27 January 2021

Waitrose delays online relaunch of meat and fish counter ranges

Waitrose has delayed plans to reintroduce products from its in-store service counters to its online grocery offer. The retailer said in November that it would reinstate […]
27 January 2021

Anti-GM campaigner urges organics to back ‘inevitable’ gene editing launch

The organic sector must make a radical departure from its outright opposition to genetic editing or else risk being “ridiculed and marginalised”, leading figures have warned. The […]
27 January 2021

Hippeas closes $50m funding round

Hippeas has secured $50m (£36.4m) of venture capital funding to help the chickpea snack maker expand. The money from The Craftory will be used to increase […]
27 January 2021

Media Bites 27 Jan: PespiCo/Beyond Meat, Greencore, PZ Cussons

Pepsico is to take a step beyond fizzy drinks and snacks into the plant-based meat sector after signing a joint venture with Beyond Meat (The Times […]
27 January 2021

City snapshot: Shop prices tumble as lockdown drags on

Top story Shop prices have fallen by 2.2% this month as retailers desperately tried to entice consumers to spend money online as lockdown restrictions continued. The […]
26 January 2021

PepsiCo creates plant-based joint venture with beyond Meat

PepsiCo has teamed with Beyond Meat to take advantage of the booming meat alternatives market and develop a host of new plant-based snacks and drinks. The […]
26 January 2021

Sainsbury’s promotes Darren Sinclair to director of stores

Darren Sinclair has been promoted to the newly created role of Sainsbury’s director of stores. Sinclair, who has worked at the retailer for almost 20 years, […]
26 January 2021

Poundland introduces ‘greeter’ role to encourage mask wearing

Poundland has created the role of ‘greeter’ at store entrances to encourage shoppers to comply with social distancing rules. The greeters are tasked with asking shoppers […]
26 January 2021

Scottish salmon producers call for taskforce to solve Brexit export issues

Scotland’s salmon producers have called for the formation of a taskforce to solve the export issues which have blighted the Scottish seafood industry since Brexit. Trade […]
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