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Friday 9th October 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Profits Up At Asda Despite Weak Sales Performance

UK: Amazon Extends One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service To London With Many Products Cheaper Than Supermarkets  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Chief Backs His Recovery Plan With First Share Purchase  (Sub-only)

UK: SPAR Overhauling Online Presence  (Sub-only)

UK: Waitrose Launches UK’s First ‘Green’ Egg Boxes Made From Ryegrass  (Sub-only)

UK: Bernard Matthews Appoints New COO  (Sub-only)

UK: Weekly Sales Unchanged At Waitrose; John Lewis To Open New Store In Cheltenham

UK: Consumer Spending Rebounds After A Poor Summer

UK: Muesli Start-Up Lands £1m Deal With Co-op And Tesco

UK: Amazon Hiring 19,000 More Staff To Cope With Demand In Run-up To Christmas

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Lismore Food Secures Listing With Marks & Spencer

UK: In Market First, Waitrose Lists English Dessert Wine  (Sub-only)

UK: CBL Relaunches Fruit Squeeze Range  (Sub-only)

UK: Asahi Serves Up New Large Format Bottle  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: AB InBev CEO Urges SABMiller Shareholders To Pressure Board

US: C-Stores Should Focus On Demand For Healthy & Convenient Products - Report  (Sub-only)

US: Walmart Set For One-Day ‘Health Fair’

CHINA: CRE Unit To Sell Stakes In Some Walmart Stores  (Sub-only)

AUSTRALIA: 7-Eleven Starts Cancelling Franchises  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Retail Giants Pin Hopes On Experience For e-Tail Push


Thursday 8th October 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Driving Commercial Team Performance

UK: Tesco Results – Analysts Reaction  (Sub-only)

UK: Highland Spring Appoints Lucozade Ribena Suntory As Distributor

UK: IGD Awards Recognise Grocery Industry’s Hard Work, Commitment And Innovation

UK/IRELAND: Adelie Foods Saves Bite Group  (Sub-only)

UK: Diageo Completes Three Transactions With Heineken Worth £515m

UK/IRELAND: Sports Direct Takes Control Of Heatons  (Sub-only)

UK: Conviviality Completes Acquisition Of Matthew Clark

UK: Price War Hits Margins At Walkers Shortbread  (Sub-only)

UK: Trading At Tate & Lyle On Track

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Crabbie’s To Sponsor TFI Friday Show  (Sub-only)

UK: Fudge Kitchen Unveils Halloween Selection

UK: Heinz In New ‘Heartwarming’ Campaign  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

SPAIN: Dia To Widen Online Offer  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Carrefour Set To Rapidly Expand C-Store Banner  (Sub-only)

CHINA: Online Giants Set For Mega-Merger

AUSTRIA: Rewe To Introduce NCR Self-Checkouts At Billa

US: TJX Announces Change In CEO  (Sub-only)

US: Constellation Brands Tops Q2 Estimates; Raises FY Forecast


Wednesday 7th October 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Profits Tumble At Tesco But Sales Trend Improving; To Keep Hold Of Dunnhumby

UK: Tesco And SFO Holding Talks To Settle Probe Into Accounting Scandal  (Sub-only)

UK: Winners In Grocery Will Be Those Embracing Shopper Power - IGD

UK: Food Returns To Deflationary Territory  (Sub-only)

UK: Argos Takes On Amazon With Nationwide Same-Day Home Delivery Service

UK: Tyrrells Appoints International MD To Support Growth Plans

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Castello Enters Hollywood’s Kitchen

UK: Thorntons Unwraps Biscuit Treats Range  (Sub-only)

UK: McCain Kicks Off New Campaign  (Sub-only)

UK: Lewis Pies Secures Nisa Deal  (Sub-only)

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: AB InBev Raises Bid For SABMiller

US: PepsiCo Raises FY Forecast After Strong Q3

CANADA: Walmart To Install Lockers At 7-Eleven

US: FamilyMart To Shut Famima Banner?  (Sub-only)

GERMANY: Kaufland Appoints New Head  (Sub-only)

US: Tops Promotes Company Vet To COO  (Sub-only)

S. AFRICA: Pick n Pay Warns Of “Difficult” Conditions

AUSTRALIA: Coles, Woolworths Price War Threat Appears To Be Easing


Tuesday 6th October 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

UK: Tesco Simplifies Trade Terms; Smaller Firms To Be Paid Within 14 Days

Free IGD download: trading with Booths infographic

UK: Tesco Withdraws £93,000 Worth Of Garlic Bread After Some Packs Found To Be Underweight  (Sub-only)

UK: Looking To Hit Sales Of £100m Within Three Years  (Sub-only)

UK: Cadbury Agrees Six Figure Tie-Up With Mumsnet  (Sub-only)

UK: Ocado Looking To Hire 2,000 More Staff To Cope With Growing Demand  (Sub-only)

UK: Diageo Announces Appointment Of New Chief Financial Officer

UK: Greggs Reports Better Than Expected Sales Growth

UK: SABMiller Posts Rise In Sales Ahead Of Expected Takeover Bid

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Wyke Farms Unveils New Branding, Packaging

UK: New Sarson’s Campaign To Feature Street Food, Bloggers

UK: Thistly Cross To Bring US Craft Cider To Market  (Sub-only)

UK: Dr Zak’s Launches New Peanut Butter Range

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

GLOBAL: Nestlé, R&R Look To Form Ice Cream JV

GERMANY: Metro’s Real In New Purchasing Tie-Up  (Sub-only)

ITALY: New Merger Creates Country’s Largest Co-op  (Sub-only)

US: Smart & Final To Pick Up Some Haggen Stores

SPAIN: Eroski Narrows Loss In H1

MEXICO: Walmex Sales Accelerate In Q3

GLOBAL: AB Inbev Seen Reining In SABMiller’s Decentralised Culture


Monday 5th October 2015

UK & IRELAND: Retailers / Manufacturers

Tesco and Walmart join line-up at IGD’s Online & Digital Summit

UK: Morrisons To Ditch Price-Matching In Favour Of Simpler Loyalty Scheme  (Sub-only)

UK: Tesco Set To Reveal Improving Sales Trend And Brand Overhaul  (Sub-only)

UK: Brait Ups Stake In Iceland To 57%  (Sub-only)

UK: Shoppers Want More Than Fuel From Symbol Forecourts – him!

IRELAND: Lidl Opens New Concept Store Aimed At Improving Customer Shopping Experience  (Sub-only)

UK: Cost Of Groceries Falls To Lowest Level This Year

UK: McColl’s Chairman Steps Down

UK: Shoppers To Use More Bags For Life When Bag Charge Kicks-In

UK: Sainsbury’s Questioned By Accounting Watchdog Over Income Disclosures

UK: Aldi Launches Caviar Skincare Range With Creams Priced At £6.99

UK & IRELAND: Products / Promotions

UK: Kerry Launches On Pack Star Wars Promo For Cheestrings

UK: Aunt Bessie’s Serves Up New PMPs  (Sub-only)

UK: Chewits Unveils Xmas Selection

INTERNATIONAL: Retailers / Manufacturers

FRANCE: Lidl Unveils New Plans To Boost Market Share  (Sub-only)

EUROPE: Dagrofa To Focus On Denmark, Sell Some Units  (Sub-only)

GLOBAL: Unilever, Mars In New Regional Deals  (Sub-only)

AMERICAS: Walmart Confirms HQ Job Cuts; To Sell Chilean Centres

CANADA: Loblaw To Revamp Supplier Rules  (Sub-only)

INDIA: Future Retail To Realign Business Practices


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