents: How to be king of your own castle Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

It’s a brutal market out there in which to be an independent. So who would want to do it? What does it take?

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From Blitz spirit to looting, the Beast from the East reveals the best and worst of UK retail Subscription

05 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

One supermarket with no bread, eggs and meat is the rarest of events, yet this was a scene being played out at hundreds stores, large and small, across the UK

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Murder on the shop floor: battling the rise of in-store crime Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

On a Saturday evening in January father-of-two Vijay Patel, working in the Rota Express store in Mill Hill Broadway, was killed over a pack of cigarette papers

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Thirteen ways retailers can nudge shoppers into wasting less

15 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

After progress on household food waste reached a disappointing plateau in 2017 Wrap turned to the supermarkets for help

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All talk? What can Gove's 'game-changing' council achieve? Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sector Council is optimistic about Whitehall coughing up cash, but will the new body end up a toothless talking shop?



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