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Sainsbury's tackles employee engagement to reduce shrinkage

20 Nov 2014 | By James Halliwell

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with shrinkage specialists Checkpoint Systems to slash levels of loss…

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Catherine Friend and Nick Hood appointed to Tesco wine team

20 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Tesco has appointed Catherine Friend as an assistant buyer on its wine team…

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Andrew Cripps named senior independent director at 2 Sisters

20 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

2 Sisters Food Group non-exec Andrew Cripps has been promoted to senior independent director…


Second bird flu outbreak confirmed in The Netherlands

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

A second bird flu outbreak in The Netherlands has been announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).


Hancocks introduces free online delivery

20 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Confectionery cash & carry specialist Hancocks has thrown in a sweetener for its trade customers by simplifying its delivery charge structure.

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MD Davin Nugent leaves Kopparberg cider

20 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Davin Nugent has stood down as MD of Kopparberg distributor Cider of Sweden.

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Industry making 'significant progress' ahead of new labelling rules

20 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

The food industry has stepped up efforts to ensure it complies with new labelling rules that take effect next month.

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Bakkavor in new partnership with the Prince's Trust

20 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Bakkavor has linked with the Prince’s Trust to give children a taste of the food industry.

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Ocado takes on new depot in west London

20 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Ocado has added a 14th ’spoke’ to support its two customer fulfilment centres

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Asda Christmas range 'five times cheaper' than rivals

20 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda’s new Christmas range is up to “five times cheaper” than competitors and will be available nationwide, the supermarket has claimed

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Parfetts celebrates 10 years in Sheffield

20 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Parfetts has been celebrating 10 years of trading at its Sheffield depot.

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Co-op to make all its whole chickens roast-in-bag

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

The Co-op Group is responding to fears over food safety issues such as campylobacter by adopting roast-in-bag packaging on all its whole chickens from January.

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British Poultry Council: campylobacter media report could mislead

19 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Media reports that supermarkets are knowingly selling chickens contaminated with campylobacter may mislead consumers, the British Poultry Council (BPC) has claimed.


Bird flu: Ukraine bans imports of all UK birds

19 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Ukraine has banned the import of all live birds and bird products from the UK, Netherlands and Germany following the recent bird flu outbreaks in the three countries.


Jonathan Smith appointed InPost chairman as it hits 1,000th location

19 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Click & collect locker operator InPost has appointed Jonathan Smith as UK chairman to lead its ambitious expansion programme.

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Raisio buys rights to Benecol in the UK ahead of global growth push

19 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Finish food group Raisio has acquired the rights to cholesterol lowering food brand Benecol in the UK, Ireland and Belgium


JTI removes gantries from two London retailers over illicit tobacco sales

19 Nov 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

JTI UK has removed tobacco gantries from two London retailers who sold illegal cigarettes.

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Co-op launches swipe and win promotion in food stores

19 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has launched a new promotion called swipe and win through which members can win prizes every day for the next three weeks.


Haribo faces strike threat over Christmas hours

18 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Haribo workers are to be balloted on official strike action next week in a dispute over compulsory working over Christmas.

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Give FSA Food Crime Unit police-style powers, urges Elliott Subscription

18 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

The Food Standards Agency’s food crime unit should have the same police-style powers as its Dutch counterpart, Professor Chris Elliott has urged.

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Grocery has an opportunity to take the lead in utilising wearable tech

18 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

The grocery industry will have an “enormous opportunity” to take the lead in using mobile and wearable technology to boost the shopper experience, the IGD has predicted.

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UK bird flu outbreak confirmed as H5N8 strain

18 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Defra has revealed the bird flu outbreak on an East Yorkshire duck farm is the same strain recently found in The Netherlands and Germany.

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Marfrig confirms plans for 2015 Moy Park float Subscription

18 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Marfrig has pledged to float Irish poultry business Moy Park in 2015 unless derailed by another decline in market conditions.

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The Low Sodium Sea Salt Company agrees Malaysian joint-venture

18 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

A company behind a low-sodium alternative to salt said it is bemused as to why UK supermarkets have given it a wide berth whereas Malaysians have lapped it up.

