Retailing

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).

Tesco gained first-mover advantage in competing against Amazon after its merger with Booker

Tesco was ‘smart’ in £3.7bn deal with Booker

By Matt Atherton

Tesco’s £3.7bn mega merger with Booker will give the business first-mover advantage in competing against online giant Amazon, analysts claimed, as consumers are increasingly shopping online.

Suppliers will benefit from Iceland's HQ investment, claimed the retailer

Iceland HQ investment to ‘benefit suppliers’

By James Ridler

Iceland’s suppliers are to benefit directly from the retailer’s second phase of a £5M investment programme at its headquarters in Deeside, Wales, claimed the retailer.

The 12-week notice period commonly used for terminating retail supply agreements may be challenged more in the courts

Supplier notice periods come under scrutiny

By Rick Pendrous

The 12-week notice period commonly used for terminating retail supply agreements looks set to be challenged more in the courts, according to a legal expert.

Morrisons' boss praises food makers after the retailer reports its best sales performance for seven years

Morrisons’ food makers praised as festive sales rise

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons’ chief executive David Potts praised the retailer’s “food makers and shopkeepers”, after it reported its strongest sales performance for seven years in a Christmas trading update.

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.

Marmite sales grew as a result of publicity created during the Tesco and Unilever pricing dispute

Marmite sales boosted by Tesco price dispute

By James Ridler

Marmite sales were boosted by £335,000 this month, thanks to publicity created during a high profile dispute between UK retailer Tesco and manufacturer Unilever over pricing.

Kellogg is moving away from mainly focusing on sales in the major multiples

Kellogg strategy to focus on wholesale price-marked packs

By Rick Pendrous

Kellogg UK has big plans to grow its business within channels, such as the wholesale and convenience sectors, where price-marked packs (PMPs) will form a central part of the cereal, biscuit and crisp giant’s strategy, its sales director for speciality...

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