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Symphony EYC can give retailers an edge in produce
Symphony EYC has 25 years of experience providing supply chain solutions to a wide range of retailers. Many of their services can specifically benefit produce retailers, especially their expertise in helping retailers work with local suppliers.Symphony EYC was formed in 2012 with the merger of Aldata and.....
Campaign to Protect Rural England:
"Supermarkets could do more to help growers"
Supermarkets, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England, are failing to provide support for English farmers. The poor weather this Spring and last season has put pressure on growers, who are now battling to get a reasonable price for their produce.The Campaign to Protect Rural England has asked.....
A promotion of fresh fruit in the US came to a successful end
Chilean fresh fruit sales in DeCa supermarkets increases
The campaign to promote Chilean fresh fruit in 160 supermarket stores from the Defense Commissary Agency of the US Government (DeCa) ended successfully.The promotion comprised all the territory, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.The promotional campaign for Chilean fruit in North America, with the.....
UK: All major retailers back new labelling scheme
The national recommendation being launched today this week by all four UK governments is a uniform system for showing how much fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar and calories are in food products, building on existing labelling which retailers have developed over the last few years. Members of the British.....
Distributed by Grocery Corporation Pty Ltd:
"Sunsweet enjoys strong market awareness and loyal customer base"
Grocery Corporation Pty Ltd is a privately owned company based in Sydney that imports, distributes and markets packaged grocery products throughout Australia.The company is well established, commencing operations in 1926 as the importing arm of the food brokerage company W. K. King and becoming its own.....
Young shoppers’ backing sees support for British farmers rise
The number of shoppers seeking out British food is at a record level according to new research from IGD ShopperVista. The findings show that shoppers are nearly 1½ times more likely to buy British food than they were six years ago, with younger shoppers and families driving this growth. The research revealed.....
What will the fresh produce department look like in the future?
What can we expect from retailers in the future, and how will they deal with fresh produce? How will they tempt customers? Will supermarkets only distinguish themselves in price, or will there be alternative ways of presenting fruit and vegetables to the audience? A quick overview.Dutch retailer Albert Heijn.....
Consumers will continue to shop around for bargains
The trend for consumers to shop around looks set to continue into 2013 and shoppers are visiting the retailers more often according the ShopperVista monitor of British grocery shoppers from IGD.The data shows the frequency of total grocery shopping trips is at a relatively high level, but rather than just.....
Sainsbury’s takes to the road to drive carbon reductions
Sainsbury’s has extended its Dual-Fuel fleet to 51 vehicles saving up to 25 per cent in carbon emissions. The environmentally friendly fleet, now one of the largest in the UK, operates on a combination of diesel and bio-methane, produced from rotting organic material in landfill.This latest Dual-Fuel.....
Hass avocados key category driver with $1.4 billion retail dollars in 2012
Distribution and sales of Greenskin and Hass avocados indicate that Hass avocados’ sales and distribution dominate throughout the nation. In fact, Hass avocados represent over 94% of the retail category dollars and volume; whereas, Greenskins account for approximately five percent, with its category.....
Infrared queue management systems improve efficiency
Irisys is a global leader in thermal imaging, people counting technologies and real time queue management solutions. Irisys infrared arrays are used by many of the world’s leading retailers, shopping centre operators, banks, transport hubs and leisure facilities to improve customer service, operational.....
Tesco "encouraged by fresh food performance"
Tesco has just released 1st Quarter Interim Management Statement for 2013/14. Excluding fuel the group as a whole saw sales growth of 2.7% The company reports that it is back on course in the UK, including improved consumer brand perceptions, after the recent horse meat scandal.It also reports increasing.....
New measures for sourcing, quality control and a 100% money back guarantee
Walmart announces new fresh produce strategy
Wal-Mart Stores has announced new sourcing, quality control and employee training strategies for its fresh produce, which is now backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.As part of the initiative, Wal-Mart has reduced the number of days it takes for produce to travel from the fields to store shelves. The.....
ASDA to donate surplus food to charity
UK supermarket chain ASDA have announced that they are to team up with charity FoodShare to help cut food waste and support some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.This pioneering change means an extra 1,500 tonnes of food will go to UK charities every year – increasing the amount of food redistributed.....