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Henderson Wholesale reports rocketing sales and profits

2019-09-24T09:54:00+01:00By

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

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

2019-09-24T09:02:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-24T07:55:00+01:00By

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.

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

2019-09-24T07:47:00+01:00By

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 

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Perfetti Van Melle unveils vegan Fruittella soft candy duo

2019-09-24T07:45:00+01:00By

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

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Product recall leads to administration for Thomas Tucker

2019-09-24T07:45:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-23T23:01:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-23T15:49:00+01:00By

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

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Deadline extended for Top New Talent Awards entries

2019-09-23T14:57:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-23T14:49:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-23T12:09:00+01:00By

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

2019-09-23T12:07:00+01:00By

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

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

2019-09-23T11:19:00+01:00By

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

PEANUTS

Exercise increases risk of allergic reactions to peanuts, study finds

2019-09-23T10:42:00+01:00

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

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