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Charles Wilson takes Tesco job

BOOKER boss Charles Wilson is to head up Tesco’s UK and Ireland business when the supermarket giant completes its acquisition of the wholesaler next month. …

Rio reckons choice key to tackling sugar tax

Brand warns against artificially sweetening ‘full sugar’ drinks TROPICAL soft drink brand Rio has released new figures suggesting a majority of consumers …

Bestway’s Big Giveaway

DEALS are the name of the game at Bestway Wholesale where a three day promotional event will kick-off tomorrow (17 January). The Big Thank You event is gets …

Retailers raise millions for charities

SCOTTISH stores have raised millions for charity in 2017 according to new figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC). The SRC’s latest report, …

It’s beginning to look a lot like Warninks

WARNINKS Advocaat has gone retro with its Christmas campaign, encouraging consumers to celebrate the season with a traditional snowball cocktail. The brand has …

IGD predicts grocery growth this Christmas

The UK grocery market is predicted to experience 2.6% growth this Christmas with shoppers spending £33,3bn over the festive period. Training and research firm …

Final approval for Tesco’s Booker deal

The CMA has ruled in favour of the deal despite competition concerns raised by

Business rates poundage capped by Budget

DEREK Mackay has confirmed the Scottish Government will alter in the poundage figure used to calculate business rates next year, while at the same time …

Costcutter reaches supply deal with Co-op

THE Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets Group have confirmed an agreement that will see the Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to CSG

P&H in administration

Financially beleaguered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has gone into administration in a collapse which has resulted in the immediate loss of over 2000 jobs.

Mixed bag budget for retailers

Alcohol duty frozen but NLW still set to rise CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has delivered something of a mixed bag for retailers in his Autumn 2017 Budget, with …

Say hello with Mentos

TODAY marks World Hello Day (21 November) and Mentos has chosen to celebrate the occasion with the launch of a new campaign to promote its limited edition Say …

First of May will be minimum pricing day

Scottish Government health secretary reveals implementation date.  THE Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for …

Change at the top for NFRN

The NFRN has announced that Paul Baxter will no longer be performing his duties as NFRN chief executive. Baxter was appointed chief executive of the NFRN in …

Minimum pricing will go ahead

UK Supreme Court rules in favour of Scottish Government policy MINIMUM unit pricing will go ahead in Scotland following a ruling by the UK Supreme Court, …

Tesco Booker gets green light

The Competition and Markets Authority finds no substantial competition concerns THE proposed £3.7bn merger of Tesco and Booker has been given the provisional …