Retailing

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...

David Potts continues to rebuild Morrisons top management team

Morrisons adds to top team with another Tesco exec

By Michael Stones

Morrisons boss David Potts has continued to rebuild the retailer’s senior management team, after the exit of more than half the previous board, with the appointment of former Tesco executive Gary Mills as group retail director.

Food strengths are key to retailer survival

Top retailers should exploit food strengths

By Nicholas Robinson

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons must make more of what they do best with food and drink in their fight back against the discounters Aldi and Lidl, a leading analyst has claimed.

Online grocery sales are clicking with more British shoppers

UK is biggest online grocery market after China

By Michael Stones

The UK’s online grocery market – valued at £9.57bn a year – is the globe’s second largest after China and is poised for further rapid growth, predicts the grocery think tank IGD.

Iceland's sales have been hit by a triple whammy

Iceland’s sales hit by triple whammy

By Laurence Gibbons

Frozen food retailer Iceland’s sales were hit by a triple whammy of  intense competition from Aldi and Lidl, food price deflation and “changing consumer habits” over the past year, it claimed.

Left to right: Jakobi and Metcalfe

Metcalfe’s Skinny and Itsu to form separate firms

By Rod Addy

Metcalfe’s Food Company aims to split in half, forming separate businesses for its Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn and Asian food-to-go brand Itsu Grocery to enable greater focus on each.

Elements For Life decided not to supply its products to Waitrose

Why small food firms should shun major retailers

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink businesses should shun the big four supermarkets and consider other routes to market that might be more suitable for their product, according to a number of firms.

Poundworld Retail operates the Poundworld and Bargain Buys fascias

New Poundworld owner to invest in new stores

By Rod Addy

Poundworld Retail’s store expansion drive will accelerate in the wake of its acquisition by private investment firm TPG, according to a statement by the new owner.

Campylobacter control should not be compromised by supermarket price war: Jeremy Hall

Supermarket war ‘blunts campylobacter control’

By Michael Stones

The battle against campylobacter, Britain’s leading cause of food poisoning, has been compromised by the big four supermarkets’ price war against discount stores Aldi and Lidl, warns Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall.

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