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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…

Hartington Blue

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

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.

Dairy Farming

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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Tesco and Yeo Valley link up to trial in-store 'yoghurt bars' Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has teamed up with Yeo Valley to trial pick-and-mix ‘yoghurt bars’ in 160 stores…

Potatoes

Potatoes face 'fight for relevance' as volume sales fall

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Retailers and suppliers have to work harder to address the volume decline in potato sales, a report by the Potato Council …

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Southbank Fresh Fish secures Selfridges counter contract

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Southbank Fresh Fish is to become the sole supplier of fresh fish to the Selfridges fish counter on Oxford Street…

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British Sausage Week to celebrate the Great British banger Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

This year’s British Sausage Week will run from 3-9 November with the theme ‘Celebrating the Great British Banger’…

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Sainsbury's gives bigger herbs contract to Scotherbs

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Own-label fresh cut herbs for Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England…

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Herb supplier Scotherbs bought by Langmead Group

25 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Scotherbs, the fresh culinary herbs grower, has agreed to be purchased by fresh food, farming and property business Langmead Group.

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Cranswick shows strategic investment can pay off despite food retail woes Subscription

24 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Meat producer Cranswick admitted today it was feeling the effects of changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of the discounters and convenience stores – but its share price is currently 28% up year-on-year and rose another 5.4% today after solid first half results.

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Buying British: why don't we use country of origin labelling? Subscription

22 Nov 2014 | By Rich Clothier

In early 2013, when horse DNA was first discovered in Irish beef, shoppers were shocked and the food industry collectively…

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Focus on Pie: how the pie is slaying its demons... Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Paul Davies

Pies have been tarred with the wrong pastry brush since the 2013 horsemeat scandal, says the sector. Can decline be arrest…

Moy Park Food To Go

Moy Park's 2015 IPO should find plenty of investor demand Subscription

19 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Yesterday’s confirmation from Brazilian Food Group Marfrig that it plans to list Irish poultry arm Moy Park in the UK next year has once more raised hopes a significant food supplier will find its way onto the stock market.

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Focus on Fish: frozen out... Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Sales of frozen fish have continued on their downward trajectory during the past year, while the ambient and fresh categor…

Focus on fish

Fish Category Report 2014 Subscription

14 Nov 2014

As a nation we are eating more fresh and canned fish, despite increases in average price… 

Bread and butter

Müller deal likely to have significant impact on butter market

08 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Milk is one of grocery’s most politically charged categories, and on Thursday the dairy industry delivered an electric dea…

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Wholesale prices: Russian embargo affecting beef prices Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Russia’s ban on fresh food imports from the EU, US, Canada and Australia is having widespread effects on beef prices…

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Few tears shed over Dairy Crest milk split Subscription

06 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Today’s big announcement that Dairy Crest has agreed to offload its dairies operation to Müller prompted a rally in the processor’s share price today, trading 15% up on yesterday’s closing price.

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Retail dairy prices defy slump in commodities and wholesale Subscription

06 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Britain’s dairy industry has suffered a devastating crash in wholesale prices in recent months…

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Cheddar origin counts; UB deal ends uncertainty

06 Nov 2014

I am writing to question your misleading headline indicating that shoppers do not care whether cheese is of British or Iri…

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