16 March 2021

City snapshot: Greggs falls to first loss as store closures drive 36% sales drop

Top story Bakery and food to go chain Greggs has reported its first loss since it floated in 1984 as the coronavirus and resultant store closures […]
16 March 2021

Media Bites 16 March: Thorntons, Iceland, Danone, Deliveroo

Thorntons, the high street chocolate retailer, is permanently closing its shops in Britain, putting 603 jobs at risk (The Times £). The Thorntons brand will remain […]
16 March 2021

Farmer Connect raises $9m to meet surging supply chain demand

Agritech business Farmer Connect has secured $9m (£6.5m) funding to help in its mission to make agriculture supply chains sustainable. The investment would be used to […]
15 March 2021

Thorntons to permanently close all stores to focus online

Chocolatier Thorntons is set to disappear from the high street following a decision to close down its remaining network of 61 stores, putting more than 600 […]
15 March 2021

Selfridges opens pop-up street food kitchen in Oxford Street store

Selfridges is giving up and coming food brands a residency opportunity in a new pop-up kitchen at its flagship store in Oxford Street. The high-end retailer […]
15 March 2021

Holy Moly unveils salsa as first in raft of dips NPD

Upmarket guacamole brand Holy Moly is planning to launch a vast swathe of new dips over the coming year. The brand this week unveiled the first […]
15 March 2021

Wasabi appoints Kate Lucas as first grocery MD following ready meals success

Wasabi has recruited its first grocery MD following the popularity of its ready meals range in Sainsbury’s stores. Kate Lucas joined the Japanese sushi and bento […]
15 March 2021

Unitas signs Y International up to buying group

Y International, the Birmingham-based buying arm of the Lulu Group, has joined Unitas. Lulu Group operates more than 200 retail stores across the Middle East and […]
15 March 2021

FWD offers help with pandemic funding support

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors has pledged to help members with efforts to access the latest £425m government funding allocated to businesses impacted by the pandemic. […]
Add Your Restaurant / Takeaway