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Aulds: the Renfrew, Kilmarnock, Irvine and Ayr stores have closed with the loss of 26 jobs

Aulds confirms store closures after liquidation

By Noli Dinkovski

Scottish baker Aulds has confirmed the closure of four of its stores, a week after placing its retail business into liquidation in a bid to protect 200 manufacturing jobs.

Tesco says its alliance with Carrefour will be governed by a three-year operational framework

Tesco asked to address Carrefour supplier concerns

By Noli Dinkovski

Tesco has been asked by a parliamentary committee to respond to concerns that its proposed strategic alliance with French retailer Carrefour would damage smaller UK-based food producers.

Black: ‘There is a very high chance the Sainsbury’s-Asda deal will get cleared’

Sainsbury’s-Asda deal bad for manufacturers: analyst

By Noli Dinkovski

The proposed mega merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda will create a “duopoly” that will seriously harm the interests of manufacturers and consumers, a leading City analyst has warned.

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will give the City Food Lecture

Tesco boss to discuss supplier partnerships

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will use the City Food Lecture 2018 to offer his views on the ‘essential’ role supplier partnerships will have on the future of the UK’s food supply chain.

Sainsbury’s underlying profit before tax of £251M was down 9%

Sainsbury’s profits fall 9% in first half

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury has reported that a focus on food quality, price and innovation helped its supermarket business grow food transactions ahead of the market in its latest interim results for the 28 weeks to September 23 2017.

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