Monday, September 25, 2017
Mike Coupe

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe warns of “detrimental” post-Brexit border controls

Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe has issued a stark warning that post Brexit customs agreements could leave swathes of fresh produce to rot at the border.
Automation

80% of back-end retail jobs will be lost to automation

Eighty per cent of retail jobs not involving direct customer interaction will be lost to robots according to a new report.
Costcutter

Costcutter latest to make consolidation deal as Tesco and Booker defend merger

The chief executives of Tesco and Booker have issued a strong defense of their proposed £3.7 billion merger while Costcutter joins the growing list of retailers making major moves in response
Spar

Spar’s biggest supplier explores £100m sale

The biggest supplier of convenience store chain giant Spar is poised to sell its wholesale arm aiming to cash in on the rapidly changing market.
Morrisons McColl's

Morrisons & McColl’s strike supply deal that could generate £1bn

Convenience retailer McColl's and Big 4 giant Morrisons have signed a major supply partnership deal that is worth around £1 billion.
McColl's Nisa

McColl’s £2bn retendering plans for Nisa could challenge Sainsbury’s takeover ambitions

McColl’s is looking to retender its £2 billion supply deal with fellow convenience store chain Nisa, in a move that could have a knock-on effect for Sainsbury's planned £130 million acquisition of Nisa.
Morrisons meat

Morrisons commits to selling fresh meat from Britain only

Morrisons has become the first major supermarket to commit to only sell fresh meat sourced from and produced within Britain.
Tesco Greenpeace

Tesco pledges to make clothes chemical-free

Tesco has become the latest retailer to commit to removing chemicals thought to be hazardous from the supply chain of its clothing brand.
Burberry Leeds

Burberry places Leeds factory plans on hold

Burberry has shelved plans for its new £50 million manufacturing site in Leeds, but promised it was still committed the area.
Fairtrade

Sainsbury’s own fairtrade label “sets a concerning precedent” say MPs

MP’s have piled pressure onto Sainsbury’s to continue to back the 25-year-old Fairtrade campaign, after the grocer’s own “Fairly Traded” initiative threatens its future.

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