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30th October
Waitrose Chief’s Comments On Changing Shopper Habits Sound A Warning For Suppliers, Says Bridgethorne
Waitrose Chief’s Comments On Changing Shopper Habits Sound A Warning For Suppliers, Says Bridgethorne

Recent comments by Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, on how changes in British shopping habits are “far more fundamental than the discounters” should send a warning to suppliers that they need to rapidly understand the implications of such changing habits or risk being left behind as the grocery sector continues to change.
 
That’s the message from customer, category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne following Price’s comments at this month's launch of the Waitro [ ... ]

Jeronimo Martins To Reduce The Scale Of Biedronka ...

Portuguese retail group Jeronimo Martins is planning to reduce the scale of its Biedronka expansion in Poland. The grocery retailer has reported lower-than-exp [ ... ]

60% Of Consumers Believe That Food Manufacturers H...

An impressive 60 per cent of consumers believe that food manufacturers have a role to play in helping them lead a healthy lifestyle, according to new research.
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Japan Tobacco Lifts Profit Forecast Above Estimate...

Japan Tobacco Inc., which sells Camel and Winston cigarettes outside the US, raised its profit forecast by 9 percent for the nine months to December 2014, helpe [ ... ]

SodaStream Closing West Bank Factory

SodaStream International Ltd. will close a factory in a West Bank settlement that had prompted calls by pro-Palestinian activists for consumers to boycott the I [ ... ]

Baidu Chasing Alibaba to Mobile May Miss Sales Est...

Baidu Inc. sales may fall short of some forecasts in the current quarter amid competition with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for shoppers among China’s more than [ ... ]

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Retail

Jeronimo Martins To Reduce The Scale Of Biedronka Expansion in PolandJeronimo Martins To Reduce The Scale Of Biedronka Expansion in Poland

Portuguese retail group Jeronimo Martins is planning to reduce the scale of its Biedronka expansion in Poland. The grocery retailer has reported lowe [ ... ]

Tesco Faces UK Criminal Probe of Accounting PracticesTesco Faces UK Criminal Probe of Accounting Practices

Prosecutors opened an investigation into Tesco Plc’s £263 million ($424 million) profit-guidance overstatement, the first sign the accounting probl [ ... ]

The Co-operative Food Appoints New Property Acquisitions ManagerThe Co-operative Food Appoints New Property Acquisitions Manager

British retailer The Co-operative Food has announced the appointment of Emma Weintroub as its new regional acquisitions manager for the Central and Ea [ ... ]

Croatian Retailer Studenac Completes Takeover of Rival Merkur 5Croatian Retailer Studenac Completes Takeover of Rival Merkur 5

Croatian retailer Studenac has completed the takeover of Merkur 5 from local businesman Milenko Marinović by rebranding the last store of its rival i [ ... ]

Private Label

Billa Predicts Strong Performance For New Own-Label 'Bun, din Romania' Line In RomaniaBilla Predicts Strong Performance For New Own-Label 'Bun, din Romania' Line In Romania

Supermarket Billa has launched the new private-label brand 'Bun, din Romania' ('It's good, it's from Romania') in Romania.  The new private-labe [ ... ]

Aldi To Introduce Affordable Range Of Organic ProduceAldi To Introduce Affordable Range Of Organic Produce

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is launching a range of organic products in the UK, which may mean customers saving 25 per cent on their organic purch [ ... ]

Tuš Introduces Premium BrandTuš Introduces Premium Brand

Slovenian supermarket chain Tuš has started selling local food products of domestic manufacturers under the premium brand Slovenske Dobrote ('Sloveni [ ... ]

Symington’s Acquires Ready-Meal Producer Tanfield FoodsSymington’s Acquires Ready-Meal Producer Tanfield Foods

UK-based food manufacturer Symington’s has acquired ready-meal maker Tanfield Foods. The financial terms of the deal were not made available to the [ ... ]

A-Brands

Japan Tobacco Lifts Profit Forecast Above EstimatesJapan Tobacco Lifts Profit Forecast Above Estimates

Japan Tobacco Inc., which sells Camel and Winston cigarettes outside the US, raised its profit forecast by 9 percent for the nine months to December 2 [ ... ]

Purina Launches Personalised Dog FoodPurina Launches Personalised Dog Food

Nestlé Purina has announced a new personalised dog food product in the United States to help support specific nutritional needs, the first time a maj [ ... ]

Dunkin Donuts To Offer Croissant DonutDunkin Donuts To Offer Croissant Donut

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s doughnut unit will introduce a croissant version of its namesake product 3 November after bakeries offering similar pa [ ... ]

Former Tesco Director Appointed New Chairman Of The Little Smoked Food CompanyFormer Tesco Director Appointed New Chairman Of The Little Smoked Food Company

Peter Durose, the former fresh ­produce director at Tesco, has been named the new chairman of The Little Smoked Food Company. Having worked at Te [ ... ]

Fresh Produce

Truffle Boom Brings 'La Dolce Vita' Amid Italy’s Economic SlumpTruffle Boom Brings 'La Dolce Vita' Amid Italy’s Economic Slump

Even in the midst of the longest economic slump since World War II, Italian gourmands have something to celebrate: truffles, and plenty of them.

