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Lidl pledges support to NFU 'Back British Farming Charter' Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Lidl is to strengthen its British product offering and work with British farmers to develop fair, beneficial and transparent

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MasterChef winner Gary Maclean teams up with Brakes Scotland Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Brakes Scotland currently has 80 suppliers providing 400 Scottish product lines


Tesco to sell more cauliflowers at 79p following bumper crop

22 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer has acquired 220,000 extra cauliflowers after good growing conditions led to increased yields

Aldi Welsh lamb

Aldi adds five Welsh lamb lines to all North Wales stores Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Commitment means all 38 Welsh Aldi stores now stock year-round fresh Welsh lamb

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English apple season to end early on high sales, low yield

16 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Poor weather and issues with colour and size at the time of picking have led to a smaller yield this season

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Local Food Makers flood Morrisons Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Morrisons announced earlier last month it would hold 12 regional events to recruit over 200 suppliers

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Migrant labour fears unfounded, claim government ministers

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

They told the Efra Committee there was “no evidence” the food sector had faced any difficulties attracting migrant labour

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Scottish Salmon Company defends standards after chemical breach Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Levels of emamectin were over the safety limit due to an “overdose” of the chemical claims campaign group


Irish 'hard border' must be avoided, urge food trade bodies Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Disruption to established cross-border supply chains would cause “significant economic damage” for both countries

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AHDB Sceptre+ crop protection trials kick off Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

The four-year Sceptre+ trials will target disease, pest and weed problems identified in AHDB’s horticulture strategy

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Arla claims organic is biggest opportunity for UK dairy sector

10 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

UK boss Tomas Pietrangeli said Arla no plans for free-range milk variant

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Waitrose to grow British salad all year Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

The development will “ensure a consistent UK supply of salad leaf crops” it said

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Salad crisis over as courgette and lettuce supply stabilises Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supplementary imports from the US have now stopped, as yields across Europe have picked up

Cauliflower waste

Cauliflower growers play down waste fears after Times report

08 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailers would be “foolish” to supply their produce from the UK alone dur to seasonal fluctuations, says Brassica Growers Association

Fruit and veg

Total Produce notches up 9% revenue hike in strong 2016 Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supplier reports “very strong performance” in its full-year results

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Free-range eggs lose status as EU housing deadline is passed

02 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Producers have been subject to a national protection zone limiting bird movement since 6 December

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General Mills makes global cage-free eggs commitment Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The US food giant will extend a similar commitment made in 2015 for the Canada and US markets

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Sainsbury's takes top spot for MSC seafood Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Retailer is now best in world for suatainable seafood, but Morrisons is worst-ranked

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Aunt Bessie's jumps on low-carb trend with veg chips Subscription

28 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The frozen chips are a branded UK first for frozen, says brand owner William Jackson Food Group

Free Range Dairy Farmers

New Free Range Dairy Farmers milk wins listings at Asda Subscription

28 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Asda is first UK mult to list free-range milk on a national basis

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Scrapping of use-by-dates on milk urged in bid to cut waste

27 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Wrap report urges more packaging changes to cut food waste

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Leadsom plays down prospect of lower quality US meat flooding UK Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Andrea Leadsom insisted the government would be ’clear’ in any free-trade discussions on production standards

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Three quarters of fruit and veg eaten in UK is imported

17 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The UK is only 52% self-sufficient in food, with just 23% of the fruit and veg eaten in Britain grown here

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ABP: meat industry must maintain EU standards after Brexit Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

ABP UK MD Tom Kirwan said the UK should resist a reduction in meat production standards in order to target new export markets

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Rare breed Herdwick lamb returns to Booths shelves Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The breed, reared only in the Cumbrian hills, went on sale in the chain last week

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'Sprexit' is not enough to satiate demanding Unilever investors Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Reports that Unilever is preparing to sell off its spreads business make sense as the group looks to return cash to shareholders, but ‘Sprexit’ alone won’t be enough to satisfy its increasingly demanding investors.

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Tim Mason talks hyper-personalised promotions - video Video

24 Mar 2017

Tim Mason, CEO of Eagle Eye, makes the case for hyper-personalised promotions


Heineken and a case of Tesco's conviction Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Tesco has moved the centre of gravity in its range reviews towards products that really matter to customers

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Farewell free coffee at Waitrose - it was fun while it lasted Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

A loss leader like Waitrose’s free coffee is stupid if all it does is make a loss

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Dude food: Barbecue category report 2017 Video Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Burgers have overtaken sausages as the barbie’s most popular meat, with posh patties and stacked toppings now de rigueur

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Darren Blackhurst's Simple Charter Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Group commercial director Darren Blackhurst has helped Morrisons turn a corner. How has he done it?


Did reset or price row lead to Tesco's Heineken cull? Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some Heineken brands axed by Tesco were doing well, and mainstream brands from rivals have gained more space

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Our food environment needs protecting from the dead zone

23 Mar 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

New concerns about factory farming have been flagged up by Philip Lymbery’s book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were

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Mullan's tops the bill at 2017 Convenience Retail Awards Subscription

23 Mar 2017

The Convenience Retail Awards 2017, organised by The Grocer and Convenience Store, celebrated the best retailers

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Simon Amstell's Carnage: a witty and provocative look at meat Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The year is 2067. Meat and dairy are outlawed

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Approach the new financial year with a mindset for growth Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Joanna Jacobs

It’s Q1, a new financial year and a new performance year. An ideal time to consider your mindset


Post-Brexit surge in wheat hits breakfast bowl prices Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

After Weetabix warned Brexit could hit breakfast, shoppers are already paying more for some favourite cereal brands

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