21 April 2021

City snapshot: Solid start for Heineken as strong growth in Africa makes up for Covid hit in Europe

Top story Heineken has reported a “solid” start to the year with profits growing despite trade in Europe continuing to be hit by lockdowns. Beer volumes […]
20 April 2021

Southern Co-op extends trial to sell food beyond best before date to 11 stores

Southern Co-op has begun selling food beyond its best before date in a new anti-waste initiative. The ‘Reducing our Foodprint’ scheme launched yesterday and will run […]
20 April 2021

Hendersons renews food-to-go range in £80k-plus investment

Henderson Group and food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon have invested over £80,000 to refresh the DailyDeli range. The rebrand includes 12 new products, under two different sub-ranges: […]
20 April 2021

Asda rolls out stair climbing machines for high-rise deliveries

Asda has rolled out 270 “powered stair climbers” to its delivery drivers working in urban areas to help them carry totes of shopping to high-rise apartments. […]
20 April 2021

TH Clements boosts sales and narrows losses despite weather challenges

Leading brassica grower TH Clements managed to boost sales and cut its operating losses despite ‘once in a century’ floods, its latest results have shown. According […]
20 April 2021

Aldi taunts M&S with relaunch of Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake

Aldi has taunted M&S by announcing its Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake is going back on sale. The discounter has said some of the profits from its […]
20 April 2021

Poundland planning new formats ‘Poundland Local’ and ‘Poundland Go!’

Poundland has applied to trademark ‘Poundland Local’ and ‘Poundland Go!’, pointing to its latest plans for new convenience store formats.  Poundland Local is to apply to […]
20 April 2021

Nestlé unveils two new lower-carbon coffee bean varieties

Nestlé has developed two lower-carbon types of coffee bean, as part of its aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The new robusta varieties were […]
20 April 2021

CMA finds Issa brothers’ £6.8bn Asda deal could hike petrol prices

The Issa Brothers £6.8bn takeover of Asda risks leading to higher petrol prices in dozens of areas across the UK, the competition authorities have found. The […]
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