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UK regulator shines light on Amazon's Deliveroo investment 5 Jul 19

Amazon's move to invest in UK food-delivery business Deliveroo caught the eye when it was announced in May – but it’s also attracted the attention of the country’s competition regulator...


Ocado branches into vertical farming 11 Jun 19

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming...


Now Aussie grocery giant Woolies invests in meal-kits 10 Jun 19

The growing consumer interest in - and demand for - buying food online has put meal-kit players in a number of western markets in the spotlight, even if it is still too early to judge how big the market could become or which products will be a long-term success...


Amazon tries again in UK food delivery 17 May 19

Perhaps today's most eye-catching corporate food story here in the UK is Amazon's decision to invest in food-delivery business Deliveroo...


Amazon and France's Casino announce latest project 24 Apr 19

A year after first joining forces, the US e-commerce titan and the French grocer have set out fresh ways they are to work together...


Hopping off for Easter 18 Apr 19

A point of admin: the dates we're closed for Easter...


UK online grocer Ocado forms another overseas partnership 26 Mar 19

Ocado, the UK-based pure-play online grocer, is to team up with another major overseas food retailer...


What's driving pre-Brexit stockpiling? 13 Mar 19

A significant chunk of UK consumers are either starting - or planning - to stockpile ahead of the country's departure from the EU...


Bar brawl - US snack firms Clif and Kind joust over ingredients 11 Mar 19

Clif Bar & Co. and US snack peer Kind have become involved in a public spat over the ingredients the companies use in their snack bars...


Amazon pulls plug on Dash buttons 4 Mar 19

The retail behemoth has said shoppers will no longer be able to buy its Dash buttons, which had allowed consumers to re-order products with one push of a finger...



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