Discounters squeeze sales at Premier Foods

Premier Foods blamed hard discounters for poor sales
Sales at the UK’s largest food producer Premier Foods have fallen sharply as the discount market begins to tighten its grip on Britain’s biggest brands.Total sales were down 6.1 per cent while power brands such as Sharwoods, Ambrosia Custard and Batchelors lost share and fell 4.9 per cent over the 26 weeks, accelera... read more...
11:43AM - Thu 24th July 2014
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Westfield rejoice at Johnson’s zone change

Westfield in Stratford is celebrating the recent news that London mayor, Boris Johnson, has decided to change Stratford station to Zone 2.As we reported on Wednesday, the rezone is designed to make Stratford seem closer to central London and will ...
12:17PM - Thu 24th July 2014

Five reasons why Canary Wharf can be London’s new shopping hub

Canary Wharf group have unveiled their vision for the new era of retailing with 115,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space to open at its Crossrail station next May.Heres five reasons why its new development could be one of Londons new shopping hub...
12:11PM - Thu 24th July 2014
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Retail sales sees rise in July

Retail sales have jumped in July as discounting successfully tempted shoppers in to shop, the latest CBI trade survey has found.The retail sales balance rose from +4 in June to +21 in July – a rise that more than recovered the past month’s weaknes...
11:55AM - Thu 24th July 2014
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Morrisons reacts to Sainsbury's food waste superstore

Morrisons have reacted to Sainsbury’s recent announcement that one of their superstores is off the National Grid and now powered entirely by their own food waste.The Sainsbury’s Staffordshire branch is connected to a nearby anaerobic digestion pla...
09:42AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Cath Kidston and CEO Kenny Wilson have retained a minority share

Cath Kidston sells stake to Asian private equity firm

Floral accessories retailer Cath Kidston has sold a “substantial” stake to an Asian private equity firm in a bid to further support the company’s eastern expansion.Baring Private Equity Asia, who bought the stake, are specialised in bringing weste...
09:35AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Jope will ead up a division that runs household brands such as Dove, Vaseline and Tresemme

Unilever replaces Dave Lewis with ‘lifer’ Alan Jope

Consumer goods giant Unilever have promoted Alan Jope, current president of its Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey business, to the role of president of its personal care division.Jope will replace Dave Lewis who will leave the role to joi...
09:28AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Space NK are looking ways they can use big data to target consumers more effectively

Rountable discussion: Space NK rules out use of iBeacon; John Lewis reveals catchment reporting

Big customer data is a big issue in the modern retail world, and one company feels they have developed the right system for effective predictive marketing.Representatives from retailers such as John Lewis, Space NK, Topshop and French Connection g...
09:10AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Dave Lewis, CEO, Tesco

Dave Lewis - from supplier to retailer

With Dave Lewis taking the top job at Tesco this morning (21 July) he has shown that suppliers can make the move from supplier to retailer.Lewis is the first outsider to take charge of the retailer since Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen and comes from a...
12:13PM - Tue 22nd July 2014

Garden Centre Group rebrands back to Wyevale Garden Centres

The UK’s largest chain of garden centres The Garden Centre group will rebrand back to Wyevale Garden Centres.Commenting on the return to the Wyevale name, Wyevale Garden Centres chief executive Kevin Bradshaw said: As we continue to grow and trans...
12:11PM - Tue 22nd July 2014
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