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Tesco would benefit from Sainsda competition loss, says CMA

22 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The watchdog has published the findings of a 20,000-shopper exit poll carried out by Kantar Public

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Blow for Sainsbury’s-Asda merger as CMA flags up extensive competition concerns

20 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA said the deal would lead to a “worse experience” for both in-store and online shoppers nationally

Ocado CFC

Kroger names more locations for Ocado-powered CFCs Subscription

19 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Then two CFC locations are the latest to be identified under a deal struck between the retailers last May…

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Asda rues 'uncertainties' as results show slower growth Subscription

19 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Growth was slower than in the previous quarter, with CEO Roger Burnley admitting Asda had been hit by “uncertainties” 

Waitrose carbon cutting fridges

Waitrose to roll out energy-saving fridge tech at all stores Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose will begin installing the technology in all 349 stores next month

Lidl kids' trollies

Lidl to roll out 'fun-size' children's trolleys nationally

15 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The “fun-size” trolleys are to be a feature in more than 250 stores following a trial

Waitrose flowers

Waitrose expands rapid delivery service for second time in weeks Subscription

13 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Waitrose said the expansion followed encouraging growth in demand for the delivery service

Amazon Go

Amazon secures central London retail space for Amazon Go Subscription

12 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The sites will be devoted to the UK’s first Amazon Go stores, where customers are automatically charged for their shopping

The Range store

Iceland set to roll out partnership with The Range

12 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The supermarket has been offering all its food lines in The Range stores since August last year

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CMA extends Sainsbury's-Asda merger probe deadline Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The Competition & Markets Authority said today it would not publish its final report, previously due by 5 March, until 30 April

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Suppliers respond to good treatment from buyers, finds study Subscription

08 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The study found suppliers who believe they are fairly treated by retailers put more resources into their relationships

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Ocado warehouse fire latest: evacuation area lifted Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Properties up to a mile from the facility were evacuated yesterday amid fears of a toxic gas leak or explosion

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Aldi eliminates 5p single-use plastic bags

06 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The move will remove an average 80 million bags a year from circulation, equating to 900 tonnes of plastic

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Fire at Ocado's Andover site caused 'substantial damage' Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Operations at the facility remain suspended, affecting the online supermarket’s ability to meet demand

Ocado Andover CFC grid

Ocado suspends operations at Andover after fire Subscription

05 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The fire brigade was on site and no one had been injured, the online supermarket said


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Suppliers celebrate CMA's Sainsbury's-Asda findings

21 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s and Asda had claimed the merger was an opportunity for growth for suppliers


Suppliers expecting to have to absorb Brexit costs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Ninety per cent of suppliers say they are stockpiling for a potential no-deal

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Suppliers respond to good treatment from buyers, finds study Subscription

08 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The study found suppliers who believe they are fairly treated by retailers put more resources into their relationships

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Food and drink exporters lining up no-deal Brexit bailout Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF is in talks with banks and the government to provide a “lifeline” for SME companies


Booker claims Tesco benefits for customers 'coming soon' Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

A number of Booker-supplied retailers have said that promised benefits have largely yet to materialise

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CMA reveals supplier fears over Sainsbury's-Asda merger Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Two suppliers, who both asked to remain anonymous, have set out their concerns about the merger

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Iceland fails to publish GCA code compliance data

08 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

British Brands Group report said Iceland had become the first retailer in eight years to fail to provide the required info

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Amazon should face Adjudicator over conduct, claim suppliers Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA had been expected to add Amazon to the list of retailers the Adjudicator polices

Manor Fresh using M&S supplier portal

M&S introduces cloud-based supplier portal Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The retailer aims to improve efficiency for suppliers and product availability for customers

PHE Crackdown

PHE 'risks demonising food with junk classification change'

07 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Industry leaders have called on Public Health England to re-think its proposed shake-up of the Nutrient Profiling model


Waitrose to introduce GFR system to suppliers Subscription

22 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Co-op, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s have all switched to GFR in the last two years

