Lidl's pledge on veg gives Brussels sprouts farmer confidence to keep on growing

Auchan Holding receives 2016 FAS Grand Prix

Agrokor stores make ‘Must-Visit’ List: IGD
IGD has included a Konzum store and a Mercator outlet on its list of ‘stores to visit in 2017’, with Croatia's Agrokor Group, which operates both banners, saying that both stores can ‘set an example and become leaders in the advanced shopping concept’. Mercator Šiška and Konzum Radnička are included in the list, which also includes stores in Sydney, Toronto, Buenos Aries and Shanghai, to name but a few. Super Konzum Radnička was opened at the end of last year and Mercator Šiška at the end of July this year.

Auchan Holding receives 2016 FAS Grand Prix
Auchan Holding has been awarded the 2016 FAS Grand Prix, for its outstanding shareholding programme for employees. A first-time nominee at the awards, Auchan Holding received the award from Michel Sapin, the French Minister of Economy and Finance.

Sainsbury’s invent gauge which can help determine if Satsumas are to sweet
This year on Christmas day, more than six million pieces of fruit are at risk of going in the bin. And satsumas are top of the list, particularly those that are too sweet or too sour. To combat the growing problem of food waste, experts have come up with a genius way of telling when satsumas are just ripe. And they’ve called it ‘The Goldilocks Gauge’. Read more



Lidl's pledge on veg gives Brussels sprouts farmer confidence to keep on growing
A BUMPER year for Brussels sprouts in his corner of Yorkshire and sales security are set to make it a happy Christmas for grower Simon Dobson. The veg and arable farmer runs family business John Dobson & Son (Carlton) Ltd near Wakefield producing the modern sweet and nutty flavoured varieties that have replaced more old-style sorts which fell out of favour because of their strong, bitter tangs. Now Brits are warming again to what's a traditional Christmas dinner staple. We eat more of the veg than any other European country and the industry is worth some £650 million.

Price Chopper in talks to settle overtime lawsuit
Could a two-year-old lawsuit soon be put to rest? Price Chopper is reportedly in talks with current and former employees to settle a case in which the plaintiffs contest the retailer failed to pay them for overtime. Mona Golub, Vice President of Public Relations and Consumer Services, Price ChopperMona Golub, Vice President of Public Relations and Consumer Services, Price Chopper"Mediation has begun and is continuing," Mona Golub, Vice President of Public Relations and Consumer Services for Price Chopper said Monday, according to news source Timesunion.

Loblaw 2017 Canadian Food Trends Predicts Consumer Trends for the Coming Year
What consumer trends does the retailer think deli departments should anticipate in the coming year? Read more

Retail rivals to benefit from Sobeys and Sears’ woes as international players retreat: Desjardins
The Canadian consumer sector is set to make gains in 2017, according to a new industry forecast from Desjardins Securities, as retailers’ earnings benefit from improved GDP growth and a strengthening employment outlook.

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