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Oxfam

Tesco comes up top in Oxfam report on supply chain workers Subscription

22 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest -supermarket was “head and shoulders” above the rest, according to a balanced scorecard produced by the charity.

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Adjudicator hits out at use of 'costly' arbitration process Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

While Amazon in cross hairs as CMA confirms adjudicator’s remit will be extended

Booths Lytham St Annes

Booths to scrap free hot drinks in cafés for cardholders and remove disposable cups Subscription

19 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

From 2 July, Booths cardholders will have to use its self-service machines and their own cup to redeem their free drink

Waitrose Leatherhead store

Waitrose ranked worst supermarket for food waste reduction

19 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Supermarkets were judged on key areas of their food waste reduction efforts

sainsbury's - asda merger

CMA responses to Sainsbury's-Asda deal reveal widespread concerns Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It is understood the authority received around 30 responses from individual accompanies and a raft of trade bodies, most of which are believed to have been hostile to the deal

John Allan

Tesco chairman pledges more diverse board

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We aren’t there as fully as we need to be’ on diversity, John Allan has said 

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Sainsbury's letter promises suppliers great opportunities Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s letter to suppliers promises ‘opportunity to streamline’ and to develop differentiated product ranges

Chef Central Booker

Tesco expands trials of Chef Central bulk buy concept Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer is also on track to relaunch 10,000 own label products by the end of 2018

Booths

Booths abandons sale plan in favour of driving recovery Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The chain, which has 28 stores, appointed investment bank Rothschild in November to examine options including a sale

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MPs to look at extending Adjudicator's powers Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Rachel Graham

Efra committee called for the Adjudicator to be granted powers to prevent the supermarket giants “dominating” the grocery

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M&S rapped over Christmas dinner comparison ad

13 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Watchdog said M&S’s claim to have reduced the cost of Christmas dinner by £10 was misleading

Asda's Roger Burnley and Sainsbury's Mike Coupe

MPs to grill Asda and Sainsbury's chiefs over merger plans Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket bosses will appear before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee next Wednesday

google home

Carrefour links with Google to offer 'new grocery experience' Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new system in France will work with Google Assistant-enabled smartphones, Google Home speakers and a new website

Kerrygold

Big brands lose listings in Tesco's latest Project Reset Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Higgidy, Kerrygold and Danepak are among the big brands to have lost shelf space

Haagen-Dazs

Sainsbury's rapped for 'misleading' Häagen-Dazs deal Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The ice-cream was reduced from £4 to £3 for a deal every 21 days for a long period

suppliers

Moy Park Anwick

Moy Park creates allergen-free factory in £18m investment Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It includes the creation of a fully contained gluten and dairy-free factory at its Grantham site

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Tesco and Ocado sign up to product information system Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

ProductDNA and developed by barcode standards organisation GS1 UK

Kerrygold

Big brands lose listings in Tesco's latest Project Reset Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Higgidy, Kerrygold and Danepak are among the big brands to have lost shelf space

Tortuga Brands

Gary Hazell launches spirits distributor Tortuga Brands

06 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new company has already secured exclusive distribution deals with ’super premium’ spirits brands including Willem Barentsz

Shopper in Tesco

Tesco to slash supplier numbers in next phase of Reset Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The move will see Tesco conduct a sweeping review of its entire supplier base over the next two years

abp meat packing

ABP completes switch to green electricity at all its sites

29 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The move brings it within sight of reaching its 2020 carbon reduction targets two years ahead of schedule

JJ Food Service

JJ Foodservice cuts fuel emissions with telematics Subscription

15 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

JJ Foodservice also introduced paperless technology to its warehouses earlier this year

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Ocado brings back 'Britain's Next Top Supplier' competition

08 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Applications will be reviewed by Ocado’s buying team before shortlisted candidates are invited to present in person

jj foodservice lorries

JJ Foodservice to host trade days across 10 branches Subscription

02 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The wholesaler will be offering businesses free products and discounts

sainsbury's - asda merger

Asda-Sainsbury's suppliers 'face massive squeeze on prices' Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s prediction of 10% price cuts would have suppliers “choking on their cornflakes”

Morrisons pay

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

Charles Wilson and Dave Lewis

Tesco urges suppliers to cut prices and feel Booker benefit Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New UK CEO Charles Wilson and chief product officer Jason Tarry have already confronted its 39 biggest suppliers over “anomalies” in their price files

