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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

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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

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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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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?

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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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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

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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