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Food poverty charity Feedback welcomes release of waste data

16 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“We’re delighted retailers have decided to come clean on what they waste, and how. This is a major step forwards.”

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PayPoint launches EPoS Pro and new mobile app Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

EPoS Pro is located on the PayPoint One platform, and uses cloud-based technology

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Waitrose introduces click & collect queue-busting strategies Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new system of self-service check-in rolls out across 140 branches this week ahead of Black Friday

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Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as selling off hundreds of its stores

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How analysts reacted to CMA provisional clearance of Tesco-Booker Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA reported the provisional findings of its probe, ahead of a final decision in December

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Waitrose goes big on community spirit with black and white 2017 Christmas ad Video

12 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The ad focuses on a group of villagers who become trapped inside a pub on Christmas morning 

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Incoming Asda CEO Roger Burnley announces leadership team shakeup

10 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Anthony Hemmerdinger is to be promoted to the role of senior vice president, retail operations director

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Numbers of underage buying cigarettes fall sharply Subscription

06 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

One in three (28%) of underage smokers said they found it difficult to buy cigarettes in shops

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Lidl recalls Sol & Mar squid SKUs over safety concerns

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

They may contain struvite, a naturally occuring crystal that “may cause injury”

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Supermarket meal deals 'have up to 30 teaspoons of sugar' Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Action on Sugar survey accuses retailers of failing to promote healthy choices in their meal deal lineups

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Roger Burnley to become Asda president and CEO

30 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Burnley has been Asda COO and deputy CEO since October 2016 from 1 January. Clarke will continue in a new role with Asda’s parent-company Walmart after a break

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Tesco asks companies to go beyond Courtauld 2025

26 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer urged businesses to sign up to more ambitious targets spearheaded by Champions 12.3

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Waze signs up supermarkets and coffee chains to in-app ads Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Google-backed sat nav app has 1.8 million active users in the UK

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DRS problems could be solved by supermarket geniuses, say MPs Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Environment Audit Committee warned of new legislation to combat the 700,000 plastic bottles that litter UK streets daily…

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Soaring inflation adds £273m to business rates bill Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Retail Prices Index has rapidly increased from 2% last September

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Samworth Bros hires former Kerry Foods CEO Flor Healy as new boss Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Ginsters and Soreen owner has been without an official CEO since Alex Knight left the family-owned business in March

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Coca-Cola seeks licence to supply its own sites with water Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Coca-Cola European Partners is hoping to ramp up its efforts in water conservation

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Bakkavor profits up 8.1% as it heads towards November float Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Underlying profits in the first half of 2017 jumped 8.1% to £77.7m

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PAI makes revised offer for Refresco

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks bottler Refresco is weighing up a renewed €1.6bn (£1.4bn) takeover bid from private equity giant PAI Partners

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Adjudicator launches new probe into three supplier issues Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon has released a new survey calling on suppliers to come forward with evidence

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Bakkavor gets set for £1.5bn float in coming weeks Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Bakkavor, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of ready meals, pizzas and desserts to the major supermarkets, is preparing for a stock market flotation in the next few weeks that will value it at up to £1.5bn, The Grocer can reveal.

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Co-op prioritises long-term deals with suppliers Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Steve Murrells has made long-term strategic deals with suppliers a key priority

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The Co-op urges suppliers to sign up to bigger 'wow deals'

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Commercial chiefs want to slash prices in return for longer-term partnerships

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Crediton offers 28ppl fixed price contract Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

The “entirely optional” contract will pay dairy farmers who opt in a fixed price of 28p

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McCormick UK profit slumps due to weak pound and writedown Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

It incurred interest charges of £3.7m and an investment impairment of £2m

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Moy Park sale process 'going well' with China's WH tipped Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The sale process of the Irish poultry supplier is “well advanced”, said the boss of JBS

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General Mills is first supplier to deliver to new FareShare depot

17 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Since 2013, General Mills has donated 100 tonnes of surplus food, allowing FareShare to distribute 250,000 meals

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Karro looks to build on turnaround under CapVest ownership Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Underlying profits at Karro Food Group jumped another 9% in 2016 as the pork supplier added £67m to its top line

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Hilton Food Group shares rise on Icelandic speculation Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in Hilton Food Group surged on the news it is in pole position to snap up Saucy Fish Co owner Icelandic Seachill

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Angela White rejoins PepsiCo to drive its UK nutrition portfolio Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

PepsiCo UK has appointed Angela White to the role of commercial senior director – nutrition

wholesalers

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Bidfood's Better 4 Me dessert range taps 'healthy' trend Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler has launched the range so operators “don’t miss out on pudding profits”

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Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as selling off hundreds of its stores

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How analysts reacted to CMA provisional clearance of Tesco-Booker Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA reported the provisional findings of its probe, ahead of a final decision in December

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Bestway out of picture for Nisa as wholesaler dubs value crazy Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway is categorically not working on a counter offer for Nisa as valuation is “crazy”, says Zameer Choudrey

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Cash & carry research shows confusing depots leak sales Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Research was conducted over eight days in Dhamecha’s Hayes depot

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Wincanton sees profits jump despite Tesco contract loss Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Chief executive Adrian Colman said the group had delivered a “good overall performance”…

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Palmer & Harvey aids retailers with bestselling product guide Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The wholesaler’s sixth edition highlights changes in consumer behaviour…

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Booker secures four Carbon Trust certifications

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The installation of LED lighting in all of its 172 branches has saved 22% of electricity…

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Select & Save switches supply deal from Nisa to Bestway Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The convenience store symbol group’s five-year deal with Nisa ended on 30 April…

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JJ Food Service calls for customers to rate branches online

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Nominations must be placed through the site’s Google My Business listing by 5 January

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Dhamecha Group opens ninth cash & carry in Birmingham Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The depot is the Today’s Group member’s second site in the Midlands after it opened its Leicester branch in 2015…

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Connect Group to cut 340 jobs in face of falling sales Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The cuts represent 6% of the firm’s 5,666-strong workforce, with the layoffs coming across its combined business in 2018

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JJ Food Service campaign increases female warehouse employees Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Proportion of female warehouse staff has gone from zero to 13% in the past six months following a targeted recruitment campaign

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Andrew King to head up Nielsen Brandbank wholesale division

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

King has more than 20 years of experience in wholesale, having worked previously at Center Parcs and the Thresher Group

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FWD partners with TimeWise on wholesale flexible working pilot

23 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The project will start with a consultation phase with key wholesalers next month to examine current practice

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Image-conscious men are hunting out personal care brands they can show off

25 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Male consumers are increasingly searching for personal care products that portray an image they can identify with

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Supplier vision must be category wide

08 Nov 2017 | By Caryn Gillan

If suppliers want to have traction with retailers, they need to talk the language they understand

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Christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

06 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined, retailers are under pressure

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The rising loaf

17 Nov 2017

Sir, The price of wheat has most definitely increased as a result of Brexit

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Wake up, politicians!

27 Oct 2017

Recent reports showing how supermarket price inflation has soared to its highest level in five years offer a timely reminder

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MSC certification is based on robust & reliable systems

26 Oct 2017

The MSC does not carry out assessments, they are carried out by independent auditing companies

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