Retailing Crisis

Morrisons profit increased 11.6% in the 12 months to January 29

Morrisons’ profit would make Sir Ken ‘very happy’

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons has reported an 11.6% increase in underlying profit to £337M, in a financial statement which the late Sir Ken Morrison “would have been very happy to observe”, according to analyst Shore Capital.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has welcomed an increase in contact from suppliers

Supermarket forecasting errors and ‘pay to stay’ hurt suppliers

By Rick Pendrous

Supermarkets charging for forecasting errors, consumer complaints, margin maintenance, payments to remain listed – or being delisted without sufficient notice – or for better positioning instore and delayed payments, are some of the top problems raised...

The Groceries Supply Code of Practice covers 10 large grocery retailers

Groceries Code comes under scrutiny

By Rick Pendrous

The UK food supply chain is coming under scrutiny at two events examining transparency, competition and focusing on the roles of Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) and the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

Amazon has already launched its fresh delivery service in the UK

Amazon could open drive-thru stores

By Rick Pendrous

Amazon could target the UK next for its drive-thru grocery stores, following reports that the online retail giant planned to open its first drive-thru in Seattle in the US, it has emerged.

Greggs reported a 10% rise in profits in its full-year trading update

Greggs profits rise 10% as food-to-go sales rise

By Matt Atherton

High street baker Greggs reported a 10% rise in profits to £80.3M in its full-year financial update, driven by consumers’ growing demand for food-on-the-go, alongside plans to restructure its manufacturing operations.

GroceryAid can change lives

GroceryAid: ‘Everyone can turn to us’

By Steve Barnes

I have been chief executive at GroceryAid for six months now and have been hugely impressed by the amazing work being carried out to support those who have served our industry well, but who for a variety of reasons have hit harder times.

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman abandons its sustainability credentials at his peril, suggests one City analyst

Unilever review likely to lead to food disposals

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever’s top-to-bottom review of its business following the rejection of the £115bn bid from US Kraft Heinz earlier this week is likely to lead to the Anglo-Dutch company disposing of some of its underperforming food business, according to City analysts.

Hotel Chocolat reported 'stellar growth', according to one analyst

Hotel Chocolat reports ‘stellar growth’

By Michael Stones

Premium confectionery business Hotel Chocolat has reported “stellar growth” in first-half results for its 2016/17 financial year; boosted by strong Christmas sales and continuing store expansion, according to business analyst GlobalData.

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