Tesco has entered a partnership with Loop over reusable packaging

Tesco partners with Loop on reuseable packaging

By Michelle Perrett

Tesco has entered a partnership with global reusable packaging platform, Loop to launch a new way for its customers to shop and buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable and durable packaging.

Tesco worked on improving supplier relationships during 2020/21

Tesco underlines supplier support in full-year results

By Gwen Ridler

Tesco boosted support for its suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining a string of measures across a year as it reported an increase in sales in its full-year 2020/21 financial results.

Tesco's decision to remove best before dates has been heavily praised

Tesco waste initiative sets benchmark

By Gwen Ridler

Tesco’s decision to remove best-before dates from select fruit and vegetable lines will be a benchmark that all other supermarkets will follow, according to an industry expert.

Higgidy posted a £2.1M growth in sales in its full year results

Pie maker Higgidy posts £2.1M sales growth

By Gwen Ridler

Upmarket pie and quiche manufacturer Higgidy has posted a 10% rise in sales for the year ending September 30 2016, as it grew to be the third largest savoury pastry brand in the UK.

Campylobacter and Clostridium botulinum have both forced food recalls in the past week

Food poisoning bugs force recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Campylobacter contamination has forced the recall of cooked chicken products sold by Tesco, while Clostridium botulinum contamination fears led to the recall of products sold by Lidl and Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Tesco is 'reviewing' its trial of automated delivery

Robot delivery service being ‘evaluated’ by Tesco

By Matt Atherton

Automated delivery of groceries took a step forward last month, after Tesco revealed it had trialled a robot delivery service, while Amazon devoted an entire site to developing drone technology.

Easter eggs and hot cross buns helped boost grocery sales

Confectionery sales sweeten grocery market

By Gwen Ridler

Confectionery sales over Easter have helped boost the UK grocery market by £1bn in the first 12 weeks of this year, leading to an overall market growth of 3.7%.

Genius Foods plans to cut 115 jobs across its business

Gluten-free baker Genius to cut 115 jobs

By Matt Atherton

Gluten-free bakery company Genius Foods has announced it will cut 115 jobs across its business, including a reported 78 jobs at its Hull factory, as it plans to end production of its non-Genius branded products.

Tesco Stores Ltd has been fined £129M for overstating its profits in 2014

Tesco fined £129M for market abuse

By Gwen Ridler

Supermarket giant Tesco’s subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, has agreed to pay a £129M fine in order to avoid prosecution for market abuse, after overstating its profits in 2014.

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.

Tesco is closing two of its distribution centres with the net loss of 500 jobs

Tesco closes two distribution centres

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres, with the net loss of around 500 jobs, in a move designed to simplify its supply chain operations and management structure across all distribution operations and meet changing consumer demand.

Tesco is to reduce the amount of sugar in all of its own-label soft drinks

Tesco reduces sugar in own-label drinks

By Gwen Ridler

Tesco is to reduce the sugar content in all of its own-label soft drinks in a bid to offer healthier choices to its customers, it claimed.

Tesco is facing damages claims worth more than £100M

Tesco in £100M investor damages claim storm

By Matt Atherton

Tesco is facing damages claims totaling more than £100M, after around 125 institutional investors claimed the supermarket’s 2014 accounting irregularities cost them millions of pounds, it was revealed this week.

Morrisons raises price of Marmite

Morrisons raises price of Marmite by 12.5%

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons has raised the price of 92 Unilever products, including Marmite, just days after Tesco’s highly public row over Unilever’s price increase demands.

Branston in £5M factory expansion

Branston in £5M factory expansion to reduce waste

By Matt Atherton

Potato supplier Branston has partnered with Tesco to open a £5M extension of its Lincolnshire factory, which will be used to reduce food waste by peeling wonky spuds for mashed potato.

Tesco reported a 1% rise in sales

Tesco posts sales boost as ‘momentum is returning’

By Matt Atherton

Tesco’s “momentum is returning”, according to city analysts, after the supermarket firm posted a seventh consecutive quarter of volume growth in its half-year update today (October 5).

Asda sales have fallen for the eighth consecutive quarter

Asda announces worst-ever sales slump

By Gwen Ridler

Asda has announced its worst-ever quarterly sales drop, the eighth consecutive quarter for falling sales at the British retailer.

