7 May 2021

City Snapshot: Kitwave unveils £105m IPO on London’s junior market

Top story Wholesaler Kitwave has announced it will join the London Stock Exchange in a move valuing the company at £105m. The group raised £82m in […]
7 May 2021

Waitrose defends rates relief as it posts record profits

Waitrose posted record levels of profits last year, according to newly filed accounts, as sales boomed during a period in which it benefited from controversial government […]
7 May 2021

Media Bites 7 May: Sainsbury’s, AB InBev, Beyond Meat

Sainsbury’s has hired the former boss of John Lewis Paula Nickolds to take charge of its near £8bn clothing and homewares division, in a move that […]
6 May 2021

Asda confirms sustainability ambitions in first ESG report

Asda has published its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, setting out how it plans to help customers shop sustainably. The supermarket said the report […]
6 May 2021

Philip Morris International names new CEO after shock departure of chairman

Philip Morris International has appointed a new CEO as part of a leadership shuffle sparked by the shock departure of chairman Louis Camilleri in December. Jacek […]
6 May 2021

Asda trialling secure boxes for unattended online deliveries

Asda is installing secure ‘delivery boxes’ at customer homes as part of a trial so groceries can be delivered while shoppers are not at home. Two […]
6 May 2021

Co-op and Unilever partner on Europe’s first smart ice cream vending machine

Co-op has partnered with Unilever to launch what is claimed to be Europe’s only consumer-facing smart ice cream vending machine. The machine – which has been […]
6 May 2021

Vegetarian dogfood brand Noochy Poochy launches with ‘highest protein’ claim

Petcare’s burgeoning meat-free trend has been joined by Noochy Poochy – a sustainable brand that claims to offer the highest protein content of any vegetarian dogfood […]
6 May 2021

Final SAWS operator for 2021 UK fruit & veg harvest announced

Recruiter Fruitful Jobs has become the fourth and final operator of the expanded Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme for 2021, the government has announced. The Herefordshire-based business […]
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