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Bernard Matthews hiring to service supermarket supply deal

17 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The turkey giant is set to create an extra 400 jobs at its Great Witchingham plant


Tesco introduces cost of production lamb contracts Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Some 160 new contracts have been awarded to members of Tesco’s Sustainable Farming Group for lamb


Gressingham acquires wholesaler JF Edwards Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It follows Gressingham’s purchase of wild meat supplier Yorkshire Game last month after the company entered administration

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World's biggest fmcg companies rely on M&A to rediscover growth

05 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Headline growth for the OC&C Global 50 jumped to 5.7% in 2017 from just 0.5% in 2016 and 0.3% in 2015



Henderson's Foodco purchase was 'no-deal Brexit protection' Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

Managing director Cathal Geoghegan said having two bases in southern Ireland provided the business with some protection


Henderson Group warns against 'unthinkable' no-deal Brexit Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

The comments come as the group confirmed its acquisition of the £12m food service company Foodco

Unitas Wholesale

Fairway Foodservice to quit Unitas Subscription

04 Feb 2019 | By Andrew Don

Fairway has been a member of three different groupings within the past two years

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Limited editions for James Hall's Great Northern Sandwich Co Subscription

25 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The sandwich will be included in the Spar meal deal, comprising a main, a side and drink for £3.50

Martin Williams

Confex appoints ex-Landmark MD Martin Williams as chairman

25 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

He is the organisation’s first chairman since the retirement of Julien Loffet 10 years ago

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FWD releases online training for wholesale sector Subscription

23 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The Bolt Learning-designed Introduction to Wholesale lesson provides immediate insight into how the sector operates


Henderson Group integrates Zapper payment app into EDGEPoS Subscription

22 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Zapper is also available in Nisa, Premier, Londis, Best-one, Costcutter and Family Shopper stores

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CJ Lang raises £120k for charity from 5p carrier bag charges Subscription

22 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags was introduced in Scotland in October 2014

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Bestway Wholesale launches improved retailers app and website Subscription

22 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The wholesaler spent a year researching and developing the new app and website

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Buywell Day-Today donates cereal to Glasgow organisation Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Helen Gilbert

The prize has been donated to the local Baltic Street Adventure Playground, which provides meals to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

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Blakemore takes £18m hit after exiting cash & carry sector Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Annual results for the year ending 30 April 2018 show the wholesaler recorded a loss of £18.8m on sales of £1.26bn

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Brian Straiton joins CJ Lang as company stores director

10 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Jamie Buchanan moves to the new role of format and merchandising director

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Tony Holmes promoted to retail director at Bestway Wholesale

07 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

David Livingstone has also stepped up to a new role as head of catering

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Andy Cresswell to take up new retail role at Bestway

04 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Cresswell replaces Bestway Retail MD David Robinson

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Hancocks to overhaul depots with 'fresh and exciting feel' Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

The changes follow “extensive customer research” from group marketing director Helen Bradshaw

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Are sugary cakes, chocolate and Theresa May’s jam next on the Brexit hitlist? Subscription

21 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

A sudden surge in sugar prices would be a nightmare scenario for fmcg companies and consumers

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The CMA's rejection of Sainsbury's-Asda is as subtle as the deal itself

22 Feb 2019 | By Adam Leyland

It’s been variously referred to as Sasda, Jasda and Sainsda. But this deal is dead and Sainsburied

Asda's Roger Burnley and Sainsbury's Mike Coupe

Epic CMA report leaves little hope for Sainsbury's-Asda

20 Feb 2019 | By Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor, a former senior director at the Competition Commission and partner at Aldwych Partners, dissects today’s CMA announcement 


What next after the CMA's Sainsbury's-Asda findings?

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Kids dislike veg - that habit won't change overnight

21 Feb 2019

It will take more than VegPower’s new campaign to change children’s eating habits

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Any DRS must include glass - and all other container types

15 Feb 2019

For a DRS to be economically viable, every type and size of drinks container must be included



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