UK: Tesco’s Former CEO To Be Questioned By SFO
Tesco’s former Chief Executive, Philip Clarke, is reportedly set to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over last year’s accounting scandal.
UK: GS1 Launches New Cost-Saving Supply Chain Initiative With Leading Supermarkets And Suppliers
Supply chain specialist GS1 UK has launched the ‘Perfect Order’ programme, an initiative aimed at delivering substantial shopper benefits and potentially saving the consumer goods industry several million pounds in operating costs.
UK: Tough Comparisons and Mixed Weather Hold Back Growth At Waitrose
Sales at Waitrose rose just 1.6% to £119.68m in the week to 22 August, held back held by the mixed weather and tough comparisons with the equivalent week last year which included the build-up to the summer bank holiday.
However, the chain noted significant growth in some categories, including prepared cans of spirits and mixers, where sales rose 29% as people got ready to attend outdoor concerts and events.
UK: Kerry Launches Limited Edition Richmond Flavours
Kerry Foods is introducing three limited edition flavours under its Richmond brand, aiming to bring "excitement and disruption" to the sausage category.
SWEDEN: Axfood Unit To Be Renamed
Axfood Sweden AB has announced plans to change its name to Dagab.
CANADA: Sobeys Launches New Asian Format
Sobeys has launched a new format in Canada, aimed primarily at the large South Asian community in the country.
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