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Haleon to ‘reinvest’ in brand building after split from GSK

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/haleon-to-reinvest-in-brand-building-after-split-from-gsk/)

Description: Haleon, the maker of Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, is planning to “reinvest” in brand building following its split from pharmaceuticals company GSK earlier this year, stated recent reports.

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Tag: Advil, Haleon, Sensodyne

Industries warn curbing energy support will hit demand

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/industries-warn-curbing-energy-support-will-hit-demand/)

Description: The mood among Britain’s beleaguered retail and hospitality industries darkened on Monday on fears new chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s move to rein in a vast energy subsidy plan and reverse planned tax cuts would further dent demand.

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Tag: Energy bills, Jeremy Hunt

Urban Eat unveils ‘Stuffed with Sport’ competition at MFG stores

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/urban-eat-unveils-stuffed-with-sport-competition-at-mfg-stores/)

Description: Popular UK sandwich brand Urban Eat has launched a nationwide competition in partnership with leading independent forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG).

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Tag: Motor Fuel Group, URBAN eat

Two new leadership roles to strengthen pladis sales team

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/two-new-leadership-roles-to-strengthen-pladis-sales-team/)

Description: Snacking major pladis has announced the appointment of two new, channel specific sales roles to its UK & Ireland leadership team. Trevor Callander has assumed the role of Vice President Grocery, UK&I, while Florence Brain joins the team as Impulse Director, UK&I, focusing on the convenience and impulse channels.

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Tag: Florence Brai, pladis, Trevor Callander

Welsh food and drink industry continues to grow

Posted by 9 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/welsh-food-and-drink-industry-continues-to-grow/)

Description: Welsh food and drink continues to thrive as the latest figures show the sector’s supply chain turnover increased to £23 billion last year. The new figures, released on Monday (17), represent a growth of 2.9 per cent from the £22.4 billion in 2020. The food and drink manufacturing sector in Wales experienced strong growth in 2021 with turnover increasing by 10.2 per cent from £4.9bn to £5.4bn.

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Tag: Welsh food and drink industry, supply chain turnover, food and drink manufacturing sector

Rav Garcha opens new store in Leicester

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/rav-garcha-opens-new-store-in-leicester/)

Description: Independent retailer Rav Garcha, who operates a series of stores across the Midlands area, has opened a new store in Leicester, offering the local community a one-stop shop for all their grocery as well as food on the go needs.

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Tag: Rav Garcha, new convenience store, Leicester

English winemakers toast summer heatwaves

Posted by 14 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/english-winemakers-toast-summer-heatwaves/)

Description: Under a blue sky, seasonal workers ran their secateurs along long rows of grapevines, harvesting a variety of pinot noir grown during the summer heatwave.

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Tag: winemakers, summer heatwaves

McColl’s acquisition: CMA ‘minded’ to accept Morrisons’ proposal to divest stores

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/mccolls-acquisition-cma-minded-to-accept-morrisons-proposal-to-divest-stores/)

Description: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has on Monday said it proposes to accept an offer from Morrisons to sell 28 McColl’s stores to address competition concerns in the areas where those stores are located.

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Tag: Competition and Markets Authority, McColl's, Morrisons

Arla rolls out higher welfare and sustainability standard across branded milk

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/arla-rolls-out-higher-welfare-and-sustainability-standard-across-branded-milk/)

Description: Dairy cooperative Arla Foods said it will launch a new set of higher animal welfare and sustainability standards across its branded milk. Arla C.A.R.E (which represents Cooperative, Animal Welfare, Renewable Energy and Ecosystem), will be an industry-leading requirement for all of its farmer owners producing milk for Arla’s Cravendale, BOB and Big Milk brands.

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Tag: Arla Foods, Sustainability, Dairy cooperative Arla Foods, animal welfare and sustainability standards

Post offices handled ‘record cash’ in August

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/post-offices-handled-record-cash-in-august/)

Description: Post Offices handled record-breaking amounts of cash in August (£3.45bn), the first time the amount exceeded £3.4bn in one month, despite the fact it is traditionally a quieter month for cash transactions at its branches.

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Tag: Post offices, record cash, cash transactions

Chicago Town adds seven new products to pizza range

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/chicago-town-adds-seven-new-products-to-pizza-range/)

Description: Chicago Town is adding seven hot new products to its already popular collection of Chicago inspired pizzas. The leading frozen pizza brand has revealed new, indulgent additions to its Takeaway and Deep Dish ranges and two never-before-seen ranges in the UK – the delicious ‘Crispy Chicago Thin’ range and Tiger Crust Cheesy Garlic Bread.

