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Aldi has been named the UK’s fastest growing supermarket in the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 9th September. The grocery share figures reveal that, with sales rising 13.9%, nearly half of Aldi’s growth has come from the fresh and chilled...read more
It has been widely reported that Tesco will unveil a new discount chain named Jack’s on Wednesday 19th September. Named after founder Jack Cohen, Jack’s is expected to be unveiled by the supermarket’s chief executive Dave Lewis in Chatteris, Cambridge on Wednesday ....read more
Lidl UK has announced the purchase of its 17th distribution centre, which could lead to as many as 500 new jobs once operational. The supermarket has purchased a 38-acre site in Gildersome, Leeds, for a new regional distribution centre (RDC). The RDC joins an existing...read more
Food retailer Co-op has seen a like-for-like sales boost of 4.4%, and is now enjoying its 18th consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth. Sales have increased by 10% to £5bn, and Co-op says this is driven by a strong food sales performance along with the...read more
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is reported to have made good progress in its preparations for exiting the EU, but still faces an enormous challenge. The newly published National Audit Office (NAO) has assessed how Defra is implementing...read more
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is reported to have made good progress in its preparations for exiting the EU, but still faces an enormous challenge. The newly published National Audit Office (NAO) has assessed how Defra is implementing...
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Lord Bassam have strongly criticised the Government for its approach towards food safety in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. There has been strong pressure on the Government to clarify its approach to both food...
Responding to the Government’s newly published set of ‘no-deal’ Brexit Technical Notices, the Food and Drink Federation along with other industry representatives have expressed their concerns. Today (23rd August), the Government released a publication of guidance on...
The UK’s largest supermarkets have issued a stark warning that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. According to the retailers, some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs. For...
More than three quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise during the remainder of 2018, according to a survey from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). More than half of those polled had seen increased ingredient costs (62%), increased packaging costs...
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