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Asda, Queensway, Stafford: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We have to be very competitive on prices, and we are thanks to our Rolled Back Staying Back cuts’

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Tesco's discounter lines can't knock Asda off top spot Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Asda was exclusively cheapest on 13 items, with the dog chews, beer, cauliflower, potatoes and sausage rolls decisive…

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Asda Stafford offers easy shop at a busy time Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Emma Gesto

Asda wins this week with 82 points

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First look: inside Sainsbury's new beauty departments

10 Oct 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Sainsbury’s is trialling a new, expanded beauty offering in eight stores. We went to its Purley Way store to see what’s on offer

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Own-label showcase: Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients

08 Oct 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

We’ve selected some of the new products to highlight what they are, what they’re competing against and what the new launches tell us about Waitrose’s wider own-brand strategy

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Asda Supercentre, Basildon: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘The growth in click & collect has been absolutely astronomical’

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Morrisons Cwmbran: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Virtually every product line you can think of now has a wonky version and customers love it’

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Store of the week: Tesco Crieff Road, Perth Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

‘I’m really looking forward to seeing what Jack’s looks like and what they’ve done with it’

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Waitrose Comely Bank, Edinburgh: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

13 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Store manager John Taylor said recognising good performance was key to high standards

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Waitrose Chester: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

06 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Store manager Dickie Danby on why his store is this week’s winner

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Grocer 33 store of the week: Waitrose Preston Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘Employees know what’s expected of them and have the confidence to do it’

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Sainsbury's Merton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

23 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘It’s fantastic news to get this win and I’m so proud – especially given we’re going through some major changes’

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Sainsbury's Newport: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘The store has had two consecutive years of growth and we’re so pleased with this recognition’

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Sainsbury's Farlington: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘Our customer demographic is a huge variety so we need to provide a range of stock for their shopping missions’

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Morrisons St Andrews: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

02 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘I started off working for Asda but I then moved into fashion retail, working for Matalan and then in Arcadia and BHS’

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Tesco Wrexham, Wales: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

26 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘It’s been a challenging few weeks and the CO2 shortage went on a bit longer than everyone thought’

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Tesco Cadle, Swansea: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We have over 600 employees, so probably one of the biggest stores in Wales’

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Morrisons West Kirby: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

‘Our store is right by the beach so good weather really does drive sales’

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Sainsbury's Ashton Gate, Bristol: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

’It’s about going the extra mile for customers and always putting them first - our employees are great at this’

price winners

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Tesco's discounter lines can't knock Asda off top spot Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Asda was exclusively cheapest on 13 items, with the dog chews, beer, cauliflower, potatoes and sausage rolls decisive…

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Asda wins again as Price Guarantee comes to an end Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda’s £79.34 total was just £1.38 cheaper than second-placed Tesco this week

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Asda returns to the top spot with 20 cheapest items Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Walmart-owned retailer’s £63.18 total was £2.46 cheaper than second-placed Morrisons

Waitrose While Youre Away

Waitrose to deliver and unpack orders while customers are out Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Customers grant access to a Waitrose delivery driver by setting a temporary access code for their door’s lock 

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Ubamarket scan-as-you-go app set for Budgens Islington launch Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The app is days away from launching in a Budgens owned by Paul Gardner in Islington, north London

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Asda to roll out mobile app scan and pay trial

05 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket has launched a trial of the service at its Middleton store in Leeds, beginning with Asda staff

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

HG Stephensons Ltd  Territory Manager – Birmingham South

Territory Manager – Birmingham South - HG Stephensons Ltd

Basic Salary c£30,000 + OTE Commission/ Bonus Circ plus company car, phone and laptop
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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola

Whitepapers

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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How can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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