Asda’s acquisition of Netto stores will prove a key factor in Morrisons’ announcement of difficult first-half trading for 2012/2013, when it reports interim results on September 6, predicts Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.
Morrisons has come under fire from a number of its suppliers over the past month. They have accused the supermarket of "aggressive" and heavy handed attempts to force over 200 of them to accept price cuts of up to £500,000 each and impose improved...
Chilled foods look set to receive a further boost in sales following Sainsbury's decision last month to change its labelling to advise shoppers they can freeze many foods right up until the 'use by' date. Sainsbury's move is likely...
Packaging design and consumer research specialists agree that the rise of online food sales has not blunted the need for sharply differentiated graphics and structure, with retailer own-label keeping pace with the brands in the race for consumer attention.
Asda has settled its long-running legal dispute with ingredient supplier Ajinomoto out of court, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt, after the latter took legal action against the retailer for describing aspartame as a ‘nasty’ on own-label product packaging.
The boss of Heinz spin-off PoleStar Foods has stepped down from the business following disagreements with the chairman and board over “strategy and structure”, but will continue to work for the frozen desserts manufacturer on a consultancy basis to drive...
There is “growing chatter” in the trade that Arla – currently the sole supplier of fresh liquid milk to Asda – could lose some business to rival Robert Wiseman Dairies if Asda seeks to diversify its supply base, according to City analysts.
Asda boss Andy Clarke’s recent ‘Gerald Ratner’ moment simply reflects what any product developer working with the supermarkets will tell you in private, that the retailer’s own-label range does not stack up against the competition in the quality stakes.
Dairy Crest could be the biggest loser if the UK’s biggest supermarkets decide to shake up supply contracts over the next 18 months, while rival Robert Wiseman Dairies has the most to gain, according to a new report.
The legal dispute between Ajinomoto and Asda over the right to call aspartame 'nasty' has taken a radical new turn following a Court of Appeal judgment effectively overturning last year's High Court ruling.
Dairy manufacturers and supermarkets will receive a welcome boost to their coffers in the form of a rebate from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) this summer after the watchdog agreed to reduce fines in its price-fixing probe.