19 March 2021

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 […]
19 March 2021

Media Bites 19 March: Ocado, Asda, Fever-Tree

The boss of Ocado has shrugged off the threat of new faster delivery rivals and claimed that Amazon has a “negligible impact” on the British grocery […]
18 March 2021

AF Blakemore to launch charity campaign in memory of Raj Aggarwal

Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore is launching a charity campaign next month in memory of independent retailer Raj Aggarwal, who died in April last year following a […]
18 March 2021

US trade deal will not lead to flood of cheap meat, says AHDB

A US trade deal will not lead to a raft of lower-standard US produce immediately flooding the UK market, an AHDB report has concluded. The farming […]
18 March 2021

Lidl launches reverse-vending DRS machines in Scotland

Lidl has launched a deposit return scheme in Scotland using reverse vending machines. The machines have been installed in stores in Hamilton, Edinburgh Granton, Glasgow Yoker […]
18 March 2021

Merchant Gourmet launches recycling scheme for its plastic pouches

Merchant Gourmet has launched Appetite for Change Recycle Scheme to encourage shoppers to recycle its plastic pouches. Run in partnership with plastic waste recycler Enval, the […]
18 March 2021

Henry Dimbleby set to call for ‘radical’ overhaul of food system

Leon restaurant founder Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy (NFS) is set to call for a “radical overhaul” of the food and drink system, including a major […]
18 March 2021

EU makes major cut to post-Brexit red tape for British exporters

British food businesses will no longer have to provide ‘Meursing codes’ when exporting manufactured goods to the EU in a major reduction of post-Brexit red tape. […]
18 March 2021

Growers slam AHDB over 2021/22 levy, despite vote to abolish it

AHDB is facing fresh criticism from the growers who recently voted to abolish its horticulture levy, after it emerged fees for the 2021/22 financial year would […]
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