19 March 2021

Supermarket prices in deflation despite fall in imports from EU

Supermarket inflation remained in negative territory in February, defying predications of food price rises despite a sharp drop in EU imports. The Grocer Price Index, collated […]
19 March 2021

Ex Thorntons chair regrets sale to Ferrero

Ex-Thorntons chair Paul Wilkinson has blasted Ferrero’s management of the 110-year-old chocolatier as the Italian owner called time on its high street stores. Ferrero this week […]
19 March 2021

BrewDog teases collaboration brew with Tony’s Chocolonely

BrewDog has teased a coming collaboration with chocolatier Tony’s Chocolonely. The Scottish brewer’s CEO and co-founder James Watt tweeted Tony’s was “one of our favourite companies […]
19 March 2021

Roger Burnley: running Asda during Covid and takeover like ‘spinning two plates at once’

Asda CEO Roger Burnley told The Grocer today running the supermarket giant during the pandemic and a takeover process by the billionaire Issa brothers had been […]
19 March 2021

Iceland to turn down business rates holiday extension

Iceland has become the latest supermarket to announce it will not claim business rates relief for the financial year 2021-22. It follows criticism of Iceland for […]
19 March 2021

Asda to scrap plastic bags from all fruit & veg aisles

Asda has announced it will remove plastic bags from all its fresh produce aisles, in a move it said would save more than 100 million piece […]
19 March 2021

Iceland slated for voucher push after pocketing rates relief

Iceland has been slammed by a major supermarket rival for running a string of newspaper voucher promotions – while arguing it cannot afford to repay business […]
19 March 2021

Highland Spring to challenge Dash and San Pellegrino with fruit-flavoured cans

Highland Spring is set to take on the likes of Dash, Ugly and San Pellegrino with a range of fruity sparkling water cans. It has created […]
19 March 2021

City snapshot: Asda CEO Roger Burnley to step down

Asda has announced that CEO and president Roger Burnley will leave the business next year following its takeover by the Isaa brothers and TDR Capital. Asda […]
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