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Food retailer, Marks & Spencer has announced the next 17 UK stores proposed for closure as it reshapes its UK store estate. The proposed store closures have been named as: Ashford, Barrow, Bedford, Boston, Buxton, Cwmbran, Deal, Felixstowe, Huddersfield, Hull,...read more
The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has strongly criticised the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on proposed restrictions for food promotions. The 12-week consultation asks whether there should be more restrictions on how retailers promote food...read more
Retailer Iceland Foods has responded to claims from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that it breached national minimum wage rules by operating of a Christmas saving scheme for employees. The voluntary scheme allowed employees to have sums deducted from their wages which...read more
Mark and Spencer Group Plc (M&S) saw a “steady performance in difficult markets” in its trading statement for the 13 weeks to 29th December 2018. In food, the retailer saw like-for-like revenue decrease 2.1%. Six months ago M&S started on a journey to...read more
In the Tesco UK business, its third quarter like-for-like sales increased by 0.7%, representing its 12th consecutive quarter of growth. Over the six weeks to 5th January 2019, like-for-like sales in both the UK & ROI businesses, including Booker, grew by 1.9% in...read more
With just three weeks to go until the Food Management Today Industry Awards 2019 lunch, now is the last chance to order tickets for one of the biggest food events of the year. The lunch and ceremony will be held on 31st January 2019, and will once again be taking...read more
National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has challenged the Government to live up to its responsibilities to ensure that Britain has a robust supply of safe, traceable and affordable food following Brexit. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference,...
A more supportive, flexible and incentives-led approach to farming regulation has been recommended as part of wide-ranging review into the UK farming sector published yesterday. (Thursday 13 December). The final report by Dame Glenys Stacey, concludes that current...
An extraordinary meeting of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales (NFU) Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers. Commenting on these principles, NFU president Minette...
In a Treasury Committee meeting, taking place on 4th December, it has been reported that Bank of England governor, Mark Carney has warned that food prices could rise between 5% and 10% after Brexit. Carney has told MPs that if the UK sees an extreme case, food prices...
In the event of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019, a new survey has shown that over a third of retailers indicated they feel ‘very underprepared’ for a hard Brexit, and are considering stockpiling where possible. Squire Patton Boggs and Retail Economics undertook a...
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