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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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 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 …


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.


Fresh meat exports could boom with help of new packaging

25 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

New packaging technologies are set to make it much easier for processors to sell fresh meat into export markets, a new report has suggested.

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Arla Foods cuts global farmgate milk price

25 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Arla Foods amba is to reduce its global farmgate milk price for co-operative members to €1.50 per kg.

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Danone Oykos Greek-style range adds Heavenly evening desserts

22 Jun 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Danone has added a dessert-inspired line to its Greek-style Oykos yoghurt brand…


Graham's The Family Dairy gets new licence for Gold Top

22 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Graham’s The Family Dairy has renewed its UK licence to produce Gold Top milk for farming co-op Quality Milk Producers…

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Ostrich trialled by Tesco as interest grows in speciality meats Subscription

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Ostrich is tipped to become a more common sight in British supermarkets as interest in the meat grows…


Tenderstem broccoli UK supply set to overtake imports Subscription

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Sales of British-grown Tenderstem broccoli are tipped to exceed those of imports for the first time…

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Dragons' Den butcher listed in Sainsbury's

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has listed two sausages created by Dragons’ Den contestant Alf Turner & Sons…

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Florette extends its salad bowls range

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette is to extend its salad bowl offer as sales of the format grow…

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Moy Park adds 'no wash' labels to whole chickens

22 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Poultry giant Moy Park is adding a ‘no need to wash’ label to its branded whole birds…

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Megadairy plan approval blasted by WSPA

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Animal welfare charities have reacted with disappointment over the failure of a legal challenge to a mega-dairy…

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Aberdeen Angus beef to get 100% traceability with DNA scheme

22 Jun 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Industry experts have welcomed a DNA registration scheme to boost traceability of Aberdeen Angus cattle and beef…

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Morrisons fresh produce managers get refresher training

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has held motivational away days for more than 500 fresh produce managers…

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Protein milk drink supplier Lacka listed in Tesco

22 Jun 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Lacka Foods has launched seven milk-based protein drink brands in Tesco…


Did dairy farmers not see global price slump coming? Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Militancy is returning as processors cut their farmgate payments

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Orange juice market feels global squeeze Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

We might think of orange juice as an irreplaceable item on our breakfast table, but it may become a rarer item…


Lion eggs aren't the only safe eggs

23 Aug 2014

Lion eggs are not the only eggs that are safe. What about Laid in Britain producers?…

Fruit and veg

Fruit & vegetable prices on downward trend Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Seasonality and favourable conditions in many key growing regions mean fruit & veg prices remain on a firm downward trend…

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Focus on Roast Dinners Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Matt Chittock

Roast dinners have slumped in an age that is obsessed with convenience and speed. What can suppliers do to fight back?…

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Roast Dinners Category Report 2014

22 Aug 2014 | By Matt Chittock

What a difference a year makes. “The roast is resurrected,” The Grocer proclaimed this time last year…

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Red meat assurance is more vital as ever

21 Aug 2014 | By Laura Bishop

It seems barely a month goes by without some alleged crisis in the red meat industry hitting the headlines…


Canadian mining spill prompts fears over sockeye salmon supply Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By Gillian Rowe

Salmon suppliers have moved to reassure UK buyers about wild salmon after a major mine waste spill in Canada…

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Placement problems: the trouble with the misunderstood range

18 Aug 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

In the first of a new blog, Jimmy Cregan looks at the predicament of a misunderstood range…


Lamb prices up for New Zealand but down for UK supply Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

New Zealand and UK lamb prices are moving in opposite directions…

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Salt and cheese

15 Aug 2014

Different cheeses have differing levels of salt…

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