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

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

ProductDNA and developed by barcode standards organisation GS1 UK

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Big brands lose listings in Tesco's latest Project Reset

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

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Gary Hazell launches spirits distributor Tortuga Brands

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

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

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ABP completes switch to green electricity at all its sites

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

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JJ Foodservice cuts fuel emissions with telematics

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

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

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JJ Foodservice to host trade days across 10 branches

The wholesaler will be offering businesses free products and discounts

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

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

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How to get your brand in front of buyers

Brands need to be creative to grab time-poor buyers’ attention – or get lost in the background

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What has the Co-op learned from its GSCOP breaches?

The GCA found it had not acted maliciously and engaged fully in the investigation process

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Why we must challenge international buying groups

IBGs offer enough support to claim their demands are a trade, rather than a raid, says David Sables

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Decoding Stuart Machin's letter to M&S suppliers

The food MD is in an ebullient mood over the M&S transformation plan, but will it work? 

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Adjudicator role changes could cause clash with retailers

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