13 January 2021

Trolley handle disinfectant tech startup wins £90k government funding

Government-funded Innovate UK has awarded a £90,000 grant to a Chesterfield startup 99point9 Hygiene, to develop an automatic supermarket trolley handle sanitiser. The non-departmental public body, […]
13 January 2021

Wholesalers warn against ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to free school meals boxes controversy

Wholesalers fear the bad publicity surrounding free school meals boxes this week could result in the government switching to a purely food voucher-based scheme that would […]
21 December 2020

Tesco-backed checkout-free tech firm Trigo secures $60m funding

Tesco-backed frictionless checkout firm Trigo has raised $60m in a series B funding round, bringing total investment in the Israeli business to $94m. The latest funding, […]
21 December 2020

Food industry warns prolonged border closure could cause supply difficulties

Food industry bodies have urged the government to find a way to get France to unseal its border with the UK or face the possibility of […]
21 December 2020

Sainsbury’s warns of fruit and veg shortages due to French border delays

Sainsbury’s has warned of gaps in the fruit and veg aisle within days due to France imposing a 48-hour delay on freight coming from the UK. […]
21 December 2020

Bestway snaps up Costcutter for undisclosed fee

Bestway Wholesale has snapped up symbol operator Costcutter Supermarkets Group for an undisclosed fee from Bibby Line Group. The deal, set to be concluded in the […]
21 December 2020

Minor Figures to roll out ‘semi-oat’ milk

Minor Figures has created what it claims is the UK’s first ‘semi-oat’ milk. The drink is designed to appeal to shoppers seeking a dairy alternative with […]
21 December 2020

Galaxy given overhaul after a disastrous year for sales

Mars has unveiled a major rebrand for Galaxy, after a disastrous year that saw the brand lose almost 15% of its value. Galaxy – currently Britain’s […]
21 December 2020

City snapshot: BRC calls for ‘pragmatic solution’ to border chaos

Top story The BRC has called on the government and the EU to find a “pragmatic solution” to the closure of traffic from France and avoid […]
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