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The Brexit opportunity to win hearts and heads Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Adam Leyland

According to our exclusive industry poll, 39% back leaving the EU and 37% will vote to stay

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JJ Food Service reports rocketing rapeseed oil sales Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesaler offered a 10% discount to customers who signed committment

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City News: Sainsbury's silver lining fails to impress the City Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Pre-tax profits of £584m were a good way above market consensus of £574m for Sainsbury’s

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Honey prices fall thanks to global supply surge Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Honey buyers are in luck this year, with prices falling in Europe thanks to strong global supplies

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Conviviality to acquire BWS wholesaler Bibendum in £60m deal Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Bargain Booze and Matthew Clark owner Conviviality is set to acquire UK wine, spirits & beer wholesaler Bibendum for £60m

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Bibby renews distribution contract with Mizkan Euro Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Mizkan Euro has extended the contract it originally awarded to Bibby in 2013 for an undisclosed sum

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Chartman Retail adds to South West portfolio with 10th store Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Chartman converted the store to a Spar fascia last month and work to improve the offering is underway

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Nisa Bank Holiday Bonanza nets £1.1m in additional sales Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The promotion offered deals on a vast range of brands across multiple categories

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McDonald's shows off sourcing cred with Follow our Foodsteps

06 May 2016 | By Kevin White

Fast food giant to use virtual reality to play up food provenance credentials

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Holland & Barrett to push through 5% supplier cost reduction Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Retailer says reductions will fund growth in UK and overseas

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UK consumers back British produce in country of origin survey

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

At least half of UK consumers prefer their groceries to be British

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Chris Hall leaves Typhoo to join JF Renshaw Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Typhoo head of marketing Chris Hall is to join ready-to-roll icing and cake craft manufacturer JF Renshaw as head of brand

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Tesco uses weightlifting to cut injury risk to staff Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer worked with Pristine Condition, a consultant specialising in reducing manual handling incidents using Olympic weightlifting techniques

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Mars and Snickers Protein bars take inspiration from drinks

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The New bars are listed by Amazon and will contain almost 20% protein

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Birds Eye brings back 'Waffly Versatile' for breakfast range

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The return of the jingle is part of £1m marketing investment by brand

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More Sainsbury's stores to be powered by energy from food waste Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has set out plans to increase the amount of energy it generates from waste food

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On-demand shopping app aims to be the Uber of grocery ordering Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Scorder allows customers to shop and view delivery time-slots from all the major mults at once

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Elizabeth Shaw sold to Polish confectioner Colian Holding Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

UK chocolatier Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery group Colian Holding

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'Transformed' Karro bounces back into the black Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Karro Food Group has returned to profit after a turnaround plan “fully transformed” the British pork supplier

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Ministry of Cake sees profits rocket under PE ownership Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Profits have soared at Ministry of Cake in its first full year under new ownership

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Martin Brok appointed president of Starbucks EMEA Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Starbucks has appointed Martin Brok as its president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Hudson Group targets new kitemark for healthy drinks Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

High-profile retailers to discuss ambitious new plan to promote the consumption of healthier soft drinks

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Tech company launches 'mobile wallet' for loyalty vouchers

06 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Veoo programme enables customers to use their mobiles to collect loyalty points

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Liam Rafferty to exit as MD of Fulton Foods chain

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

It is understood that Rafferty will stay in the role until mid July

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Media Bites 6 May: Morrisons, Hotel Chocolat, BHS, Reckitt Benckiser Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Morrisons first quarter results and the successful float at Hotel Chocolat are the two main focus on the retail beat this morning, as well as the ever-ubiquitous BHS.

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Heart rules head as food and drink industry backs Brexit Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Brexit survey shows food and drink industry will overlook consequences for economy, prices and fortunes of their own business

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City snapshot: Deflation at big four falls back to record levels Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Supermarket prices have fallen back to their record level of -2.9% across the big four

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Walkers leads celebrations as brands mark Leicester City win Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The snacks brand will hand out special-edition bags of ‘Salt & Victory’ in the streets of its home city

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Dry weather threatens Brazilian maize crops Subscription

05 May 2016

Maize prices have risen due to concerns over prolonged dry weather threatening crops in Brazil

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Cadbury brings back Ice Cream Mini Rolls for summer Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The line-up sees the return of Toffee Ripple and Neapolitan flavours

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Mini-roast TV campaign boosts sales of beef and lamb Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The campaign, run by AHDB in November, resulted in an additional £526,000 in beef and lamb mini roast sales

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Angry Birds Movie promos for Peperami & Petits Filous Frubes

05 May 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Both on-pack promotions offer film goodies and holiday prizes

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Maltesers' birthday ads celebrate 'lighter side of life' Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The £10m campaign marks the brand’s biggest spend on the small screen

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Lakeland Dairies acquires Fane Valley dairy division Subscription

05 May 2016 | By Kevin White

Cross-border deal replaces earlier joint venture plan

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Well & Truly launches its second line

05 May 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The ‘salad in a bottle’ is a blend of tomato, cucumber, red pepper and sweet onion

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Does the CMA's intervention with Asda mark the end of dodgy supermarket deals?

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Chaos for recruitment? Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

An exit from the EU could spell chaos for recruitment, according to some of the industry’s biggest firms

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Most firms think food safety would be unaffected Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Concerns that food shipped to and from the UK might be subject to less stringent safety controls “are baseless”

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Will exports to EU face anti-UK sentiment and barriers? Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

In 2015 alone £12.3bn of food and drink was exported to international markets, 73% of which ended up in EU

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Cost and price escalation in food and drink feared Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Life outside the EU could cost the UK dear, the industry has warned, with food and drink prices rising an estimated 2.4%

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Industry could vote with heart over head Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Most torn between their head and heart are retailers, while buyers and traders are equally divided

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Many firms utterly unready for making your mind up time Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The food and drinks industry still feels utterly unprepared to cast their vote

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What would it do for UK business growth? Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Stifle it. Just 9% in the industry are optimistic that Brexit could boost growth for their business

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Top management tips to develop your team and improve yourself Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Jennifer Baker

Remember when you got your first management job – what do you wish someone had told you then?

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Farming Today: a hi-tech vision of the future of food Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

All too often stories of dawn rises, backbreaking labour and welly wanging are used to sum up agricultural life

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Conviviality adds Bibendum to its drinks mix Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

But Diana Hunter insists she’s a long way off dominating British booze

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London Wine Fair 2016: pear drop drinks to Dracula wine Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Amy North

A round-up of 10 standout products from the London Wine Fair 2016 at Kensington Olympia

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Walkers could do more to capitalise on Leicester City Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Walkers could do more to capitalise on Leicester’s astonishing feat

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Black pepper and cashew prices up Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Indian black pepper prices have been pushed up due to forecasts of a lower crop in India

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Who are you calling muppet? Bread & Bakery Category Report 2016 Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Just one big three bread brand has managed to shift more loaves in the cutthroat climate of the past year

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Who are you calling muppet? Bread & Bakery Category Report 2016 Subscription

Just one big three bread brand has managed to shift more loaves in the cutthroat climate of the past year

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