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Co-op challenges other retailers to go 100% British fresh meat Subscription

01 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Figures released by The Co-op show meat imports into the UK have doubled in the past 20 years

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Government should force mults to reveal waste figures says Efra

30 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The select committee report Food Waste in England sets out more than 10 recommendations to the next government

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Beanz Meanz Heinz slogan returns for £4.1m campaign Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The push will position baked beans as a healthy option

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British Growers Association unveils changes to its team Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

James Richardson has become head of the finance operation, supported by a new management accountant…

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Boparan boosts waste creds of 2 Sisters with Crawshaws investment Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Ranjit Boparan is aiming to boost the waste credentials of his 2 Sisters Food Group thanks to a private investment in lossmaking value meat retail chain Crawshaws.

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Alpen to kick off £4m push celebrating Swiss influence Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The new TV ad Mountains of Flavour sees Alpine labourers ordering a “Full Alpen” breakfast

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Aldi adds boozy ice popsicles duo in Peach Bellini and G&T Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Gianni’s Alcoholic Ice Popsicles – in Peach Bellini and Gin & Tonic – rolled out this week

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Bullards Spirits adds strawberry & black pepper gin to range Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 40% abv gin features strawberries, black pepper, cardamom and lemon peel

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Sainsbury's to trial Patisserie Valerie products at counters Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s will also increase the number of Sushi Gourmet counters from 20 to 50 by the end of the year

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Nachos added to Dairylea Dunkers lineup Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The NPD features tomato salsa flavoured mini tortilla chips and Dairylea cheese

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Community Shop opens store at Centre4 in Grimsby

28 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The Grimsby store is the first Community Shop to be co-located in a bigger community space

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New agency offers virtual shelf testing Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The agency offers suppliers and retailers the chance to trial new on-shelf ideas without going near a supermarket

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M&S set to trial online food delivery service this autumn Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

M&S has so far been one of the biggest food retailers operating in the UK to resist running full online delivery

Brockmans Gin

Premium gin producer Brockmans reports "record" year Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brockmans has benefited from new listings in 115 M&S branches, Wine Rack, Harvey Nichols and Punch Taverns…

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Health taxes threaten jobs warns FDF chief Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF has warned MPs the next government risks driving companies out of the UK

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Applegreen switches to cloud for growth plans Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Applegreen has invested £435k in switching its legacy IT systems to a new cloud-based model

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Deliveroo reveals 144% rise in lunchtime orders Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The takeaway delivery service has reached its 10,000th restaurant partnership in the UK with Cottonopolis

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Fine wine prices soar as weak sterling attracts overseas buyers Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed at its highest level for five years last month

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Booker retailers undecided on merits of Tesco merger Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The majority of Booker retailers don’t know what to think about the deal

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Pepsi adapting quicker than Coke, earnings updates reveal Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Pepsi beat analyst expectations with a 41% jump in first-quarter net income and a better than forecast 1.6% rise

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Sheppy's ploughs £100k into rebrand to cement premium status Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

“With the trend for premium cider in growth, it fuelled the need for a brand refresh”

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City snapshot: Consumer confidence erodes as general election looms Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Four of the five measures used in GFK’s consumer confidence index fell in April, further eroding the overall index ahead of June’s snap general election. Plus Tate & Lyle pins recovery hopes on post-Brexit Britain and all the rest of this morning’s news from the City

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Media Bites 28 March: M&S, Amazon, Pret a Manger Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Marks & Spencer is to launch an online grocery shopping service this autumn as it looks to cash in on the success of its food halls.

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Tate & Lyle Sugars blames EU for annual trading loss Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tate & Lyle Sugars is pinning turnaround hopes on a new post-Brexit regulatory approach to sugar imports after blaming the EU for another annual trading loss.

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BrewDog looks to 'redefine' spirits with LoneWolf craft brand Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewer spent two years building LoneWolf’s new distillery near its Aberdeenshire HQ

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Waitrose launches 23 new lines in revamp of Good to Go Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Good to Go now includes flatbreads and sandwich thins under 300 calories as well as more vegetarian lines

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P&G looks to ‘irresistible superiority’ to boost performance after Q3 slide Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The principle will apply to everything from R&D to marketing 

Bodega Volcanes wines

Connoisseur wins distribution for Bodega Volcanes de Chile Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand’s core range comprises Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

women in wholesale

Women in Wholesale report calls for gender diversity action Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Research conducted by Him! found a lack of flexible working was the main challenge for women

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Pret A Manger notches up 12th consecutive year of growth Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Across the period, Pret opened 50 new stores including 31 in the UK

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Amazon set to recruit 1,200 workers for Warrington site Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Warrington is one of four new fulfilment centres that Amazon will open in 2017

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Food biggest contributor to fall in retail employment hours Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The number of hours worked in retail as a whole fell by 3.9% over the period

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Government confidence in migrant labour supply 'misplaced' Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Agriculture and horticulture facing ’considerable difficulties in recruiting and retaining labour’

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Tesco defends trials of Argentinian and Wagyu beef Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

 The NFU has criticised Tesco for extending supply chains

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Pladis extends McVitie's Digestives Caramel range Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Banoffee Caramel and Coffee Caramel will be available from May in a revamped pack design

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Ocado home delivery

How would an M&S online service work? Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

It can’t deliver a full online shop so may have to target the occasion-driven consumer

Tesco booker merge

Tesco and Booker should provide more clarity on deal Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Uncertainty over the Tesco-Booker deal is inevitable given the unprecedented nature of the deal

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A looming skills crisis will threaten rhetoric of control Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Brexit is going great guns, according to the government. And there’s no problem whatsoever in attracting migrant labour

nescafe go coffee machine

Five machines to whip up extra sales for c-stores Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Kit at NCS may provide competitive edge for hard-pressed retailers

craft beer aisle

How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

Focus on frozen

It’s a thaw point: are attitudes to frozen food changing? Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Amy North

Frozen food suffers from a major image problem, particularly when it comes to younger generations

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Brexit will shake up parallel trade

27 Apr 2017 | By Kostyantyn Lobov

Exhaustion of rights’ is the legal concept that permits ‘parallel trade’ or ‘grey market’ imports of genuine branded goods

Action Against Hunger

A call to Action Against Hunger

27 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Action Against Hunger and Innocent have successfully piloted a scheme that will stop children starving to death. Now they’re calling on the rest of fmcg to step up and join the fight

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Price of houmous up 6% on average (if you can find it) Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals prices for the chickpea dip were already surging across all of the major mults

craft beer hops

Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

Salt shaker

The Life Scientific: MacGregor looks back at food battles Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Back when schools still stuffed kids with salt tablets on sunny days, warnings that we were all slowly seasoning ourselves

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Rice prices rise as Vietnamese harvest hit by rainfall Subscription

27 Apr 2017

Rice prices have risen due to concerns rainfall in Vietnam could affect production levels

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An election manifesto for food and drink

27 Apr 2017 | By Ian Wright

The food and drink industry has six, important weeks to make its case to whomever forms the next government

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Managing with new management: time to reassess what's vital

27 Apr 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

Nick and I have taken on an MD. This is probably the single biggest (and most significant) business decision we’ve made



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