28 January 2021

Media Bites 28 January: Valeo, Poundland, Imperial Brands, Boots

The owner of grocery brands including Kettle crisps and Rowse honey is to launch an auction that could fetch more than £1.5bn and cement its status […]
27 January 2021

Square Root to launch £350k crowdfunding drive

Upmarket soft drinks brand Square Root is mounting a £350k crowdfunding drive. The London-based brand will launch a Seedrs campaign next month with an eye to […]
27 January 2021

Poundland reports sales growth boosted by new ranges and price points

New ranges and price points both above and below £1 have helped Poundland and Dealz achieve 2.4% like-for-like sales growth, according to a trading update. The […]
27 January 2021

Supermarkets and other food retailers to get mass Covid-19 testing

Mass testing for Covid-19 is to be expanded across supermarkets and smaller food retailers in plans to protect workers and slow the spread of the virus, […]
27 January 2021

Walgreen Boots Alliance appoints Roz Brewer CEO

Walgreen Boots Alliance has appointed Starbucks chief operating officer Roz Brewer as its new CEO. Brewer succeeds Stefano Pessina, who is stepping down after six years […]
27 January 2021

Pig sector calls for government help amid supply chain crisis

The National Pig Association has called for government support amid a supply chain crisis caused by Brexit and Covid-19. In a letter to environment secretary George […]
27 January 2021

Wholesalers fear government is ‘prepared to let them fail’

Wholesalers are becoming increasingly concerned the government is prepared to let them fail, according to the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.  FWD CEO James Bielby also warned […]
27 January 2021

Bernard Matthews launches Turkey Twizzlers into the chilled aisle

Turkey Twizzlers have made their first appearance in chilled aisles as Bernard Matthews bids to compete with the sausage market for convenience and family occasions. The […]
27 January 2021

Former Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee becomes chairman of Red Rickshaw

Former Tesco chief financial officer Laurie McIlwee is returning to grocery after becoming a special adviser for global technology investor Court Cavendish. Under the move Mcllwee, who […]
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