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Kellogg’s unveils healthier Pringles Rice Fusion crisps Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Kellogg’s is predicting first-year sales of £20m for the four-strong lineup of Asian-inspired flavours

Desperados rebrand

Heineken readies first-ever makeover for Desperados

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

A fresh look for the tequila-infused beer brand will roll out from March

Pollen & Grace

Pollen & Grace reach out for £350k amid new listings Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The startup, founded in 2015 by Stephanie Johnson and Kristina Komlosiova, produces healthy ready meals and snacks

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Addo Food Group promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Bolton has taken over leadership of Addo from Chris Peters with immediate effect

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'Act now to prevent egg sarnie shortages' warns egg council Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Currently 25-30% of eggs used in food manufacturing are laid and processed abroad, according to the BEIC

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Defra to pause food and drink consultations as Brexit looms Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Environment secretary Michael Gove explained the changes in a letter to food and drink bodies

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Bidfood releases 10-part podcast on food and drink trends

18 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

The first two episodes of the ‘Talking Food’ series are now live

Abel & Cole

Abel & Cole to launch new delivery service for workplaces

18 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Deliveries will be made by bicycle from a warehouse in east London’s Hoxton, using third-party couriers

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Government considering 'watered down' version of DRS Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Environment secretary Michael Gove said the government was considering two options for DRS

Waitrose carbon cutting fridges

Waitrose to roll out energy-saving fridge tech at all stores Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose will begin installing the technology in all 349 stores next month

Little Freddie More Than Veg

Little Freddie launches More Than Veg pouch meals Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The range aims to fill the gap ‘between simple veg and fruit medleys and more complex textured meals’

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Sainsbury's bumps up prices for 150 beers and ciders Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

The super has upped the cost of a swathe of larger-format bottled SKUs from some of Britain’s biggest beer and cider brands

SIG paper straw

On-the-go plastic-free straw ‘first’ picked up by Nestlé

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The straw from Swiss packaging supplier SIG is made from paperboard

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City snapshot: McColl's returns to like-for-like sales growth in 2019 Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

McColl’s shares have jumped on news that the convenience retailer has returned to like-for-like growth, consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser has hit full year growth targets and the rest of the latest news from the City

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Media Bites 18 Feb: Sainsbury's/Asda, Premier Foods, Patisserie Valerie Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sainsbury’s has drafted in consultants to help with the mammoth task of merging with Asda as it awaits a key ruling on the £14bn deal 

Brockmans

Brockmans gin continues off-trade drive with Ocado listing Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

It marks the latest in a series of high-profile listings for the brand

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EU-grown sushi rice hit by shortage after 2018 heatwave Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Wholesale prices for EU-grown sushi rice are in double-digit growth, according to Eurostar Commodities MD Philip Bull

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Tesco plans major expansion of solar panels on its roofs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has already put in a series of planning applications for sites

ollys olives

Olly's Olives secures £200k cash boost to drive expansion Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

A number of angel investors and high-net worth individuals have backed the brand

Patisserie Valerie Sutton

Patisserie Valerie saved in sale to Irish PE firm Causeway Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Adam Leyland

A deal was struck with administrators KPMG in the early hours of Thursday morning

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Tulip loses big M&S contract to add to Danish Crown's woes Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

But pork giant says it’s winning new business too and its strategy is unchanged

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Suppliers expecting to have to absorb Brexit costs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Ninety per cent of suppliers say they are stockpiling for a potential no-deal

Greggs vegan sausage roll

Greggs to launch its vegan sausage roll into all stores

15 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

The vegan treat was launched at the beginning of the year in 950 shops to gauge customer demand

Waitrose B Corp

Waitrose adds online 'aisle' for certified B Corp products

15 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The trial bands together 20 brands and 50 products for sale on its website

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Patisserie Holdings-owned Baker & Spice sold to Department of Coffee and Social Affairs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Coffee shop chain Department of Coffee and Social Affairs has acquired the London-based Baker & Spice bistro chain from the striken former parent company of Patisserie Valerie.

