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Tesco ceo Dave Lewis to step down next year

Tesco announced today (Wednesday October 2) that Dave Lewis has decided to step down as Group CEO. He will leave the supermarket chain next year and will be succeeded by Ken Murphy. Chairman John Allan said: “It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of Dave Lewis as …

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Susan Calman to present BBC Two’s Great British Menu

Series 15 of ‘Great British Menu’ will air in Spring 2020 on BBC Two – and for the first time since series one, the chefs and judges will be joined by a presenter in the kitchen. Scottish comedian Susan Calman will host the programme, with Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and …

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Channel 4 commissions Meat the Family

Channel 4 has commissioned a new series entitled ‘Meat the Family’ from Spun Gold TV which asks: how much do we really know about the animals that we put on our plates? The broadcaster said: ‘Four meat-loving families will share their homes with the animals they would normally serve up. …

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BBC announces brand new series presented by Sir David Attenborough

A brand new three-part BBC Two series presented by Sir David Attenborough is set to debut in early 2021. ‘Life In Colour’ will explore the many ways that animals use colour throughout their lives. Filming will take place across the globe, with particular emphasis on Australia. The broadcaster said: ‘Colour …

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Waitrose md Rob Collins to leave the John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Tuesday October 1) that after a 26-year career, Rob Collins has set out his intention to step down as managing director of Waitrose & Partners next year. JLP also announced today the Future Partnership plan which includes the introduction of a new management structure …

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Cookshop sales up 18% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 4.8% last week (to Saturday September 28) on the same week last year, due to a ‘great customer response’ to the start of its 20% off promotional Home event, which continues until October 6. The department store group’s customer director Craig …

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Waitrose launches No.1 range

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners for last week (to Saturday September 28) were down 0.2% compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “The cooler weather and scattered showers prompted shoppers to pick up warming comfort foods, with our Ready to …

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Sainsbury’s and Tefal join forces for recycling scheme

Tefal has launched a new recycling scheme with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. The cookware company is urging the nation to exchange its old pots and pans from now until October 15 in a bid to encourage greater recycling. For the next three weeks, Sainsbury’s will offer customers the chance to recycle …

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DKB Household to distribute AdHoc brand

DKB Household will distribute premium German housewares brand AdHoc in the UK from January 2020. DKB’s parent company Diethelm Keller Group acquired a major stake in AdHoc Entwicklung und Vertrieb GmbH in June. AdHoc will be managed as an independent company within the Diethelm Keller Group. DKB Household global marketing …

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Debenhams expands in Middle East

Debenhams has opened two new stores in the Middle East, taking its store total in the region to 29 across eight countries. On September 5, the department store group launched a branch trading on 34,374sq ft in Oman within the newly-opened Mall Of Muscat. On September 4, the retailer opened …

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