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Aldi’s move into Big Four shows power of discounting, inflation

Although Aldi’s rise into the Big Four of UK supermarkets ahead of Morrisons was not a surprise given its surge in the past two years, it nonetheless showed the power of discount chains in a budget-crunched sector for consumers. With inflation soaring to 12.4%, Aldi pulled down a 9.3% share to leap ahead of Morrisons by just two percentage points in the week ending 4

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Global Grape Summit: Maude discusses how breeders, growers and retailers can build the future

Rupert Maude has worked for a major producer and a breeder, has lived and worked in producing and consuming countries, and has sold a variety of fresh produce including lettuce, almonds, garlic, and, more recently, stone fruit and table grapes. Last year, Sun World International named Maude its Brand Ambassador. This new role is one Maude says he has unofficially held for many years. Maude

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