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Waitrose Foundation expands to Senegal and The Gambia Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose already works with more than 100 farms across South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana and Costa Rica

Lidl kids' trollies

Lidl to roll out 'fun-size' children's trolleys nationally

15 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

The “fun-size” trolleys are to be a feature in more than 250 stores following a trial

Mamia

Organic babyfood brands losing share to own-label offerings

15 Feb 2019 | By Emma Weinbren

Organix and Hipp have shed sales as Aldi and Lidl unveiled their own offerings

Staple dairy

Staple Dairy Products acquired by its directors in buyout Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Three directors have purchased the Kent-based supplier from founder Derek Robbins

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Propercorn founders back £300k boost for Nice canned wine Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Nice has received backing from Propercorn and other investors ahead of its Sainsbury’s launch this month

Ambrosia

City snapshot: Premier Foods scraps Ambrosia sale plan Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods has pulled the prospective sale of its Ambrosia rice and custard brand as the process ”will not result in a satisfactory financial outcome”. Plus all the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 15 Jan: Patisserie Valerie, Coca-Cola, Nestlé Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

The private equity-backed management buyout to save collapsed cake chain Patisserie Valerie is unsurprisingly heavily covered in the papers this morning.

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Energy drinks and sugar-free drive CCEP profit and sales growth Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Coca-Cola European Partners also announced plans to start trading on the London Stock Exchange

f&f tesco

Tesco's F&F clothing range to be sold online through Next Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The new tie-up would begin with a selection of womenswear products for UK and international shoppers

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Shoppers feel the crunch as new wine duty hikes kick in Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Exclusive research by The Grocer reveals the supers have passed a significant portion of the new duty levels on to customers

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McColl’s turnaround can finally begin – and Safeway will be crucial Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

After a challenging 2018, there are some green shoots starting to peak through for McColl’s

Two way street

Why the buyer-supplier relationship is a two-way street Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Business study claims to show how suppliers can get the best from buyers

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Amazon is Go - but will the concept really work in the UK?

15 Feb 2019 | By Adam Leyland

Perhaps Amazon sees our facility with self-scanning technology as a strength

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Big 30 wholesalers: why won't suppliers deliver the goods? Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesalers have had to deal with the ‘worst-ever availability’ this past year – now they’re facing further uncertainty in the form of Brexit

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The big takeaway battle: pizza category report 2019 Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Angelina Mason

As Brits show an insatiable appetite for pizza delivery, grocery is getting in on the game

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What happens to food labelling if there's a no deal Brexit? Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Businesses are concerned by the cost and scale of the task that faces them

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The Secret Lives of Slim People leaves slimmers none the wiser

15 Feb 2019 | By Megan Tatum

What’s the big secret of slimming? Well, there isn’t one really

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Health-conscious men emerge as key demographic for plant-based trend

15 Feb 2019 | By Julia Glotz

Nearly one in 10 men say they ate vegan in January, driven primarily by health concerns, a new survey for The Grocer has found

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Theresa May can play fast and loose with jam but not people’s livelihoods Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The PM might be cutting back on food waste with her jam habits, but it’s not exactly great advice for the public

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Coke shows surreal streak as it gets behind footy fans Video

14 Feb 2019 | By Mark Dishman

Coca-Cola’s Premier League sponsorship deal no doubt cost it a pretty penny, so it’s no surprise to see it producing an ex…

eat 17

How Eat 17 is reimagining the local grocery store concept

14 Feb 2019 | By Tim Mason

Tim Mason, CEO of Eagle Eye, is impressed by the chain’s new and exciting convenience retail format

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Suma Wholefoods: the co-op that shares the health and the wealth Video Subscription

13 Feb 2019 | By Megan Tatum

Suma does business differently, with everyone earning the same wage and having a say

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Hands-off launches like RXBar reflect increasing hunger for ‘independent’ brands Subscription

13 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The discreet UK rollout of Kellogg’s RXBar may raise eyebrows, but it’s not unusual for big suppliers to play it low-and-slow

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Even healthy businesses have been put in a Brexit planning stranglehold

13 Feb 2019 | By Wayne Hudson

We at Birds Eye are directing time and money towards Brexit planning instead of improving our business, says Wayne Hudson, managing director at Birds Eye

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