26 May 2021

Media Bites 26 May: Gail’s, Greencore, Grocery market share

Luke Johnson, one of Britain’s best-known hospitality entrepreneurs, is baking a fresh attempt to sell Gail’s, the upmarket café chain which has seen a sharp sales […]
26 May 2021

City Snapshot: M&S swings to loss of more than £200m as Covid takes its toll

Top story M&S has sank into the red as revenues fell almost 12% to below £9bn in a year heavily disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The […]
26 May 2021

Abuse and violence against shopworkers up 7%, BRC’s latest annual crime survey finds

Violence and abuse against shopworkers rose 7% in the year to April 2020, according to the BRC’s latest annual survey into the scale of the issue. […]
25 May 2021

Saputo snaps up Scottish vegan cheese brand Sheese

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has taken a further step into dairy alternatives after acquiring the owner of Scottish vegan cheese brand Sheese. The parent of Cathedral […]
25 May 2021

Wilko sales drop £107m as Covid-cautious shoppers stay away from high street

Wilko revenues have slumped by £107m despite remaining open throughout lockdown as an “essential” retailer as the pandemic saw shoppers disappear from the high street, newly filed accounts […]
25 May 2021

Moorish launches houmous snack pack trio for lunchboxes

Posh dip brand Moorish is targeting lunchbox and snacking occasions with Trio Snack-Pack – which it claims is a category first. It comprises three pots of […]
25 May 2021

Pasquale’s Peppers debuts with Italian-style chilli-based condiments

Pasquale’s Peppers has made its grocery debut, with the aim of bringing Italian flavour traditions to a British audience. The new brand offers a three-strong range […]
25 May 2021

M&S chief sets out business’ efforts to improve diversity

M&S’s CEO Steve Rowe has set out the retailer’s efforts to improve diversity, a year after he said “urgent action” was needed. In an open memo […]
25 May 2021

Odysea unveils feta & Greek yoghurt spread for picnics and snacking

Greek and Mediterranean foods supplier Odysea has unveiled two new products, including a spread that combines Feta cheese with Greek yoghurt. Promising a “smooth, tangy, deeply […]
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