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‘Embrace food safety culture to tackle foodborne illness’ warns top expert


‘Embrace food safety culture to tackle foodborne illness’ warns top expert One of the UK’s top food safety experts will warn a conference this autumn that businesses must embrace a positive food safety culture if they are to tackle the UK’s estimated half a million cases of foodborne illness each year. Professor Chris Griffith, who […]

FMI Connect – The Global Food Retail Experience

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FMI Connect 2014 is the new, annual FMI Show, where the entire food retail industry comes together—15,000 retailers, wholesalers and suppliers from every channel of the food retail business. It’s where retailers of all kinds will find answers to current business challenges and inspiration for the future of food retail. How can you grow sales? […]



Rank Company Headquarters 2012 USA Retail Sales ($000) Sales Growth (’12 v ’11) Worldwide Retail Sales ($000) USA % of Worldwide Sales 2012 Stores Stores Growth (’12 v ’11) 1 Wal-Mart Bentonville, Ark. $328,704,000 4.0% $467,896,000 70.3% 4,570 3.3% 2 Kroger Cincinnati $92,165,000 6.6% $92,165,000 100.0% 3,538 -1.0% 3 Target Minneapolis $71,960,000 5.1% $71,960,000 100.0% […]

The 10 fastest-rising food prices at the grocery

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Food prices […]

Merger Still Expected to Close in Fourth Quarter;

Merger Still Expected to Close in Fourth Quarter; Shareholders to Receive Estimated $40 per Share From Merger and Blackhawk Distribution PLEASANTON, CA — (Marketwired) — 04/23/14 — Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) Merger Agreement and Expected Distribution of PDC and Casa Ley On March 6, 2014, Safeway and Albertsons announced a definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Safeway. Under […]

F&F announces new franchise stores in the USA


F&F has announced its first franchise stores in the USA as it continues with its ambitious plans to become a leading global brand for affordable fashion. F&F, which launched in the UK and Ireland in 2001, will be opening seven stores on the east coast of America this year in partnership with its US franchise […]

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