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More food and drink IPOs likely to be deferred until 2015 Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

As Marfrig delays its decision to float Moy Park until 2015, corporate finance specialists are predicting more owners of f…

Driver Shortage

Driver shortage threatens Christmas deliveries, warns FTA Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The grocery sector is expected to come under more pressure than usual in the run-up to Christmas because of a shortage of …

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FareShare chief slams lack of action on food waste Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Just half a dozen companies in the food industry have introduced effective systems to divert food destined to become waste…

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Chiquita shareholders vote down Fyffes merger

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Chiquita shareholders have defied the wishes of the company’s board by rejecting its proposed merger with Irish contemporary Fyffes.

Graham’s MD Robert Graham with Scotmid Local Sourcing Manager Stephen Brown

Graham’s The Family Dairy begins supplying Scotmid Co-op

24 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a deal to supply its milk and butter to all 200 Scotmid Co-operative stores.

Premier Foods

Premier Foods blames volume decline on shopping habit shift Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Dramatically changing shopping habits are having a far more significant effect on branded suppliers than the supermarket p…

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Produce World launches Nature's Premium organic veg boxes Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Produce World Group is hoping to change public perception of veg boxes with new organic brand Nature’s Premium…

Tesco Express

Dave Lewis acts to avert Christmas disaster at Tesco Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco boss Dave Lewis is introducing emergency measures to try to save Tesco from a Christmas trading disaster…

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2,500 companies given government help for food & drink exports

24 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

The UK government helped more than 2,500 food and drink businesses sell abroad during the past 12 months…


Diageo launches major campaign to boost Baileys brand

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Diageo is launching a major push for Baileys as it looks to bring new and lapsed users to the brand…

baby kale

Florette's introduces baby kale to the UK single leaf sector

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Florette is supporting its launch of the UK’s first baby kale leaves with a marketing push in 2015…

Support our farmers

Arla-style dairy marketing push would face funds issue Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley, Vince Bamford

As Arla this week kicked off a marketing push encouraging the public to support dairy farmers…

Compass salad

New Compass Group health strategy pledges to cut calories

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Compass Group has pledged to remove 50 million calories from meals by 2020 in a new strategy it said would help “fight obe…

Fruit & Veg

Selfridges tops up concessions at 'clean and fresh' food hall

24 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Selfridges has revamped its food hall with new and improved concessions alongside a ‘clean, fresh’ look…

Apple *& elderflower tea

Twinings unveils 'biggest innovation programme ever' in tea Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Twinings has unveiled what it claims is the ­biggest innovation ­programme ever seen in the UK tea category…

Christmas teas

Prince & Sons gets first major retail listing at Selfridges Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Premium British tea brand Prince & Sons is ramping up distribution as it adds two seasonal blends to its portfolio…

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Video: Dave Lewis on Tesco’s half-year results

24 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Tesco boss Dave Lewis has given a video interview on the retailer’s half-year results, published today.

Jerome Flynn

Jerome Flynn fronts chocolatier’s bid to save white lions

23 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Games of Thrones star Jerome Flynn is fronting a campaign by Conscious Chocolate to protect Afrian white lions


ECJ rules on desinewed pig and poultrymeat classification

23 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Pig and poultrymeat recovered using low pressure must be classified as mechanically separated meat…


Introducing a new generation of Disney villains to TV

23 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Disney is bringing the offspring of its iconic ­villains to TV next year…

Jan Kruise

Heinz UK & Ireland names Jan Kruise MD

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Jan Kruise has been appointed managing director for Heinz UK & Ireland.

Frozen food aisle

Frozen food market notches up 1.6% growth

23 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The retail frozen food market is now worth £5.8bn in the UK after growing by 1.6% in the 52 weeks to 14 September, according Kantar Worldpanel.

Pernod Ricard range

Pernod Ricard back in growth in first quarter

23 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Pernod Ricard has returned to growth, according to its 2014/15 Q1 sales figures, although performance of its top brands was mixed.

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Cranswick moves into premium poultry with Benson Park buy Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Meat producer Cranswick has acquired premium poultry producer Benson Park in an undisclosed deal.

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Britvic blames poor summer weather for Q4 sales drop

23 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Poor summer weather squeezed performance of Britvic soft drinks in European markets in the fourth quarter, the company has reported in a trading update.

