BURTON’S BUILDS CAPABILITY WITH ACQUISITION OF PATERSON ARRAN
Sep02

BURTON’S BUILDS CAPABILITY WITH ACQUISITION OF PATERSON ARRAN

Burton’s Biscuit Co. is strengthening its capability and broadening its product portfolio with the acquisition of Paterson Arran, one of Scotland’s leading independent food companies. The acquisition introduces the Paterson’s shortbread brand into the Burton’s portfolio, along with leading foodservice biscuit and chutney brands, Brontë, Café Brontë and Arran Fine Foods. Nick Field, Burton’s Biscuit Co.’s CEO, said: “Paterson Arran is...

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Llandeilo Gets Its Service Station Back
Aug28

Llandeilo Gets Its Service Station Back

After five months of closure, the residents of market town Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire have got their service station back.   Owner of the Llandeilo Service Station, Mr Sithamparappillai Paramesvaran (known locally as Appan) has invested some £100,000 to totally redevelop the forecourt and shop and the newly branded Murco forecourt is a ‘sight for sore eyes’ to residents who spent months travelling out of town for fuel and shop...

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Kantar latest  –  Hottest day fails to rally grocery sales
Aug20

Kantar latest – Hottest day fails to rally grocery sales

The latest grocery market share figures, published today from Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show: Year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the past 12 weeks Lidl attracted 489,000 additional shoppers and reached a record market share of 5.9% Ocado was the...

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MILLIONS OF BRITS DON’T DRINK ANY WATER EACH DAY
Aug07

MILLIONS OF BRITS DON’T DRINK ANY WATER EACH DAY

Britvic collaborating with technology developer to revolutionise hydration monitoring   Over a third (34 per cent) of Brits confess to not drinking any water in a single day, according to a new study1.   Despite the recent heatwave and hottest July day on record, a shocking 62 per cent of people admit to not drinking the recommended daily allowance of 2.0L – 2.5L2 and a fifth (20 per cent) last drank a glass of water over a...

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FedEE highlights “Now for the greatest show on earth”
Jul26

FedEE highlights “Now for the greatest show on earth”

  The fact that a trade deal has just been achieved, in principle, between the European Union (EU) and the leading South American trading bloc Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) is a great achievement in the face of growing world protectionism. But will it be ratified and, if so, what will its outcomes be for the countries concerned, their populations and for international business?   It now seems remarkable that after...

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Supermarket sales suffer by comparison with last year’s summer highs
Jul23

Supermarket sales suffer by comparison with last year’s summer highs

  The latest grocery market share figures, published today by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales fell by 0.5% in the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019.  This marks the first overall decline in the supermarket sector since June 2016.  However, on the back of record sales during last year’s hot summer, the tough period was not unexpected.  As in politics, nothing is certain in retail, but it is anticipated that the market will...

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