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Joanne Denney-Finch said shoppers would be in control of prices

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Retailing competition could reduce Brexit cost impacts

By Matt Atherton

The food sector is so competitive that price wars between retailers may reduce the financial impact of Brexit on shoppers, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Retailers and manufacturers must work together to improve shopper experience

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Manufacturers and retailers must work together

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers need to work with retailers to help customers have “an experience” when shopping, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Amazon Fresh: ‘Will need to find a way to build its quality credentials across typically unbranded food products’

Amazon Fresh faces huge ‘quality’ challenge

By Noli Dinkovski

Amazon faces a number of challenges if its new food delivery service Fresh is going to succeed – but its price leadership position could make it a big threat to the multiples – a leading food specialist has claimed.

Composite bag for chilled and frozen

Composite bag for chilled and frozen

Swedish start-up company iFoodbag has signed a global production agreement with packaging specialist Mondi to enable easy online shopping for temperature-controlled goods.

Nobody expected the online sales explosion when FIC was first mooted

Online sales cause FIR compliance headaches

By Rick Pendrous

Explosive growth in internet sales of food and drink is causing big problems for manufacturers and regulators when it comes to ensuring compliance with the European Food Information for Consumers (FIC) regulation, also known as FIR in the UK, a senior...

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Online shopping is the new frontier for food

By Rick Pendrous

Could 2015 be the year when online food and drink shopping really takes off? While online sales have been growing rapidly, it’s been from a relatively low base.

Online sales will save the superamrkets

Online is price war saviour for big four

By Nicholas Robinson

Online retail will be the salvation of the big four supermarkets, which faced a battering in the run up to Christmas as a result of increased pressure from the discounters, experts have said.

Waitrose competes with Ocado, with initiatives such as Click & Collect

Doubts persist about Ocado’s Waitrose contract

By Rod Addy

Fears remain over the long-term viability of Ocado’s contract with Waitrose as the upmarket supermarket looks set to develop as a direct competitor to the online retailer, a leading analyst claims.

Is the ingredients information on your website FIR compliant?

Online food information could fail new FIR rules

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drink firms could lose millions of pounds in online grocery sales in the run up to Christmas, if their products do not comply with Food Information for Consumers (FIR) regulations for distance selling.

Ocado has reported a pre-tax loss of £12.5M for the year to December 1 2013, despite boosting sales by 17.2%

Ocado profit doubt ‘casts long shadow’ as losses rise

By Michael Stones

Rising pre-tax losses at Ocado, the online grocer and logistics business, are casting “a long shadow over the firm”, according to one retail consultant, as the firm’s commercial director announces his decision to leave the firm.

Tesco struggled in Europe

Slow progress for Tesco as Sainsbury ploughs on

By Rod Addy

Supermarket Tesco’s interim results reflected a “pretty awful” performance in Europe according to one analyst as Sainsbury continued its unbroken run of like-for-like sales growth in its latest financial quarter.

Clarke called for a partnership spirit between retailers and manufacturers

Snooze and you lose digital cash cow

By Rick Pendrous

Retailers are gearing up their systems to meet an expected surge in consumer demand for online food and drink purchases, the UK's top grocery bosses have reported.

Syrup supplier celebrates direct action

Syrup supplier celebrates direct action

By Rick Pendrous

Malmesbury Syrups, a supplier of flavoured coffee syrups, is witnessing impressive growth thanks to its online sales through Amazon.

Ocado ceo Tim Steiner: Increasing numbers of food firms are entering the online grocery arena

Online sales help brands counter own label threat

By Ben Bouckley

Limited supermarket shelf space and own label competition are reasons why food firms are growing online sales, both directly and through third-party sites, says food and grocery analyst IGD.

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