9 February 2021

Media Bites 9 Feb: Household spending, hospitality, Brexit

UK consumer spending and retail sales fell in January at the fastest pace since May, suggesting the economy has been hit harder by the current lockdown […]
8 February 2021

Ascona Group switches oil supply from Harvest Energy to Jet across 10 sites

Forecourt operator Ascona Group has extended its deal with fuel supplier Jet to 10 more sites that were previously supplied by Harvest Energy. The move will see […]
8 February 2021

Grocer Vision to host ‘Grocery after 2020’ webinar

The Grocer Vision will be quizzing a panel of experts on how the events of 2020 shaped shopper behaviour as part of a new webinar.  Grocery […]
8 February 2021

Darren Goldney to step down as Unitas MD

Unitas MD Darren Goldney is to step down in April following three years in the role. Sales and marketing director John Kinney will take over the […]
8 February 2021

Waitrose recalls own-label carrot cake muffins due to labelling error

Waitrose has been forced to recall its own-brand carrot cake muffins after undeclared walnuts were found in the product. The upmarket grocer has taken its Patisserie […]
8 February 2021

M&S hosts virtual Valentine’s food and drink event

M&S is hosting a Valentine’s themed instalment of its live food and drink events series this week. The upmarket retailer will launch a complimentary Valentine’s Day […]
8 February 2021

Boots trialling body-cams across Birmingham

Boots has equipped store staff with body-worn cameras as retailers tackle a dramatic surge in violence and abuse of shopworkers in the pandemic. The high street […]
8 February 2021

Fruit & veg sales booming under lockdown, says Tesco

Tesco claims British shoppers under lockdown are creating the biggest demand for fruit and veg “this century”, according to its latest sales data. The retailer said […]
8 February 2021

Supermarket chiefs call on Sunak to ‘level the playing field’ with online sales tax

The CEOs of Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are among 18 retail leaders who have written to Rishi Sunak urging urgent business rates reform. The Chancellor must […]
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