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A busy week of sport drives sales of quick and easy meals

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A busy week of sport drives sales of quick and easy meals Last week saw our provisional divisional sales, excluding fuel, fall by 18.4 per cent compared with last year. Although it looks dramatic this isn’t a meaningful number as the figures are completely distorted by the fall of Easter. Pre-Easter week – one of the busiest trading weeks of the […]

The nation basks in ‘No-flation’

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The nation basks in ‘No-flation’ Good Friday Feeling For Families Across the UK As Household Spending Power Sees Double-Digit Growth. “No-flation” brought good news to families across the UK as Asda’s latest Income Tracker revealed that Brits were £16 better off in March than they were during the same time last year – an increase […]

Budgens – “a company that never stands still!”

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  by Steve Goodall, operations manager at the Budgens distribution centre in Wellingborough, Northants, when asked to describe their logistics operations. Budgens was founded originally by John Budgen in 1872 as a small, local grocer with the first shop in Maidenhead in Berkshire and has expanded over the years in the south of England. The […]

First-time French and Italian Pavillions for AB7

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First-time French and Italian Pavillions for AB7 Leading food processing and packaging companies from France and Italy are targeting Africa’s increasingly active food and beverage manufacturing sector. This year they have established new French and Italian pavillions at Africa’s Big Seven (AB7), the largest food and beverage expo in Africa. AB7 takes place from 21-23 […]

Misleading supermarket pricing practices

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Commenting on the Which? ‘super-complains’ about misleading supermarket pricing practices, Nicky Strong, Consultant at law firm Bond Dickinson, commented:  “The Which? super-complaint is intended to speed up to fast-track the way with which the complaint is dealt. However, historically these super-complaints have often resulted in a response within the 90-day time limit that merely states […]

Lincolnshire based L J Fairburn & Son Limited Shortlisted for National Food and

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Lincolnshire based L J Fairburn & Son Limited Shortlisted for National Food and Grocery Industry Award   L J Fairburn & Son Limited highlighted for its significant transformation of the business over the last 12 months.   Local family company L J Fairburn & Son Limited is delighted to have been shortlisted for a national […]

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