Bidfood plans Punjab Kitchen relaunch following takeover


The acquisition took place in January but was only confirmed by Bidfood’s South African parent company Bidcorp last month

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Thomas Blackwell to take over as British Coffee Association chair

2019-06-24T11:54:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

Blackwell will be responsible for supporting the industry through the next phase of Brexit negotiations

Broadway Convenience

Shrinkage costing UK retailers almost £11bn a year

2019-06-24T11:51:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

The top five stolen items by value in food retail were alcoholic drinks, cheese, meat, sweets and canned fish

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Retailers to be given ‘self-policing’ GSCOP role as Adjudicator steps down


Christine Tacon confirmed she is to step down next year after seven years in the role

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Liquid milk sector facing further instability due to plunging returns


A new report from Kite Consulting has claimed the liquid milk sector is in a ‘precarious financial position’

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Higgidy trials branded in-store deli counter at Sainsbury’s


The West Sussex pie maker is offering a 12-strong range in 11 Sainsbury’s stores

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City snapshot: Carrefour sells Chinese retail business in €1.4bn deal


French retail giant Carrefour has announced it has agreed to sell its operations in China to Chinese retail group in a €1.4bn deal. Plus, franchise retailer Cake Box has delivered 33% sales growth in its inaugural year as a listed business and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 24 June: Patisserie Valerie, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s


Five people have been arrested over the Patisserie Valerie affair as the scandal over the chain’s collapse deepens.

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Edrington annual sales soar on booming demand for premium brands


Scottish spirits stalwart Edrington reported an “industry-leading” rise in annual revenues on the back of soaring demand for its premium-end whisky.

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Sainsbury’s responds to War on Plastic with loose fruit & veg price cuts

2019-06-21T15:10:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

The move comes after the programme compared the cost of loose versus packaged items at both Tesco and Sainsbury’s

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Aldi to roll out loose veg trial in England


The discounter started selling five lines without plastic wrapping in Scotland earlier this year and is set to do the same

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McDonald’s to scrap plastic salad containers & McFlurry lids


Salads will be served in cardboard containers, disposing of the plastic bowl, shaker salad cups and lids used currently

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M&S and Ocado shares hit by Tesco Finest possibility


Tesco CEO Dave Lewis may have only made brief mention of the possibility of Tesco creating an upmarket convenience store offering, but the City quickly took it as a threat to Marks & Spencer and Ocado’s new partnership.

TRS Group

Exponent confirms deal to buy Asian food wholesaler TRS


Private equity player Exponent has confirmed a deal to acquire specialist Asian food wholesaler TRS Foods as it readies a consolidation push.


Karro Food Group losses continue to grow under CapVest


Newly filed accounts in Companies House show pre-tax losses for the year to 29 December 2018 rose to £9.2m…

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