Manufacturers and retailers in the frozen ready meals category are pioneering the path back to value: Marakon

The path back to value in prepared meals

By Christine Delivanis and Jack Rendle

Category commoditisation destroys value, yet in many grocery categories, the dynamic seems entrenched and value chain participants are either perplexed or defeatist. But some manufacturers and retailers in the frozen ready meals category (FRM) are working...

Results released after survey of retail chicken from July to September

Morrisons has highest campylobacter levels amid overall dip: FSA

By Alice Foster

Morrisons has the highest levels of campylobacter in fresh chicken, while contamination in retail chicken has fallen overall, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest assessment of Britain’s number one cause of food poisoning.

Metal detectors for new bakery

Metal detectors for new bakery

Seven Stealth metal detectors combined with Vector conveyors have been supplied by Fortress Technology as part of a new, multi-million-pound...


‘Damaged supply chain’ biggest loser in price war

By Michael Stones

The UK’s “damaged food supply chain” has proved the biggest casualty of supermarket price war, warns business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor, as it notes stability returning to the struggling UK grocery sector and their food and drink manufacturing...

Supermarkets to blame for downfall

Big four retailers ‘dug their own grave’

By Laurence Gibbons

The big four supermarkets have “undoubtedly” dug their own grave and contributed to the “crisis” in the retail industry,  according to Clive Black of Shore Capital.

Tesco has posted another big profit fall

Tesco posts 55% slump in first-half profit

By Michael Stones

Tesco has posted a 55% slump in first-half underlying profit to £354M from £779M last year, the day after its boss Dave Lewis pledged to standardise payments to its suppliers.

Results reveal nearly 50% drop of £126M in first-half profits before tax

Morrisons results prove ‘no quick fix’: analysts

By Alice Foster

The latest results from Morrisons, revealing a nearly 50% drop to £126M in first-half profits before tax, show that there is “no quick fix” for the troubled retailer, according to leading analysts.

Graze boss Anthony Fletcher has led the firm into bricks and mortar retail

‘Guilt lane’ abolition is prime target for food firms

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers should prime themselves to take advantage of the supermarkets’ abolition of ‘guilt lanes’ by making healthy alternatives to chocolates and sweets to stock at checkouts, like the online snack manufacturer Graze has done, its boss has said.

Poundland takes first steps into online retailing

Poundland online could ‘steal a grocery march’

By Nicholas Robinson

Poundland’s first online delivery service could “steal a march” on UK grocery retailers, an analyst has claimed after the deep discounter revealed its e-commerce plans.

Morrisons is reportedly close to selling its convenience stores

Morrisons said to be close to convenience store sale

By Michael Stones

Morrisons is close to agreeing the sale of its M-Local convenience stores to investment group Greybull Capital, according to press reports, as Shore Capital warned the supermarkets’ convenience business had “reached its zenith”.


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