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Kettle Produce back in black as exports boost sales 5% Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

According to the company’s accounts for the year ended 30 May 2015, turnover rose to £101m from £96m last year

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Jacobs gets emotional with Crackin' ad campaign

11 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

UB wants the new campaign, called Crackin’, to transition Jacobs from functional to emotional communication

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Pernod Ricard reports 3% first half organic growth

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Pernod Ricard has delivered “solid” first half results as the spirits maker saw 3% organic sales growth in the six months to 31 December 2015.

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Nestlé disputes IAAF 'the kids will suffer' claim

11 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The company’s announcement follows criticism from Lord Coe

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Kellogg’s buoyed by improving cereal trends Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Sales continued to slide at Kellogg’s as US consumer breakfast habits changed but the group said the cereal business improved in the fourth quarter.

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Bakkavor international sales surge Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

CEO Agust Gudmundsson said the deal to regain control of the ready meals supplier last month marked a turning point for Bakkavor.

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Tennent's Lager beats rivals with on-pack calorie statistics Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The C&C Group brand has stolen a march on drinks suppliers Diageo, Treasury Wine Estates and AB InBev

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Tate & Lyle share plunge on commodities weakness Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in Tate & Lyle have dropped by 5.9% today after the sucralose maker warned that weak commodity prices would hit 2016 profits.

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Asda extends wonky veg boxes trial after 'amazing feedback' Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Asda launched a trial selling boxes of mis-shaped winter veg at 128 locations on 5 February

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Currencies and Coca-Cola volume drop hit CCE revenues Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Full year revenues at Coca-Cola Enterprises plunged 15% last year as currency movements impacted sales already hit by declining Coca-Cola volumes.

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Imperial Brands volumes dragged down by Middle East troubles Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

However, price increases helped to offset volume declines and push up revenues 10% in the first quarter to £1.6bn.

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Ribena rolls out lower-sugar Pineapple & Passion Fruit line

11 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Ribena Light Pineapple & Passion Fruit has only 0.5g of sugar compared with the original

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Tesco leads the multiples on offering deeper discounts Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Elinor Zuke

The mults’ promotional strategies are once again under intense scrutiny

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Coconut trend spreads to head lice treatment

11 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Kit & Coco is a 100% natural coconut and botanic oil-based line

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Zeo pushes its lower sugar on neck labels

11 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The label reads ‘I’m only 1.5 teaspoons of sugar per serving’

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Warburtons flags up 140th anniversary

11 Feb 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Toastie loaf, Crumpets, Seeded Batch, White Rolls and Sandwich Thins will feature a ‘140 years of quality baking’ message

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Poultry industry slashes antibiotic use in half Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

BPC members reduced fluoroquinolone antibiotics use by more than 50% in 2015, says the BPC

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Yeo Valley tackles the war on sugar with Bio Live range Subscription

11 Feb 2016

The brand has created the Bio Live range, which contains live cultures and less than 10% total sugars

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Sainsbury's to phase out all multi-buy promotions Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer says it will remove the deals from across its entire grocery business by August

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Supermarkets urged to back British pork through price crisis Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The warning comes amid fears of a mass exodus from the industry

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Camembert lines recalled by Sainsbury's, Co-op and Asda

11 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

The supermarkets have all recalled Camembert made by French supplier Fromagerie du Val de Scorff

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Teenagers missing out on micronutrients because of war on sugar Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

A study by the BNF warns teenage girls are particularly at risk

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Sunday trading poll reveals fears for small stores Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The YouGov poll also found most consumers think the plans will be bad for workers

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Sacla' ramps up NPD with Pesto Pots and Bolognese Boost Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

Pesto and pasta sauce specialist Sacla’ is making a major NPD push, with a range of new products rolling out

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Dairy Crest brands “performing well” following Müller sale Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Plus trading updates from Imperial Brands and Tate & Lyle and structural changes at Pernod Ricard

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Media Bites 11 Feb: Asahi Group, Harris + Hoole, Mark Price Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Asahi Group’s £2.3bn bid for Grolsch and Peroni is an “expensive route to growth”, according to the Financial Times

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There's A Beer For That hosts matching event at John Lewis

11 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Department store happening follows confirmation of £5m funding for 2016

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Mark Price appointed trade and business minister

10 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Price recently lost out in the race to become the next chairman of Channel 4

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Asahi strikes £2bn deal for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Japanese brewer Asahi has agreed a deal with AB InBev to acquire Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime for €2.55bn.

