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Carlsberg UK and Marston’s To Create Brewing Joint Venture

Carlsberg UK and Marston’s have agreed to form a joint venture beer company in the UK. The creation of the £780m business will allow the two companies to merge their operations and save costs at a time when their sales (more…)

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Negotiating for Suppliers in the Post Coronavirus World – June 12th and 19th

A half-day ‘virtual’ workshop designed by negotiation expert and Grocer magazine columnist David Sables of Sentinel. We all know that what we are living through at the moment is unparalleled in our lifetime, and the world won’t be the same (more…)

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SPAR Calls For Suppliers To Increase Support For Wholesale And Convenience Sectors

The head of SPAR UK has called for food and drinks suppliers to allocate more stock to the wholesale and convenience sectors during the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking to trade magazine The Grocer, the retailer’s Managing Director Louise Hoste said that (more…)

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Aldi Introduces Traffic Lights For Store Access

Aldi has started rolling out a new automated traffic light system at its entrances to control the number of shoppers going in and out of stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The technology is being introduced nationwide this week following trials, (more…)

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Head Of M&S Food Stresses Importance Of Getting Ocado Delivery Launch Right

Stuart Machin, Managing Director of M&S Food, is reported to have written to his staff to warn them that all eyes will be on the retailer’s new venture with Ocado when it launches on 1 September. The embattled retailer bought (more…)

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Government Confirms Date When Non-Essential Shops Can Reopen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that all retailers across England can start reopening their doors from next month if they can meet the coronavirus guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. From 1 June, outdoor markets and car showrooms can (more…)

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Appoints New MD and Sales Director

Lactalis UK & Ireland, the UK subsidiary of the French Lactalis Group, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director. Mike Chatters, formerly the company’s Sales Director, will take responsibility for all the Lactalis UK & Ireland businesses from (more…)

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Aldi Helps Irish Products Gain Listings

45 Irish food and drink producers have won contracts to supply Aldi’s 142 stores in Ireland through its Grow with Aldi Supplier Development Programme. Over 75 products will now go on sale as part of an Aldi Specialbuys event, beginning (more…)

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Retail Sales Still ‘Deeply Depressed’

Retail sales volumes remained deeply depressed in the year to May, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The pace of decline slowed a little compared with April (when retailers reported the joint-fastest drop since the start of (more…)

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Theo Paphitis – ‘Retail Will Never, Ever Be The Same Again’

Entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis talks to the BBC about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on retail. He says retail will never be the same again, echoing comments from the boss of Marks & Spencer. Read (more…)

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Fuller’s Boss – Half Of My Pubs Can’t Open If The Two-Metre Rule Stays

Fuller’s boss Simon Emeny is one of around 15 chief executives of hospitality and leisure companies who hold a weekly conference call with Business Secretary Alok Sharma. In recent weeks, he and fellow chief executives – such as Andy Hornby (more…)

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Lidl To Become More Aggressive On Pricing During Recession

It has been reported that Lidl is restructuring its central purchasing department as part of moves to become more “price-aggressive” as economies across Europe head into recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. The discounter is also planning an increased focus (more…)

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Coles To Offer Suppliers Data-Driven Insights To Meet Changing Customer Needs

Coles, Australia’s second-largest grocery retailer, has linked up with market analytics provider IRI to give suppliers an improved insight into customer needs, utilising data from more than 2,500 supermarkets, Coles Express convenience and Coles Liquor stores. Coles last year named (more…)

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Molson Coors Outlines Steps To Offset Fall In Demand

Brewing giant Molson Coors Beverage has confirmed a number of measures it is taking to save cash after being hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak in its key markets. The US-listed firm has suspended quarterly dividends for its current financial (more…)

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SPAR Hits Record Market Share In Austria After Outperforming Rivals

SPAR Austria achieved its best-ever market share of 35.6% [Nielsen data] in April, bolstered by increased demand for groceries during the coronavirus outbreak. However, the group highlighted that it overtook its competitors for the first time in January, showing that (more…)

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The Man Who Sells 700 Million Sandwiches A Year

The BBC’s The Boss series speaks to Patrick Coveney, chief executive of convenience food group Greencore. When you are the UK’s largest maker of pre-packaged sandwiches, the coronavirus lockdown is a significant problem. With everyone except key workers being asked (more…)

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Reliance Challenging Amazon And Flipkart In India With Online Grocery Service

Reliance Industries is set to roll-out its new online grocery service in a move aimed at taking on Amazon and Walmart (Flipkart) in the fast-growing Indian retail market. Damodar Mall, Chief Executive of grocery retail at the Indian conglomerate, said (more…)

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EDEKA Nord Bolsters Management Team

EDEKA’s northern division is set to be managed by three managing directors. Effective 1 June, Frank Breuer will work alongside Stefan Giese and Martin Steinmetz in leading the German cooperative retailer. Breuer’s main task will be strengthening the digitisation and (more…)

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Coca-Cola Amatil Sales Plunge On Widespread Lockdowns

Coca-Cola Amatil boss Alison Watkins has signalled the company will make cutbacks if Australia falls into recession, as the drinks giant confirmed lockdowns and venue closures have smashed its sales in the past two months. Read the full article on (more…)

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Aldi Top For Code Compliance Again With Co-op Biggest Improver

The full results of Christine Tacon’s seventh and final Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) survey have been published today. They show Aldi continuing its long-running winning streak in terms of compliance (96%) with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP). However, (more…)

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