8 February 2021

Phil Barker made Co-op head of customer relationship management

The Co-op has appointed Phil Barker as head of customer relationship management and customer experience. Barker joins from the BBC, where he was CRM lead, responsible […]
8 February 2021

Obesity strategy shake-up to see government emphasise healthy living

Leaked plans for a major shake-up of the NHS include proposals to “strip out bureaucracy” and place a focus on lifestyle as a key way to […]
8 February 2021

Waitrose launches app that tracks emotional wellbeing of its animals

Waitrose has launched a “first of its kind” mobile app that will help the retailer assess the emotional wellbeing of its animals. Developed by leading animal […]
8 February 2021

Morrisons gives schools 60,000 pizza making kits to fight hunger

Morrisons is giving away 60,000 pizza making kits to help fight child hunger. Staff working on the retailers’ pizza counters will prepare the kits, which will […]
8 February 2021

South African raisin crop projections down 15% after extreme rainfall

The South African raisin industry has forecasted a drop in its 2021 crop production after extreme wet weather hit its key growing area. Producers in the […]
8 February 2021

City snapshot: Lockdown drives sales boom at Ultimate Products

Top story Ultimate Products has raised its expectations for the year as the boom in online shopping and supermarkets during lockdown continues to benefit the consumer […]
8 February 2021

Media Bites 8 Feb: Business rates, Amazon, UK/EU trade

Tesco, Morrisons and Waterstones are among companies that have urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to “level the playing field” between bricks-and-mortar stores and online retailers, as the […]
6 February 2021

City News: Unilever’s shrinking margins cause concern despite growth

At first glance, there was plenty to like about Unilever’s full-year results on Thursday. It finished 2020 on a high, but concerns over mounting costs and […]
5 February 2021

Peak Rock Capital invests in packaging firm AMB

Private equity investor Peak Rock Capital has acquired Italian packaging specialist AMB alongside the company’s founders, current owners and management team. AMB, which specialises in the […]
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