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Tesco to axe 1,200 jobs at its head office

28 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A quarter of staff at its Welwyn Garden City HQ are facing redundancy, a week after Tesco announced 1,100 jobs were to go at its Cardiff call centre

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Community centres luring shoppers from 'out of town' stores Subscription

28 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New report finds 78% of shoppers visited a community shopping centre at least one a week

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Sainsbury's reveals plan to switch all sites to LED lighting

27 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Under the supermarket’s Sustainability Plan, greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by more than 3.4% annually

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Warm June weather boosts supermarket sales growth to multi-year high Subscription

27 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Warm weather in June helped the UK grocers to their largest monthly year-on-year rise in sales since July 2013, according to market share data from Nielsen, while Kantar Worldpanel finds the best supermarket growth since March 2012.

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Morrisons named on list of social mobility-friendly employers Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

At number nine, Morisons is the only food and drink business in the top 50…

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Tesco to axe Fairtrade for own label coffee Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Move is yet another blow to the Fairtrade Foundation following a similar decision by Sainsbury’s earlier this month

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Tacon reads riot act to three mults over drop & drive Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The unnamed trio have been accused by suppliers of unjustly deducting tens of millions for drop & drive discrepancies

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Germany's grocery market set to grow 10.5% to €259bn by 2021 Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The online channel is set to grow the most, by 244.4%, although this is from a small base

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Britain's supermarkets cutting the price of fuel by 2ppl

16 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The latest round of cuts means fuel prices are at their lowest since December 2016

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Supermarket stocks savaged by Amazon’s shock Whole Foods deal Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket shares on both sides of the Atlantic have plunged after Amazon’s surprise announcement it is to buy US grocery chain Whole Foods for US$13.7bn.

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Sainsbury's faces public backlash over fox killing

16 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

More than 46,000 people signed a petition to boycott Sainsbury’s after a customer witnessed the shooting of a fox

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Tesco fined £8m after petrol leaked out of filling station

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The incident resulted from Tesco’s failure to address a known issue with part of the fuel delivery system

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Tesco 'winning inflation battle' as like-for-likes grow Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s price inflation had been in the region of 1.4% in the past 12 weeks

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Staff sickness costs Tesco 'more than any other UK company' Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco loses more money due to staff sickness than any other UK company, according to a report published by Dr Morton’s…

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Cost top factor driving consumers to switch supermarkets Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

As many as 18% of consumers have switched supermarkets within the past two years

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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…

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Suppliers report 'dramatic' improvements in GCA compliance Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon agrees one year extension to her role as report shows huge progress across key areas prioritised by the Groceries Code Adjudicator

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Tacon reads riot act to three mults over drop & drive Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The unnamed trio have been accused by suppliers of unjustly deducting tens of millions for drop & drive discrepancies

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Sainsbury's accused of starting 'war on brands' at briefing Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Worried suppliers contacted The Grocer following a Sainsbury’s trade briefing this week

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Caterforce generates £1.4m of orders in a day Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Some 24 suppliers made the orders at the buying group’s Supplier Presentation Day

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Post-Brexit access to migrant labour vital warn rural businesses Subscription

09 Jun 2017 Updated: 09 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

The CLA echoed calls from other producers for the introduction of a seasonal agricultural workers scheme

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Asda pledges to pay small suppliers faster Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

It said the move would benefit around 1,200 small suppliers that have up to £250,000 worth of business with Asda

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Young Foodies creates online community for grocery disruptor brands

24 May 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The members-only portal aims to connect food entrepreneurs with like-minded individuals to help tackle day-to-day challenges

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Express delivery service Quiqup raises £20m to fund growth Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The startup has begun operating a delivery service for Whole Foods Market, Burger King and Tesco in London

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Reducing waste is contract caterers' 'biggest challenge'

16 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Technology able to predict numbers wanting to eat and quantities of food required would be a ‘major leap forward’

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Christian Boulter joins Symington's as business unit director Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Boulter will start on 15 May and joins from Britvic…

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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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Tesco brings supplier talks forward to stave off inflation Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought forward negotiations with suppliers to find alternatives to passing on inflation

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Saclà UK extends logistics deal with Culina Group Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Saclà will also move its warehouse operation from Leighton Buzzard to a new logistics facility at Lutterworth…

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Labour to 'declare war on late payments' to small businesses Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Jeremy Corbyn will also pledge not to increase the corporation tax rate for small businesses…

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JJ Food Service urges tagging of local takeaways Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Voucher for £20 once the service is on offer with JJ Food Service’s in-house website FOODit

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Country Range Group wins record orders at trade exhibition Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The company’s 13 members made the orders at its annual trade exhibition at the Telford International Centre on 15 June

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Wholesaler Wing Yip reports £2m fall in turnover to £101m Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Birmingham-based company’s pre-tax profits rose by £70,000 to £4.8m

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Flagship Europe adds veggie duo to foodservice offer

19 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Flagship Europe was launched in 1991 and is part of US food and consumer products group Flagship Food…

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Dhamecha to open a new cash and carry depot in Birmingham Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Smethwick warehouse becomes the Today’s Group wholesaler’s ninth centre in the UK

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Lomond launches 14-strong American-style sandwich range Subscription

13 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

New range was inspired by a trip to New York by the company’s MD Sam Henderson

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Julie Dunn becomes first female SWA president Subscription

12 Jun 2017

Dunn succeeds Booker’s Eddie Lynagh as president…

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AF Blakemore truck liveries updated in 'One Logistics' move Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Suppliers will also be offered the chance to purchase advertising space on the vehicles

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Landmark Wholesale MD outlines 'open' vision for company

08 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

John Mills named service, openness and integrity as cornerstones of its future strategy

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DX Group agrees price cut on John Menzies merger deal Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

DX and John Menzies have announced that they have agreed a £40m deal on a ’debt-free basis’

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Costco opens Icelandic store run from the UK Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Costco is planning to open a total of 26 new outlets this year, including one in France, for the first time later this month

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Pricecheck targets £100m sales after record-breaking year

01 Jun 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Wholesaler added sales of £11m the 2015/16 financial year

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AF Blakemore plans to recruit further 40 apprentices annually

31 May 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The wholesaler plans to recruit 10 new supply chain apprentices every quarter from July

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Costco reports 8% sales increase in third quarter Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Net sales were up $2bn to $28.22bn (£21bn) in the three months to 7 May

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Palmer & Harvey management shakeup sees several senior directors leave Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A number of senior directors including executive deputy chairman Chris Etherington have left the wholesaler, The Grocer understands

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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

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Uber-style surge pricing in supermarkets is uber-unlikely Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The replacing of paper shelf-edge labels in some stores with electronic ones could mean prices go down rather than up

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DIY nutrition labels? Unacceptable says CASH

15 Jun 2017

Allowing food companies to adopt their own nutrition labelling risks undermining public confidence in food labelling

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What's in the manifestos for food?

01 Jun 2017

Sir, Childhood obesity has finally become a cross-party issue – about time

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Good welfare is good business for British farmers

30 May 2017

Sir; Ingrid Newkirk has an ill-informed disregard for the care that British farmers have for their livestock

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