23 April 2021

Brands outgrowing own label for first time in six years

Brands have grown ahead of own label in grocery for the first time in six years, exclusive data shows – as shoppers have sought the safety […]
23 April 2021

Asda launches new recycle-ready packaging across its poultry range

Asda is to ditch plastic trays across its entire fresh chicken range and introduce new recycle-ready packaging, in a move it says will save 450 tonnes […]
23 April 2021

Co-op extends product placement deal on Coronation Street with ITV

The Co-op has agreed a three-year extension of its product placement deal on ITV’s Coronation Street. The renewed agreement will see the Weatherfield Co-op store remain […]
23 April 2021

Bread prices must increase to cover inflation, warns Irwin’s

The price of bread must rise to better reflect the inflationary pressures burdening food producers, Northern Ireland’s biggest independent baker has warned. Food prices were down […]
23 April 2021

Jonathan James’ estate sees a 12% sales surge as non-essential retail boosts footfall

James Convenience has seen a 12% surge in sales across its estate as non-essential retail reopened earlier this month, driving footfall to its town centre and […]
23 April 2021

Central England Co-op trading profits soar as sales rise 3% to £869m

Sales at Central England Co-op grew 3% for the year ending 23 January 2021 to £869m, with trading profits soaring 60% to £28m. The society said […]
23 April 2021

Berry Gardens boosts recycled and Prevented Ocean Plastic content of punnets

Major berry and stone fruit supplier Berry Gardens has announced it will boost the recycled content of its own-label punnets across the mults from this summer. […]
23 April 2021

City snapshot: Retail sales rebound ahead of reopening

Top story Retail sales volumes continued to recover in March ahead of the reopening of non-essential shops, according to date from the Office of National Statistics. […]
23 April 2021

Media Bites 23 April: Co-op, Nestlé, Deliveroo

The Co-op retail chain has announced a shake-up of its store management structure which is expected to affect 2,000 staff. It is axing the role of […]
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