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Eagle Eye to raise £6m for expansion drive Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

AIM-listed retail technology firm Eagle Eye is to raise £6m to boost its marketing spend and target expansion in Canada and North America.

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Costco reports 8% sales increase in third quarter Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Net sales were up $2bn to $28.22bn (£21bn) in the three months to 7 May

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Sainsbury's adds halal sandwiches to food to go range

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Four products are available in the Express Cuisine range, which is manufactured by Halal Kitchen

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Amazon Fresh opens Seattle drive-through stores to public Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The company began testing the two stores with employees in March

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Nomad ups earnings expectations after promotion-driven organic sales growth Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Birds Eye and Findus owner Nomad Foods has upped its full year earnings expectations after heavy promotions in the UK drove it to a 1.1% rise in organic sales in the first quarter

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Retail leaders now more downbeat about future under Brexit Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Korn Ferry survey of retail bosses found 40% were pessimistic compared with only 27% before the vote

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Tesco set to slash carbon emissions with refrigerant switch Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer has already converted the first 60 stores to the new system

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Five things we learned from the M&S results Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Steve Rowe was upbeat about ongoing plan to revamp estate and further integrate two sides of business

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Dunbia-Dawn Meats merger 'secures strategic Brexit hedge' Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Dunbia CEO Jim Dobson will run the jv, with Dawn Meats CEO Niall Browne acting as executive chairman

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Marks & Spencer shares hold firm despite profit slump Subscription

26 May 2017

Long-time supporters of Marks & Spencer found cause for comfort but there was plenty for bears to get their teeth into

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Fever-Tree shares net £73m for Charles Rolls Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Fever-Tree co-founder and former executive chairman Charles Rolls has netted £73.1m from a share sale this week

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Twisted Halo set to launch bid for £450k on Seedrs platform Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Alcoholic coconut water brand Twisted Halo is set to launch a £450,000 crowdfunding campaign next week

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Sainsbury's faces flak over its new Fairly Traded scheme Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has rejected criticism from Fairtrade over the supermarket’s new Fairly Traded sustainability standard

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City snapshot: Leisure spend slowdown continues as sales slide at Restaurant Group Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

More suggestions of a UK consumer slowdown have emerged this morning as Frankie and Benny’s owner Restaurant Group reported a slide in sales at the start of the year

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Media Bites 26 May: Pepsi/Britvic, B&M, Tate & Lyle Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

PepsiCo has decided to sell up to all of its long-held 4.5% stake in its UK bottler Britvic.

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Highland Spring gets £5m ‘Brave by Nature’ campaign Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Running for six months, the push centres on a TV advert that will make its debut on 1 June

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Freixenet to make prosecco debut as cava market loses fizz Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Freixenet is poised to launch its own Italian sparking wine (11% abv) into Tesco in early July

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Palmer & Harvey management shakeup sees several senior directors leave Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A number of senior directors including executive deputy chairman Chris Etherington have left the wholesaler, The Grocer understands

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Kopparberg adds Blueberry & Lime variant to ciders range

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The cider brand has hailed the launch as a “significant step” 

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Aldi recalls Brasserie gluten-free ale over allergy concerns Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

No other Aldi of Brasserie brand products are known to be affected

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McColl's Jonathan Miller 'open to supply deal with Booker' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller said he would be open to a supply deal with Booker

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Robert Porter-Smith joins backers of smoothie kit newbie Pack'd Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Frozen smoothie kit start-up Pack’d has secured £350,000 from three investors

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Sugro UK to further roll out online ordering system Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The buying and marketing group plans to roll out its online ordering system to a further 14 wholesaler member depots

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Asda rolls 'ultra-premium' Liverpool Gin into northern stores Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The launch was a “major milestone” for the brand, said owner Halewood Wines & Spirits

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Enjoy Milk free-range brand 'still on track' insists founder Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Brand is in discussions with major supermarket and online retailer, and plans to launch 250 vending machines

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Walkers highlights lower fat content in Oven Baked revamp Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The brand has also added a Roasted Chicken & Thyme variant

