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Mondelez launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste as a countline Subscription

30 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Mondelez is launching its Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste as a countline this summer

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Jacobs launches Ciabatta Crackers as brand overhaul continues Subscription

30 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The NPD will be available from 15 August in Original, Sun Sundried Tomato & Basil and Caramelised Onion

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Walkers teams with Heinz for crisps range inspired by sarnies Subscription

30 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Go Barmy for a Sarnie will push variants including Toasted Cheese & Worcester Sauce, and Bacon & Ketchup

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SABMiller board backs improved AB InBev offer Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

SABMiller announced on Friday afternoon it has unanimously recommended this week’s improved £79bn offer from AB InBev.

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Fen Farm Dairy to double production of raw milk brie with £200k funding Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Fen Farm currently operates in the domestic sector and distributes its products through Harrods and Fortnum & Mason.

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Mindful Chef smashes funding target with help from Andy Murray and Victoria Pendleton Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Recipe box business Mindful Chef has soared past its £400,000 crowdfunding target with help from sporting stars Andy Murray, Victoria Pendleton and Will Greenwood to raise more than £1m.

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Marks & Spencer completes first year of Spark Something Good Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Volunteering projects in nine out of its target 24 UK cities have been completed so far

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English wine beats Spanish for quality, say British drinkers

29 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Consumer research by Harris Interactive found English wine was favoured by 11% of 2,091 consumers polled

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CMA gives green light for Sainsbury's pharmacy sale to Celesio Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The £125m deal can proceed as long as Celesio sells off 12 of its existing LloydsPharmacy businesses

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War on Waste chef says supermarkets "rising to the challenge" Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

Hugh’s War on Waste returned this week and proved that levels of food waste in the fields are still extremely high

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Petrus Du Plessis gets down with Haribo's Kids' Voices Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Changing Room is a 30-second ad that follows on from the events in Pitch earlier this year

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Health lobby fury at Treasury delay to sugar levy plan Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Treasury has delayed a consultation over implementation of the controversial sugar levy on soft drinks

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Dries made Tetley director of customer and shopper marketing Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Tata has appointed Peter Dries as director of customer and shopper marketing for Tetley

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FSA to review 'use-by' stranglehold on redistribution

29 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The FSA has promised to remove the barriers to food redistribution caused by “nanny state” date-marking policies

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Lidl follows rivals in pledging to drop caged hen eggs

29 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The discounter said it would ban caged hen eggs from 2025, following similar moves by Iceland, Morrisons, Tesco and Aldi…

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Lidl trials baby range to rival Aldi's Mamia Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The discounter will test new baby range Lidl’uns in four UK regions from September

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M&A deal activity set for post-Brexit autumn spike Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Pent-up M&A demand in the food and drink sector could lead to a spike in deals in the autumn

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Ocado offers early bird customers 5.30am deliveries Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer is offering a slot from 5.30am to 6.30am on a trial basis

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Consumer confidence plunges at fastest rate since 1990 after Brexit Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Brexit has led to a dramatic 11-point drop in July from -1 to -12 in the latest monthly consumer confidence index by market research firm GfK.

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Prosecco sales rise despite supply fears Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Amy North

Value sales of the Italian fizz have risen 29.5%, adding £66.3m to category value over the past year alone

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Waitrose to launch pasta in packaging made in part from food waste Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The two Love Life fusilli come in a recyclable box that comprises 15% peas and pulses left over from making the products

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Nestlé and Samsung team up for healthy living tech project Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The long-term goal of the collaboration is to combine the internet of things with ‘breakthrough’ nutrition science

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Media Bites 29 July: Diageo, Carrefour, Amazon Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Diageo’s hangover lifted last year as it cheered a 3.5% rise in full-year operating profits in its self-styled “turnaround” year.

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Reckitt profits hit by South Korea problems Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Reckitt Benckiser first-half profits plunged 29% to £528m after it put aside £319m to pay compensation

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Baking decoration specialist Cake Angels unveils Crayola kits Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Cake Angels hopes the home baking kits will increase children’s social skills as they bake together

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RetroScents to produce Candy Crush Saga air fresheners

29 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The new product is expected to be available from March 2017

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Tesco rolls out free fruit for children initiative nationwide Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The healthy giveaway has been welcomed by the British Heart Foundation

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Danone beats expectations as profits surge on stronger dairy sales Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Net income at the French food giant more than doubled in the six months to 30 June to €935m

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AB InBev takeover of SAB Miller hits bump as pound collapses Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The cash portion of the bid suddenly became more than 10% less valuable after the UK quit the EU

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Fiddes Payne feels currency pressure in 'challenging' market Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Norman Brodie took charge of the business in early 2016 in a management shake-up following disappointing trading

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Bahlsen launches Pick Up! Minis

28 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD will be available in Waitrose from 1 August

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Grocery NPD activity plummets in face of range resets Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The number of new launches into retailers is down 13%

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Peanut prices pushed up by delayed harvest Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

Peanut prices have risen 31.1% year on year after a delayed Argentinian harvest

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Heinz fights back by scaling up promotional assault Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Heinz is ramping up supermarket promotions after reporting sales of its iconic beans and soups are struggling

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Sainsbury's looks to cut waste with sausage snap packs

28 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The pack splits the product into two sets of sausages with a peelable seal

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Will consumers remain invested in wonky veg? Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Supermarkets didn’t set out to create food waste. And consumers haven’t always been as fussy as they have become

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Gillette gets epic with histrionic Olympic push Video

29 Jul 2016 | By Mark Dishman

The ad purports to offer a glimpse into the training regimen of some of the world’s top athletes

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Vegans rejoice as Turin mayor plans veggie-friendly city

29 Jul 2016

Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of Turin, has pledged that veggie and vegan diets will be a “priority” for her administration

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Innis & Gunn's Vintage beer begins a century of ageing

29 Jul 2016

An as-yet unborn taster will enjoy it more than anyone can now

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Louis Theroux and Ellie Goulding help with food waste issue

29 Jul 2016

The Grocer’s anti-food waste campaign is bang on trend on Twitter

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Hugh's War on Waste uncovers more picky supermarkets Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

Would anyone object to seeing any of the supermarket chief executives pelted with wet cauliflower?

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After the training course is over: ways to keep on learning Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Jennifer Baker

You know, and I know, that training courses aren’t where we do most of our learning

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Booming Britain can't seem to cheer up Pat's customers

29 Jul 2016

Britain is booming! And you don’t just have to take my word for it – the Daily Express said so

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Big baby brands go as Booths promotes alternative vision Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

A purist measure by a single buyer? Or does baby move mark a new direction for the northern supermarket?

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Retailers mustn't put the egg success story at risk Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Eggs have been one of grocery’s biggest success stories of recent years

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One month on, Brexit means…uncertainty

28 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

As the government scrambles to come up with a roadmap for our withdrawal, the outlook is anything but certain

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Sri Lankan tea benefits from weak pound Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Almost all the major commodities tracked by Mintec have risen in the wake of the post-referendum slump in sterling

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Supermarkets have to grab the vitamin D opportunity Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Tim Nancholas

Almost everyone should be taking a vitamin D supplement between October and March, according to new advice from PHE

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Vitamin D advice needs back-up from Eatwell Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Joanna Blythman

For years I have taken 25mcg of vitamin D3 daily in autumn and winter, defying adamant medics

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