Ocado's growth will continue to outpace the online grocery market, predicted its boss

Ocado to grow ahead of online grocery market

By Michael Stones

Online retailer Ocado will continue to grow ahead of the online grocery market, predicted its boss Tim Steiner, as it posted group sales up by 19.2% for the 12 weeks to February 22.

Morrisons' new boss should implement a seven-point to do list, recommended Shore Capital

Morrisons results to show price war damage

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ full-year results – to be published on Thursday March 12 – are expected to show another significant fall in profits, reflecting the impact of supermarket price war, as city analyst Shore Capital offered a seven-point to-do list for new ceo...

M&S aims at 100% double-bagging of whole chickens

M&S moves to 100% double-bagging of whole chickens

By Paul Gander

With the November test report on campylobacter highlighting levels of contamination on whole chickens in UK retail averaging 70% over six months, at least one retailer said it was on-track to have all its birds wrapped in an ovenable roast-in bag to avoid...

Mash Direct was set up just 10 years ago

Mash Direct adds 40 workers

By Rod Addy

Mash Direct has recruited 37 staff in the past year and aims to dramatically increase turnover and target further business wins following a new ready meal contract with Asda.

'Morrisons is already in more than enough trouble,' says analyst

Morrisons denies Netto revival threat

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons has denied claims it will suffer from Netto’s re-entry onto the British supermarket scene, despite analyst claims it could prove vulnerable to a renewed round of price cutting.

Tesco is lagging behind Sainsbury and Asda in Morgan Stanley's latest Alphawise UK Food Retail Price Tracker

Tesco board restructure may be required – analyst

By Rod Addy

Tesco may need to restructure its board following news that its chief finance officer (cfo) Laurie McIlwee is to leave the business, according to leading food industry analyst Clive Black.

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.

Threadgold says increased exports will create UK jobs at Amy's Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen eyes export opportunities

By Gary Scattergood

Vegetarian and vegan food maker Amy’s Kitchen has ambitious European and Asian export plans in the wake of its 300% year-on-year sales growth in the UK.

Don't miss our selection of the best IGD conference tweets

IGD conference: big food retail and manufacturing themes – in Tweets

By Mike Stones

Hundreds of food and drink industry leaders packed The Lancaster Hotel in London this week for the grocery think-tank IGD annual convention. Thronging the conference hall were some prolific tweeters. Here, we bring you a selection of their best Tweets....

Organics: 10 reasons to be cheerful...

Organics: 10 reasons to be cheerful...

It's been a challenging couple of years for the organic sector, with sharp declines in sales in many areas and a contraction in shelf space as supermarkets have weeded out their slowest sellers.

Andy Clarke

The boss was right. Asda’s Extra Special range is not that special

By Elaine Watson

Asda boss Andy Clarke’s recent ‘Gerald Ratner’ moment simply reflects what any product developer working with the supermarkets will tell you in private, that the retailer’s own-label range does not stack up against the competition in the quality stakes.


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