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Sainsbury's tackles loneliness with 'Talking Tables'

15 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Research revealed one in 10 people felt lonely all or most of the time

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

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Unite considers legal action against Sainsbury's in pay row Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Base pay for Sainsbury’s shop floor staff increased last month but other changes caused take-home wages to fall for some


Tesco is now 'cheaper than discounters', says Lewis Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer is set to launch a major in-store campaign this weekend in a bid to reposition its price reputation

Sainsbury's beauty revamp

Sainsbury's refreshes beauty offer with new lines and experts Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Trained beauty experts will be in eight stores to advise customers on 1,500 new products

Chris Conway, Co-op Head of Food Digital

Co-op extends taxi home delivery service to 12 stores Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Customers can get a lift home with their shopping in trial analysts say could point to online ambitions

M&S Mobile, Pay, Go app

M&S to extend mobile pay app trial across stores Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The app will be available at West Hampstead, Bankside, Canary Wharf and Westfield Stratford stores before Christmas


PGI products and exports threatened by no-deal Brexit Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

”Catastrophic” new export requirements loom in week of Brexit warnings

Asda Sainsbury's merger store composite

Sainsbury's-Asda merger threatens competition in 463 locations, says CMA Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Competition & Markets Authority is concerned about the prospect of a serious lessening of competition.

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Tesco launches reverse vending machines in DRS trial Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer said it would begin the trial in Borehamwood today

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Lidl launches one-hour grocery delivery in Dublin Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The core range including frozen, ambient and fresh food can be ordered on a smartphone app

Sainsburys delivery van

Sainsbury's hit by weekend website issues Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Shoppers experienced problems between Saturday and Monday afternoon

Co-op compostable 5p bag

Co-op introduces first compostable 5p bags Subscription

22 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The bags are part of a major new ethical strategy for the retailer launching next week

Lidl kids veg range

Lidl to remove black plastic from fruit & veg lines

21 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The non-recyclable plastic will be removed from products including mushrooms, baby sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower

summer bbq

Glow of summer grocery sales boom begins to fade Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The hot weather triggered a bumper summer for the grocers, but the latest market share data suggests spending has slowed in more recent weeks.


Amazon fulfilment

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

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Irish food suppliers seek new markets amid Brexit uncertainty Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

Some 85% of respondents to Bord Bia’s latest Brexit Barometer report said they were now actively seeking out business in new markets

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

productDNA reciept

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


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

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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


united wholesale

United Wholesale grocery boost offsets falling tobacco sales Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The wholesaler recorded a slip in sales but improved profitability

Martin Race

Bestway MD Martin Race says more cuts to core range necessary Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert, Ronan Hegarty

Martin Race said cuts already made across a number of categories had not gone far enough

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Former Nisa-Today's chairman David Cullen passes away

03 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Friends, colleagues and rivals all described him as a gentleman

andrew selley wins grocer cup

Andrew Selley of Bidfood named The Grocer Cup 2018 winner

03 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Selley picked up the prestigious trophy after executing an impressive strategic turnaround for Bidfood

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Bestway MD Martin Race to retire this year

21 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Race became trading director of Bestway in 2014 and MD in 2016

JJ Food Service

JJ Food Service slashes CO2 emissions with telematics

21 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

JJ has reduced the time its lorries spend idling by 70%

bidfood depot lancing

Bidfood opens depot in Lancing to replace Worthing warehouse Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

The new DC is 60% larger than the previous site

Martin Race

Martin Race to be replaced by Dawood Pervez as MD of Bestway

18 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway leadership changes effective 30 November

today's group landmark merger

Landmark & Today's Group ready merged Unitas board structure Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

A wider 30-day consultation on the Unitas structure will kick-off on 24 September…

Todays Landmark

Today's Group and Landmark members approve Unitas merger Subscription

07 Sep 2018

Combined Unitas Wholesale will have annual sales of £9.2bn

Best One

Bestway signs 809 new retail customers in 10 months Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Some 507 have been absorbed into the Best-one estate

Orendain Tequila

Spirit Cartel to distribute Mexican tequila Orendain Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The deal will see Spirit Cartel manage the brand’s flagship Cantinero Reposado tequila, and launch a brand new Cantinero Blanco

JW Filshill

JW Filshill reports 2% sales jump in 'competitive' market Subscription

03 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Scottish wholesaler’s pre-tax profits increased 0.9% to £896k

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Today's and Landmark members raise concerns over merger Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Andrew Don

Final vote to be held on buying groups merger on 6 September


Bibendum PLB ditches European business after 'strategic review' by new owner C&C Subscription

29 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Bibendum said it “decided to focus exclusively on our core customers”

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Will the tobacco industry ever be trusted? Subscription

15 Oct 2018 | By Adam Leyland

When Philip Morris declared it wanted people to stop smoking its cigarettes, it felt like we were reaching a watershed moment 

jack's map

Can Jack's tackle the discounters without cannibalising Tesco sales?

09 Oct 2018 | By Darren Smith

Jack’s is a pleasant shop but doesn’t match up to Aldi and Lidl in every respect, says Darren Smith of Making Business Matter


Fundamentals of category management, 11: Know your retailer

09 Oct 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

In this latest piece in his series on category management, Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction says suppliers must cater category strategies to individual retailers


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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis on why business rates system has to change

12 Oct 2018 | By Dave Lewis

In a letter to The Grocer, Tesco group CEO Dave Lewis sets out the thinkining behind his call for serious reform on business rates

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A potential game-changer in the Sainsbury's-Asda probe

08 Oct 2018

The press has been awash with misleading headlines after the latest developments in Sainsbury’s-Asda

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HG Stephensons Ltd  Territory Manager – Birmingham South

Territory Manager – Birmingham South - HG Stephensons Ltd

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