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Mega-brew merger puts UK jobs at risk as London head office closure confirmed Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

AB InBev’s buyout of UK-listed SABMiller is “likely” to involve the loss of UK roles after the offer document today confirmed the plan to established the merged entity’s global HQ in Leuven, Belgium.

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Dogfood dreams come true at pup art show

26 Aug 2016

Ever wonder what your dog is dreaming about?

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Squirrel's tale of trip to Tesco's wine aisle

26 Aug 2016

Twitter’s useful for letting your local supermarket know of any issues it needs to deal with

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Arla Foods sees sales fall amid European milk price decline Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Dairy co-op saw revenues drop by 5.3% in six months to 30 June

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Three men charged over horsemeat scandal

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

All three are due to appear in court in London on 27 September

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Vimto launches marketing campaign for No Added Sugar drinks Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Campaign will stretch across grocery, convenience and wholesale channels

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Government reply to booze advice 'fails common sense test' Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Government will stick with the recommended weekly unit intake of 14 units for both men and women

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Tim Rees made UK & Ireland commercial director at Vita Coco Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Rees joins the Vita Coco team from Reckitt Benckiser, where he held various roles since 2010

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Greggs lovers' wedding cake tribute to baker

26 Aug 2016

Amanda and Paul McGinty, who married last week, first locked eyes over a steak bake at Greggs

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Rio summer boosts sales but not everyone's a winner Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Tropical temperatures and Team GB’s efforts in Rio helped the supermarkets record their best sales for almost three years

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Tesco sells Euphorium Bakery business to Soho Coffee Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The 59 Euphorium concessions in Tesco stores will be converted back to own-brand bakeries

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Ben & Jerry's issues recall for Cookie Dough ice cream

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Safety notices published in several national newspapers amid concerns of metal contamination

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Paddy McGuinness joins Gary Lineker in new Walkers club ad

26 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Walkers is giving its new sandwich-inspired range of crisps a push via an ad starring Paddy McGuinness and Gary Lineker

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Malibu launches on-pack promotion featuring app-less technology Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The new push is part of the brand’s #BecauseSummer campaign

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Piccolo organic babyfood brand launches six new pouches

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

NPD picked up by Waitrose and follows listing with Booths in July

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Pernod Ricard unveils booze gifts range for Christmas

26 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Additions to this year’s range include The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve gift box; an Absolut ‘Create the Classics’ gift pack

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Fat fears outnumber consumer worries about sugary foods

26 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Consumers continue to place more importance on fat than sugar content despite the war on sugar, a new survey suggests

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Sainsbury's adds one-click recipes to delivery app Chop Chop Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has added a one-click recipe function to its express delivery app Chop Chop

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Co-op soft drinks range reset puts squeeze on sugar Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op is overhauling its soft drinks aisles to put greater emphasis on healthy drinks

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City snapshot: Non-EU exports boom pre-Brexit Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

New FDF figures show non-EU food and drink exports are rapidly growing and make up almost a third of total exports

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Media Bites 26 Aug: Consumer spend, Discounters, PizzaExpress Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Consumer spending surged to a six-month high in August as tourists flocked to UK high streets to take advantage of the weak pound, according to the CBI.

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Bargain stores overtake Aldi and Lidl in popularity Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sales at variety discount stores such as Poundland, B&M and Home Bargains have soared by 17% to £4.9bn in the past year.

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Non-EU exports of UK food & drink soar 14% Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink exports to non-EU countries rose by 14% year on year in the run up to the Brexit vote, new figures from the FDF have revealed

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Ella’s Kitchen launches veg campaign for weaning mums Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Brand’s ’Greener Paper’ says the weaning period provides an opportunity to influence infants’ food preferences

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Nisa's ad blitz sees up to 400% sales uplift in fresh produce Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa has seen fresh produce sales increase by up to 400% as a result of increased advertising and promotional leafleting

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M&S appoints Grey London in shake up of its digital strategy Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S is set to shake up its digital marketing strategy with the appointment of a new ad agency

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Morrisons trial at MFG forecourt sites "still under review" Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Motor Fuel Group has said the Morrisons Daily forecourt trial is “still under review” after nine months of operation

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Heinz Beanz unveils 'rhythmic' #CanSong TV advert Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A new TV advert for Heinz Beanz is set to make its debut this weekend, as part of a £4m media investment by owner Kraft Heinz

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Food businesses ahead of Environment Agency recycling targets Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Food producers and manufacturers will have an overall lower cost of complying with UK packaging regulations this year

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Lidl launches Tim Peake-inspired 'Stikeez in Space' toys Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Discounter plans to give away 16 million plastic toys from its stores across the UK

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Candy Kittens sweets get 'emoji-inspired' rebrand Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

The new packaging will launch this week in Waitrose stores nationwide

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Co-op pea sales treble following bumper crop Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Pea crop was “particularly sweet and juicy” this year, said the Co-op

Alcohol

Mults offer fewer alcohol deals than in summer 2015 Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Shoppers toasting Team GB’s record medal haul in Rio are less likely to have bagged a booze bargain than last summer

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Tomato prices driven up by poor weather Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

High temperatures throughout last year have damaged the orange crop in Spain, which has caused yields to fall

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Energy alternatives affecting electricity prices Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

European electricity prices fell 17% from mid-July to mid-August

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Who will be the big Great British Bake Off winner this year?

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Waste Not Want Not: the story of our campaign so far

26 Aug 2016

In May, The Grocer launched a major campaign to tackle food waste in the food & drink industry. Here’s the impact we’ve had so far

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Danny Trejo's Old El Paso sequel wins hearts and stomachs Video Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Mark Dishman

This time he’s facing a new nemesis: a child with a silly Danny Trejo wig and moustache combo

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City news: WH Smith trading update Subscription

26 Aug 2016

In travel, WH Smith said its new store opening programme in the UK and internationally “is on track”

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A strong start for 2016's food & drink exports

26 Aug 2016 | By Ian Wright

FDF director general Ian Wright reflects on the latest export figures for UK food & drink

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Gotta charge 'em all: Batteries Category Report 2016 Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

The Pokémon Go phenomenon has shown this is the year that power’s gone portable, offering the category new opportunities

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'You could argue everything is rosy in UK food & drink' Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By James Halliwell

Whatever havoc Brexit eventually wreaks, products aren’t the only thing the UK is successfully exporting

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Buyers who ask smart questions are brands' greatest allies Subscription

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Brands tell us alert buyers who ask smart questions about supply chains, standards and quality checks make a real difference

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Return of the never-ending argument: the badger cull is back Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Badger culling – that most inflammatory of topics – is back on the agenda this week

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Brits abroad: How UK execs are flying the flag in food and drink Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Megan Tatum

It’s not just our Olympians who are flying the flag for GB. So how are high-flying grocery execs getting on?

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Bake Off is back, and it's basically a religion now Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Megan Tatum

For the lucky dozen selected to enter ‘The Tent’ the pressure is clearly taking its toll

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Who will see sales rise as Bake Off returns to screens? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

Areas tipped for a boost include glitter decorations and free-from

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New controls set to push up tuna prices Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Increased restrictions on tuna fishing could push up prices, which have already risen significantly year on year

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Childhood obesity strategy: what can industry expect next? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The childhood obesity strategy is out at last, but it leaves many questions unanswered. Here’s what industry can expect next

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?

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