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Morrisons Shutting Stores Following Performance Review

Morrisons confirmed yesterday that it is planning to close four of its supermarkets following a review of the performance of its store estate. The outlets set for closure over the coming months are in Ince in Wigan, Shirley in Solihull, (more…)

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Business Buyers Could Be Blocked From Using Supermarkets To Buy Stock In Event Of No-Deal Brexit

Supermarket chains are considering rationing their products for small business customers if a no-deal Brexit leads to stock shortages in the food industry. Speaking to the BBC, a senior executive at a “major food retailer” stated such a move would (more…)

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Iceland Hails Success Of Reverse Vending For Plastic Bottles

Iceland has called on the government to push ahead with plans to introduce a national deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles following the success of trials within its stores. The retailer revealed that it has recycled more than 1 (more…)

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FMCG Brands Lead The Way In Attention Grabbing Short YouTube Ads

YouTube has released its Bumper Ads Leaderboard, which showcases the top 10 six-second adverts that people loved this year. The ranking highlights that it’s been a battle of the FMCG brands, with Doritos, Papa John’s and Cadbury all making a (more…)

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Retail Sector Buckling Under Strain Of Potential No-Deal Brexit And Rising Costs

Retailers expect the sharpest deterioration in business conditions since February 2009 in the coming months, according to the latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey from the CBI. Retail sales volumes and orders both fell at their fastest rate since December 2008 (more…)

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Coca-Cola Using Robots To Deliver Drinks

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has revealed that is piloting robotic technology at the Alton Towers theme park resort to help deliver drinks to customers, as part of its Ventures innovation investment fund. CCEP Ventures is working with autonomous driving experts (more…)

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Over A Third Of Retailers Unprepared For The Future

New research has found that a worrying number of retailers are not actively preparing for the future, with 35% admitting to having no business transformation strategy in place for the rise of digital technology and changing consumer habits. The survey (more…)

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Irish Food And Alcohol Prices Among The Highest In The World

Food and drink are pricey in Ireland, with alcohol, meat and fruit, and vegetables among the most expensive items, according to a market research firm. Read the full article on the Irish Examiner website (more…)

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Fulfil Launches New Indulgent Flavour

The Fulfil brand has announced plans to launch its most chocolatey bar yet, which will be available in the UK from September. The decadent Chocolate Brownie features a rich, fudgy centre enrobed with creamy milk chocolate and topped with chocolate (more…)

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Pure Bite Secures Morrisons Listing

Bite UK Snacks has secured exclusive supermarket distribution for its Pure Bite healthy snack brand with Morrisons. The move will see Pure Bite being stocked at Morrisons stores nationwide on refreshed self-serve till point fixtures and at Morrisons’ website. The (more…)

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Shaws In Piccalilli Giveaway To Mark 130th Anniversary

The Shaws brand has announced a new product giveaway to mark its 130th anniversary of its founding in Huddersfield. The brand said it will hand a free jar of its iconic Piccalilli to the first 130 people to come to (more…)

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Pernod Ricard Expands Campo Viejo Range

Pernod Ricard has expanded its Campo Viejo range in the UK, with the introduction of a new Spanish white wine. The group said consumers in the UK will be the first in the world to taste the Campo Viejo Albariño, (more…)

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Robinsons Brewery Unveils New Look For Trooper Beer

Robinsons Brewery and rock group Iron Maiden have unveiled a new look for their Trooper beer. The new limited-edition bottles feature a ‘Day of the Dead’ makeover for Iron Maiden’s Eddie character, with the move aimed at the growing demand (more…)

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INDIA: Amazon Shows Its Hand By Picking Up Indirect Stake In Future Retail

Amazon has made its long-speculated move into India’s physical retail market, with the acquisition of an indirect stake in Future Retail, India’s second-largest retailer. The latter operates more than 1,500 outlets across more than 400 Indian cities and towns under (more…)

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EUROPE: EMD Set To Launch International Data Sharing

The EMD buying group has announced plans for a new service that will offer added value to its industrial partners worldwide. From 2020, manufacturers of branded products will be able to access directly the relevant international data pool, which will (more…)

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GERMANY: Douglas To Shut Dozens Of Stores?

Douglas Holdings is reportedly set to shut down dozens of its perfume shops in Western Europe, as it looks to lower its costs and debt levels. According reports by Manager Magazin and Lebensmittel Zeitung, the chain is set to shut (more…)

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US: PepsiCo Signs Deal With JetBlue

PepsiCo has announced the signing of a strategic partnership with the JetBlue airline, as it looks to keep expanding its distribution channels. The tie-up will see JetBlue offer a range of PepsiCo’s fizzy and non-fizzy drinks to its passengers, including (more…)

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ICELAND: Orkla Picks Up Significant Stake In Confectionery Maker

The Orkla group has announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in Nói-Siríus, a local maker of chocolates and confectioneries. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. Nói-Siríus produces popular brands such as Síríus, Nóa Konfekt, Nóa Kropp, (more…)

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THE NETHERLANDS: SPAR Overhauls Organisational Structure

SPAR Netherlands has announced plans to overhaul its organisational structure, which will see it move to a CEO-management model. The change, which will be implemented as of 1 October, will see John van der Ent (currently General Manager of SPAR (more…)

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S. AFRICA: The Big Plan To Turn Starbucks Around In South Africa

Starbucks had a strong launch in South Africa in 2016, but has since become an unprofitable venture for local brand owner Taste Holdings – forcing the group back to the drawing board on its plan to take the US coffee (more…)

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