Protein Popcorn

‘World first’ protein popcorn launches

23 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Sports nutrition brand The Protein Works is launching what it says is the world’s first protein popcorn.

Paul Polman of Unilever

Unilever's third quarter revenues hit by currency headwinds

23 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever has reported third quarter underlying sales growth of 2.1%, but foods remained the group’s worst performing category.

Co-op Bank

Co-op Bank Project Verde deal 'doomed to failure'

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Bank’s failed acquisition of 632 Lloyds Bank branches, dubbed Project Verde, was “doomed to failure” and its capital shortfall “could have been discovered sooner”, a Treasury Select Committee inquiry has concluded.

Mr Kipling cake poster

Premier Foods dampens profit expectations as Q3 sales fall 4.7%

23 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Premier Foods has reported a 4.7% drop in third quarter underlying sales and said its full year profit will be at the lower end of expectations.

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Tesco boss Lewis sets out three-pronged turnaround plan Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Embattled Tesco boss Dave Lewis Dave today set out a three-pronged strategy to rescue the crisis-hit giant.

Tesco Express

Tesco results: what the analysts say

23 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

We round up reaction to Tesco’s interim results and the findings of its accountancy investigation.

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Tesco confirms profit hole of £263m

23 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The black hole in Tesco’s finances was even worse than expected and “similar practices” have been going on in previous reporting periods, the Deloitte investigation into the retailer has found.

Asda Prosecco

Asda recalls Prosecco over shattering bottles

22 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has recalled batches of its Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry wine following complaints about the bottles shattering.

Morrisons produce dpt

Morrisons toys with new concepts at three ‘lab’ stores

22 Oct 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is to open three new ‘lab’ stores in Milton Keynes, Weybridge and Birtley to experiment with new tailored formats.


BAT cigarette volumes decline in 'challenging' market

22 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

British American Tobacco has reported a small fall in cigarette volumes in the first nine months of the year as its headline revenues were hit by currency movements.


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Chiquita-Fyffes: Banana mega-merger goes rotten Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

After months of twists and turns, Chiquita shareholders today delivered a fatal blow to its merger plans with Fyffes to create the world’s largest banana supplier.

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How Arla's campaign is 'Supporting our Farmers' Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Peter Giørtz Carlsen

At Arla, our farmers are the beating heart of our business. One in four British dairy farmers, totalling 3,000…

Field of crops

Pesticides are not counterintuitive to sustainable food production

24 Oct 2014 | By Caroline Drummond

It is vital that we look at the whole picture when it comes to sustainable food, says Caroline Drummond of LEAF.


Jason Rickaby, PhD Nutrition, on pets and perseverance Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

I don’t think I’ve had a bad interview, to be honest. I always liked preparing and tried to impress…

waitrose trends

The key findings from Waitrose's food trends report Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Britain has become much thriftier – probably for the better – with shoppers refusing to relinquish the shopping habits the…

Cut up clubcard

Loyalty cards: as shoppers seek simplicity, can they cut it? Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

Consumers seem increasingly dissatisfied with the loyalty card system. So should supermarkets be investing in price instead?

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Crude oil prices hit lowest level in four years Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Arabica coffee prices are up 17.4% month on month and have almost doubled year on year…


Bottlegreen links with Hermione de Paula for scarf promotion

24 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bottlegreen has linked with artist and designer Hermione de Paula to launch limited-edition bottles…


EU sugar prices set to fall in line with rest of the world Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

Sugar has fallen out of favour in some circles – even Sugar Puffs has dropped the word from its name…

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Traffic light labels: we should support the UK's scheme Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Sue Davies

The recent decision by the European Commission to launch infraction proceedings against the UK…

Map Awards 2014

Marketing, Advertising and PR Awards 2014: the winners Subscription

24 Oct 2014

Flying saucers, a disappearing island and a clever riposte to Russia’s anti-gay laws…

TV remote control

The Kitchen: an endearing midweek supper of a documentary

24 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

It’s amazing what passes for a documentary these days, isn’t it?…

Subway at Asda

Asda beats price-matching Morrisons by just £1 Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The latest Kantar Worldpanel grocery market share figures, published this week, revealed that Asda is the only one of the …

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Store of the week: Sainsbury's Beaconsfield Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

We’re coming to the end of a complete refresh. Work started 12 weeks ago and will be finished next month…

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