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Why your business needs a social purpose

Almost all current and future business leaders agree firms should have a social and environmental purpose, but only a fifth of the younger generation believe they are currently in place.

Having a social and environmental purpose could bring benefits for your business

Sainsbury results: the reaction

Sainsbury’s third consecutive quarter of falling like-for-like sales represents a watershed, not just for the beleaguered retailer but the whole fast-moving UK grocery sector, agreed most City and retail analysts. Here, we capture their verdict, at a glance in key quotes, on the supermarket’s second-quarter results published today.

Negative press could dent energy drink sales

UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.

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Millions of pounds in fines for supermarkets: Tacon

Fines of hundreds of millions of pounds could be imposed on retailers if they are found to be in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

Sainsbury’s ‘very poor results’ dismay City analysts

Sainsbury’s “very poor” second-quarter results will “send shock waves” through the grocery market, warned analysts, as the retailer revealed its third consecutive quarter of falling sales.

Former Morrisons’ boss charged with insider dealing

Morrisons’ former treasurer and head of tax, Paul Coyle, has been charged with two offences of insider dealing by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Top advisor slams scientific shortfall at FSA

A row has erupted about the threat to scientific expertise available within the Food Standards Agency (FSA) caused by government budget cuts, which critics argue have left the agency seriously short of the skills it needs within its science and policy teams.

Groceries code boss asks Tesco to review supplier policy

Tesco has been asked to examine its behaviour towards suppliers by the Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon.

Campaign to help 650,000 food workers reduce waste

A new campaign to help around 650,000 food manufacturing and retail employees to reduce their household food waste, has been launched today (October 1).

Soft drinks firms respond to tooth decay criticism

Soft drinks manufacturers have responded to demands from Public Health England (PHE) to strip sugar out of their products, in a bid to battle childhood tooth decay.

Omni-channel lifts supermarkets’ sales by up to 20%

Supermarkets that have integrated their store and online sales in a so-called ‘omni-channel’ approach to retailing have seen a sales uplift of 10–20% over the past 12 months, according to a new study released today at the World Retail Congress in Paris.

Dangers posed by using the wrong food contact materials

Dangers lurk for companies that fail to understand their duty to provide safe products under the latest regulations covering materials, such as packaging, that are in contact with food and drink.


UK manufacturers want to stay in Europe

UK manufacturers: ‘We want to stay in Europe’

British manufacturers want overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, according to a survey by the manufacturers’ organisation...

Tesco: our pork sausages contained chicken

Tesco admits pork sausages contained chicken

Tesco has admitted batches of its pork sausages contained chicken, along with two other incidents of what...

Aldi plans to take the premium market, financial results indicate

Aldi’s caviar plan to catch wealthy shoppers

Aldi will attack the premium end of the food market by targeting wealthy consumers this Christmas, bosses...