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Tesco is now 'more in doing mode', said Shore Capital

Tesco recovers from horsemeat ‘body blow’: City

By Mike Stones

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has recovered from “the body blow” inflicted by the horsemeat crisis, while all the big four UK supermarkets were struggling to maintain their presence in “anaemic markets”, said city analyst Shore Capital.

Christine Tacon pledged to target kickbacks

Groceries Code Adjudicator to tackle illegal ‘kickbacks’

By Andrew Williams

The new Groceries Code Adjudicator, tasked with policing the multiple retailers, has pledged to clean up illegal “kickback” practices, whereby suppliers are forced to use third-party suppliers favoured by the supermarkets, rather than choosing their own.

Morrisons had 'upped its game' in a competitive market, said Shore Capital

Morrisons ‘ups its game’: City analysts

By John Woods

Morrisons appears to be upping its game after its “very disappointing” third quarter, according to Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.

Retailers have been criticised for the lack of clarity in promotions

Asda attacks its rivals' price promotions

By Rick Pendrous

Supermarket promotions look set to be an increasingly contentious subject over the autumn and in the run-up to the busy Christmas grocery trading period.

Running scared: Digby Jones warned that those suffering abuses of power may be too afraid to speak out

Witness protection needed for grocery code

By Rod Addy

Suppliers reporting abuses of power under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) might need “a witness protection programme”, according to business guru Digby Jones.

Former Steve's Cakes md Steve Gamble now heads-up Gamble Foods

Steve's new venture no Gamble

By Anne Bruce

Stephen Gamble, the md of the defunct supermarket supplier Steve's Cakes has re-emerged at the helm of the new company Gamble Foods.

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