• M&S to launch supermarket sized food stores

    M&S to launch supermarket sized food stores

    Marks & Spencer is opening stores dedicated to a full food range ahead of an online delivery launch with Ocado next year. Only 12 of its stores currently offer all 6,500 of its food products. However, in a further major shift away from clothing, it said it would target the weekly family grocery shop and

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  • British aerosol sales soar

    British aerosol sales soar

    More aerosols were manufactured in the UK last year than ever before according to latest statistics that also point to anti-perspirants as the constant, driving force across the sector. British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) figures show 1.566 billion cans were filled in 2018, an increase of 4.5 million units compared to the previous year. BAMA

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  • AB InBev reveals UK rebrand

    AB InBev reveals UK rebrand

    AB InBev has undergone a significant rebrand as part of a long term strategy to drive awareness and make the global beer giant more recognisable across the UK and Ireland. Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has been unveiled as the company’s new UK name.  With a new President in Paula Lindenberg, the opening of new, state-of-the-art

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  • Power to the people

    Power to the people

    Ratings have become game changers in sectors like travel and hospitality but a new study suggests consumer reviews are now more influential than a business’s actual brand. The rating economy has revolutionised shopping behaviour. According to pricing specialists Simon-Kucher, the change has been so profound that people now regard them as their third most important

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  • 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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