10 June 2021

Russian discounter Mere aiming for 300 UK stores in 10 years

Russian discounter Mere has a long-term target of over 300 stores in the UK within eight to 10 years, The Grocer has learned. The business, which […]
10 June 2021

Sewell On The Go rolls out compostable carrier bags in sustainability drive

Sewell On The Go has rolled out compostable carrier bags across its stores. The sustainable alternatives are made from potato starch, meaning they break down at […]
10 June 2021

PlayIn Choc beats £250k crowdfunding target to scale up ethical brand

Ethical chocolate start-up PlayIn Choc, set up to take on the likes of Kinder Surprise and Freddo Treasures, has surged ahead of a £250k crowdfunding target […]
10 June 2021

City snapshot: Finnish dairy group Valio mitigates domestic decline with Chinese exports growth

Top story Finnish dairy group Valio saw sales rise 1.2% in 2020 as a plunge in food service sales was mitigated my increased exports. Valio Group […]
10 June 2021

Media Bites 10 June: SSP Group, Morrisons, Oatly

SSP, the owner of Caffè Ritazza and Upper Crust, has revealed a £300m pre-tax loss and reiterated that it did not expect sales to return to […]
10 June 2021

Supermarkets agree to change own label rules to send more to food banks

Supermarkets and suppliers have agreed to rip up many of the restrictions on redistribution of surplus own-label food, in a bid to stop tens of thousands […]
10 June 2021

Deliveroo riders to be trained to spot domestic abuse, drug dealing and human trafficking

Deliveroo is offering training to its riders so they can spot domestic abuse, drug dealing and human trafficking, in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch. The food courier […]
9 June 2021

North Coast Brewing Co buys Wooha Brewing from administration

The owner of Isle of Sky Brewing Co has bought Scottish craft beer maker Wooha Brewing Co out of administration. Scotland-based Wooha went into administration in […]
9 June 2021

CJ Lang to scrap Post Office in 31 company-owned stores

CJ Lang is removing Post Office counters from 31 company-owned stores over the next six months. The decision follows 18 months of negotiations with the Post Office after […]
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