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.
16 September 2013
Tesco has said it is "extremely disappointed" over the discovery that a pork loin product it labelled as British sourced may have originated from the Netherlands.
16 September 2013
After recent criticism in the City, Morrisons last week sought to soothe any anxiety among investors. Even as it reported lower half-year sales and profits, the UK retailer in some ways succeeded - its share price jumped - but the country's fourth-largest grocer still faces challenges within its core business and with its newer ventures in the convenience and online channels.
23 August 2013
To much fanfare, The Co-operative Group confirmed that it will be the last of the "big five" UK retailers to throw its hat in the ring and enter the online channel. While the company is emphasising the growth potential offered by rapidly expanding online sales, Katy Askew suggests that the grocer will have to think outside the box if it is to combine an online offering with what remains its point of difference - convenience
22 August 2013
Asda has added to its Chosen By You own-label range with the launch of a line targeted at children.
15 August 2013
Asda saw its like-for-like sales growth slow in its second quarter in what the UK retailer said was a "tough" market.
15 August 2013
Wal-Mart said today (15 August) its sales outside the US were below expectations, with consumer spending across its markets under pressure.
2 August 2013
UK snacks firm New York Delhi has secured a listing with Australia's largest retailer Woolworths Ltd but the company insists it is aiming to grow without "selling out" to the large supermarket chains.
1 August 2013
Aldi and UK retailers The Co-operative Group and Waitrose have signed up to a campaign run by consumer watchdog Which? to support simpler, clearer and more consistent pricing in supermarkets in the country.
31 July 2013
Sainsbury's today (31 July) launched an advertising assault against Tesco after failing to convince the UK's advertising watchdog its rival's price comparison scheme was unfair.
30 July 2013
Morrisons, the UK's fourth-largest grocer, is to test new management structures in seven stores it plans to open later this year.
29 July 2013
Sainsbury's has labelled Tesco "unfair" and "contradictory" after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority cleared its larger rival's Price Promise comparison scheme.
25 July 2013
There is little doubt FMCG brands have been slow at embracing the opportunites presented online but UK tech start-up Shopwyre hopes to change the way brands see the potential online, be it on desktop, tablet on mobile.
11 July 2013
UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has created a new "masterbrand" consolidating its portfolio.
5 July 2013
UK cooked and frozen meat products manufacturer Snowbird Foods is to be sold in a management buy-out.
4 July 2013
Danone has expanded its line of Cow & Gate baby food in the UK with the launch of a range of 100% fruit pouches.
20 June 2013
UK shortbread maker Paterson's is hoping to draw more people into the category and broaden its appeal through the launch of more products.