6 May 2021

Asda confirms sustainability ambitions in first ESG report

Asda has published its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, setting out how it plans to help customers shop sustainably. The supermarket said the report […]
6 May 2021

Philip Morris International names new CEO after shock departure of chairman

Philip Morris International has appointed a new CEO as part of a leadership shuffle sparked by the shock departure of chairman Louis Camilleri in December. Jacek […]
6 May 2021

Asda trialling secure boxes for unattended online deliveries

Asda is installing secure ‘delivery boxes’ at customer homes as part of a trial so groceries can be delivered while shoppers are not at home. Two […]
6 May 2021

Co-op and Unilever partner on Europe’s first smart ice cream vending machine

Co-op has partnered with Unilever to launch what is claimed to be Europe’s only consumer-facing smart ice cream vending machine. The machine – which has been […]
6 May 2021

Vegetarian dogfood brand Noochy Poochy launches with ‘highest protein’ claim

Petcare’s burgeoning meat-free trend has been joined by Noochy Poochy – a sustainable brand that claims to offer the highest protein content of any vegetarian dogfood […]
6 May 2021

Final SAWS operator for 2021 UK fruit & veg harvest announced

Recruiter Fruitful Jobs has become the fourth and final operator of the expanded Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme for 2021, the government has announced. The Herefordshire-based business […]
6 May 2021

Wholesaler requests to extend driver hours refused as c-store shelves left empty

The government has shunned urgent calls from wholesalers to extend driver hours following a shortage of goods in convenience stores. The decision comes after crisis talks […]
6 May 2021

New ‘competitive’ online drinks retailer to cut out wholesalers

A new online retailer billing itself as a more “sustainable” and “inclusive” online drinks marketplace has launched. Called Hometipple.com, it said it would sell high-quality wines, beers, […]
6 May 2021

AF Blakemore to close Hastings depot ahead of £15m Bedford site opening

AF Blakemore is set to close its Hastings depot in July and move operations to its new £15m distribution centre in Bedford. The wholesaler told The […]
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