Fears over Christmas sales as Britons predicted to cut spending

Four in 10 Britons are likely to spend less on food this year than last Christmas

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How we’re getting ready for Christmas

Daniel Williams, Project Manager, Godfrey C. Williams & Son, Sandbach, Cheshire Catalogues from big wholesalers started coming through to Godfrey C. Williams & Sons in Sanbach as early as March, so the family-run business had sent off orders by May Bank holiday. “For the smaller, local companies selling local cheese and meats, we’ll go closer … Read more

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Fuel prices starting to impact indie retailers’ sales patterns

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Report prompts indie hygiene fear

The results of a UK-wide investigation into food businesses’ compliance with hygiene regulations has prompted debate about how well the independent retail sector follows best practice. Consumer watchdog Which? found one in five high- or medium-risk food establishments – including restaurants, takeaways and retail outlets – were failing to meet requirements across the country. Food … Read more

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