11 May 2021

Media Bites 11 May: THG, Greggs, Hotel Chocolat, Waitrose

The Hut Group last night struck a deal with Softbank that will lead to the Japanese conglomerate investing $2.3 billion in one of Britain’s fastest-growing technology […]
11 May 2021

City Snapshot: “Encouraging” start for Morrisons but sales growth slows in Q1

Top story Growth has slowed at Morrisons in its first quarter as society began to reopen and the supermarket started to lap its own figures from […]
10 May 2021

Waitrose introduces online delivery fee to ‘bring us in line with rest of market’

Waitrose has introduced a delivery charge for online groceries in certain areas. Previously the retailer had been one of only two supermarkets not to charge for […]
10 May 2021

Smol raises $34m to expand DTC detergent startup

Laundry detergent DTC startup Smol, founded by two former Unilever directors, has raised $34m (£24.1m) in a funding round. Founded in 2018 by Paula Quazi and […]
10 May 2021

Peperami rebrands in bid to lure younger shoppers

Peperami is rebranding in a bid to lure “mainstream and younger” shoppers to the brand. The brand has unveiled a new logo and redesigned packaging, which […]
10 May 2021

The Grocer 33 links up with new technology provider Assosia

The Grocer has switched provision of the Grocer 33 to a new technology provider as it looks to enhance the weekly mystery shopping competition further. Assosia’s […]
10 May 2021

Tesco to ditch plastic rings and shrink wrap from its entire beer and cider range

Tesco is to ditch plastic rings and shrink wrap from its entire beer and cider range.  The supermarket will stop receiving drinks that are still held […]
10 May 2021

Retailers ‘smash’ emissions target but transport emerges as key concern

Retailers have “smashed” 2020 carbon reduction targets, but still have “much more to do” if they are to hit a target of net zero by 2040, […]
10 May 2021

Iceland throws backing behind sepsis awareness campaign

Iceland is backing a campaign to raise awareness of sepsis and spread life-saving knowledge about the potentially deadly condition. The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation has worked […]
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