Christine Tacon: ‘The collaborative approach that I have promoted has been a real engine of change’

Complaints to Groceries Code Adjudicator fall

By Rick Pendrous

Far fewer food and drink suppliers are complaining of abuses from their big retailer customers, according to the results of the annual online survey published by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) today (June 26).

Premium own-label sales revenue increased 13% (Flickr/Tesco PLC)

Premium own-label sales rise 13%

By Matt Atherton

Premium own-label food and drink sales revenue increased 13% in the 12 weeks to December 4, compared with the same period last year, Kantar Worldpanel has revealed.

The recovery in Tesco's fortunes is likely to put Sainsbury under pressure

Multiple retailers begin bounce back

By Rick Pendrous

Despite the persistence of deflation in the sector, the prospects for the UK multiple grocery market remain reasonably sound, according to a statement issued by investment firm Shore Capital towards the end of last month.

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.

easyFoodStore is a new discount project from easyJet entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ionnou

EasyJet founder launches 25p discount food store

By Michael Stones

EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has opened a no frills, discount food store – called easyFoodstore store – to complement his cut-price airline and travel businesses.

Christmas food shop: where consumers plan to spend

Tesco to be ‘most visited retailer this Christmas’

By Laurence Gibbons

British consumers will fill Tesco with festive cheer this Christmas as it looks set to be the top choice among consumers for seasonal food and drink, according to e-commerce firm Webloyalty.

Tesco's brand guarantee replaces price matching vouchers

Tesco hots up supermarket war with price pledge

By Alice Foster

Tesco has opened a new front in the supermarket price war, by pledging to match branded prices at its tills, as analysts and Food Manufacture Group readers questioned the big four retailers’ focus on price matching. 


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