Frozen fish

German frozen fish supplier eyes UK market with premium lines Subscription

04 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand will unveil new meunière and vegetable-topped fish products at the Seafood Expo Global later this month

SalesOut head kirsty harris clarke

Blakemore Trade Partners signs three-year SalesOut data deal Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

SalesOut will provide Blakemore with shipment and point of sale data across hundreds of categories

Unilever

Media Bites 23 March: Unilever, ConAgra Brands, M&S Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

One of Unilever’s top-10 shareholders said it failed to consult UK investors over the implications of last week’s decision to establish a single legal base in Rotterdam

wholesalers

bestway warehouse

Bestway picks up Blakemore depots in Cardiff and Walsall

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Earlier Parfett’s agreed to buy Blakemore’s Middlesborough depot

bidfood

Bidfood set to create 200 jobs with new Liverpool DC Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Liverpool site is set to be operational from summer 2019

Time Wholesale

Time triples size of cash & carry depot Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The East London-based wholesaler opened its new 82,000 sq ft depot in Barking on Monday

parfetts cash and carry

Parfetts purchases AF Blakemore's Middlesborough depot

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Trading will commence on 25 June following the official completion of the purchase next Friday

james bielby

Scotland to re-examine minimum unit pricing wholesaler advice Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Wholesalers selling to both trade customers and directly to consumers were left confused on how to manage the two channels

Blakemore Wholesale Penrith web

AF Blakemore not ruling out further depot closures Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesaler to close Barnsley and Newport sites next week

today's store

Today's Group launches updated Plan for Profit app Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

 Customers can now benefit from a “tailored user experience” by setting their wholesaler and category preferences

brakes

Brakes pledges to slash plastic use with '2 Zero 20' drive

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice operator is set to eradicate the use of non-recyclable black plastic from all own label products

Costco released their latest financial results this week

Costco to roll out petrol stations to most of its locations Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Senior VP for Europe Steve Pappas said Costco UK was “developing plans for other locations”, but was “unable to give a time” on when they would open

Henderson Group results

Henderson Group hails 8.5% sales rise as 'tremendous' Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Henderson Group CFO Ron Whitten heralded the results as “a tremendous performance”

Graham Norton

Benchmark secures distribution rights for Graham Norton's wine Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It has switched from former Conviviality business PLB (part of Bibendum) to Benchmark

blakemore wholesale

AF Blakemore's Gateshead depot sold to UWG Subscription

23 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The deal protects the jobs of 45 existing members of staff and will see the depot move to new ownership in June

Menzies 2

John Menzies upbeat despite distribution arm sale delay Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Menzies said it remained fully engaged with a number of potential buyers

Best one

Best-one recruits 125 stores in first four months of the year Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Bestway previously said it had signed up 60 ex-Costcutter and Mace stores to Best-one in February

Majestic Commercial

Majestic to focus on Commercial arm in next stage of strategy Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Majestic Commercial MD Olivia FitzGerald told The Grocer the division had “been set to one side”

christine tacon

Extended Adjudicator remit confirmation will soothe Burnley and Coupe’s aches Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA will next month announce its long-awaited list of new retailers to be added to the remit of Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon

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Extended Adjudicator remit confirmation will soothe Burnley and Coupe’s aches Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA will next month announce its long-awaited list of new retailers to be added to the remit of Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon

Tacon

Adjudicator role changes could cause clash with retailers

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Many senior sources are adamant it would be a “massive change of scope” and a “departure too far”

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google tablet

Google and Amazon's role in grocery will only increase

21 Jun 2018

Amazon treads an interesting line between being a retailer in its own right but also a marketplace for existing brands

high street shops

Business rates a solution, Veg needs innovation

14 Jun 2018

I read, with interest, your story on the high street facing “annihilation”

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Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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White Paper: The Power of Protein - 2018 Category Analysis

The UK protein market has exploded. With more SKUs, NPDs and market entrants than ever before, protein popularity is prompting brands and retailers to evolve to meet the needs of increasingly health conscious shoppers.

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White Paper: Placing customer demand at the heart of your transformed supply chain

Supply chain transformation has turned out to be a lot harder to achieve than anyone thought, and many retailers are watching their original goals slip away in a continually changing retail environment.

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White Paper: Understand why today’s consumers demand more from convenience

Convenience, a growing sector predicted to be worth £47.1 billion by 2022, used to mean an acceptance of higher prices with limited choice, but that isn’t the case today.

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