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Retailers have been criticised for the lack of clarity in promotions

Asda attacks its rivals' price promotions

By Rick Pendrous

Supermarket promotions look set to be an increasingly contentious subject over the autumn and in the run-up to the busy Christmas grocery trading period.

Morrisons' results are likely to reflect sharper competition from its competitors - particularly Asda

Morrisons’ results ‘to suffer from Asda’s Netto acquisition’

By Mike Stones

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.

Suppliers said Morrisons had traditionally behaved 'more gentlemanly'

Morrisons puts suppliers under strain

By Rick Pendrous

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...

Multibuys have come under the spotlight of consumer groups

Supermarkets apologise for 'dodgy' price promotions

By Sue Scott

A damning report on dodgy supermarket pricing tactics that conned shoppers into thinking they were getting a better deal than they were has prompted apologies from the UK’s biggest retailers.

Internet sales have given overall sales a big push, according to Sainsbury

Sainsbury claims fastest web food retailer growth

By Mike Stones

The UK’s third largest supermarket Sainsbury claims to be the country’s fastest growing online food retailer in a statement published with its financial results for the year to March 17.

Price wars turn screw on processors

Price wars turn screw on processors

By Rick Pendrous

Britain's food manufacturers can expect the screw to be turned even tighter as the major multiples race to lower prices and win bigger shares of household grocery spend.

Former Steve's Cakes md Steve Gamble now heads-up Gamble Foods

Steve's new venture no Gamble

By Anne Bruce

Stephen Gamble, the md of the defunct supermarket supplier Steve's Cakes has re-emerged at the helm of the new company Gamble Foods.

Asda settles 'nasty' legal spat with Ajinomoto over sweetener aspartame

Asda settles 'nasty' legal spat with Ajinomoto over sweetener aspartame

By Ben Bouckley

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 logo of UK-based business Fresh Direct

Fresh Direct fights Morrisons trademark application

By Graham Holter

Oxfordshire produce supplier Fresh Direct said it will fight to protect its commercial rights after an application by supermarket giant Morrisons to register ‘FreshDirect’ as a trademark.

Food inflation: The only way is up?

Food inflation: The only way is up?

By Elaine Watson

It would not be surprising to see food retail inflation creep up in the coming months as there is no sign of commodity prices easing in the near term, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Asda seeks to boost retained shelf-life in chilled

Asda seeks to boost retained shelf-life in chilled

By Elaine Watson

Asda has identified more ways to increase the retained shelf-life of its chilled food offer by looking again at purchase order cut off times for suppliers and allocation cut off times for its depots.

Organics: 10 reasons to be cheerful...

Organics: 10 reasons to be cheerful...

It's been a challenging couple of years for the organic sector, with sharp declines in sales in many areas and a contraction in shelf space as supermarkets have weeded out their slowest sellers.

Andy Clarke

The boss was right. Asda’s Extra Special range is not that special

By Elaine Watson

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.

Milk supply contracts

Analyst: Dairy Crest biggest loser in retail milk shakeup

By Elaine Watson

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.

Redwood Vegideli Range

Redwood predicts impressive growth

By Ben Bouckley

The Redwood Wholefood Company expects 2009/10 sales to grow by 10% from just over £3m driven by growing demand for meat and dairy-free products.

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

By Elaine Watson

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.

Gü to go on national TV

Gü to go on national TV

By Elaine Watson

Noble Foods will invest significantly in TV advertising for Gü - the upmarket desserts and snacks firm it has just acquired - to increase the...

Tiptoe through the footprints

Tiptoe through the footprints

Kingsmill would have us believe that carbon labelling is well, the best thing since sliced bread.Operations director Nick Law explains that the...

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