Lettuce prices up due to colder than normal weather Subscription

24 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

UK lettuce prices have risen 17.7% month on month due to reduced supply


Alpro becomes third largest milk brand as value sales soar 28% Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

Alpro has become the third-largest brand in UK milk on the back of a 28.3% hike in value sales…


Morrisons pilots its first standalone halal meat counter Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Morrisons is to pilot its first standalone halal meat counter…

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Abergavenny aims to double its goats cheese production

13 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Abergavenny Fine Food Company is aiming to more than double production of its goats cheese products…


MPs set up inquiry meetings for eggs, pigs & poultry

13 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

The All-Party Parlia­mentary Group on Eggs, Pigs and Poultry will meet with industry this month…

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Free online guide to help buyers source seafood responsibly

09 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Seafish has launched an online tool for trade buyers that provides information on responsible seafood sourcing…

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Dairy Crest unveils strategy to boost dairy category by £800m Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest has unveiled a three-year plan to grow the dairy category by £800m…

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Mobile slaughterhouse interests British meat industry Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

British meat suppliers say they are “closely following” the performance of a mobile cattle slaughterhouse unveiled last we…

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Mercian potato app 'could be used for crop traceability'

20 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

A potato merchant has created a mobile app that allows retailers and processors to access crop traceability data…

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Sustainable Seafood Coalition unveils new codes

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Members of the Sustain­able Seafood Coalition have agreed and published codes regarding responsible sourcing of fish…

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MSC-certified seafood continues to increase but growth rate slows Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

The number of UK seafood products achieving Marine Stewardship Council accreditation continues to grow…

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Gü moves into dairy drinks in licensing first Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Dessert brand Gü is being extended into the chilled dairy drinks category…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry created

13 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

MPs and peers have formed an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry…

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Hartington Creamery brings Blue Stilton back to Derbyshire

11 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Blue Stilton production has returned to Derbyshire for the first time in five years…

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Welsh organic dairy Trioni lands China export certification

06 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Welsh organic producer Trioni has become the first UK dairy farm to secure organic certification to export to China…

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Mini Babybel: single SKU to roll into c-stores

06 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Bel UK will next week roll out individually wrapped single Mini Babybels…

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Florette expands polytunnel operation in year-round push

09 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette has begun constructing the second stage of its polytunnel growing operation near Colchester in a bid to reduce imports and become a year-round UK grower.

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'Independence could double EU money for Scottish fishermen'

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Scottish fishermen could stand to double how much they receive in EU fishing subsidies if Scotland votes for independence…

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British raspberries set for bumper crop in 2014

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Growers are predicting a bumper British raspberry season for 2014, with sales forecast to grow by 15% on last year…


Badger cull proposals could 'finish off' UK dairy and beef sectors

03 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Farming minister George Eustice has dismissed scientific research suggesting efforts to tackle bovine tuberculosis should focus on culling cows instead of badgers.

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Müller announces 1.2ppl cut in farmgate milk price

02 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Müller has become the latest dairy processor to announce a milk price cut, with its standard milk price set to drop by 1.2 pence per litre from August.

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UK dairy industry outlines roadmap for ‘post-quota era’

30 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

A new roadmap to prepare the UK dairy industry for the “post-quota era” and eradicate the UK’s dairy trade deficit is being launched in Westminster today.

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First Milk rolls out Lake District Co quark sauces Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

First Milk is looking to tap the trend for cooking with dairy with the launch of a quark-based cooking sauces range…

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Yazoo targets families with new one-litre cartons

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Friesland Campina is to sell Yazoo in one-litre cartons in the UK for the first time, as it seeks to boost its family appe…

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Potato prices pushed up by summer heat Subscription

20 Sep 2015

Carrot prices have fallen back 4.1% month on month as the season progresses

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How do you make sense of milk? Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Adam Leyland

The dairy market has become a perfect melting pot of global and domestic change

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Dairy in crisis: all you need to know but never dared to ask Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Adam Leyland, Chris Walkand

The dairy crisis is complex. Who’s to blame? What are the causes? And who, if anyone, can improve the situation – and how?

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The Dairymen 2015

11 Sep 2015

It’s been a turbulent year for the UK dairy industry. Our Dairymen special looks at the new power players in dairy supplier boardrooms, and charts the opportunities and challenges for the sector in the year ahead.

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After a perfect storm, a new dawn? Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Carina Perkins

It’s been a bruising 12 months for British dairy

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Food heroes: the brightest lights in 21st century dairy Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Our pick of the outstanding entrepreneurs driving added value through quality, provenance and innovation


Milk with a nip of something naughty? Innovating in search of the grey pound Subscription

10 Sep 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Design agency Bluemarlin has imagined up some exciting dairy NPD for our Dairymen feature

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Fishing industry in all its noble glory in The Catch Subscription

10 Sep 2015 | By James Halliwell

Fishermen demand respect. The long hours, the forced intimacy, the seasickness…


Smart dairy ideas for the over-65s Subscription

10 Sep 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The over-65s are a booming demographic. We challenged design agency Bluemarlin to dream up five dairy concepts to appeal to older shoppers

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Revealed: what shoppers really think of dairy Subscription

10 Sep 2015 | By Kevin White

How do consumers perceive the dairy industry and the array of products? And what do they want from dairy in 2015?

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Milk price wars: Battle of the bottle enters new phase Subscription

10 Sep 2015 | By Chris Walkland

Retailers with dedicated milk pools have paid an extra £500m for their milk over the past five years. But now they are asking tough questions

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