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Are supermarkets treating bakers fairly, asks GCA

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon is urging bakery suppliers to say whether major groceries retailers are treating them fairly.

'Think about your brand, but be conscious that buyers are growing a category, not just your brand in isolation'

Claire Nuttall, founder of The Brand Incubator, gives advice on making contact with buyers, what they look for in a supplier, and how to develop a win-win relationship.

Feature synopsis: Sandwiches 2018

Suppliers and retailers have embraced the opportunity around Christmas-themed sandwiches, but are there other seasonal opportunities and events that businesses are failing to tap, and how could this be done?

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery product stocked in Lidl

The four things you need to know if you want to get your product into Lidl, according to Richard Inglis, senior buying manager.

EXCLUSIVE: How to get YOUR bakery products stocked in Morrisons

Andy Clegg, senior buying manager - Bread & Commodities for Morrisons, told British Baker the five things Morrisons is looking for in a bakery supplier

Morrisons to pay small suppliers within two weeks

Morrisons is to shorten its payment terms for smaller suppliers to a maximum of 14 days, and will introduce a new supplier portal to make invoicing easier.

Today’s Group ‘scorecard’ to measure potential of NPD

Today’s Group has developed an NPD scorecard designed to help its members and suppliers determine the likely success or failure of new products.

BRC Standard awarded to bakery ingredients firm

Bakery supplier Unicorn Ingredients has been awarded the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers as a broker of seeds, sesame and olive oils, honey and pulses.

Tesco reprimanded over treatment of suppliers

Supermarket giant Tesco will be censured by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), following a year-long investigation into its payment terms.

Financial distress worsens for food suppliers

The number of UK food suppliers experiencing significant financial distress has increased by 54% in the past 12 months as the supermarkets slash prices and delay payments, according to business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor.

Tesco to discuss 'gay cake' supply contract

Supermarket giant Tesco has said it is ‘reviewing’ the judgement of Ashers Baking Co, after it was found guilty of discrimination towards a gay customer.

Review bakery ranges or risk retail de-listing, warns expert

A category management specialist has said suppliers must be ready to review ranges or risk being dropped, after Kingsmill’s sliced bread was de-listed in Tesco.

Tesco back in eye of storm as GCA investigates

Tesco faces more scrutiny as an investigation is initiated into its relations with suppliers.

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2 Sisters ‘beyond unreasonable’ on contract, says supplier

2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of setting terms which were “beyond unreasonable” by a supplier.

FSB reveals “alarming” levels of supply chain bullying

An investigation by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed what it calls “alarming” levels of unfair dealing, just a week after Premier Foods hit the headlines.

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Premier Foods embroiled in controversial payments plan media attention
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Premier Foods' supplier payment plan labelled 'aggressive'

Premier Foods’ decision to strike customers off its supplier list for failing to make payments has been branded “aggressive” by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). 

Social media reaction to Premier Foods’ supplier payment row

As usual the internet, particularly social media, has been quick to react in the light of the criticism of Premier Foods.

Premier Foods criticised over controversial supplier payments

Premier Foods, the company behind Mr Kipling cakes, has hit the headlines for asking suppliers to hand over money – or risk losing contracts.

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