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RSS Wholesale Market Update 02.11.15

In this edition, Dhamecha opens first depot outside London and Simply Fresh launches new consumer website!

RSS Retail Market Update 02.11.15

In this edition, Morrisons reports another fall in sales, Asda scales back Black Friday sales and Christmas adverts revealed this week!

RSS Halloween Market Update 30.10.15

In this edition, A seasonal market update covering Halloween in stores!

RSS Retail Market Update 26.10.15

In this edition, Marks & Spencer shuts down website due to technical glitch, Bond to launch unnamed discount retailer and Aldi to become the highest paying UK supermarket!

RSS Retail Market Update 19.10.15

In this edition, Tesco ‘add two days’ to fruit & veg shelf life with supply chain change and Morrisons cuts price of petrol and diesel by 1ppl!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 19.10.15

In this edition, Booker grows sales despite dip in tobacco and Bestway aims to stimulate own-label sales through in depot sampling!

RSS Retail Market Update 12.10.15

In this edition, Rugby World Cup helps consumer spending bounce back from summer slump and Tesco promises instant price-matching with new Brand Guarantee!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 12.10.15

In this edition, Bestway trials Apple Pay in flagship depot and JJ Food Service announces record profit of £12m!

RSS Retail Market Update 05.10.15

In this edition, Tesco trials new Price Promise amid scrapping rumours and Morrisons abandons price-matching as Match & More goes mainstream!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 05.10.15

In this edition, Hovis brings back “the boy on the bike” in new TV ad and Trailer of Kellogg’s breakfast bars stolen from Lockerbie lorry park!

RSS Retail Market Update 28.09.15

In this edition, Waitrose launches Winnie the Pooh inspired autumn TV campaign and Absolut vodka bottles given first major redesign since 1979!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 28.09.15

In this edition, Nestle launches on pack activity and Wholesalers get cash reward in Boost promo!

RSS Retail Market Update 21.09.15

In this edition, Tesco to scrap ‘unjustified’ 24 hour opening at large stores and Publicity stunt: Heineken unveils action packed bond ad!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 21.09.15

In this edition, Heineken Rugby World Cup Displays and Win £5000 worth of vouchers for Heinz products!

RSS Retail Market Update 14.09.15

In this edition, Sainsbury’s to link with Alibaba to sell premium lines into China and Morrisons tests ‘friendly’ new logo at Merrion Centre store in Leeds!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 14.09.15

In this edition, Mars celebrates launch of Galaxy Duet with TV campaign and Booker completes acquisition of Budgens and Londis!

RSS Retail Market Update 31 08 15

In this edition, carrier bag charges in England and Christmas arrives at Asda!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 31.08.15

In this edition, Costcutter launch new app, Spar’s Shop and Win campaign returns, and Jamie Oliver’s tax on soft drinks branded “useless”

RSS Retail Market Update 17.08.15

In this edition, Sainsbury’s brand match goes online, Ferrero unveils Christmas marketing and innovation and Corona brings the beach to London with Old Street experiential event!

RSS Wholesale Market Update 17.08.15

In this edition, Booker adds new products to ‘Even Bigger POR’ campaign and Profit boost for JW Filshill!

Retail Market Update 10.08.15

In this edition, Food sales fall for the first time this year, Courvoisier launches luxury fragrances and Morrisons launches ‘Milk for Farmers’  premium line!

Wholesale Market Update 10.08.15

In this edition, One Stop snaps up Nisa member Wilson Retail, Londis 2020 sees 400 new retailer sign-ups and Blakemore Fine Foods adds to range, reduces lead times!

Retail Market Update 03.08.15

In this edition, Captain Morgan sails into Bacardi territory with new white rum, Morrisons threatens legal action amid milk protests and What shoppers really want from food labelling!

Wholesale Market Update 03.08.15

In this edition, Bestway simplifies online ordering for retailers and Landmark cuts the price of key own brand lines!

Retail Market Update 27.07.15

In this edition, Golden ale is first John Smith’s NPD in 22 years, A better approach to promotions could be priceless and Tesco bins ‘unexpected item in bagging area’ after Britons’ blood boils!

Wholesale Market Update 27.07.15

In this edition, “Prepare for registration” HMRC urges alcohol wholesalers, Diageo launch £1m ad campaign for Captain Morgan White Rum and Birchall signs up to catering supplier endorsement scheme!

Retail Market Update 20.07.15

In this edition, International Wine Challenge names Morrisons supermarket of the year, Dies price war in prospect as supermarkets drop prices and Sainsbury’s rolls out kids frozen meal range to 320 stores!

Wholesale Market Update 20.07.15

In this edition, Co-op’s 200 store boost ‘good for suppliers’, Premier Food sales hit by early Easter and Convenience shopping then and now stats!

Retail Market Update 13.07.15

In this edition, Big four building less than a third of planned stores, Tesco ups free delivery minimum spend and Sainsbury’s wins Bristol Rovers court case!

Wholesale Market Update 13.07.15

In this edition, Booker posts “solid” Q1 trading figures and Duracell partners with Rugby World Cup 2015!