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British shoppers increasingly choosing home-grown brands

25 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Seven of top 10 brands chosen by consumers most often are British, shows Kantar Worldpanel’s 2017 Brand Footprint

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JJ Food Service to open Enfield branch to the public Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

It has invested £40,000 into a display area to highlight deals relevant to households

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AB InBev applies to register Uproot Brewing brand Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewing giant said its move was “an initial step in a longer journey”

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Conviviality sees sales almost double thanks to 'wider reach' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The company has hailed a year of “unprecedented change”

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Waitrose sizes up other locations for hit supper clubs Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The “overwhelmingly positive feedback” has prompted Waitrose to weigh up taking the concept to other locations

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Melanie Smith joins Marks & Spencer as strategy director Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Smith will take up the newly created role next month

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Waitrose 1 own-label range to be exported to China and India Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Waitrose 1 range will now be available in 30 territories

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Pig industry fears loss of China access after hep E reports Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

National Pig Association CEO Zoe Davies said negative publicity created by the coverage could derail pork exports

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Onken adds big pot yoghurt with five wholegrains Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Onken Plain Grain launches in Waitrose and Tesco on 5 June

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A year in, Waste Not Want Not has won some major victories

26 May 2017 | By Adam Leyland

This week marks the first anniversary of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign

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The right side of packaging history

26 May 2017 | By Nicola Marston

In May, Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin named and shamed some of the worst packaging offenders in terms of recyclability

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Our Waste Not Want Not fight on food waste one year on... Video

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

It’s been 12 months since The Grocer launched our campaign to tackle the food being wasted by UK food and drink firms

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Candy Kittens plans to make its portfolio vegan-friendly Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The adult confectionery brand has changed manufacturer to take out the beef gelatine in its high-end sweets

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Mixed materials just rubbish when it comes to recycling Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

But as Pringles and Lucozade are fingered, what’s to be done?

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Immersive marketing: a brand day out Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

How effective are brand theme parks at building a deeper love for the brand and extra sales at the supermarket in the long

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Why did Asda decide to stop the sale of loose fruit & veg?

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Has Asda really lost the plot on packaging or is there method in its ‘madness’?

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Managing growth: a nice problem to have, but ask yourself why

26 May 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

My earworm for the past few weeks has been ‘Is That All There Is?’ by Peggy Lee

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The Hebridean Sea Salt fallout again shows role of provenance Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Suppliers know provenance is key, particularly for high-end products with artisanal credentials

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Dysfunctional delay at CMA

26 May 2017 | By Clive Black

The CMA must be so very busy at the moment

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Understand your customers - and show them

25 May 2017 | By James Moir

Retailers and fmcg brands are bracing for difficult times

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Facebook as grocery channel. Like? Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Facebook now wants to influence your eating habits.  The social media site has begun trialling an Order Food icon among selected US users. What are the implications for grocery?

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Why is Britain saying ‘up yours’ to European wine? - video Video

25 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

It has little to do with Brexit (for a change). IRI’s head of alcohol Toby Magill explains why old world wine has become old news in Britain…

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Butter prices up as low milk fat supplies hit wholesale Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The price of block butters in the major supermarkets has risen by nearly 10% during the past year

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts c/o The Simmance Partnership National Account Manager - Top 4 Grocery

National Account Manager - Top 4 Grocery - Jacobs Douwe Egberts c/o The Simmance Partnership

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WNWN Webinar Panel

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Opportunities & Threats To Online Grocery Shopping

Shaping up the future of online grocery shopping

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Are you ready for integrated food safety?

The implementation of comprehensive end-to-end Food Safety and Task Management strategies that utilize remote monitoring based upon IoT promise to provide businesses with a new cornerstone for building a comprehensive and preemptive Food Safety and Facilities plan.

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.

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Whitepaper: Understand how customers connect with alcohol brands

In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

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A new age for space age food? Frozen food category report 2017 Video Subscription

Frozen food looks like it’s in a deep sleep. But as the sector aims for younger shoppers, is it set to enter a new age?

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