14 January 2021

Paul reintroduces free hot drinks and discounts for NHS workers

French bakery chain Paul has reintroduced its free hot drinks offer for NHS and emergency service workers. It is also offering 10% off any item for […]
14 January 2021

William Reed Business Media moves UK Food Shows to July

William Reed Business Media, publisher of The Grocer, has announced new dates for its UK Food Shows at the NEC, Birmingham later this year. Following the […]
14 January 2021

M&S human rights survey reveals concerns of supply chain workers

Poor worker representation, inadequate sick pay, in-work poverty, long-term damage to health and discrimination are among the most common concerns of workers who are part of M&S’s […]
14 January 2021

Ocado goes from green to ‘grape’ in major brand overhaul

Ocado has undergone a major rebrand – changing its website and logo from green to purple. One of the reasons for the overhaul was to better […]
14 January 2021

City Snapshot: Tesco posts Christmas sales growth of 8.1% as Covid costs mount

Top story Tesco has reported a “strong” sales performance in its third quarter and Christmas period, although new coronavirus restrictions have added a further £85m to […]
14 January 2021

Media Bites 14 January: Brexit, Lidl, Just Eat, Unilever

The UK government is proposing to fast-track empty supermarket food lorries returning to Europe to restock, as concerns mount in Whitehall that post-Brexit port disruption threatened […]
14 January 2021

Fast grocery delivery app Weezy plots expansion after $20m fundraise

UK-based fast grocery delivery app Weezy is planning to roll out its services across London and further afield after raising $20m (£14.7m) in growth funds. The […]
13 January 2021

Trolley handle disinfectant tech startup wins £90k government funding

Government-funded Innovate UK has awarded a £90,000 grant to a Chesterfield startup 99point9 Hygiene, to develop an automatic supermarket trolley handle sanitiser. The non-departmental public body, […]
13 January 2021

Wholesalers warn against ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to free school meals boxes controversy

Wholesalers fear the bad publicity surrounding free school meals boxes this week could result in the government switching to a purely food voucher-based scheme that would […]
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