3 March 2021

Supermarkets turn down business rates holiday to avoid repeat of backlash

The UK’s biggest supermarkets have announced they will turn down offers of a business rates holiday, despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak extending the exemption until the end […]
3 March 2021

Sales soar at Steve Bassett’s converted Simply Fresh Sainsbury’s store

Independent retailer Steve Bassett has seen sales at his recently converted Simply Fresh Sainsbury’s store soar up to 70% since it opened last month. Simply Fresh […]
3 March 2021

Pukka Pies sets out £4.5m bakery investment as it eyes further growth

Pukka Pies is investing a further £4.5m at its Leicestershire bakery after sales and profits heated up in 2020 despite the disruption to the foodservice business […]
3 March 2021

Northern Ireland border checks to be phased in from October under government plans

Northern Ireland border checks will be phased in from October as part of new government plans to unilaterally extend the grace periods for food imports into […]
3 March 2021

Northern Ireland border checks to be phased in from October as tensions with EU grow

Northern Ireland border checks will be phased in from October under new government plans that have inflamed mounting tensions with the EU. The UK and the […]
3 March 2021

Bestway rolls out partnership with shopping app Jisp

Bestway is opening up its partnership with shopping app Jisp to all its retail partners and corporate stores.  The move follows a 12-store trial that kicked […]
3 March 2021

Scottish wholesalers given relief grants of up to £500k

The Scottish government has named 42 wholesalers that have shared in a grant pot of £5.5m. Five businesses received the maximum £500,000 relief, with the remaining […]
3 March 2021

Booker scraps bulk of Premier promotions in favour of EDLP strategy

Booker has shaken up its promotional strategy for its Premier retailers, focusing on EDLP and cutting its monthly offers by two thirds. The wholesale giant told […]
3 March 2021

Fish firms need extra post-Brexit bailout to remain afloat, seafood sector warns MPs

Seafood firms will need extra government funding to remain afloat as the sector continues to battle post-Brexit chaos, industry figures have warned MPs. Speaking in front […]
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