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Speaking to Forecourt Trader magazine, Ilyas Munshi, Group Commercial Director for EG Group has emphasized that despite the company’s owners being closely involved in the recent acquisition of Asda, this represents a separate enterprise, and that for forecourt operator EG Group, everything is very much ‘business as usual’.

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Sainsbury’s is to stock a range of cakes and baked delicacies from Patisserie Valerie in a new tie-up with the patisserie specialist. The deal will see a range of 14 popular lines sold through around 250 stores. Developing ‘Food First’ The move follows Sainsbury’s launch earlier this month of its ‘Food first’ strategy through which it aims to become a more distinctive destination for high...
(Last updated 26/11/2020) As Western European countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, several governments are implementing stricter restrictions including second national lockdowns. Here is an update of the latest announcements across the region Germany Latest ( update 26/11/2020) : Lockdown to be extended until at lest 20 December, with non-essential busines...
Camelot has reported half year (to September) sales for the UK National Lottery showing a marginal decline in revenue over the six months to £3,854m, a fall of 1.7%.  However, in-store sales saw a significant drop-off, particularly in the early stages of the pandemic episode under the restrictions of the first lockdown. Though still the biggest channel for lottery sales, its in-store transacti...


A pizza vending machine has been added to the front of a restaurant in Bristol to ensure it can continue to operate during COVID-19.
The autonomous service will now expand to a second UK town, Northampton, serving around 5,000 households with contactless deliveries initially from the Co-op food store in Wootton Fields (NN4 6DY) serving communities in Wootton and Hardingstone, with the robots typically travelling up to three miles from the store.
We look at the strategic priorities for Co-op, the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, as it balances its core values and long term goals with changes brought about by COVID-19.
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This in-depth guide to the UK explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.

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With EU-UK trade talks intensifying, our shopper, retail and supply chain teams look at the possible impacts on the food industry, particularly in relation to a possible no-deal.

In our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market.

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