28 April 2021

Supermarkets ducking out of post-Brexit support, says Dutch supplier

Supermarket prices will rise more than is necessary unless there is greater collaboration with European suppliers on post-Brexit trade frictions, a Dutch business has warned. Moolenaar, […]
28 April 2021

Media Bites 28 April: Waitrose/Deliveroo, Grocery market share, National Lottery

Waitrose and Deliveroo have struck a two-year partnership for rapid home grocery deliveries after a successful trial of the service (The Guardian). After a successful trial, […]
28 April 2021

City snapshot: Sainsbury’s slumps to a loss despite surging revenues

Top story Sainsbury’s has plunged into the red after £485m of Covid-related costs and more than £600m of restructuring charges for its Argos transformation programme more […]
27 April 2021

Poundland soft launches home delivery pilot for staff and guests

Poundland has quietly launched online home delivery, initially making the offer available to staff and “selected guests”. The variety discounter has been working on selling online […]
27 April 2021

Unilever boosts health and wellness exposure by buying sports nutrition brand Onnit

Unilever has acquired US supplements and sports nutrition brand Onnit as part of an ongoing bid to increase its exposure to the growing health and wellness […]
27 April 2021

Pilgrim’s UK’s Ashton site introduces three-day week due to China export ban

The viability of Pilgrim’s UK’s pork processing site at Ashton-under-Lyne is in question after it was forced to reduce operating hours and furlough staff due to […]
27 April 2021

Suppliers set ‘pioneering’ target of hitting net zero by 2040

Food and drink leaders have announced a “pioneering” target for the industry to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2040, alongside a major initiative to help […]
27 April 2021

M&S creates four new food director roles to strengthen commercial team

M&S has appointed four food directors in newly created posts in an effort to strengthen the business’ senior commercial team. Pav Anand, head of strategy, has […]
27 April 2021

Waitrose to create 400 new roles to fulfil Deliveroo orders

Waitrose will create up to 400 new store roles to handle Deliveroo orders following a significant expansion of its partnership with the delivery platform. The jobs […]
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