Retailing Crisis

Christine Tacon: ‘The collaborative approach that I have promoted has been a real engine of change’

Complaints to Groceries Code Adjudicator fall

By Rick Pendrous

Far fewer food and drink suppliers are complaining of abuses from their big retailer customers, according to the results of the annual online survey published by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) today (June 26).

Manufacturers must take advantage of millennial's demand for food-to-go

Food-to-go opportunity after millennial demand

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturers must innovate to take advantage of the growing multi-million pound demand for food-to-go products from millennials, according to grocery think-tank IGD.

The Co-op pledged to source 100% British own-label frozen meat

The Co-op commits to 100% British frozen meat

By Matt Atherton

The Co-op will become the only retailer to sell 100% British own-label frozen meat, after its commitment to source only British own-label fresh meat earlier this month.

Greggs reported a 7.5% rise in total sales

Greggs sales rise 7.5% as it concludes job cut talks

By Matt Atherton

High street baker Greggs has reported an increase in total sales of 7.5% in the first 19 weeks of the year, and confirmed the completion of staff talks to ‘cut hundreds of jobs’.

Morrisons reported a 3.4% rise in group like-for-like sales

Morrisons thanks food makers after sales rise

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons reported a 3.4% rise in group like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, in its first-quarter trading update, as chief executive David Potts again thanked the supermarket’s team of food makers and retailers.

Sainsbury's food division remains resilient, said group chief executive Mike Coupe

Sainsbury’s food is ‘resilient’ as profits fall

By Matt Atherton

Sainsbury’s food business remains resilient in a difficult market, the supermarket says, as the group’s full-year profits before tax fell 8.2% to £503M in the 12 months to March 11.

Morrisons is in 'much better shape' than it has been for some time, analysts said

Morrisons is in ‘much better shape’: analyst

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons is “in much better shape” than it was last year, as it further exploits its manufacturing capacity, analysts say, ahead of its first-quarter results, due on May 4.

Easter shoppers are set to shell out nearly £4bn on food and gifts over the holiday

Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

By Michael Stones

Easter shoppers are set to spend £3.9bn on food and gifts over the next few days, according to analyst GlobalData, as Mintel reveals the holiday is a key driver for chocolate innovation.