• Arrivals and Departures

    Arrivals and Departures

    Holland & Barrett CEO resigns Peter Aldis has stepped down from his role as Holland & Barrett head, triggering a major shake-up among the health retailer’s hierarchy.Aldis has worked at the UK’s leading health food retailer for 29 years, 10 as CEO. His departure sees Steve Carson appointed to Group Managing Director. He will become

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  • Potential bedfellows trade places in supermarket war

    Potential bedfellows trade places in supermarket war

    Asda has overtaken Sainsbury’s to become the UK’s second-largest supermarket, according to new figures from Kantar. Asda’s sales climbed 0.1 percent in the 12 weeks to March 24, taking its market share to 15.4 percent. At the same time, Sainsbury’s sales dropped 1.8 percent, meaning its market share dropped to 15.3 percent. It’s a significant

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  • Humans at risk from toast pollution

    Humans at risk from toast pollution

    Toasting bread can expose people to more pollution than if they were standing at a busy intersection, according to a study from the University Of Texas. Experts created a mock-up of a three-bedroom house and equipped it with monitors to assess how everyday activities impacted on air quality. Roasting and frying in the kitchen pollutes

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  • Coca-Cola still top of FMCG mega-brands

    Coca-Cola still top of FMCG mega-brands

    Asia Pacific accounts for the single biggest percentage of FMCG sales by region, according to a new report which suggests the balance across the major players is shifting. Research company Euromonitor International has released its latest top 100 megabrands report, ranking the world’s leading brands by retail sales value. Coca-Cola remains in top spot with

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  • Arrivals and Departures

    Arrivals and Departures

    FLTA appoints new Chief Executive The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has named Tim Waples as its new Chief Executive.Waples’ appointment comes at a time when the recruiting and development of engineers within the sector has reached near-crisis point. “He’s the perfect fit for our organisation and brings with him a wealth of experience and

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  • Supermarket turns food supply chain transparent

    Supermarket turns food supply chain transparent

    New provenance-scanning technology is enabling shoppers to view the journey of their food. A Cotswolds supermarket has become Britain’s first retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where ingredients are sourced from. The Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, requires suppliers to publish – and prove – where they source all food. In

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  • The Natural Food Show – bigger than ever for 2019

    The Natural Food Show – bigger than ever for 2019

    The Natural Food Show is back at ExCeL London on 7-8 April. Featuring over 400 exhibitors – it will host the biggest showcase of natural and organic food and drink the UK has ever seen. Part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, which attracts over 10,000 attendees annually, the show is a ‘must attend’ for

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  • Arrivals and Departures

    Arrivals and Departures

    New Tetra Pak CEO appointed Tetra Laval Group Board has announced Adolfo Orive as the new President and CEO of Tetra Pak. The appointment follows the decision by Dennis Jönsson to step down after 14 years in the position – and 36 years with the company. Orive, 55, joined Tetra Pak in 1993, holding roles

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  • Diageo reports surge in sales and profits

    Diageo reports surge in sales and profits

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, revealed double-digit growth in its global operating profit as a Johnnie Walker marketing tie-up with the blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones helped drive US sales. The international drinks giant, which is also Scotland’s largest whisky producer, posted earnings of £2.4 billion for the half-year to 31 December, an

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