Retail Market Update 06.07.15

In this edition, Clubcard fuel save scrapped by Tesco, Asda celebrate 50 years and Kinder Surprise is latest brand to get Minion tie-up!

Retail Market Update 29.06.15

In this edition, Grocery Market Share 12 weeks ending 21 June, Morrisons and discounters grow in the latest market share figures and Robinsons signs up for more Wimbledon until 2020!

Wholesale Market Update 29.06.15

In this edition, P&H appoints J Sainsbury’s Helen Buck as its new COO and Blakemore Wholesale re-launches Lifestyle Express package!

Retail Market Update 22.06.15

In this edition, Weetabix rolls out new protein drink, New Queen Bohemian lager released and Sainsbury’s the latest to cut milk prices!

Retail Market Update 15.06.15

In this edition, The Grocer Gold Awards, Tesco gets ready for Ramadan in London and Asda planning fitness studio concept!

Wholesale Market Update 15.06.15

In this edition, New Dhamecha branch opens and new chairman for Booker!

Seasonal Market Update 08.06.15

In this Seasonal edition, Summer Time & Father’s Day!

Wholesale Market Update 08.06.15

In this edition, Blakemore Wholesale launches online ordering service and UK food and grocery to be worth over £200bn by 2020!

Retail Market Update 08.06.15

 In this edition, Morrisons unveils first Potts price cuts, Sainsbury’s sales fall for sixth successive quarter and Tesco to give unsold food to charities rather than throw away!

Wholesale Market Update 01.06.15

In this edition, Blakemore offers 40+% margins in new promo, PepsiCo to distribute Cheetos in the UK for first time and Bidvest sets out its stall with a name change and vision for foodservice!

Retail Market Update 01.06.15

 In this edition, Waitrose starts Isle of Sark deliveries, Morrisons registers first sales growth since Xmas 2013 and FRC turns financial irregularity attention to grocery suppliers!

Wholesale Market Update 25.05.15

In this edition, Booker surges on Londis and Budgens deals and Bestway Group offers smaller retailers “express” service!

Retail Market Update 25.05.15

In this edition, Sainsbury’s open Argos formats in stores, Diageo moves Smirnoff packaging to premium and Aldi overtakes Tesco in valuable brands survey!

Wholesale Market Update 11.05.15

In this edition, New Tornado Energy drink with re-sealable cap and Parfetts introduce their new loyalty points scheme!

 Retail Market Update 11.05.15

In this edition, Tesco axe 450 jobs,  KitKat ropes in YouTube to help improve breaks and Grocery spend falls despite overall expenditure surge!

Retail Market Update 04.05.15

In this edition, Sainsbury’s posts first loss in a decade, Online grocery prices down 8% in one year and The female Kenyan brewer taking on a global drinks giant!

Wholesale Market Update 04.05.15

 In this edition, Two new members for Landmark Wholesale, New Coca-Cola advert and Bidvest 3663 buy two new operators!

Retail Market Update 27.04.15

In this edition, Morrisons brings back staffed express checkouts, Retail spend falls slightly despite yearly rise and Tesco unveils new bonus scheme!

Wholesale Market Update 27.04.15

In this edition, Walkers targets impulse with exclusive PMPs, Londis reshuffles management team and Orangina redesign aims brand at premium market!

Retail Market Update 20.04.15

In this edition, Which? urges action on ‘misleading supermarket prices’, Tesco posts record £6.4bn annual loss and Iceland looks to move into Tesco and Morrisons layoffs!

Wholesale Market Update 20.04.15

In this edition, BFF launches new price hold guarantee and JJ Food Service moves into snack and confectionary!

Retail Market Update 13.04.15

In this edition, Dike & Son launch online grocery shop, Waitrose re-launch Florist and Gift websites and Asda ups search for new COO

Wholesale Market Update 13.04.15

In this edition, Dhamecha Group expands its cash and carry operation, kff invests £750k in green depot refurb and NEW Ritz Crisp & Thin!

Retail Market Update 06.04.15

In this edition, Sainsburys launch Summer Collection, Kopparberg launch frozen cider!

Wholesale Market Update 06.04.15

In this edition, Bestway Performance Awards; Pepsi Max Cherry launches!

Retail Market Update 30.03.15

In this edition, Tesco to pay small suppliers inside 14 days, High-strength booze ban hit by retailer’s legal challenge and Pimm’s Cider Cup

Wholesale Market Update 30.03.15

 In this edition, Bestway launches Great Rebate drive and The winners of Convenience Retail Awards 2015

Retail Market Update 23.03.15

In this edition, Five senior directors leave Morrisons, Heinz and Kraft Foods merge and Palcohol is approved in the USA

Retail Market Update 16.03.15

In this edition, Morrisons Managers given more autonomy, Tesco to delist Kingsmill and Co-op pay rise proposal

Retail Market Update 09.03.15

In this edition, Red Nose Day!, New Maxxium Managing Director and Aldi hits record market share