Retailing

Ikea recalls Godis Paskkyckling marshmallow candy

Ikea recalls candy due to mice infestation

By Michelle Perrett

Ikea, the furniture retailer, is recalling its Godis Paskkyckling marshmallow candy due to the discovery of a possible mice infestation at a production unit.

Healthy snacks brand Graze adopts a ‘Test & Learn’ approach when it introduces new retail packaging formats

Graze reveals strategy for launching new products

By Paul Gander

As better-for-you-snacks brand Graze prepares to rollout new sharing bag formats, extending its reach from the checkout to central aisles of the supermarket, the company has revealed the ‘Test & Learn’ strategy it follows when introducing new packaging...

Coder helps prevent incorrect dates

Coding spotlight

Coder helps prevent incorrect dates

By Rick Pendrous

Yorkshire butcher and meat supplier Sykes House Farm has eliminated a problem of incorrect date codes being applied to its products after replacing a manual hand-stamping operation with an RF-Lite offline thermal inkjet coder from Rotech.

An automated system checks codes on Dawnfresh’s fish packaging line

Dawnfresh eliminates label and date code errors at plant

By Rick Pendrous

Scottish fish processor Dawnfresh has invested in automation to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice. The system installed controls the packaging line, preventing product recalls related to label and date code errors as well as delivering...

Marks and Spencer's food like-for-like sales dropped 0.1%

M&S Food sales drop is ‘concerning’: analyst

By Matt Atherton

Marks and Spencer’s (M&S’s) 0.1% drop in like-for-like food sales in its first quarter is concerning, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the forecasting and advisory services group.

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