IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends for 2017

IGD reveals top five food-to-go trends for 2017

With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, Senior Retail Insight Manager at research organisation IGD, identifies the top five trends he believes will shape this sector in the future. The rise and rise of health and wellness Gavin Rothwell said: “Shoppers are increasingly aware of health and wellness, […]

Global sales of British food and drink hits £20bn mark

Global sales of British food and drink hits £20bn mark

Global sales of the UK’s food and drink have hit the £20 billion mark for the first time, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said in a press statement. New figures reveal exports grew by nearly 10 per cent in 2016, with food and drink sales to the USA – one of Britain’s biggest markets – up […]

Edeka’s advertisement criticized for fat shaming

Edeka’s advertisement criticized for fat shaming

In recent times supermarket advertisements have brought more controversies than sales, Edeka’s new TV commercial being no exception. The German supermarket’s new advertisement ‘Eatkarus’ has been viewed by more than 8 million people through various social media sites and is criticized for fat shaming. The short film tells the story of a fat boy who […]

A2 milk sales escalated by 80 percent

A2 milk sales escalated by 80 percent

Global revenue of alternative milk brand A2 jumped up by more than 80% for the six months to 31 December, while year-on-year UK sales hiked by 45%.  Total sales for the period increased by 84% to 147.5m, while EBITDA rose 243% to 39.9m and net profit rose 290% to 22.7m. A2 CEO, Geoff Babidge, thanked […]

Amazon to Create 5,000 Jobs across the UK in 2017

Amazon to Create 5,000 Jobs across the UK in 2017

Amazon UK announced plans to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs this year, taking the company’s total UK workforce to over 24,000. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from software developers, engineers and technicians, to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training. The company will work […]

Lookers CEO Andy Bruce Named Business Leader of the Year

Lookers CEO Andy Bruce Named Business Leader of the Year

Lookers plc, one of the UK’s leading motor retailers, has announced that Andy Bruce, CEO, has been recognised as Business Leader of the Year at a major UK industry awards event. The Automotive Management Magazine Awards 2017, staged at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, is widely regarded as one of the most important nights […]

UK retail industry performance worst since 2013

UK retail industry performance worst since 2013

Quickening inflation has miffed UK retail industry with sales plummeting for the third month in January, reports from the Office for National Statistics revealed. In the three months through January, sales dropped 0.4 per cent, the worst quarterly performance since 2013. In store and online sales in the country fell by 0.3 percent following a […]

Unilver rejects Kraft Heniz’s takeover bid

Unilver rejects Kraft Heniz’s takeover bid

Unilever has rejected takeover bid from one of its major competitor US food company Kraft Heinz saying the deal lacks any financial or strategic merit. Kraft Heniz made an offer of $143bn to buy UK based Unilever, one of the world’s most popular brands. But Unilever considers this $50-a-share offer to be undervalued and has […]