Costa Coffee and Cranswick link for Hull food waste project


Costa could roll out the scheme across its other shops in the city


Tesco's Clubcard partnership with Uber to end this year


Currently Tesco Clubcard customers can triple the value of their Clubcard vouchers by swapping them for Uber credits


Allied Bakeries loses Tesco own-label bread contract


It follows six months of pricing discussions between the grocer and the ABF-owned supplier

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Aldi responds to wave of job enquiries with careers chatbot


The ‘careers bot’ answers questions from job hopefuls on Facebook Messenger and directs them to relevant opportunities

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Caterforce grows sales despite departure of Kent Frozen Foods


The foodservice buying group recorded annual sales of £524m for the year to the end of 2018

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Supermarket Income REIT buys Tesco Extra in Nottinghamshire


The property is the seventh supermarket to be snapped up by REIT

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Shopper research firm SBXL denies secret filming


Shopper research agency SBXL was accused this week in the Daily Mail of using covert technology to exploit consumers

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Diageo to launch Italian gin brand Villa Ascenti


The brand will be based on the concept of an Italian ‘flavour house’

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Bidfood cuts sugar content in its cakes by a quarter


The foodservice giant has completed the second phase of its reformulation programme


City snapshot: Sugar division woes hold back ABF's first half performance

2019-04-24T07:57:00+01:00By Andrew Don

Associated British Foods has posted a 15% drop in first half pre-tax profits as the plunge in margins at its AB Sugar business hit performance. Plus, Supermarket Income REIT buys Tesco hypermarket, Heineken grows first quarter beer volumes by 4.3% and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 24 April: Sainsbury’s/Asda, Majestic Wine, Coca-Cola

2019-04-24T07:42:00+01:00By Andrew Don

The Competition and Markets Authority will read the last rites for the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger on 25 April, writes The FT.

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Graze to halve sugar content across cereal bar portfolio


The overhaul follows 18 months of development, which will see chicory root fibre used as an alternative to sugar

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​Coca-Cola reports “solid” start to the year with 5% sales uplift


The Coca-Cola Company has posted net revenue growth of 5% in the first three months of the year, representing an “encouraging” first quarter performance.

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Pig sector complains to ASA over Amazon advert


The National Pig Association said Amazon’s Echo Dot cinema ad encouraged the illegal act of ’swill feeding’, which could spread disease

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Warburtons unveils bagels range to be advertised by Robert De Niro


The two variants of New York-style bagel are made in the traditional manner

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