16 April 2021

Scotmid Co-op results reveal sales up 6.2% to £409m

Sales at Scotmid Co-op rose 6.2% to £409m for the year to 30 January 2021, with trading profits up 14.3% to £6.4m. For the most part, […]
16 April 2021

Rawlings joins Naked Wines board as non-executive director

DTC specialist Darryl Rawlings is set to become the new chairman of Naked Wines. Rawlings will join the board as independent non-executive director with immediate effect, […]
16 April 2021

Pick for Britain scheme for UK-based farm workers scrapped

The government has scrapped the Pick for Britain campaign aimed at recruiting UK-based workers for seasonal farm roles, the Grocer understands. Launched last year when Covid-19 […]
16 April 2021

Asda appoints John Fallon as new CFO ahead of Issa brothers takeover

Asda has promoted deputy CFO John Fallon to succeed Rob McWilliam as chief financial officer when he steps down after his fixed term appointment concludes in the […]
16 April 2021

Bud Light to challenge White Claw with trio of hard seltzers

Bud Light is set to take on White Claw with a move into the hard seltzer category. Bud Light Seltzer, which was previously only available in […]
16 April 2021

City snapshot: Ocado invests in AI firm Oxbotica to develop vehicle fleet

Top story Ocado has announced a partnership, including a £10m investment, with Oxford based autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica to develop a range of vehicles. The […]
16 April 2021

Media Bites 16 April: Deliveroo, Naked Wines, THG

Deliveroo said its order volumes more than doubled to 71m in the first quarter of 2021, as chief executive Will Shu admitted he had “a lot […]
15 April 2021

Diageo expands RTD portfolio with Loyal 9 deal

Diageo has increased its exposure to the rapidly growing ready-to-drink category with the acquisition of Loyal 9 Cocktails in the US. Launched in 2018 in Rhode […]
15 April 2021

M&S sues Aldi over Cuthbert the Caterpillar’s similarities to Colin the Caterpillar cake

M&S is suing Aldi over the similarities of the discounter’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake to its own Colin the Caterpillar. M&S claims Cuthbert amounts to trademark […]
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