7 May 2021

Linda McCartney’s launches first plant-based milk alternative lines

Linda McCartney’s has moved beyond meat-free for the first time, launching a four-strong lineup of milk alternatives. Made with no added sugar and no more than […]
7 May 2021

BRC calls for end to social distancing as retail footfall struggles

BRC CEO Helen Dickinson has called on the government to end social distancing measures after figures showed footfall was down by 40% since before the pandemic. With […]
7 May 2021

10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

The 10p plastic bag charge will come into force on 21 May, Defra has confirmed. The increase was initially proposed to come into force on 30 April, […]
7 May 2021

Lidl quits digital DRS group, amid confusion fear

Lidl has quit an industry group set up to explore the use of a digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) amid fears it could detract from the […]
7 May 2021

Soreen launches Fruit & Veg-Mmms cake bars for kids

Soreen is moving into healthy snacking with a duo of vegan fruit and veg cake bars for kids. Called Soreen Fruit & Veg-Mmms, they are billed […]
7 May 2021

Organics fear exclusion from EU due to trade deal ‘omission’

Organic traders fear they may soon be forced to cease trading with Europe because of gaps in the UK-EU trade deal. The agreement made no specific […]
7 May 2021

City Snapshot: Kitwave unveils £105m IPO on London’s junior market

Top story Wholesaler Kitwave has announced it will join the London Stock Exchange in a move valuing the company at £105m. The group raised £82m in […]
7 May 2021

Waitrose defends rates relief as it posts record profits

Waitrose posted record levels of profits last year, according to newly filed accounts, as sales boomed during a period in which it benefited from controversial government […]
7 May 2021

Media Bites 7 May: Sainsbury’s, AB InBev, Beyond Meat

Sainsbury’s has hired the former boss of John Lewis Paula Nickolds to take charge of its near £8bn clothing and homewares division, in a move that […]
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