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Government confidence in migrant labour supply 'misplaced' Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Agriculture and horticulture facing ’considerable difficulties in recruiting and retaining labour’

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Tesco defends trials of Argentinian and Wagyu beef Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

 The NFU has criticised Tesco for extending supply chains

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Fresh Produce Consortium advises on worker caravans Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Guidelines follow spate of exposés on poor conditions for migrant workers in the fresh produce sector

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Bakkavor insists houmous withdrawal not food safety issue Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bakkavor has now admitted to being the supplier of Sainsbury’s own-label houmous

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MSC wants over a third of global marine catch certified by 2030 Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

The MSC said it would increase certification by focusing its efforts on ecosystems under-represented in the MSC programme

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Morrisons adds asparagus to its wonky fruit & veg range

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

A warm early spring encouraged asparagus shoots to push up early and become wonky

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods'

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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Seychelles, suppliers and NGOs link to protect tuna stocks Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The FIP agreement has been signed by 17 organisations, including WWF, Princes, John West owner Thai Union and the Seychelles

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Pro-Brexit fishing group warns 'Cod War' could return

20 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Fishing for Leave says any dispute over access to UK waters after Brexit could quickly escalate to levels last seen during

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New Zealand cracks down on manuka honey fraud Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The New Zealand government has embarked on a major crackdown on fake manuka honey

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Lidl follows Co-op in 100% sustainable cocoa pledge

12 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Ethically sourced cocoa will be used in more than 120 of the retailer’s own label goods

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Eggs to get free-range status back as restrictions are lifted Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

All poultry in England will be allowed outside from 13 April after the risk of avian flu subsided

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Animal antibiotic reduction 'won't solve human resistance' says report

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The report was published by the Royal Society and assesses the case for limiting antibiotics in farming

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Sainsbury's trials cut-price Greengrocer's Value Selection fruit & veg range Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Range currently consists of six products and is designed to offer customers quality at ‘highly competitive prices’


Aldi chops cauliflower prices to 29p following bumper crop

03 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Discounter hopes to relieve pressure on growers after mild winter


English asparagus arrives on shelf three weeks earlier than usual

31 Mar 2017 Updated: 05 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Traditionally available from late April, several retailers are now selling the British crop 

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Asda to add listings for Free-Range Dairy Farmers milk

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Listings will rise from 109 stores at the moment to more than 300 before May

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Waitrose hikes banana price again in face of rising costs Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Price for 1kg of loose bananas rises to 75p as retailer cites increase in costs

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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

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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

Migrant tomato workers

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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How would an M&S online service work? Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

It can’t deliver a full online shop so may have to target the occasion-driven consumer

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Tesco and Booker should provide more clarity on deal Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Uncertainty over the Tesco-Booker deal is inevitable given the unprecedented nature of the deal

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A looming skills crisis will threaten rhetoric of control Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Brexit is going great guns, according to the government. And there’s no problem whatsoever in attracting migrant labour

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Five machines to whip up extra sales for c-stores Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Kit at NCS may provide competitive edge for hard-pressed retailers

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How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

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It’s a thaw point: are attitudes to frozen food changing? Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Amy North

Frozen food suffers from a major image problem, particularly when it comes to younger generations

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Sophie Harvey, Soffle's Pitta Chips, on Tarantino & tuk tuks

27 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

“At 14 I started pot washing in the café where my sister worked. I’m proud to say I was soon promoted”

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Brexit will shake up parallel trade

27 Apr 2017 | By Kostyantyn Lobov

Exhaustion of rights’ is the legal concept that permits ‘parallel trade’ or ‘grey market’ imports of genuine branded goods

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A call to Action Against Hunger

27 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Action Against Hunger and Innocent have successfully piloted a scheme that will stop children starving to death. Now they’re calling on the rest of fmcg to step up and join the fight

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Price of houmous up 6% on average (if you can find it) Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals prices for the chickpea dip were already surging across all of the major mults

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Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

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The Life Scientific: MacGregor looks back at food battles Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Back when schools still stuffed kids with salt tablets on sunny days, warnings that we were all slowly seasoning ourselves

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