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Some Of EVCL Chill’s Operations Could Be Saved By Sainsbury’s And Asda

The operations of EVCL Chill, the chilled foods distributor that is on the brink of collapse, could be taken over by two of its key customers, Sainsbury’s and Asda. Earlier this week it was reported that EVCL Chill – a (more…)

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Sainsbury’s Rolls Out New Lunch Concept

Sainsbury’s has unveiled a new dedicated lunch stand in over 300 of its stores, designed to make shopping for lunch easier as people switch between working at home and in the office in the wake of the pandemic. The in-aisle (more…)

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Tesco Introduces Jack’s Own Label Range To Premier Stores

The Jack’s food range developed by Tesco for its discount format is being made available to retailer’s operating under Booker’s Premier fascia. The value-orientated range began rolling out to Tesco’s One Stop convenience banner and Booker’s other symbol chains, Budgens (more…)

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Tesco Targets Net-Zero Emissions With Help Of Suppliers

Tesco has ramped up its efforts to tackle climate change by committing to net-zero emissions across its value chain by 2050. This includes those generated by the products it sells and across its supply chains. The new commitment was announced (more…)

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New Study Reveals Top FMCG Brands

As part of its annual UK FMCG Rankings series, YouGov has revealed the brands with the best overall brand health across three categories: chilled and frozen food, dried ambient food, and snack food. The rankings are based on the market (more…)

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Costco Closes Out Bumper Year With Strong Final Quarter

Global warehouse club giant Costco has ended its financial year by beating market expectations for fourth-quarter revenues on strong demand for fresh foods, snacks, household items and jewellery. Over the 16 weeks to 29 August, the group’s net sales for (more…)

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Consumer Confidence Falls Amid Concerns Around Rising Prices And Stock Shortages

Consumer confidence fell this month as people grew increasingly worried about the rising cost of living and reports of empty shelves in supermarkets caused by the lorry driver shortage. GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index decreased by five points to -13, with (more…)

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Waitrose Tackles Excess Plastic In Household And Personal Cleaning Ranges

Waitrose has significantly reduced the amount of plastic in a number of key household and personal cleaning ranges. The move is part of a relaunch of several own-label lines across its non-food categories. Some of the plastic-saving measures across washing (more…)

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CJ Lang & Son Making Record Breaking Investment In Stores

CJ Lang & Son, the Scottish SPAR wholesaler and store operator, has agreed to invest a record-breaking amount of money into its company-owned store estate. The largest investment of its kind agreed by the Board of CJ Lang, it will (more…)

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Morrisons Crowned ‘Supermarket Of The Year’

Morrisons was named ‘Supermarket Of The Year’ at the Retail Industry Awards that took place in London earlier this week. The retailer, which is set to be acquired by a private equity firm, was praised for strong financial results that (more…)

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Aldi Celebrates Multiple Wins At Great Taste Awards

Aldi has beaten all other supermarkets by scooping the most awards at the renowned Great Taste Awards 2021. The discounter won 58 accolades in total, including awards for a number of home-grown products. Winning products from its British suppliers included (more…)

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Lidl Unveils Major Expansion Plan For Spain

Lidl has revealed that it plans to invest €1.5bn in Spain between 2021 and 2024. Lidl, which has 630 shops in the country, plans to open more than 150 new sites and four logistics hubs over the period. “This ambitious (more…)

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Hyperama Unleashes Tiger Foodservice

Nottingham-based wholesaler Hyperama has rebranded its delivered foodservice business as Tiger Foodservice. The unit supplies the hospitality, leisure and contract catering sectors and specialises in both food and non-food items, including an own-label range, fresh fruit & veg, and fresh (more…)

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Little Dish Offers Transparency By Publishing Recipes Of Its Children’s Meal Range

Chilled prepared children’s meal brand Little Dish is offering total transparency of its recipes by enabling customers to cook them at home. In a category that has historically caused consumers to be sceptical about quality and health, the move is (more…)

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Nisa’s Pre-Sell Event For Christmas Alcohol Underway

Nisa retailers have begun ordering alcohol for the festive season after the recent launch of the convenience group’s licensed Christmas range pre-sell. The range on offer combines Co-op own-label and branded options, and features the usual favourites alongside several new (more…)

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Fever-Tree Adds New Tonic Variant For Autumn

Leading mixer brand Fever-Tree has added a new limited-edition Damson & Sloe Berry Tonic Water to its range. Described as “full-bodied and warming”, the tonic contains damsons from Herefordshire together with a blend of spices including cardamom, star anise, nutmeg (more…)

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Tesco Warns Of Christmas Panic Buying Worse Than During Pandemic

Tesco has warned the government that there could be panic buying in the run-up to Christmas if the current lorry driver shortage crisis is not addressed. The concerns were raised by Andrew Woolfenden, Tesco’s distribution and fulfilment director, during a (more…)

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Small Vegan Brand Facing Legal Action By Mondelēz Over Colour Of Packaging

The Primal Pantry has been threatened with legal action by chocolate giant Mondelēz International, owner of Milka and Cadbury’s, because of the colour of their packaging. The small British vegan snack brand, owned by Nurture Brands, said it received a (more…)

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Convenience Shoppers Becoming More Budget Conscious

Latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Convenience Tracking Programme shows the average weekly value of convenience store shoppers decreased by 1.2% to £23.27 during the four weeks ending 25 July. During the same period, the average basket size remained stable (more…)

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Uber Eats Expands Grocery Offer Through Tie-Up With Shell Forecourts

Uber Eats has expanded further into the grocery delivery market after agreeing on a contract with Shell’s forecourt convenience stores. The Uber Eats app now offers consumers delivery from 183 Shell sites nationwide, including London, Manchester and Glasgow. A further (more…)

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