Retail news from Fresh Produce Journal

Important developments in the UK’s food retail arena, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

Ocado is the fastest-growing retailer

Grocery price inflation falls for 15th straight month


Price inflation is finally returning to more normal levels, according to Kantar

Tesco is making it easier for shoppers to build their perfect salad

Tesco harnesses TikTok trend with Salad Creations Bay


Supermarket brings range of salad ingredients and toppers into one fixture

Asda's new summer campaign

New Asda brand identify features in summer campaign


Retailer launches playful campaign and debuts new look for the brand

Martin Emmett (centre) and Nick Marston (right) return to the stage at Festival of Fresh 2024

Big names on the programme for Festival of Fresh 2024


Trade body heads, industry leaders, top CEOs and sustainability specialists all on the bill at Festival of Fresh 2024

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NI early pots set for June debut


Northern Ireland’s early potato season delayed by wet weather and poor seed availability

James Bailey, Professor Carol Wagstaffe, Charlotte Di Cello and David Webster

Waitrose’s UK suppliers to farm regeneratively by 2035


Retailer announces a raft of initiatives to help fresh food suppliers reach environmental goals

Supermarket trolley

Retail execs deny exploiting UK growers


Supermarket bosses defend retail-grower relationships at EFRA Committee inquiry

Asda is cutting prices again

Berries among Asda’s new £70m price-cutting round


Strawberries and raspberries are both selected for discounting

UK border

MPs express concern over post-Brexit border measures


Cross-party rural affairs committee disappointed at lack of clarity in government new border check measures

Sainsbury's is offering free herbs

Free herbs from Sainsbury’s in Seasonings Shuttle initiative


Move comes after research shows lower-income shoppers losing the joy in food


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Lidl is on a store-opening drive in Britain

Lidl plans major UK store expansion


Discounter hopes to reach thousands of additional households across the country

fruit supermarket trolley

EFRA to quiz supermarkets on fairness in supply chain


Supermarkets’ senior executives to face questions from MPs over food price inflation, profits and relationships with producers 

Gander app in hands with discounted products

Gander and Snappy Shopper initiative gathers pace


Two tech firms have joined forces to help cut convenience-store-customer grocery-bills and reduce food waste

More people are snacking on fruit than a decade ago

Grocery inflation falls for 14th straight month


Latest Worldpanel by Kantar data also reveals fruit is increasingly popular as a snack

Co-op's British strawberries

Co-op switches to 100 per cent British own-brand strawberries


Retailer says move backs British growers and is a UK retail first