Russian Ban Boosts Sale Of Slovak ApplesRussian Ban Boosts Sale Of Slovak Apples

Cheap apples from other EU countries have not flooded the supermarkets of the Slovak Republic. Slovak apple growers, however, had to lower their price [ ... ]

Chiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout OfferChiquita to Move on Fyffes After Rejecting Buyout Offer

Chiquita Brands International Inc. will proceed with its €352 million ($449 million) bid to buy rival banana producer Fyffes Plc after rejecting a h [ ... ]

Cutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 MillionCutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 Million

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. to about $658 million, raising pressure on the  [ ... ]

Drinks

SodaStream Closing West Bank FactorySodaStream Closing West Bank Factory

SodaStream International Ltd. will close a factory in a West Bank settlement that had prompted calls by pro-Palestinian activists for consumers to boy [ ... ]

Château Petrus 1982 at $60,000 at US Wine AuctionChâteau Petrus 1982 at $60,000 at US Wine Auction

A case of Château Petrus 1982 Pomerol may fetch as much as $60,000 at auction in Chicago this week amid signs that interest in Bordeaux is reviving [ ... ]

How Our Love Of Queuing For Coffee Is Affecting Workplace Performance - New CaféPod StudyHow Our Love Of Queuing For Coffee Is Affecting Workplace Performance - New CaféPod Study

As supermarkets introduce coffee shops to make the store environment more welcoming to shoppers, a new study has revealed how more than one in ten wor [ ... ]

Operating Profits Up For C&C Group In 'Core' Irish And Scottish BusinessesOperating Profits Up For C&C Group In 'Core' Irish And Scottish Businesses

C&C Group has seen operating profit increase in its Irish operation by 11.2% in the six months to end August 2014, according to accounts filed thi [ ... ]

Supply Chain

Waitrose Chief’s Comments On Changing Shopper Habits Sound A Warning For Suppliers, Says Bridgethorne Waitrose Chief’s Comments On Changing Shopper Habits Sound A Warning For Suppliers, Says Bridgethorne

Recent comments by Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, on how changes in British shopping habits are “far more fundamental than the discounte [ ... ]

60% Of Consumers Believe That Food Manufacturers Have A Role To Play In Helping Them Eat Healthy -  Dunnhumby Study60% Of Consumers Believe That Food Manufacturers Have A Role To Play In Helping Them Eat Healthy - Dunnhumby Study

An impressive 60 per cent of consumers believe that food manufacturers have a role to play in helping them lead a healthy lifestyle, according to new  [ ... ]

Unilever, METRO And Nestlé Sign Up To Declaration On Global Food Security Through Good Agricultural PracticesUnilever, METRO And Nestlé Sign Up To Declaration On Global Food Security Through Good Agricultural Practices

Unilever, METRO and Nestlé are just some of the supermarket-related businesses signing up to a pioneering collaboration of public and private sector  [ ... ]

Online Supermarket Ocado Partners With Twycross Zoo To Eliminate Food WasteOnline Supermarket Ocado Partners With Twycross Zoo To Eliminate Food Waste

Online supermarket Ocado has announced a new partnershop with Twycross Zoo to help feed its animals and reduce food waste. According to the food shop [ ... ]

Technology

Baidu Chasing Alibaba to Mobile May Miss Sales EstimatesBaidu Chasing Alibaba to Mobile May Miss Sales Estimates

Baidu Inc. sales may fall short of some forecasts in the current quarter amid competition with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for shoppers among China’s [ ... ]

CurrentC, an Apple Pay Rival, Gets Hit by HackersCurrentC, an Apple Pay Rival, Gets Hit by Hackers

CurrentC, the retailer-backed mobile-payment system touted as an alternative to Apple Inc.’s platform, was hacked during a test of the technology, r [ ... ]

Waitrose Appoints Ross Avery As eCommerce DirectorWaitrose Appoints Ross Avery As eCommerce Director

Upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose has appointed Ross Avery as director of eCommerce. Avery, currently head of strategy, will take over the role fro [ ... ]

Realigning Retail The Smart WayRealigning Retail The Smart Way

One of the best industry examples to enable digital interaction with customers is to encourage retailers to engage across all touch-points, via the  [ ... ]

Packaging Design

Dairy Crest Announces New FRijj Packaging And LogoDairy Crest Announces New FRijj Packaging And Logo

Dairy products producer Dairy Crest has revealed that it has a new design and logo for its flavoured milk brand, FRijj. The refreshed design wil [ ... ]

Tesco Announces Scottish Communities To Benefit From Single-Use Bag ChargeTesco Announces Scottish Communities To Benefit From Single-Use Bag Charge

As British shoppers start paying for plastic carrier bags, supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it will help communities across Scotland benefit [ ... ]

Scots Begin To Pay For Carrier BagsScots Begin To Pay For Carrier Bags

Retailers in Scotland have begun to charge shoppers a minimum of 5p for single-use carrier bags as of 20 October. Retailers can choose to donate the p [ ... ]

Difficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative PackagingDifficulty In Opening Tinned Food To Drive Demand For Alternative Packaging

A recent survey by Canadean has found that one in five consumers considers tinned food difficult to open. With British consumers spending over £8 bi [ ... ]