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Mixed reaction as the Queen confirms Groceries Code Adjudicator

The Queen’s speech in the House of Lords confirming the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been met with mixed reactions by members of the food industry.

Sainsbury’s benefits from “universal appeal”

Despite the difficult consumer environment, Sainbury’s this morning unveiled a 3.5% sales increase in its fourth quarter.

Waitrose wages price war on Tesco

Waitrose is set to compete with Tesco by matching the latter’s prices on all branded groceries.

Food inflation drops 1.1% in April

Food inflation has slowed to 4.3% for April from 5.4% in the previous month, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

M&S uses macaroons to celebrate

Marks & Spencer has developed a line of macaroons to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Morrisons listings for Bacheldre

Bacheldre Watermill has secured listings for six of its lines in 383 Morrisons stores.

Bakers prepare for grand Jubilee

Bakers are set to cash in next month as the country celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Redundancies follow loss of contract for W C Rowe

Cornish bakery firm W C Rowe is making around 40 redundancies following a major contract loss, believed to be with Tesco.

Bakers stage renewed effort to avert 20% VAT

The baking industry is set to meet HM Revenue & Customs' officials for last-ditch talks about the introduction of 20% VAT on hot pie and pasties.

Morrisons: 1% LFLs decline “satisfactory”

Morrisons yesterday unveiled a 1% dip in like-for-like sales (LFLs) yesterday – describing its first-quarter performance as “satisfactory”.

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