6 March 2014
Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key growth area the country's largest retailers are vying to exploit. In the UK - the birthplace of private label - online expansion is good news for the manufacturers of leading food brands, Katy Askew suggests.
20 February 2014
Asda, the UK's second-largest grocer, ended its 2013 financial year with a fall in underlying sales in the fourth quarter.
19 February 2014
Coles, Australia's second-largest grocer, has booked a near-11% rise in half-year earnings after its underlying sales growth quickened in the second quarter.
14 February 2014
The blame game continues to escalate as to who is responsible for the obesity crisis in the UK. While some point the finger at the Government for not being convicted enough in its approach to tackle the problem, the finger is often pointed back at the food industry for failing to co-operate. Hannah Abdulla explores the complex issue.
13 February 2014
UK certification body Red Tractor has launched a logo it hopes will provide further assurances over the quality, traceability and provenance of the meat in products like ready meals.
29 January 2014
UK retailer Sainsbury's announced this morning (29 January) that chief executive Justin King will leave the company after ten fruitful years at the helm. In his successor, commercial director Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's appears to be looking for a smooth transition - and more of the same on the strategy front. Katy Askew reports.
29 January 2014
Justin King is to step down as CEO of Sainsbury's after a decade in charge of the UK grocer. King has revitalised Sainsbury's, taking a business with stock issues to one that has consistently outperformed its rivals in recent years. Here's a look at the key events of King's reign.
29 January 2014
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King will leave the UK supermarket group this summer, with commercial director Mike Coupe taking the helm at the company.
14 January 2014
Sainsbury's share of the UK's grocery market now matches Asda, the country's second-largest retailer, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
13 January 2014
Morrisons is reportedly considering selling off up to 10% of its properties - equating to about GBP800m - after coming under fire from shareholders following its poor Christmas trading results but analysts say it is not enough to "save the company".
8 January 2014
Sainsbury's saw its sales growth slow in its third quarter as a "very tough" October and November weighed on its results.
6 January 2014
Asda, the UK's second-largest grocer, has reported "a good performance" during what it described as a "very tough" Christmas trading period.
6 January 2014
It can be difficult to identify common trends across markets but, in many ways, two key trends dominated the grocery retail sector in 2013 in a number of countries - the durability of discounters and the heightened interest and investment in developing multichannel retail businesses.
2 January 2014
Asda has set its sights on luring UK shoppers away from the discounters with moves to sell a range of household items for 50p.
10 December 2013
David Cheesewright, the head of Wal-Mart's operations in EMEA and Canada, is to be promoted to lead all of the retail giant's businesses outside the US.
5 December 2013
The UK government has announced that ten of the country's largest supermarkets have signed up to a pricing initiative that will see unit pricing added to labels.
4 December 2013
Doug McMillon may have followed Mike Duke's path at Wal-Mart with the move from head of international to the CEO's office and, in some ways, he has some foundations on which to build the next stage of the retailer's growth. But he faces some significant challenges ahead.
27 November 2013
Asda has named former Tesco executive Alex Russo as it new CFO.
22 November 2013
Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.
18 November 2013
This week saw a continued focus on M&A, as further evidence of the global trend towards consoidation in the sector emerged. The battle for Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory rumbled on and Mexico's Sigma launched a takeover bid for Spain's Campofrio.
14 November 2013
Asda has claimed it will spend GBP1bn on lowering prices in a bid to "widen the gap" with its big three rivals, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.
30 October 2013
Sainsbury's is to take its battle with Tesco over the retailers' price comparison schemes to a judicial review.
28 October 2013
Tesco has launched its Price Promise comparison scheme in Ireland as it looks to grab back some market share from discounters Aldi and Lidl.
23 October 2013
The UK's advertising watchdog has banned an ad used by Sainsbury's to plug its Brand Match price comparison scheme for "misleading consumers".
21 October 2013
Upmarket retailer Waitrose has confirmed it is targeting GBP15bn (US$24.2bn) of sales in ten years as it looks to build its presence in the UK.
10 October 2013
Tesco relaunched its premium own-label range, finest, this week as part of the extensive revamp of its UK business. Ben Cooper reports.
10 October 2013
Napier Brown, the sugar trading subsidiary of The Real Good Food Co., has signed two "major" UK supply contracts for its Whitworths sugars range.
3 October 2013
Upmarket UK retailer Waitrose has remained coy over reports it is close to opening its first store in Northern Ireland.
2 October 2013
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has suggested investment in own label is a key weapon for mainstream grocers as discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to win sales in the UK.
17 September 2013
UK retailers have said the presence of snacks at supermarket checkouts is "not the biggest issue" in obesity after a campaign was launched urging a ban of junk food at store queuing areas.