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

2024-05-21T14:45:00+01:00By

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

2024-05-20T15:46:00+01:00By

Supermarket brings range of salad ingredients and toppers into one fixture

Asda's new summer campaign

New Asda brand identify features in summer campaign

2024-05-17T08:35:00+01:00By

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

2024-05-13T16:57:00+01:00

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

2024-05-13T14:30:00+01:00By

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

2024-05-09T10:53:00+01:00By

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

Supermarket trolley

Retail execs deny exploiting UK growers

2024-05-03T15:37:00+01:00By

Supermarket bosses defend retail-grower relationships at EFRA Committee inquiry

Asda is cutting prices again

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

2024-05-02T13:42:00+01:00By

Strawberries and raspberries are both selected for discounting

UK border

MPs express concern over post-Brexit border measures

2024-05-01T17:42:00+01:00By

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

2024-05-01T15:29:00+01:00By

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

2024-04-30T15:13:00+01:00By

Discounter hopes to reach thousands of additional households across the country

fruit supermarket trolley

EFRA to quiz supermarkets on fairness in supply chain

2024-04-26T13:24:00+01:00By

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

2024-04-24T18:37:00+01:00By

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

2024-04-23T14:21:00+01:00By

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

2024-04-23T13:33:00+01:00By

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