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Tesco announces 10% increase in hourly pay rate for staff Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Hourly pay will reach £8.42 an hour by November 2018, but premiums will be cut further…

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Nisa Retail frees up £120m with refinancing move Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Deal comes amid rumours of a multimillion-pound takeover by Sainsbury’s

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Johnston Press slammed for newsagent profit margin cuts

23 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Margins will drop to as low as 10% while cover prices increase by up to 20p…

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The Grocer New Product Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

23 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Morre than 200 entries were trimmed to 139 across 32 categories

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English Tea Shop joins forces with Joe's Tea Company Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Two UK speciality organic tea brands are joining forces to build an £11m operation to take advantage of booming sales of speciality teas

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Shoppers' interest in voice ordering surges Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

There is growing interest among shoppers in using voice-activated technology for online grocery shopping

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Walmart tipped to start bidding war for Whole Foods Subscription

23 Jun 2017

A rival bid could block Amazon’s expansion into grocery, says JP Morgan

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Amazon's Whole Foods move hits US and UK supermarket rivals Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Amazon’s shock £12.7bn deal to buy US grocery chain Whole Foods Market has savaged supermarket shares

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Tesco to merge grocery and GM for click & collect Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The rollout comes amid a rationalisation of Tesco’s GM services

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Heatwave-hit mults face criticism over chiller failures

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Social media is awash with reports of fridges breaking down as the mercury topped 30 degrees

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FDF welcomes reassurances over EU nationals' residency in UK Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink businesses have lived under “cloud of uncertainty” for 12 months, trade body says

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Unite strike action threatens M&S deliveries at 100 sites Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

eTwenty workers are due to strike for 12 days over claims of £8,000 pay discrepancy at delivery company Gist

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Nestlé Waters expands bottled water offer with Perrier Flavours Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Two variants, Green Apple and Lemon, have launced in a 500ml bottle

Piccolo and puppets

Piccolo to run kids’ healthy eating classes at Morrisons

23 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Sessions will include a performance from educational puppeteers Hartbeeps

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Tesco to axe Fairtrade for own label coffee Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Move is yet another blow to the Fairtrade Foundation following a similar decision by Sainsbury’s earlier this month

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City snapshot: English Tea Shop buys Joe’s Tea Company Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Two UK speciality organic tea brands are joining forces to build an £11m operation to take advantage of booming sales of speciality teas. Plus, a look at the finance stories in this week’s edition of The Grocer, supermarket shares fall again and all the latest news from the City

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Media Bites 23 June: Heineken, Exports, B&M Bargains Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Mexico looks to call the shots over Heineken’s tequila beer in row over tequila content in Desperados lager

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Top New Talent 2017 is open for entries Video

23 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The awards are open to anyone under 35, and nominees can be working in any part of the industry

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Tacon reads riot act to three mults over drop & drive Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The unnamed trio have been accused by suppliers of unjustly deducting tens of millions for drop & drive discrepancies

Moy Park Chicken Sensations

JBS faces struggle to find a buyer for Moy Park Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Northern Ireland-headquartered supplier is one of the biggest poultry processors in Europe

Dave Curness

Dave Curness, Store Manager of the Year Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By James Halliwell

How many supermarkets do you know with an official Wet Squad? Sainsbury’s Redhill has one

Tesco fish counter

Tesco follows Sainsbury's with hikes to salmon prices

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Tesco this week upped prices by 4% across 40 comparable SKUs

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Müller targets convenience with two on-the-go snacking yoghurts Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Müller Corner strawberry (rsp: 90p/150g) and Müller Light Goodies lemon (rsp: 90p/107g) will be available from Boots

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Weak sterling pushes up price of apples Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Apple prices in the UK are up 25.5% year on year thanks to a weaker sterling over the past 12 months

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Commodity prices: rising demand for soybean oil pushes up prices Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Rising demand for soybean oil has pushed prices up month on month