Blossom Cottage has recalled a batch of its Morello Cherry cordial bottles because of a fermentation problem

Blossom Cottage recall over exploding bottle fears

By Michelle Perrett

Blossom Cottage, the drinks brand owned by SHS Drinks, has recalled a batch of its Morello Cherry Cordial 500ml bottles because of a fermentation problem that could cause bottles to explode.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue

Fire at 2 Sisters’ factory: 10 fire engines called

By Michelle Perrett

Ten fire engines were needed to fight a blaze at 2 Sisters Food Group’s factory in Thetford, Norfolk yesterday (Sunday, July 17), when 270 staff were evacuated from the building.

Tesco boss Dave Lewis highlighted the performance of new fresh food brands

New fresh food ranges boost Tesco sales

By Michelle Perrett

The launch of new fresh food ranges helped drive positive like-for-like sales in first-quarter results posted today (June 23), according to Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco.

Welsh bakery Winning Blend created 55 new jobs thanks to a government grant

55 new jobs created at Welsh Bakery

By Gwen Ridler

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has created 55 new jobs after securing £340,000 of funding from the Wales Economic Growth Fund.

Tesco has returned to profit, pledging to continue working closely with its suppliers

Tesco returns to profit, after working closely with suppliers

By Michelle Perrett

Tesco is back in the black as pre-tax profits hit £162M, in its full-year results, up from the £6.3M deficit on the previous year, as the nation’s biggest retailer pledged to continue to work “more closely” with suppliers

Mash Direct predicts turnover will top £15M

Mash Direct targets growth in south of England

By John Wood

Mash Direct, the vegetable accompaniments brand, is targeting major growth in the south of England and aiming to become a truly national brand across the UK, following a new deal with Tesco.

Aldi is in the sights of the multiples

Multiples take the battle to the LADs

By Rick Pendrous

Aldi is beginning to face stiffer competition from fellow limited assortment discounter (LAD) Lidl and from the value-based multiples Tesco and Morrisons, according to city analysts.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Range reviews point to more pain in store

By Rick Pendrous

Asda is the latest high street multiple to announce that it was conducting a “range review’’, wherein as much as 25% of its stock-keeping units (SKUs) will be removed from sale in some categories.

Morrisons staff will benefit from a £30M refurbishment of their break facilities

Morrisons invests £30M in its staff

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons will invest £30M in a four-year makeover of its staff facilities across its stores, after employees claimed they were outdated.

Nearly 90% of readers believe Tesco should be fined, according to FoodManufacture.co.uk survey

Tesco ‘should pay fine for code abuses’

By Alice Foster

Tesco should be made to pay a fine in the wake of a damning report by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), according to readers of this website.

Simpsons' workers face an uncertain future

Simpsons Foods consulting with staff over 100 jobs

By Laurence Gibbons

Pudding manufacturer and food packaging firm Simpsons Ready Foods has entered a period of consultation about up to 100 employees’ jobs that are at risk, the firm has confirmed.

Farmers for Action have threatened to take action, unless Tesco changes its mind

Tesco ‘could face war’ with milk producers

By Alice Foster

Militant farmers have threatened to declare war on Tesco after claiming that the retailer plans to make a milk supply switch that could “decimate” the industry.

Tesco boss Dave Lewis apologised for a second time after the ruling published today

Watchdog slams Tesco for mistreating suppliers

By Alice Foster

Tesco mistreated suppliers by acting unreasonably, delaying payments and deducting money owed for goods, according to a long-awaited ruling by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). 

Tesco boss Dave Lewis apologised for a second time for mistreating suppliers

Tesco apologises for grocery code abuses – again

By Michael Stones

Tesco boss Dave Lewis has apologised for a second time to suppliers, after the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) ruled Britain’s biggest retailer had breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice rules in three key areas.

The food industry has eliminated 260,000t of food and packaging waste

Food industry ‘smashes’ its waste target

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers have “smashed” their food and packaging waste target set as part of a voluntary arrangement by grocery think-tank IGD, an Asda boss has revealed.

Hubbub is hoping to engage with 100,000 people on food waste

Pumpkins help Hubbub educate 100k people on food waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Hubbub will attempt to save 18,000t of pumpkin being discarded and educate 100,000 people on the wider food waste issue over the Halloween weekend with its ‘Pumpkin Rescue’ events, according to the waste prevention charity’s founder.


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