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"We want to create disruption" - Good Catch's Chad Sarno on the rise of plant-based seafood, the bitesize interview

27 Sep 2018

Until now the plant-based food phenomenon has centred on replacing meat and dairy products but New York's Good Catch is among the upstarts to have created vegan 'seafood'. One of its founders, Chad Sarno, tells Andy Coyne of the challenges it has faced and its hopes for the future.

On the money: We can fight on price, insists Morrisons

14 Mar 2014

Morrisons has set out its bid to win back consumers and reignite sales - and the UK's fourth-largest grocer has insisted it could hold its own in an increasingly price-focused market.

UK: Morrisons books GBP176m annual loss

13 Mar 2014

Morrisons this morning (13 March) reported an annual loss of GBP176m (US$293.6m), rounding off a challenging year for the UK's fourth-largest grocer.

UK: Morrisons emphasises fresh food credentials ahead of online push

13 Sep 2013

Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips has said the UK grocer's "strong fresh food proposition" will help it meet its target to have a profitable online business four years after its launch in January.

US: Fitch cool on potential of US online grocery

3 Jul 2013

Heavy up-front investment and consumer resistance to delivery fees are likely to constrain US online grocery growth in the coming years, according to global agency Fitch Ratings.

Talking shop: Amazon's fresh step in fledgling US online grocery

13 Jun 2013

Amazon has made another stride in taking on US food retailers with the roll out of its fresh grocery business into the second most populous city in the US, Los Angeles. The move is sure to make other players in the market sit up and take notice but will it be enough to really shake up the US online grocery channel and give it the much needed boost it requires? Michelle Russell takes a look.

Comment: Amazon looks to take bigger bite of online grocery

6 Jun 2013

Online retail giant Amazon is said to be preparing to take on the well-established US food market with a major roll-out of its fresh grocery business, a move that could make other players sit up and take notice.

US: Hain acquires health group BluePrint

5 Nov 2012

Hain Celestial has acquired US natural and organic raw juice and bar company BluePrint.

On the money: Morrisons defends "fresh format" stores, voucher strategy

6 Sep 2012

Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips today (6 September) defended the UK retailer's "fresh format" stores and its policy on vouchers, two strategies brought into question in recent weeks.

On the move: Pennycook exit turns spotlight on Morrisons strategy

25 Jun 2012

The announcement from Morrisons that CFO Richard Pennycook plans to leave the company will come as a blow for the UK retailer. Morrisons is trading behind the market and Pennycook's exit serves to focus attention on the strategic problems that management is currently grappling with. Katy Askew reports.

On the money: Morrisons thrives in weak UK economy

8 Sep 2011

The challenging economic conditions and low consumer confidence in the UK is "playing to our strengths", Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips said today (8 September).

UK: Apple executive joins Morrisons online drive

8 Sep 2011

Morrisons has appointed a former Apple executive to lead its move into online food retail.

Best bits: Morrisons to follow Tesco, Carrefour in spotlight

5 Sep 2011

Last week's food retail headlines were made by Tesco and Carrefour. This week, Morrisons will be the next grocer to face questions over its strategy.

Online food retail - managing cost is central to success

27 Jul 2011

This month's exclusive just-food management briefing looks at online food retail, a growing sector but one that operators have found a tough nut to crack. In part one, Glynn Davis argues that the cost of running an online service has stymied a number of ventures and will be a key factor in determining where the channel flourishes.

Online food retail - case studies from Tesco to Migros

27 Jul 2011

In part three of the just-food management briefing on online food retail, Glynn Davis provides examples of some of the more notable ventures in the sector – from Tesco and Ocado in the UK to Migros Group in Switzerland and FreshDirect in the US.

US: Fresh Direct promotes CFO Ackerman to CEO

17 May 2011

FreshDirect has appointed founder and CFO Jason Ackerman as CEO of the US-based online grocer.

Talking shop: Wal-Mart indicates potential of US online grocery

28 Apr 2011

The launch of a pilot online grocery retailing scheme by Wal-Mart Stores this week underlines the fact that so far this sector has been primarily the preserve of niche, specialist players. Ben Cooper examines whether Wal-Mart's entry has the potential to take online grocery shopping into the mainstream US market.

US: Peapod extends delivery to Manhattan

15 Mar 2011

US online grocer Peapod has expanded its Peapod by Stop & Shop service in Manhattan.

Talking shop: Morrisons CEO begins to deliver on big ambitions

11 Mar 2011

Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips has begun to work on delivering his big ambitions for the UK's fourth largest grocer.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

11 Mar 2011

This week featured the surprise news that Morrisons acquired a stake in US online grocer Fresh Direct, while Greencore was outfoxed in its bid to acquire Boparan. Meanwhile just-food attended the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum. Here's the best of what was said this week:

UPDATE: UK: Morrisons CEO Philips questions rivals' record online

10 Mar 2011

Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips has claimed he believes none of the retailer's rivals in the UK have "cracked fresh food online" or "managed to create a significant point of difference".

UK/US: Morrisons buys stake in US online grocer FreshDirect

10 Mar 2011

Morrisons, the UK's fourth-largest food retailer, has snapped up a stake in US online grocer FreshDirect.

UK: Morrisons profit up during 2010

10 Mar 2011

Morrisons has recorded a rise in annual profits but cautioned that 2011 will be challenging.

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