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

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

Food prices - or the prospect of inflation - was a hot topic last week. A vote by the European Parliament to extend sugar quotas to 2020 was criticised, while proposed US changes to country-of-origin labelling were also argued to be set to lead to higher prices. Meanwhile, a drought in Spain is causing concern over global olive oil prices.

Editor’s choice: the highlights on just-food last week

Editor’s choice: the highlights on just-food last week

Morrisons last week announced firmer plans for an online food service - and the UK retailer could join forces with specialist Ocado. Larger rival Tesco, meanwhile, launched its own price-comparison scheme to lure in customers. Tesco, however, attracted more headlines on horsemeat with another recall. On a separate note, an Irish meat firm was said to know its beef was contaminated a year ago. Dole Food Co., Chiquita and Diamond Foods were among companies announcing results and, on the M&A front, UK firm Burton's Biscuit Co. could soon be up for grabs.

UK: Co-operative to acquire ten Costcutter stores

UK retailer The Co-operative Group is to buy ten Costcutter stores in London for an undisclosed sum. The Co-op plans for the outlets to start trading as Co-operative food stores before…

UK: Costcutter tight-lipped over new supply deal

UK convenience retailer Costcutter has remained silent over reports it is in talks over a supply tie-up with Asda. Nisa's deal to supply Costcutter expires in 2014 and the c-store…

UK: Willson-Rymer named CEO of c-store chain Costcutter

UK convenience retailer Costcutter has appointed a new chief executive, with Darcy Willson-Rymer replacing Nick Ivel. Willson-Rymer was the former boss at gift retailer Clinton Cards, which went into administration…