20-May-2013 - Waitrose is considering legal action after its long-term online grocery distribution partner Ocado signed a deal with Morrisons last week.
17-May-2013 - Supermarket Morrisons has agreed a partnership with the online distribution business Ocado – including the acquisition of its distribution centre – in a deal that will see deliveries to customers start by January 2014.
13-May-2013 - Have you got a burning question about the horsemeat crisis that you want answered? Then, ask our expert panel of speakers during Food Manufacture Group’s free one-hour webinar to be staged at 11am GMT on Thursday May 16.
30-Apr-2013 - The list of positive reasons for choosing vision-based product inspection is lengthening. Paul Gander looks at recent and future developments
27-Mar-2013 - Retailers will demand more stringent quality control and traceability procedures ̶ including regular DNA testing ̶ from their suppliers within the next few years as a result of the recent horsemeat scandal, according to the boss of one traceability software provider.
05-Mar-2013 - Britain’s multiple retailers are devoting so much IT resource to fulfilling soaring demand for online grocery sales that work on developing the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) with their suppliers has suffered, it has emerged.
04-Mar-2013 - Software systems can transform production and get all links of the supply chain working together from the same dataset. Rick Pendrous reports
14-Jan-2013 - Waitrose has put 420 jobs at risk by ending one of its distribution contracts with logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel.
10-Jan-2013 - Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco enjoyed a happier Christmas than Marks and Spencer, with sales up by nearly 2%, compared with sales down by the same amount at M&S.
07-Jan-2013 - BBC TV Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr officially launched his ‘Whisk’ food app business today (January 7), which has integrated the online delivery systems of Tesco and Waitrose.
29-Nov-2012 - A real risk for food manufacturers is that know-how may be taken by ex-employees to competitive businesses.
14-Nov-2012 - Growth in own-label food has helped Sainsbury achieve a 2.5% rise in profits to £405M in the six months to September 29.
14-Nov-2012 - Tesco has been fined £115,000 for illegally employing foreign students at its Tesco.com warehouse in Croydon, South London.
14-Nov-2012 - Tesco plans to boost its social media presence by hiring Jude Brooks to lead its social media operations, in the week a new report suggested half of food businesses failed to operate an effective policy.
09-Nov-2012 - Twitter fans were active before, after and during the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA) at the Park Lane Hilton in London this week. Here, we capture a flavour of the Oscars of the food and drink manufacturing industry in tweets, which used the hashtag #FMEA12.
31-Oct-2012 - Laurence Gibbons hears the arguments in favour of replacing paper-based systems with online ones
22-Oct-2012 - Morrisons has launched a foundation degree in supermarket operations, which it will be running with the Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School.
19-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturers are missing out on sales worth millions of pounds by using the internet only to promote their brands and not for direct sales, according to speakers at the grocery think-tank IGD’s Trading in a Digital World conference.
17-Oct-2012 - Internet sales of food and grocery products will reach £11bn within five years, predicts the grocery think-tank IGD.
12-Oct-2012 - William Jackson Food Group, owner of the Aunt Bessie Yorkshire pudding brand, has acquired the online organic food delivery business Abel & Cole for an undisclosed sum.
02-Oct-2012 - Half of UK businesses are wasting thousands of pounds on IT support when they could be spending less by streamlining their systems for business advantage, according to a enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems specialist.
30-Aug-2012 - TV Apprentice, Nick Holzherr, is facing a legal challenge over the company he set up after being ‘fired’ by Lord Sugar.
17-Aug-2012 - Food and groceries are increasingly bought on promotion, with consumers using smart phones to find deals, according to two new studies.
15-Aug-2012 - Cheese maker Wyke Farms has been bombarded with messages of support after it launched a Facebook campaign to fight its delisting from Morrisons.
08-Jun-2012 - A second candidate fired from the BBC TV show The Apprentice is determined to prove Lord Sugar wrong by establishing his own successful food business.