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Seafish launches guide to new EU packaging regulations

18 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Trade body Seafish has published a guide for suppliers to help them navigate new EU regulations on seafood packaging information.

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Goldman Sachs tells supermarkets to reduce store space by 20%

18 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

The UK’s listed supermarket giants are “totally addicted to space” and must slash their overall store space by about a fifth, Goldman Sachs has warned.

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B&M in talks to buy stores after 30% first half growth

18 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

B&M European Value Retail is in talks with six retailers to buy more stores as it looks to match its rapid revenue growth by expanding its estate.

Grocery market records 0.2% sales drop

18 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The grocery market fell into decline last month, recording a 0.2% drop in sales for the 12 weeks to 9 November, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

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M&S snares John Lewis' Helen Weir as chief financial officer

17 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks and Spencer has hired John Lewis’ Helen Weir as chief finance officer to replaced new Tesco CFO Alan Stewart.


Wensleydale Creamery launches taster packs of popular cheeses Subscription

17 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

The Wensleydale Creamery has unveiled a range of 90g taster packs featuring three of the brand’s most popular blended chee…

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Mondelez adds Belvita Tops to its breakfast biscuit brand

17 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Mondelez is expanding its Belvita breakfast biscuit brand with chocolate and fruit-flavoured Belvita Tops…

Ducks culled following avian flu outbreak in Yorkshire

17 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Defra has ordered the culling of 6,000 ducks after an outbreak of bird flu was detected on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire.


Isigny Sainte-Mère rolls out Christmas cheese line-up Subscription

17 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Normandy dairy co-operative Isigny Sainte-Mère has unveiled a Christmas range that includes a Camembert with truffles…

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Lovely plumage: Old Speckled Hen gets new look

17 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Greene King is rolling out a fresh look for its Old Speckled Hen family of beers.


Almondy survey shows high demand for free-from foods

17 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

New research has claimed 77% of women want more gluten-free products in stores…


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Big four supermarkets dive to deepest rate of deflation yet Subscription

20 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Food prices hit new lows last month as the big four supermarkets experienced the highest rate of deflation to date in October.


Drones monitor potatoes: Branston's bid to cut crop waste

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Unmanned aerial vehicles – better known as drones – are flying above potato fields in Lincolnshire…

Chris Elliott

The Elliott report response: so far, so good? Subscription

20 Nov 2014 | By Dominic Watkins

This week, bird flu and campylobacter were in the news again, but the horsemeat scandal still dominates the food safety de…

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French chef causes a cow-motion

20 Nov 2014

Chef Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has the most French name in the world. But his proclamation in a new documentary…


Tate gallery's orange exhibit's got Soul

20 Nov 2014

The Tate Modern revealed a foodie installation last week: Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges)…

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Mayfair makes Christmas easy as (pizza) pie

20 Nov 2014

It’s probably time to start planning Christmas dinner, isn’t it? Well, have fun stuffing your turkeys, suckers!…

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Cotton and Lemon take the joy out of Cadbury's Christmas

20 Nov 2014 | By Mark Dishman

Cadbury made its debut in the Christmas ad arena last year with an ambitious spot…

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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.


Grocers outside the big four are also feeling the pinch Subscription

18 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Today’s Kantar Worldpanel data on the grocers again shows an industry under pressure – but it is no longer just three listed supermarkets suffering in the fallout.


Pharma spin-off should have no ill effects for RB Subscription

17 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Reckitt Benkiser confirmed the City’s worst kept secret today by finally announcing the float of its pharma business.

Adult soft drinks

Focus On: Adult Soft Drinks: 13 December

17 Nov 2014

The Adult Soft Drinks market is now growing at a slower rate than the Total Soft Drinks market. Submissions deadline: 15 November


Adaptive behaviour is the true key to employability today Subscription

16 Nov 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

When ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli was signed at Liverpool, his legacy preceded him…

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Brent Hadfield, CaféPod, on snakes, school and Speedos Subscription

16 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

I used to go around my local neighbourhood (in Johannesburg, South Africa), asking anyone who was home if I could wash the…


Putting Palestinian food and drink on the map Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

When Zaytoun was set up 10 years ago as a community interest company to develop a market for artisan Palestinian food…

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