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Tag: Chicago Town, pizza range, frozen pizza brand

Global food price index falls again, easing inflation pressure

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/global-food-price-index-falls-again-easing-inflation-pressure/)

Description: Global food prices fell for a sixth month, potentially offering relief to consumers battered by across-the-board inflation. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday (7) that its price index, which tracks the most global ly traded food commodities, averaged 136.3 points last month versus a revised 137.9 for August. The August figure was previously put at 138.0.

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Tag: food inflation in UK, global food price index

HFSS enforcement ‘unlikely to be regarded as a priority’ by trading officers

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/hfss-enforcement-unlikely-to-be-regarded-as-a-priority-by-trading-officers/)

Description: HFSS enforcement is “unlikely to be regarded as a priority” for Trading Standards officers, claimed a recent report, citing comments from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The new HFSS regulations – which came into force last week- restrict the display and in-store promotional locations of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).

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Tag: HFSS, Trading Standards, HFSS enforcement, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Concern over Christmas goose availability as UK’s biggest producer hit by bird flu

Posted by 17 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/concern-over-christmas-goose-availability-as-uks-biggest-producer-hit-by-bird-flu/)

Description: Shoppers could face shortages of British goose this Christmas after the UK’s biggest producer is reported to have been hit by multiple bird flu outbreaks, stated recent reports.

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Tag: Christmas goose, producer hit, Suffolk-based Gressingham Foods, bird flu

Philip Morris offers EU concessions in Swedish Match deal

Posted by 21 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/philip-morris-offers-eu-concessions-in-swedish-match-deal/)

Description: Philip Morris has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its $16 billion bid for tobacco and nicotine products maker Swedish Match, a European Commission filing showed on Wednesday. The EU competition enforcer did not provide details of the concessions in line with its policy.

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Tag: Philip Morris, Swedish Match, EU antitrust, European Commission filing

Government extends funding to enable late applications by postmasters to Historical Shortfall Scheme

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/government-extends-funding-to-enable-late-applications-by-postmasters-to-historical-shortfall-scheme/)

Description: The government has Thursday extended funding for Post Office to enable late applications by postmasters to the Historical Shortfall Scheme. The scheme, launched in May 2020, provides compensation for postmasters who had to cover financial shortfalls in their branch’s accounts caused by the Horizon IT system but were not convicted.

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Tag: Historical Shortfall Scheme, Horizon Scandal, Post Office

Philip Morris offers EU concessions in Swedish Match deal

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/philip-morris-offers-eu-concessions-in-swedish-match-deal/)

Description: Veteran retailer Abdul Majid has raised judicial review proceedings against Circularity Scotland Limited (CSL), the administrator of the Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). Majid, who runs the Costcutter store in Bellshill, is challenging the legality of the retailer handling fees, which CSL are seeking to impose on retailers, at the Court of Session.

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Tag: Abdul Majid, Circularity Scotland, Deposit Return Scheme, Scottish Grocers Federation

Tesco profits tumble as inflation bites

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/tesco-profits-tumble-as-inflation-bites/)

Description: Britain’s private-sector economy last month suffered the sharpest contraction in activity since a COVID lockdown early last year, underlining the challenge facing Prime Minister Liz Truss who on Wednesday emphasised her push for economic growth.

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Tag: Tesco, inflation, Britain’s retailer, supermarket giant, Britain’s recession-threatened economy

Coca-Cola launches FIFA World Cup campaign, on-pack promotion

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/coca-cola-launches-fifa-world-cup-campaign-on-pack-promotion/)

Description: Coca-Cola has today launched its FIFA World Cup campaign – Believing is Magic – bringing the magic of the World Cup to football fans.

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Tag: Coca-Cola, FIFA World Cup 2022, Martin Attock

More than half of retailers not confident in effectively managing digital operations

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/more-than-half-of-retailers-not-confident-on-effectively-managing-digital-operations/)

Description: Retailers expect major increases in operational requirements around fulfillment and digital-related functions in 2023, but most of them feel inadequately prepared to deal with these new challenges, a new study has found.

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Tag: ecommerce, online shopping, digital operations

Accolade Wines introduces new apprenticeship scheme

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/accolade-wines-introduces-new-apprenticeship-scheme)

Description: Accolade Wines has launched a new apprenticeship programme to develop the next generation of wine talent, with three apprentices joining the company. Ethan Woolsgrove, Angelika Braithwaite and Anna Pickering have joined the marketing and digital teams as part of Accolade Wines’ early careers development strategy.

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Tag: Accolade wines, Caroline Thompson-Hill

Truss launches push to grow more salad through agritech

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/truss-launches-push-to-grow-more-salad-through-agritech/)

Description: Prime minister Liz Truss has launched her dash for growth with a bid to produce more tomatoes, lettuces, and cucumbers in Britain. According to media reports, the government is launching a new ‘salad offensive’ as they scramble to make farms more productive.

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Tag: Dash for growth, Liz Truss, UK agritech, UK farming

Dole sparks conversation on poor snacking habits with Malnutrition Labels campaign

Posted by 21 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/dole-sparks-conversation-on-poor-snacking-habits-with-malnutrition-labels-campaign/)

Description: Dole Sunshine Company, the global leader in packaged fruit products, has launched a new campaign, Malnutrition Labels: Nutritional Ink, taking poor snacking habits to task.

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Tag: Dole Sunshine Company, Nutrition, Snacks, packaged fruit products, Britain’s favourite snacks, on-the-go food

Seasonal fresh produce prices up by 35 percent

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/seasonal-fresh-produce-prices-up-by-35-percent/)

Description: September seasonal fruit and vegetable prices in the UK have gone up by 35 percent compared to the same period in 2019 with beans seeing the most spike.

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Tag: Seasonal fruit and vegetable prices in UK, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Seasonal prices up

Carlsberg appoints new CFO

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/carlsberg-appoints-new-cfo/)

Description: Carlsberg has announced that Ulrica Fearn will become its new Chief Financial Officer, stated recent reports. Fearn will join the brewing giant on Jan 1 2023. She will replace Heine Dalsgaard who announced his resignation effective Dec 31.

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Tag: Carlsberg, Ulrica Fearn

More businesses to be categorised as small businesses

Posted by 22 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/more-businesses-to-be-categorised-as-small-businesses/)

Description: Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced plans to release thousands of businesses from reporting requirements and other regulations in the future. Currently, small businesses are presumed to be exempt from certain regulations.

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Tag: Liz Truss, small business, SME

KP Snacks rolls out festive Christmas packaging for Tyrrells brand

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/kp-snacks-rolls-out-festive-christmas-packaging-for-tyrrells-brand/)

Description: KP Snacks announced today the launch of new, limited-edition Christmas packaging for its premium snack brand Tyrrells. Rolling out from October, the fun and festive packaging will feature across sharing bags of the top 5 Tyrrells flavours: Lightly Sea Salted, Mature Cheddar & Chive, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper and Veg Crisps with Sea Salt.

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Tag: Amy Heap, christmas, KP Snacks, Tyrrells

Bandero Café small batch coffee-infused premium Tequila launches

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/bandero-cafe-small-batch-coffee-infused-premium-tequila-launches/)

Description: When Bacardí called time on Patrón XO Café, many café tequila lovers in the UK shed a tear. Now that love affair can blossom again with the introduction of Bandero Café.

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Tag: Bacardi, Bandero Café, Jack Daniel, Jonathan Kendrick, Molson Coors, Sarah Miller, Stonegate Group

52% of UK grocers can’t return a profit from online orders

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/52-of-uk-grocers-cant-return-a-profit-from-online-orders/)

Description: Despite the rising consumer demand for digital, over half (52 per cent) of UK grocery retailers aren’t currently able to fulfil ecommerce orders via the store network profitably, the latest research from electronic shelf label (ESL) provider, Pricer, shows.

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Tag: Duncan Potter, online delivery, Pricer, UK grocers, profit from online orders

Durham Asda store granted alcohol licence despite objections

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/durham-asda-store-granted-alcohol-licence-despite-objections/)

Description: An Asda outlet has been given permission to “try out” alcohol sales at one of its petrol station shops, despite opposition from a local councilor. The County Durham Asda store will become an off-licence under a trial by the major chain, councilors heard, stated local reports.

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Tag: Durham Asda store, alcohol licence despite objections, Asda outlet, County Durham Asda store, Durham County Council

Truss takes tax U-turn

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/truss-takes-tax-u-turn/)

Description: The government of British Prime Minister Liz Truss today (3) took a U-turn, reversing plans to cut the highest rate of income tax that helped to spark a rebellion in her party and turmoil in financial markets.

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Tag: Kwasi Kwarteng, Liz Truss, cut taxes and regulation, reversing plans to cut the highest rate of income tax

Amber Beverage Group to launch BLACK 1752 at BCB

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/amber-beverage-group-to-launch-black-1752-at-bcb/)

Description: The global spirits company, Amber Beverage Group , is set to launch BLACK 1752 , a blend of herbal infusions, dark Caribbean rum, orange and vanilla notes, laced with a mix of spices.

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Tag: Amber Beverage Group, BLACK 1752, BCB, global spirits company, herbal infusions, dark Caribbean rum, orange and vanilla notes

Imperial Tobacco appoints Oliver Kutz as General Manager- UK & Ireland

Posted by 23 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/imperial-tobacco-appoints-oliver-kutz-as-general-manager-uk-ireland/)

Description: Imperial Tobacco is pleased to announce that Oliver Kutz has been appointed to the role of General Manager UK & Ireland. With over 20 years’ experience in the tobacco industry, Oliver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role having previously been appointed as General Manager Central & Eastern Europe at Imperial Brands in 2021.

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Tag: Imperial Tobacco, Oliver Kutz, General Manager, UK, Ireland

PMI’s Swedish Match deal in the balance as activist investor increases stake

Posted by 23 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/pmis-swedish-match-deal-in-the-balance-as-activist-investor-increases-stake/)

Description: American investment management firm Elliott Management Corp, which has raised its stake in Swedish Match, would consider taking a seat on the board of the Stockholm-based maker of Zyn nicotine pouches, Reuters reported citing a source familiar with the matter.

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Tag: Philip Morris, Swedish Match, Stockholm-based Swedish Match

Tobacco giant Altria ends non-compete accord with Juul

Posted by 23 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/tobacco-giant-altria-ends-non-compete-accord-with-juul/)

Description: Tobacco giant Altria said Friday it ended a non-compete agreement with Juul Labs, which is mired in a fight with a US agency over its ability to sell vaping products. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and other brands in tobacco and nicotine, “exercised our option to be released from our Juul non-competition obligations,” the company said in a securities filing.

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Tag: Altria, Juul, Philip Morris USA

Shopkeeper wants police to admit error in making unsubstantiated sexual exploitation claims

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/shopkeeper-wants-police-to-admit-error-in-making-unsubstantiated-sexual-exploitation-claims/)

Description: Shopkeeper Chintan Shah, who has run Meadowcroft Express convenience store and off-licence in Upper Stratton for 18 months, wants Wiltshire Police to admit they made a mistake when they said children were exchanging sex for the ability to buy drink there. Mr Shah said: “This has been a very difficult and upsetting time for me and my family.

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Tag: Shopkeeper Chintan Shah, Meadowcroft Express convenience store, off-licence in Upper Stratton

EG Group plans to replace Farnworth SPAR forecourt with new Asda store

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/eg-group-plans-to-replace-farnworth-spar-forecourt-with-new-asda-store/)

Description: Plans have been lodged to demolish an ‘underperforming’ petrol station and replace it with an Asda convenience store. EG Group, who operate the Filling Station, Long Causeway, Farnworth say the proposals would enlarge the shop at the site, currently SPAR branded and create up to 25 full-time and part-time jobs.

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Tag: Asda, EG Group, SPAR forecourt, sda convenience store

Bristol store says ‘unfairly blamed’ by police for crime hotspot

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/bristol-store-says-unfairly-blamed-by-police-for-crime-hotspot/)

Description: A shopkeeper has said his convenience store in Old Market, Bristol is being unfairly blamed by the police for a hotspot of crime and antisocial behaviour.

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Tag: Alcohol Licence, crime, shop crime, police for crime hotspot, antisocial behaviour

Port Elphinstone shop set for expansion

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/port-elphinstone-shop-set-for-expansion/)

Description: Plans to build a new convenience store in Port Elphinstone have been approved. H.M. Singh Enterprises had applied to Aberdeenshire Council seeking permission to demolish the popular Port Paper Shop and replace it with a new larger shop.

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Tag: Port Elphinstone, convenience store in Port Elphinstone, Port Paper Shop

‘Over third consumers expect to spend less on Christmas’

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/over-third-consumers-expect-to-spend-less-on-christmas/)

Description: Over a third (37 percent) of UK consumers expect to be spending less at Christmas this year, a recent report has warned. According to a new research conducted by Opinium to explore how consumers’ spending habits have changed due to rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, it emerged that more than half (58 percent) say they have reduced their spending on non-essential items.

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Tag: UK consumers, consumers expect to spend, Rising inflation, cost-of-living crisis

GCA asks buyers to collaborate with suppliers as prices soar

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/gca-asks-buyers-to-collaborate-with-suppliers-as-prices-soar/)

Description: Supermarket buyers have been “hiding behind computer screens” rather than working with suppliers on prices and ways to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has raised in its recent report.

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Tag: Supermarket buyers, cost-of-living crisis, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), GCA conference

Pumpkins aplenty at SPAR stores, as James Hall enlists Lancashire growers T&E Forshaw for Halloween

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/pumpkins-aplenty-at-spar-stores-as-james-hall-enlists-lancashire-growers-te-forshaw-for-halloween/)

Description: There’s been some ghoulish goings on at Lancashire suppliers T&E Forshaw as pumpkins grown on the family farm in Tarleton have ghosted onto the shelves of James Hall & Co. supplied SPAR stores this week.

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Tag: Halloween, Jame Hall & Co, spar, Pumpkins aplenty at SPAR stores, Lancashire growers T&E Forshaw

Nestle drops contested Indonesian palm oil supplier

Posted by 24 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/nestle-drops-contested-indonesian-palm-oil-supplier/)

Description: Swiss food giant Nestle said Friday it would stop purchasing palm oil from Astra Agro Lestari (AAL), an Indonesian firm whose farming practices have come under fire from activists.

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Tag: Nestle, Palm oil, Indonesian palm oil supplier, Swiss food

Southern Co-op donates £40,000 to install ten community fridges

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/southern-co-op-donates-40000-to-install-ten-community-fridges/)

Description: Southern Co-op has made a donation of £40,000 to make more surplus food will be available at ten separate locations across the south. The regional co-operative is supporting the community fridges via Hubbub as part of its measures to reduce food waste and tackle food insecurity in local communities.

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Tag: community fridges, Food Waste, Southern Co-op, surplus food

Consumer confidence drops to lowest since records began: GfK

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/consumer-confidence-drops-to-lowest-since-records-began-gfk/)

Description: Gloominess continues in the country as the government announces its plan to kick-start UK economic growth with a flurry of tax cuts that will drive up borrowing.

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Tag: Bank of England, UK consumer confidence, UK cost of living crisis, UK inflation

National Insurance increase reversed

Posted by 3 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/national-insurance-increase-reversed/)

Description: The 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance will be reversed from 6 November, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced on Thursday. Scrapping the rise will reduce tax for 920,000 businesses by nearly £10,000 on average next year as they will no longer pay a higher level of employer National Insurance, the government noted.

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Tag: National Insurance, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

So Soul displays new mesh coil disposable vapes at InterTabac 2022

Posted by 4 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/so-soul-displays-new-mesh-coil-disposable-vapes-at-intertabac-2022/)

Description: Fast-growing vape brand So Soul has unveiled its all-new TPD certified e-cigarettes at InterTabac trade fair, held in Dortmund, Germany each September.

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Tag: So Soul, mesh coil disposable vapes

Vyko makes sustainability push with plastic free Paper Bar

Posted by 4 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/vyko-makes-sustainability-push-with-plastic-free-paper-bar/)

Description: With disposable vapes see phenomenal growth rates, plastic waste is a major concern as millions of plastic disposables end up in landfill each month. Vyko aims to tackle the issue with the launch of Paper Bar, a 99 per cent plastic-free product. “We are proud to be the first company to launch a plastic free vaping product that can be easily recycled,” the company said.

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Tag: disposable vapes, Vyko, plastic free disposable vape, Paper Bar, plastic-free product

Voopoo backs BTCC racing driver Will Powell

Posted by 4 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/voopoo-backs-btcc-racing-driver-will-powell/)

Description: Popular vape brand Voopoo has announced a partnership with professional racing driver Will Powell, the reigning British Endurance Champion who owns and operates the race team Motus One.

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Tag: Voopoo, Chinese vape brand Voopoo, DRAG series: DRAG H80S and DRAG E60

‘Most Britons ditched well-known brands for cheaper ones’

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/most-britons-ditched-well-known-for-cheaper-brands/)

Description: Four-in-five (82 percent) Britons have switched well-known brands for cheaper own-brand alternatives, states a recent report based on the survey of 2,000 British adults, as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies.

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Tag: Sainsbury's, UK supermarkets, Supermarket group Sainsbury’s, property investor LXi REIT

Lowest level of store closures in four years as indies continue to thrive - Business & Industry | News | Analysis | Magazines- Asian Trader

Posted by 4 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/lowest-level-of-store-closures-in-four-years-as-indies-continue-to-thrive/)

Description: The retail and leisure market in Britain has shown signs of stabilisation in advance of a tough winter, according to a new report by the Local Data Company. The analysis, which covers the first half of 2022, indicates record performance for businesses, with the lowest level of store closures seen since H1 2018.

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Tag: Local Data Company, Store Closure, retail and leisure market in Britain

Philadelphia launches new ‘Intense’ soft cheese

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/philadelphia-launches-new-intense-soft-cheese/)

Description: Philadelphia is launching a new, indulgent soft white cheese product this month: Philadelphia Intense. Made with natural ingredients and available in two delicious flavours, the launch of the new Philadelphia Intense range will add a soft white gourmet cheese line to the category that delivers an intense taste experience and an extra creamy, aerated texture.

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Tag: Mondelez, Nancy Galvi, Philadelphia Intense, white cheese product

Clearspring adds flavours to Organic Purée range

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/clearspring-adds-flavours-to-organic-puree-range/)

Description: The fruit cider brand, Kopparberg, has refreshed the design of its 330ml canned cider range, delivering a modern and premium look. The new-look solid black can provides the perfect canvas to impactfully showcase Kopparberg’s “colourful and fruity world of bold flavour”.

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Tag: Fruit cider brand, Kopparberg, cans modern design, alcohol-free cider

‘Difficult summer’ as online alcohol sale plummeted

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/difficult-summer-as-online-alcohol-sale-plummeted/)

Description: Online sales of beers, wines and spirits in the UK fell by more than a fifth in August compared with the same period last year, a recent report has found.

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Tag: Alcohol sale, online alcohol sale

Government unveils new energy relief scheme for businesses

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/government-unveils-new-energy-relief-scheme-for-businesses/)

Description: Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg today unveiled new support measures for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills.

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Tag: Energy relief scheme for businesses

Voopoo unveils new DRAG products

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/voopoo-unveils-new-drag-products/)

Description: Chinese vape brand Voopoo has unveiled two new products in its DRAG series: DRAG H80S and DRAG E60. The brand said the new products are more simplified in design and vaping experience than the previous products of DRAG series, such as DRAG X and DRAG S.

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Tag: Voopoo, Chinese vape brand Voopoo, DRAG series: DRAG H80S and DRAG E60

New role at Greens Retail for ‘Oracle’ Kevin Polley

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/new-role-at-greens-retail-for-oracle-kevin-polley/)

Description: In yet another newly created role, Greens Retail are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Polley as Fresh Foods & FTG Development Manager. He joins Scotland’s leading convenience store chain bringing a wealth of experience, having served as Fresh Food Development Manager at Nisa for 15 years as well as prior experience at McColls’s and Sainsburys.

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Tag: David Bateman, Greens Retail, Kevin Polley, Greens Retail, Kevin Polley, Fresh Foods & FTG Development Manager

‘Bag’ some sweet sales with new Bobby’s launch

Posted by 5 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/bag-some-sweet-sales-with-new-bobbys-launch/)

Description: British brand Bobby’s is set to dial up the fun in the convenience channel with their first bagged confectionery range, which launched 12 September. Jon Platts, Head of Commercial Development set out to stamp the brand’s unique personality on a distinctive range to shake up the retail space and offer retailers a solution specifically tailored to the convenience channel.

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Tag: Bobby’s, Carmelina Mancini, Jon Platts

belVita launches new promotion with ‘epic’ prizes

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/belvita-launches-new-promotion-with-epic-prizes/)

Description: Leading breakfast biscuit brand belVita has announced the launch of a special promotion to engage shoppers across the UK this autumn.

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Tag: belVita, Mondelez International

Man arrested over knifepoint robbery at Felixstowe C-store

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/man-arrested-over-knifepoint-robbery-at-felixstowe-c-store/)

Description: A 19-year-old man has been arrested after last week’s knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Felixstowe. According to local reports, a 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (13) in Ipswich on suspicion of attempted robbery in Felixstowe and for failure to appear for a court hearing. He has been taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning, where he remains.

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Tag: knifepoint robbery, convenience store in Felixstowe, Martlesham police investigation centre

Vape brand Voopoo backs BTCC racing driver Will Powell

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/vape-brand-voopoo-backs-btcc-racing-driver-will-powell/)

Description: Popular vape brand Voopoo has announced a partnership with professional racing driver Will Powell, the reigning British Endurance Champion who owns and operates the race team Motus One. Powell races in British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), which is broadcast to millions live on ITV, for Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero.

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Tag: BTC, Cracing, Voopoo, Will Powell

Allwyn formally awarded National Lottery licence

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/allwyn-formally-awarded-national-lottery-licence/)

Description: The Gambling Commission has formally awarded the fourth National Lottery Licence to Allwyn Entertainment UK. The development follows the decisions by incumbent operator Camelot and gaming company IGT to withdraw their respective appeals against the regulator’s choice of Allwyn as the preferred applicant to run the National Lottery from 2024.

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Tag: Allwyn Entertainment, Camelot, National Lottery

Ben & Jerry’s accuses Unilever of breaking deal in Israel

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/ben-jerrys-accuses-unilever-of-breaking-deal-in-israel/)

Description: Founders of Ben and Jerry’s have accused the Unilever of violating a 22-year-old agreement that could lead to the sale of ice cream in the occupied West Bank. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who founded the company in Vermont in 1978, reportedly have said that they could no longer “sit idly by” after Unilever sold its interest in the ice-cream to an Israeli license holder.

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Tag: Ben and Jerry’s, Unilever, sale of ice cream, Israeli license holder

ACS details support needed for local shops ahead of mini-budget

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/acs-details-support-needed-for-local-shops-ahead-of-mini-budget)

Description: ACS has called on the government to introduce a targeted package of measures to support the UK’s 48,000+ local shops. Ahead of the planned fiscal event, or ‘mini-Budget’, on Friday September 23rd, ACS has called introducing a small business energy cap that reflects the support being provided to domestic consumers.

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Tag: ACS, UK local shops, mini-budget, relief scheme

PMI calls for greater use of disruptive innovations to help end smoking

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/pmi-calls-for-greater-use-of-disruptive-innovations-to-help-end-smoking/)

Description: Philip Morris International (PMI) has urged policymakers, regulators, public health advocates, tobacco companies and activists to adopt a united approach to bring about the end of cigarette smoking as it released results of new survey showing broad societal support for disruptive innovations to improve public health and address other critical issues.

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Tag: Philip Morris International, PMI, policymakers, regulators, public health advocates, tobacco companies

Pots & Co. desserts moves to glass pots alongside brand refresh

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/pots-co-desserts-moves-to-glass-pots-alongside-brand-refresh/)

Description: Handmade dessert company, Pots & Co., is moving its entire ceramic range into premium glass pots that are 100 per cent recyclable and 100 per cent reusable as part of its commitment to the long-term sustainability of the brand and category.

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Tag: Fraser Thomson, Pots & Co., sustainable, Handmade dessert

PepsiCo ends production in Russia months after promising halt over Ukraine

Posted by 6 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/pepsico-ends-production-in-russia-months-after-promising-halt-over-ukraine/)

Description: PepsiCo has stopped making Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew in Russia nearly six months after the US company said it would suspend sales and production after Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine. Pepsi’s announcement came after Reuters visited dozens of supermarkets, retailers and gyms in Moscow and beyond and found cans and bottles of Pepsi printed with July and August production date

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Tag: PepsiCo, Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew in Russia, Ukraine, food and drink

WVA announces #BackVapingBeatSmoking tour

Posted by 15 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/wva-announces-backvapingbeatsmoking-tour/)

Description: The World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) is all set to hit the road with its #BackVapingBeatSmoking tour. Starting 5 October in Strasbourg, France, the campaign aims to deliver a message to policymakers that vaping can save 19 million lives in Europe. It will launch with a Don’t Let 19 Million Lives Fall protest art installation and will spread across ten cities within six countries during October and No

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Tag: World Vapers’ Alliance, WVA, #BackVapingBeatSmoking tour

Newham shops tested for underage vape compliance

Posted by 15 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/newham-shops-tested-for-underage-vape-compliance/)

Description: Five businesses failed to prevent the sale of alcohol or vape products to minors during the test purchase operations carried out by the Trading Standards officers from Newham Council. Overall the planned test purchase operations were a success, with a total of 31 businesses visited passing successfully, and preventing the sale of age-restricted products.

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Tag: Newham shops, underage alcohol and vape compliance

All shops in Northampton, save one, refuse to sell e-cigarettes to teens during test purchase

Posted by 15 days ago (http://www.vapebusiness.biz/all-shops-in-northampton-save-one-refuse-to-sell-e-cigarettes-to-teens-during-test-purchase/)

Description: Twelve out of 13 shops correctly asked teenage girls for ID and refused sale of e-cigarettes when they could not produce any during a test operation carried out by West Northamptonshire Council’s Trading Standards team last month.

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Tag: Shops in Northampton, sell e-cigarettes to teens, test purchase

EG Group’s forecourt plans in North Staffordshire rejected

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/eg-groups-forecourt-plans-in-north-staffordshire-rejected/)

Description: Plans to demolish a derelict pub and build a petrol station on a busy roundabout have once again been rejected by councillors because of road safety concerns.

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Tag: EG Group’s forecourt plans, North Staffordshire, demolish a derelict pub and build a petrol station

Southall shop banned from selling alcohol after supermarket wines found on shelves

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/southall-shop-banned-for-selling-alcohol-after-supermarket-wines-found-on-shelves/)

Description: A Southall shop has been banned from selling alcohol after Marks and Spencer prosseco and Tesco wine was found on its shelves. Staff at Sapna Express in The Green had been taking the labels off supermarket alcohol and selling it as their own. The shop was also selling counterfeit cigarettes.

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Tag: Southall shop banned, selling alcohol, supermarket wines on shelves

Newham shops tested for underage alcohol and vape compliance

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/newham-shops-tested-for-underage-alcohol-and-vape-compliance/)

Description: underage alcohol and vape complianceFive businesses failed to prevent the sale of alcohol or vape products to minors during the test purchase operations carried out by the Trading Standards officers from Newham Council. Overall the planned test purchase operations were a success, with a total of 31 businesses visited passing successfully, and preventing the sale of age-restricted products.

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Tag: Newham shops, underage alcohol and vape compliance

Jonathan Warburton returns to bakery business as MD

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/jonathan-warburton-returns-to-bakery-business-as-md/)

Description: Warburtons MD Neil Campbell will be leaving the business after nine years in charge, leaving chairman Jonathan Warburton to step into his place, stated recent reports. Warburton will be taking the lead position at a time where industry insiders previously believed operational challenges were not being met

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Tag: Jonathan Warburton, bakery business, Managing director

‘Consumers see health, well-being as essential spend despite inflation’

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/consumers-see-health-well-being-as-essential-spend-despite-inflation/)

Description: Consumers are not willing to reduce the amount they spend on health and well-being despite financial uncertainty, claims a new consumer research by Accenture.

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Tag: Health industry, health and well-being

Fake Yellowtail wine risks shop’s licence

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/fake-yellowtail-wine-risks-shops-licence/)

Description: A shop owner who was selling counterfeit wine has asked councillors for “a second chance to put things right” but police say they have no confidence in the management of the premises. In June, police officer Chris Jones found what he suspected to be counterfeit Yellow Tail wine at Select Xpress convenience store on Warwick Road in Acocks Green.

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Tag: Yellowtail wine, shop’s licence, counterfeit wine, counterfeit Yellow Tail wine, Xpress convenience store

Store loses licence after police cadet sting - Business & Industry | News | Analysis | Magazines- Asian Trader

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/store-loses-licence-after-police-cadet-sting/)

Description: ??An Ilford shop was stripped of its licence after being caught in a sting operation selling alcohol to underage teens. Yagmur Supermarket, in Cranbrook Road, has twice sold bottles of alcopop WKD Blue to teenage police cadets acting as test purchasers. On both occasions, in December 2020 and May 2021, female cashiers working for owner Cebo Avci, 45, and current licence holder Sidika Demir, 21, s

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Tag: Store loses licence, police cadet sting, Ilford shop, alcohol to underage teens

Skegness store under review over illegal worker - Business & Industry | News | Analysis | Magazines- Asian Trader

Posted by 15 days ago (https://www.asiantrader.biz/skegness-store-under-review-over-illegal-worker/)

Description: A Skegness town centre store will face a review of its licence next week after an illegal worker was found there during a police visit. East Lindsey District Council’s Licensing Committee on Monday will review Ali Kayran’s premises licence for Arcade (Tower) Mini-Market in Sandbeck Arcade on Drummond Road following a request from Lincolnshire Police.

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Tag: Skegness store, Skegness town centre store, illegal worker, Mini-Market in Sandbeck Arcade on Drummond Road