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Great Food Affairs puts Slabs thick crisps in 40g bags

10 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand’s bigger packs have been redesigned to make sharing easier…

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Carlsberg slumps to £270m loss as premium boosts Heineken profits Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Heineken and Carlsberg have reported mixed fortunes for 2015, with the Dutch brewer increasing profits and its Danish counterpart slumping to a massive loss.

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Real Good Food bulks up Haydens Bakery with Chantilly Patisserie deal Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

Real Good Food has acquired a hand-made frozen desserts maker for £1.75m to expand its Haydens Bakery subsidiary into the growing foodservice sector.

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Ocado’s falling share price hits executive pay packets Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The pay of Ocado’s executive team fell by a collective 20% last year as the sums earned through share awards fell despite the online supermarket recording record profits.

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FTA calls for Chancellor not to raise fuel duty in the Budget

10 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

It comes after the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned Osborne may be forced to raise duty

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Tesco completes buyout of Harris + Hoole coffee chain Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco says the H+H board will continue to run the business as usual

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Philip Hampton has a tough job, but an important one: fmcg needs women Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Megan Tatum

It’s ironic the government is seemingly unable to find a suitable woman to take on the role of business equality tsar

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Sorting the Beef from the Bull: a considered food fraud take Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By James Halliwell

Other food fraud scandals have been far nastier than Horsegate

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The fat lady sings: tobacco category report 2016 Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Tania O’Donnell

With tough new rules imminent, brands are preparing last gasp bids to encourage loyalty. What’s ahead for the market?

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Guinness takes anti-prejudice message to the party Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Guinness’ ‘Made of More’ push continues with the story of John Hammond, a New York jazz DJ and talent scout

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Doritos calls the midwife in 'chilling' Superbowl ad Subscription

11 Feb 2016

Night owls (and indeed superb owls) might have stayed up to watch the Superbowl last weekend

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Meat machine provides Parisians with classy snacks Subscription

11 Feb 2016

Tiddly Parisians can pick up filets of beef, pork chops, Bayonne ham and more from L’Ami Txulette’s machine

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Student Saima's all-choc Kit Kat confusion Subscription

11 Feb 2016

Student Saima Ahmed is demanding a lifetime supply of chocolate from Nestlé

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My Week... by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (as told to Bill Tush) Subscription

11 Feb 2016

Perhaps you knew I was Greek. What you might not know is my birthday falls on Valentine’s Day

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We need education on sugar, not a tax Subscription

11 Feb 2016

Tax is deeply addictive – without it government has to borrow

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How Dairy Crest is linking with Harper Adams to pump-prime NPD Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest is pinning its future on innovation and its key brands. Central to this is its brand new £4m innovation centre

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Grocers still need help getting to grips with e-cigs Subscription

10 Feb 2016 | By Rob Brown

As specialist vaping chains and online players cashed in, it seems the grocers were unworried, or out the back having a fag

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Is UK farming facing a Brexit vote decided by the Britain’s Got Talent audience? Subscription

09 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Lots of food for thought for the sector and potentially very little time to consider before we all go to the polls

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Will Jamie turning ‘ninja’ scare the government into a sugar tax u-turn? Subscription

08 Feb 2016 | By Ian Quinn

As the government continues to box itself into a corner, the prospect of that mother of all u-turns remains in the shadows

Jonathan Fitchew

How 'recruitment feng shui' can help harmonise business Subscription

08 Feb 2016

Loss of a senior employee doesn’t always have to be a cause for high blood pressure and emergency board meetings

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