Poundland faces ‘bully’ claims over backdated cost demands

The letter, seen by The Grocer, demanded an ongoing 2% discount, payable in quarterly rebates


UK hemp farm Hempen forced to destroy crop after losing licence

The not-for-profit grower believes the move to revoke its licence was the result of new government guidance

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Denmark’s JN Meat triumphs at World Steak Challenge

The supplier retained its title for the world’s best steak with a Finnish-reared ribe eye 

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Spar retailer Eat 17 targets £1m sales by supplying c-stores

Eat 17 is now ‘ready to partner with like-minded retailers’ to grow its fresh manufacturing and wholesale channel’

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Dairy Crest brand replaced by new owner Saputo

The name change follows the acquisition of the Cathedral City owner by the Canadian dairy giant in April

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Apathy could lead to disappearance of Grocery Code Adjudicator role, suppliers warned

Adjudicator Christine Tacon this week announced she is to step down from the job in June next year

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Government appeals for views on GCA Christine Tacon’s effectiveness

Review was launched just days before Tacon is due to reveal the results of her latest supplier survey

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Waitrose and Ocado to sign up to supplier audit respite pledge

Of the original list of retailers overseen by GSCOP, only Sainsbury’s has yet to sign up to the agreement

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Quintessential Brands appoints new CFO and HR director

The hires follow the appointment of Carlsberg and Conviviality veteran James Lousada in January

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More organic producers enter UK market despite processor drop

The number of organic producers grew by more than 2% last year


Food and drink manufacturers taking longer on payments than retailers

Analysis by The Grocer found some of the UK’s biggest food and drink companies have longer payment terms and are more likely to pay late

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Haloodies hires three sales and operations bosses

Mari Kallas has been hired as operations manager, and will be responsible for its operations and supply chain management

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Waitrose to roll out system limiting buyers' responsibilities

The move comes three months after The Grocer revealed it was planning to slash the head count in its buying team

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Unitas Wholesale forms focus group for suppliers

The group will consist of representatives from 14 suppliers who will meet quarterly


Brexit supplier stockpilers 'in limbo' after delay

Suppliers face having to decide whether to run down stockpiles in the face of the six-month delay

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Kraft Heinz joins FDF as membership numbers surge

FDF said uncertainty over the Brexit crisis was fuelling interest in membership


Suppliers expecting to have to absorb Brexit costs

Ninety per cent of suppliers say they are stockpiling for a potential no-deal

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Suppliers respond to good treatment from buyers, finds study

The study found suppliers who believe they are fairly treated by retailers put more resources into their relationships

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Food and drink exporters lining up no-deal Brexit bailout

The FDF is in talks with banks and the government to provide a “lifeline” for SME companies


Booker claims Tesco benefits for customers 'coming soon'

A number of Booker-supplied retailers have said that promised benefits have largely yet to materialise

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CMA reveals supplier fears over Sainsbury's-Asda merger

Two suppliers, who both asked to remain anonymous, have set out their concerns about the merger

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Iceland fails to publish GCA code compliance data

British Brands Group report said Iceland had become the first retailer in eight years to fail to provide the required info


OC&C: How the UK’s Top 150 Food & Drink Suppliers are faring in the fog of Brexit

We analyse OC&C’s Top 150 Index of Food and Drink Suppliers in a special report

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OC&C Global 50 report 2019: how fmcg giants reinvented the wheel

The latest top 50 report shows organic growth is returning. How have the global giants managed it?



Don’t let Brexit prevent you from making a move on pricing

Set pricing where you need it and treat Brexit as a separate stimulus, says David Sables, CEO of Sentinel Management Consultants

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Christine Tacon could face plenty of flak in the BEIS review of the GCA

The results of her annual suppliers’ survey next week carry added weight


Christine Tacon: suppliers can learn from retailers on payment terms

Retailers say code compliance has improved efficiency, says Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon