Tag Archives: Lidl

Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Suppliers sunk by food price wars

Tumbling prices caused by supermarket price wars were responsible for a huge spike in the number of food suppliers going out of business last year. The number of producers entering insolvency hit 162 in 2015, more than triple the number recorded in 2010 and an increase of 11% on 2014 levels, according to research by…
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Behind the headlines: Living with the Living Wage

IT'S LIVING Wage Week. David Burrows assess the impact of the government’s higher mandatory pay rate and how foodservice companies can find the extra money. The association of Convenience Stores recently completed its annual survey of members. The results paint a bleak picture of business life when the national living wage (NLW) arrives in April…
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Lidl under fire for extended payment terms

GERMAN DISCOUNT chain Lidl has come under fire by British suppliers for its ‘unfair’ extended payment terms which forces many of them to wait four months for money.                     A number of suppliers have complained to the supermarkets watchdog – the Groceries Code Adjudicator – about…
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Global benchmark on animal welfare rankings disappointingly low

MARKS & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report, with Burger King, Mars and Müller among 21 companies languishing at the bottom of the league table.                         Now in its…
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Now for fair pay

AFTER FAIR trade and fair prices, the living wage is the next source of pressure for retailers and caterers.                             The local Co-op supermarket in North Berwick is closing down, with nearby Tesco having hovered up profits and customers over the past…
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Supermarkets step up to the mark after horsegate

THE ENGLISH pig industry’s latest survey of supermarket shelves shows retailers have increased their support for British-farmed pork, ham and sausages over the past 12 months.   The Porkwatch survey, which is conducted every two months, records the number of product lines that supermarkets allocate to British pork and pork products.   All retailers have…
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Waste paper makes uncomfortable reading

THE ENVIRONMENT Agency and Forestry Commission are among organisations given the thumb-down by a new report on efficient use of paper.                       More than a few organisations and public bodies that strive to be green have been left red-faced following the publication of a new…
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