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Henderson Wholesale reports rocketing sales and profits


The company-owned stores division, Henderson Retail posted a 12% increase in turnover to £384m and a 12.9% jump in pre-tax profit to £8.7m


Original Free Drinks launches six-strong 0% RTD cocktails range


The range consists of Classic G&T, Pink G&T, Italian Spritz, Mojito, Cosmopolitan and Ginger Dram drinks

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City snapshot: Hotel Chocolat annual sales and profits jump amid global expansion plans


Hotel Chocolat has shrugged off “economic headwinds” on the UK high street to post a 14% full year sales surge and a 9% rise in underlying earnings. Plus, sales and profits drop at AG Barr after “disappointing” first half and all the rest of the latest news from the City.


Media Bites 24 Sep: Ocado/TDL, Tesco/Food waste, M&S


The company at the centre of an extraordinary legal dispute involving some of the UK’s best-known retailers has hit out at Ocado, accusing the retail technology company of over-reacting to its attempts to poach key executives 


Perfetti Van Melle unveils vegan Fruittella soft candy duo


Fruittella Koalas and Fruittella Sour Snake gelatine-free and made with real fruit juice


Product recall leads to administration for Thomas Tucker


Popcorn supplier Thomas Tucker has called in administrators after a food safety recall caused a cash shortfall in the business.

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Dave Lewis urges mandatory food waste labelling as voluntary sign-ups fall short


Some 156 of the biggest food companies backed a pledge to ‘Target, Measure and Act’ on food waste

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Teeling launches single pot still Irish whiskey


It comes on the back of a solid year for the brand, which launched into Tesco, Asda and Waitrose this year


Deadline extended for Top New Talent Awards entries


The TNT Awards, sponsored by Veritas Partners, aim to celebrate the best and brightest young talent working across the UK grocery and foodservice sector

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The Meatless Farm secures seven-figure investment from Channel 4


Alternative meat startup The Meatless Farm Co has sold part of its equity to broadcaster Channel 4 in exchange for commercial airtime for its new advertising campaign.

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Co-op signs up to UN ‘Our Only Future’ climate campaign


The Co-op is making changes such as using natural refrigerants, and minimising the environmental impact of its products through responsible sourcing

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Court documents reveal alleged secrecy tactics as Ocado and TDP engage in legal fight


The revelations came as it emerged Ocado was suing Faiman for allegedly obtaining confidential information to help set up TDP


Salmonella risk in ‘very small’ number of British Lion eggs, FSA warns


The FSA advised consumers to ‘thoroughly’ cook these eggs to eliminate the possibility of ingesting the bacteria

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Asda replaces black plastic trays with cardboard for Extra Special steaks

2019-09-23T11:14:00+01:00By Andrew Don

The retailer said the initiative would save more than 50 tonnes of plastic a year


Exercise increases risk of allergic reactions to peanuts, study finds


The FSA-funded research has been described as “hugely significant” for peanut allergy sufferers

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