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Shoppers Looking To Innovate In The Way They Buy Their Groceries

Shoppers are showing an interest in voice-activated technology to make their food and grocery purchases from home, with 28% claiming to be interested in...

GSK Planning To Sell MaxiNutrition Unit

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is reportedly looking to offload its MaxiNutrition division, which sells sports nutrition products under the Maximuscle brand. GSK acquired MaxiNutrition in 2010 for...

Rising Costs Force Richmond To Cut Sausage Pack Sizes

Packs of Richmond sausages have been reduced in size due to rising commodity costs. According to a report by trade magazine The Grocer, the brand's...

Halewood Acquires Stake In Craft Brewer

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired a majority stake in the Sadler’s Brewing Company as part of its strategy to expand its presence in...

Another Top Exec Departs Majestic Wine

Majestic Wine’s Retail Operations Director has become the latest executive to leave the business. According to Retail Week, Rob Farnworth is departing after just 18...

Aldi Picks Up More Awards For Wine Range

The strength of Aldi’s wine range has again been highlighted with it scooping 33 accolades, including two Gold and eleven Silver medals, at the...

Chief Executive Of B&M Sees Pay More Than Double After Bumper...

B&M’s Chief Executive Simon Aurora has seen his pay jump 133% after a big increase the in the retailer's profits last year. Aurora, who built...

Cigarettes To Record $7.7bn Loss As Heated Tobacco Grows 691%

New research by Euromonitor International predicts that the cigarettes market will record a US$7.7bn loss by 2021, compensated by the US$13.2bn growth in heated...

Why Brexit Is A Hard Sell For Retailers In Ireland

No one in business knows where Brexit will deliver its blows – they only know that it will hurt. Indeed, for Border region retailers,...

Owner Of Superdrug Considering Takeover Bid For Holland & Barrett

A.S. Watson, the Hong Kong-based retail giant that owns the Superdrug and Savers chains in the UK, is reportedly mulling a £1bn-plus takeover of...