The UK economy has been named as the nation’s biggest concern in a latest Nielsen survey, despite British consumer spending confidence at its highest level on record.
Total exports of UK food and drink grew by 10.5% last year to a record figure of more than £20bn, according to new figures.
Simply Fresh remains committed to growing the brand in Northern Ireland despite the closure of its first store in the province.
Morrisons has launched a campaign to recruit more than 200 new local suppliers as part of a drive to increase UK self-sufficiency in food production.
Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has launched a new transactional website, claiming it sets a new standard in the wholesale industry
Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Iceland have come out on top in a Which? Supermarket consumer satisfaction survey, while Best One performed strongly in the convenience category.
Families are spending more on eating out than at any time in the past five years (£45.10 per week), while weekly spending on alcohol and tobacco has fallen to below £12 for the first time, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Business rates income is forecast to rise from £22.4bn in 2015-16 to £23.8bn by 2018, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Wharfedale Premier Convenience in Hull marked its 40th birthday this week with themed in-store celebrations.
Campaigners in Crosspool, Sheffield, have seen off a proposed Sainsbury’s Local on the site of a pub designated an “asset of community value”
Opportunities abound for c-stores in the free-from market, Euromonitor International has claimed in its latest analysis of the category.
Inflation rose by 1.8% in January to its highest rate since June 2014, while 74% of consumers noticed a rise in prices, latest figures reveal.
Have you noticed a shift in spend towards emerging categories such as food to go?
The multiples can learn a lot from independents about responsible retailing, Sam argues.