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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
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...
Clarity is being sought by The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee on plans for food safety risk management post-Brexit. The committee have written to Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, seeking answers. The...
It has been revealed that 74% of Irish food companies have made progress in preparing for potential outcomes of Brexit on their business. The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, recently launched the 2018 ‘Brexit Barometer’, a survey of 117 Irish food,...
The government has released a White Paper discussing the future after Brexit, including plans to maintain frictionless trade in goods. The White Paper titled, 'The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom And The European Union', discusses the plans for...
The Food & Drink Federation is “encouraged” by Government discussions at a recent summit which outlined a ‘soft Brexit’. Responding to the Brexit Chequers Summit, Ian Wright CBE, FDF chief executive, said: “Every day UK food and drink firms feed and nourish the...
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