22 January 2021

Hauliers given vegan sandwiches to avoid post-Brexit trouble

EU-compliant vegan sandwiches were handed out to British hauliers this week in response to Dutch officials confiscating ham sandwiches at the border. LoveSeitan and Simply Lunch […]
22 January 2021

John Lewis Partnership to donate £2m to charities as extension of Christmas fundraiser

The John Lewis Partnership will donate a further £2m to charity as a continuation of its festive fundraising campaign. The retailer is extending its efforts to […]
22 January 2021

Berczy wins funds to strengthen supply chain

Hard seltzer startup Berczy has scored a £475k cash injection from an unnamed US private equity group. The brand – which was previously called Natrl, before […]
22 January 2021

Aldi falls short of 50 new stores a year in 2020

Aldi missed its estate expansion target last year due to the disruption of the pandemic, opening 37 stores instead of the 50 planned. The discounter has […]
22 January 2021

Tennent’s Lager invests £7m in machinery to reduce plastic use

Tennent’s Lager has invested £7m in new packaging equipment that will enable it to remove more than 100 million plastic rings from its lager packs by […]
22 January 2021

Proper joins forces with Eat Real in new Exponent healthier snacking play

PE firm Exponent has grabbed a majority stake in snack maker Proper to build a powerhouse competitor in the better-for-you snacking category. A new company to […]
22 January 2021

City snapshot: Retail sales suffers worst year on record after Christmas falls flat

Top story The UK retail sector has suffered its worst year on record after a Christmas sales rise of 0.4% failed to meet expectations, according to […]
22 January 2021

Media Bites 22 Jan: EG Group, Border disruption, Pets at Home

EG Group, the UK petrol stations company whose billionaire owners are buying Asda, is bringing in retail veteran Stuart Rose to improve governance after its auditors […]
21 January 2021

Cider sales dipped ahead of pandemic, financials reveal

Britain’s cider boom came off the rails in the lead-up to the pandemic, latest financial results have revealed. Documents filed with Companies House over the past […]
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