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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

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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

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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

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Amazon should face Adjudicator over conduct, claim suppliers

The CMA had been expected to add Amazon to the list of retailers the Adjudicator polices

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M&S introduces cloud-based supplier portal

The retailer aims to improve efficiency for suppliers and product availability for customers

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PHE 'risks demonising food with junk classification change'

Industry leaders have called on Public Health England to re-think its proposed shake-up of the Nutrient Profiling model

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Waitrose to introduce GFR system to suppliers

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

The turkey giant is set to create an extra 400 jobs at its Great Witchingham plant

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Tesco introduces cost of production lamb contracts

Some 160 new contracts have been awarded to members of Tesco’s Sustainable Farming Group for lamb

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Gressingham acquires wholesaler JF Edwards

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

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

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

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The Prompt Payment Code: is it working in food & drink?

How are businesses committed to the voluntary PPC performing?

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Decline in big brand deals means shoppers save less

Most of the UK’s top 10 biggest-promoting brands are offering lower average savings on featured space promotions

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Christine Tacon: suppliers can learn from retailers on payment terms

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

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As next GCA league table looms, here's what suppliers need to look out for

Six years in, the GCA’s philosophy of ‘encouragement vs penalty’ has been a resounding success, says David Sables, CEO of Sentinel Management Consultants

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Supplier of the Year: a win-win for retailers and suppliers

If brands are the rock stars of the grocery world, suppliers are the roadies