big scots deal
The Big Food Group has awarded logistics provider Tibbett & Britten an open-book contract to manage its Scottish distribution operations at Livingston, West Lothian and Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
The agreement covers exclusive warehousing and delivery to all Booker Cash & Carry depots and Iceland stores across Scotland, as well as parts of Northern Ireland and the North of England.
baugur buys more
Baugur has bought a further 1.29% share in Big Food Group, bringing its overall holding up to 21.3%.
A spokesman said it had taken advantage of a dip in share price from 60p to 50p a share as it continued its strategy of investing in undervalued companies.
Baugur also bought a 2.14% stake in Mothercare this week.
Somerfield has now introduced a non-food section to 82 stores, with a further four due for upgrade this month. The initiative will be reviewed subsequently.
Camelot has now put new store furniture in 6,700 outlets as it refurbishes its estate. It has a target of completing the project by mid April at the rate of 1,350 installations a week.
The IGD is hosting a conference on the £6.6bn health and beauty category on March 13 in London. Speakers will include L'Oréal, P&G, Safeway and Sainsbury, which recently pulled out of a joint venture with Boots.