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Banana prices hiked by crop disruption in South America Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Banana wholesale prices are up almost 20% year on year after poor weather in Central and South America hit production…

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Beer drinkers pay more for big brands but less for craft Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Shoppers will pay less for craft beer but more for mainstream booze in the mults this summer

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'Quick and easy' pork testing kit goes on sale

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Haltest is a test similar to the technology used in pregnancy tests

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Sainsbury's loses out as beer and cider returns to growth Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sainsbury’s was the only mult to miss out on the past year’s beer and cider renaissance

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Sainsbury's food waste communities sign up to Olio app

22 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Last year, Sainsbury’s reported positive results from using Olio to cut food waste in Swadlincote…

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McColl's attractive to supermarket buyers, claim analysts Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

McColl’s bought 298 Co-op stores in December 2016 to take the number of convenience stores it owns to 1,300

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Macb withdraws Strawberry & Kiwi water as 'unpleasant smell' reported in drinks

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food Standards Scotland has warned consumers not to drink Macb flavoured water

Persil

Persil Powergems 'are laundry breakthrough' Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The technology was the biggest breakthrough since the birth of the laundry capsule, said Unilever

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Sainsbury's opens Crussh 'fit food' concession in Pimlico

22 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

This is the first time Crussh has partnered with another retailer

Richmond sausages

Richmond cuts pack sizes in face of pork price increases Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Kerry Foods has cut the pack size of Richmond Thick Sausages from 16 sausages to 14…

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Big brands count the cost as Sainsbury's declares war Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Distinctive NPD preferred, with commodity brands facing the axe

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The trouble with crowdfunding Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

What’s the success rate for crowdfunded startups? And is there adequate protection, or are punters just punks? We take a look at the winners … and losers

Britain votes to leave EU

Seasonal labour shortages - who's going to sort it and when? Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Happy Brexit anniversary! We’ve seen soaring inflation, shrinkflation and the near collapse of a government

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Amazon appetite for physical stores points to UK targets Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

When China sneezes the world gets a cold. It feels a bit like that with Amazon

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What the Whole Foods tie-up will mean for Amazon Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon’s food armoury had lacked crucial weapons. Not any more

Rude Health cereals

Build to last: get your foodie startup past the two-year mark

23 Jun 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I was recently asked to give a talk on longevity at a food startup conference

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Sainsbury's closes in on Nisa but will members say yes? Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Sainsbury’s is now in a one-horse race to buy Nisa – but could still lose

organic produce

Producers must have a new mindset to children's health

22 Jun 2017

Sir, Reading Anna Rosier’s Saturday Essay ‘The organic revolution forges ahead’, I found myself nodding in agreement

Timo Boldt

Get under customers' skin with AI

22 Jun 2017 | By Timo Boldt

All demographics, especially post-millennials and Generation Y, are demanding seamless, customised shopping experience

Clive Black

Amazon: a grocery player, indeed

22 Jun 2017 | By Clive Black

The world of grocery retailing was delivered quite a surprise on Friday 16 June by Amazon…

Paul Cuatrecasas

Wholesalers: prepare for disruption

22 Jun 2017 | By Paul Cuatrecasas

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shows it is determined to dominate all areas of retail

Steve Parfett

Owning wholesale will embed big four in almost total dominance

22 Jun 2017 | By Steve Parfett

We have very early notice of the consequences for the entire grocery sector of failing to stop Tesco-Booker

Blacklock steak

Cutting down on meat? It’s easier if the judgement is cut out too Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Amy North

Everyone agrees we needed to eat more veggies, but the occasional good quality steak is fine too

poundland

Trouble in Poundland: wheeler-dealing with Barry Williams

22 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Jim McCarthy dodged a Brexit bullet when he stepped down from the helm of Poundland in March 2016

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Beer and Cider Category Report 2017

Under fire: Beer & cider category report 2017 Video Subscription

Beer & cider brands are against the wall as the supers review their booze ranges scrutinising every inch of shelf space brands command. No one is safe …

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