2 February 2021

Scotch whisky losses top £500m due to US tariffs

Scotch whisky has now suffered £500m of lost exports since the US imposed punitive tariffs over an airline subsidy dispute, industry figures have claimed. The Scotch […]
2 February 2021

Simply Fresh eyes 30 retailers for ‘supplied by Sainsbury’s’ model

Simply Fresh has set out plans to sign 30 new retailers up to its ‘supplied by Sainsbury’s’ model this year. The symbol group’s creative director Davinder […]
2 February 2021

NI suspends animal food checks over staff safety fears

Post-Brexit food checks on animal-based foods have been suspended at Belfast and Larne ports over staff safety fears, Northern Ireland’s agriculture ministry has said. It comes […]
2 February 2021

City snapshot: Lockdown helps supermarket sales growth to accelerate in January

Top story The UK-wide coronavirus lockdown has spurred further growth in take home grocery sales during January, as shoppers spent £1bn more on supermarket food year-on-year […]
2 February 2021

Media Bites 2 Feb: Marston’s, whisky, Amazon

Marston’s has rejected a £693m offer from the Beverly Hills-based private equity group Platinum Equity on the basis that it “significantly undervalues” the business (The Financial […]
2 February 2021

Ocado Zoom trials zero emissions fleet

Ocado’s rapid service Zoom is trialling several electric and pedal-powered vehicles to make deliveries to customers from its site in Acton, West London.  The trial – […]
1 February 2021

Aldi invites those affected by Arcadia and Debenhams collapse to apply for jobs

Aldi is urging the thousands of people whose jobs are at risk at Arcadia Group and Debenhams to apply for work at the discounter. The supermarket’s […]
1 February 2021

Rowse Honey to challenge Nutella with move into chocolate spread

Rowse Honey is set to battle Nutella with a move into chocolate spreads. Rowse – the UK’s biggest honey brand – has launched ChocoBee, a spread made from […]
1 February 2021

Almost 600,000 sign up for Veganuary 2021

Just under 600,000 people around the world attempted to follow a plant-based diet during this year’s Veganuary, helping the organisation enjoy its “biggest year yet”. Veganuary […]
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