Eat plans 'more exciting' flavours in cold food menu overhaul Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The company is bringing in a finalist from last year’s professional MasterChef to overhaul its menu

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Sainsbury's expands hit 'Gary' vegan cheese range

22 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sales exceeded expectations by 300% since product went viral on social media

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Wild meat range for Iceland Food Warehouse Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The frozen, hand-butchered range includes venison steaks, wood pigeon breast, cuts of pheasant, boar and partridge

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Abel & Cole launches new grass-fed dairy range Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Nine cheeses, two new artisan yoghurts and two handrolled butters were added to its own-label dairy range this week

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Spar to revamp wine range with everyday and exclusive lines

15 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Spar said it would maintain its “current mix of Spar brand and branded wines”

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Morrisons to drive further recovery by expanding The Best Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Edward Devlin

Morrisons is to double the size of its The Best premium own-label range by the end of the year

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Tesco pulls 24 own-label lines in overhaul of cooking sauces Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Own label accounted for a third of the cull, with 24 products dropped during the sizeable overhaul

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Nisa launches its first range of own-label fresh fish Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The buying group has added four salmon lines to its 850-strong Heritage own-label range

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Tesco unveils range of fresh vegetables aimed at children

08 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer says it wants to add a ‘touch of novelty’ through interesting shapes and sizes

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Asda demanded millions from suppliers or face delisting says GCA Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers were subjected to “aggressive tactics, such as inflexible demands made by Asda buyers”

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NFRN boss warns wholesalers against supermarket-style range culls Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Wholesale range and service ‘worse than ever’ says Paul Baxter

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One Stop teams up with Relex to build shopper profiles

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Relex’s Behavioural Clustering solution highlights shopper trends using sales history and forecast data

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Asda demanded millions from suppliers to avoid delisting, says GCA Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers were subjected to “aggressive tactics, such as inflexible demands made by Asda buyers”

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Iceland tests craft beer offer with Food Warehouse promotion Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It was “an opportunity to test the water where Iceland did not have a range before,” according to a spokesman…


Tesco accused of 'shying away' from British lamb support Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

But supermarket hits back at NFU criticism and insists it sells more than last year

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Morrisons looking to add more lines to fresh free-from range Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The counters had received a “positive response” from customers and some were travelling long distances

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Copycat packaging tricking 'autopilot' shoppers into buying Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

British Brands Group study equipped shoppers with used eye-tracking technology

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Majestic boosts sherry offer as fortified wine sales surge Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer has introduced Madeira sherry Henriques & Henriques 3yo

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Tesco launches new prepared lines in fruit & veg aisles

14 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Demand for products of this kind had surged by 10% over the past two years, Tesco said


Amplify works on Tyrrells recovery as UK sales slump Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The US owner of upmarket crisp brand Tyrrells has cut SKUs and axed private-label contracts

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Morrisons pledges not to use 'fake-farm' brands Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The pledge forms part of a new campaign by the supermarket to promote British produce

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Asda favours posh pop in fizzy drinks revamp Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The grocer has overhauled its carbonates range, dropping roughly 40 SKUs and adding close to 60

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Sainsbury's looks poised to launch new trio of own-label wines Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket has applied to register three class 33 trademarks

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Tesco swaps black tea for trendy blends in range overhaul

04 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The shake-up sees cuts to black tea lines by PG Tips and Typhoo

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BrewDog trials branded craft beer fixture with Tesco Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The fixture appeared in Tesco’s Danestone, Aberdeen, store close to BrewDog’s Ellon brewery last month…

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The looming labour crisis: OC&C top 150 index 2017 Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Growth of the Top 150 UK food producers, already at a 15-year low, has been in short supply

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What is UK food's export growth actually worth? Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The falling value of the pound is a double-edged sword

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Could Freddogate be connected to Brexit? Pat has a theory...

22 Sep 2017

Things have been quiet this week with Mrs May and Mr Johnson off around the world

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VK puts a stop to chat barriers

22 Sep 2017

RTD brand VK has racked its brains and come up with a clever studenty promotion: doorstops!

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Prince George kicks off UK lentil love-in

22 Sep 2017

He’s only just started at school and already wee Prince George is proving a tastemaker

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Halo Top opts for scary ice cream robot

22 Sep 2017

Its latest TV ad sees an elderly figure apparently incarcerated in a clinical white room

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Taylors of Harrogate works its magic with Patrick Stewart Video

22 Sep 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Taylors of Harrogate crams a lot into a pair of new ads – one for tea, one for coffee

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Weather hits tea production in Sri Lanka and Kenya Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Sri Lankan tea producers have been affected by heavy rains and floods

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Harry Clarke, Pops Ice Popsicles, on sampling and dumplings

22 Sep 2017

“I attempted to get a job at a woman’s cashmere clothing company. It certainly wasn’t my bag but I soldiered on!”

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Fipronil scandal causes processing egg shortage Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The year on year price of shell eggs for processing has risen by 83.6%

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Cadbury leads pre-holiday hike in promotional activity Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The chocolate giant was grocery’s most promoted brand as it boosted its offers by 11.82%

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Tesco suppliers are setting a great example on food waste data

22 Sep 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Let’s hope this commitment acts as a tipping point for other suppliers to come out of the shadows

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