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Waitrose And Discounters Raised Their Prices The Most Last Year

Research by consumer watchdog Which? suggests that grocery prices at Waitrose rose more than three times faster than any other main supermarket during 2021. A comparative basket of 19 everyday goods at Waitrose rose by 9.2% last year compared to (more…)

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2022 Groceries Code Adjudicator survey now open │ Tell Mark White how the retailers are treating you

Mark wants to hear from groceries suppliers about how well the designated retailers are complying with the Code. Your responses give Mark early intelligence of any major issues as the sector experiences such fast-paced change. Run by YouGov, any information (more…)

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Easing Of Commodity Pressures Could See Food Price Inflation Peak Soon

It has been suggested that surging food prices could start to ease in the coming months as cost pressures begin to subside. Speaking to trade magazine The Grocer, Jesper Christiansen, a senior analyst with commodity experts Mintec, said: “We are (more…)

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Lidl’s Expansion On Track As It Opens 900th Store

Lidl will open its 900th store in the UK tomorrow, putting it on track to reach its target of 1,100 sites by end of 2025. Located on Edge Lane near Liverpool city centre, the discounter’s 900th store joins five other (more…)

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Subdued Year For Wholesalers; Calls For Better Category Advice And Product Availability

The new UK Wholesale Market Report from Lumina Intelligence shows that overall, the UK’s leading wholesalers experienced sales growth of 3.7% in 2020/21, versus 3.9% in 2019/20. The decline was driven by foodservice wholesalers, who experienced significant falls during the (more…)

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HG Acquires Sustainable Household Cleaning Brand

Netherlands-based household cleaning brand HG has acquired Ecozone, a family-run business operating in London that specialises in cleaning products made using a combination of plant-based and natural ingredients. Ecozone’s range of over 100 products includes eco-friendly cleaning, laundry, and dishwashing (more…)

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Australian Brewer Looking To Offload UK Operation

The Australian owner of a British craft beer producer Lion Little World Beverages has revealed that it is conducting a “strategic review” of its UK business, which is likely to lead to a sale of the operation. Lion, which is (more…)

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BWG Foods To Trial AI-Powered Predictive Stock Management System

BWG Foods has become the first grocery retailer in Ireland to spearhead an intelligent ordering platform, ShopLink Pro, developed by US-based AI leader R4 Technologies, as part of a new pilot scheme taking place across its retail network. Traditional ordering (more…)

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Recovery At WH Smith Held Back By Omicron But Sees Recovery In Travel Retail

WH Smith revealed today that its total revenues remained below pre-pandemic levels after taking a “small hit” from early concerns around the emergence of the Omicron variant. However, it hailed good progress with its recovery and forecast improvements in the (more…)

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Waitrose Appoints New Sourcing Manager For BWS

Waitrose has hired Barry Dick MW to fill the new role of Beer, Wine and Spirit Bulk Sourcing Manager. The role will focus upon the management of the global importation and UK packing of wines and spirits for the supermarket’s (more…)

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The Body Shop Hires Estée Lauder Exec To Lead UK Business

Estée Lauder’s US retail boss Maddie Smith is joining The Body Shop to lead its operation in the UK. This follows the promotion of current UK boss Linda Campbell to the role of Global Retail Director. Smith is currently Retail (more…)

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Parfetts Appoints New Regional Head

Parfetts has appointed Richard Fleming as Head of Operations (West). He will be responsible for developing the delivered service from its Stockport, Aintree and Anfield depots and running the cash & carry operations. Richard joins the business from Booker and (more…)

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Is It Time To Fill Your Basket With Supermarket Shares Again?

Last week saw an outbreak of optimism as some British retailers reported bumper Christmas sales figures. Though the sales boost will have delighted store bosses, reaction from the markets has been mixed. Read the full article on the This is (more…)

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L’Oréal Men Expert Taps Into Gaming Market

L’Oréal Men Expert has become the latest personal care brand to enter the fast-growing world of competitive computer gaming. The men’s male grooming label is partnering with esports performance brand Fnatic. The collaboration will see L’Oréal Men Expert’s branding appear (more…)

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Hardys Set For Major Spring Campaign

Wine brand Hardys is returning to TV in March as part of a £3m marketing campaign. The ‘Certainty’ campaign will see its flagship wine, now worth £295m, return to TV for the first time since 2018 as part of an (more…)

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2022 Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards Open For Entries

Food and drink producers from Scotland are being invited to enter the 2022 Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards (SRFDA). Launched last year, the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards celebrate the food and drink products locally produced in Scotland. (more…)

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Nomadic Adds To Yogurt & Clusters Range

Nomadic Dairy is starting 2022 with the launch of a new, limited edition, flavour for its Yogurt & Oat Clusters range. Honeycomb and Chocolate features a combination of honeycomb pieces and chocolate oat clusters, paired with a separate pot of (more…)

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McVitie’s To Sponsor Britain’s Got Talent

Pladis has announced that its McVitie’s brand will be the lead sponsor of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent TV show. The partnership with ITV will play a key role in McVitie’s’ new £10m Golden Moments campaign. During the 15th season (more…)

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Cornish Clotted Cream Brand Secures Wider Listing With Tesco

Cornish Clotted Cream brand Rodda’s has secured a new distribution deal with Tesco. From this week, Rodda’s 227g clotted cream will be available across over 800 Tesco stores in the UK. The brand will continue to stock its full range, the (more…)

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Aldi Opens Doors To New Checkout-Free Concept Store

Aldi has become the latest grocery retailer in the UK to launch a checkout-free store that uses hi-tech camera systems to detect what shoppers put in their basket. The Shop&Go concept store in Greenwich, London opened this morning for public (more…)

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