Recent animal welfare incidents – including the Bowood expose - prompted the FSA to launch a programme of unannounced visits to abattoirs
The crackdown comes in a country which already redistributes 20 times more food to charity than the UK
“There needs to be a shift away from passing the blame on to the consumer and to looking more at the retail and supply chain issues”
Arla Foods is reducing its global farmgate milk price by 1 eurocent per kg from Monday.
Spar set for summer with al fresco range Subscription
The range includes traditional products for BBQs, picnics and al fresco dining, such as meats, salads and side dishes
Nestlé hits zero waste target at Fawdon site Subscription
New anaerobic digester converts four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 litres of liquid into renewable energy and clean water every day
A report for The Grocer shows the two discounters have more than 80,000 sq ft of distribution floor space in planning
Pork supplier Karro Food Group has secured a £74m funding package to support UK and international expansion.
Asda boss Andy Clarke has vowed not to get drawn into a race to the bottom on price and vouchering…
The deal, if approved by the Competition & Markets Authority, will create a symbol group with 4,907 stores
The 36 stores are situated across the Midlands and the North of England
Bestway Xtra Local promos geared for small formats Subscription
Bestway’s retail club Xtra Local has launched a format for smaller stores…
Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser’s attempt to acquire the K-Y Jelly brand is to come under more intense scrutiny from the UK’s deal watchdog as a result of concerns over higher prices for shoppers.
Armed with hammers, nails, and a plan to build 90 beehives in three days, the women plan to kickstart a profitable and sustainable honey farming business
The fallout from Tesco’s management shake-up continued this week, with Jonathan Taylor replacing Gary Mills…
Jordan takes on the role after a spell as CEO of Ornua’s US subsidiary DPI Speciality Foods
New England Seafood International chairman Geoff Eaton has been named a non-executive director for John Menzies…
Polystyrene prices continue upward trend Subscription
Polystyrene prices continue to rise, driven by higher ethylene feedstock prices…
Milk price fears triggered by 2015 spring flush Subscription
The UK churned out its highest milk production for a decade last year, resulting in plummeting prices and expectations
Total sales edged up by just 0.1% at Waitrose in the week to 16 May, the CMA raises more concerns over Reckitt Benckiser’s takeover of KY and all the rest of the news from the City.
Media bites 22 May: Booker, Tesco, SSP Subscription
Booker is “going head-to-head with the discounters and the Big Four grocers” after buying Budgens and Londis.
Red Bull sees 'vision', says category will get wings Subscription
While sports drinks would continue to decline, claimed Red Bull, energy drinks – especially functional ones – would grow
Participants in the 5K Run or Dye events – inspired by the Hindu Holi ‘Festival of Colours’ - are blasted with safe, eco-friendly, plant-based dye powder
PG Tips gets biggest revamp in 19 years Subscription
Unilever said the revamp, which is rolling out now, was intended to make the brand easier to shop instore
Company says new facility, located on the agrifood university’s campus in Shropshire, will give it increased access to food and farming research
Mini Babybel returns to TV next week with an ad campaign centring on a ‘Super Cheese’ character…
Milk prices driven down by high production Subscription
Butter prices have also fallen dramatically as a result of high production across the EU, although UK butter production fell 23% in February
Campaign group Sum of Us claims Sainsbury’s is “supporting the plunder of the Antarctic” by stocking krill oil pills
The company recently secured its first UK listing in Sainsbury’s Northern Ireland stores
”The recent cool weather hasn’t been detrimental, but weather over the next few months could have a big effect on demand”
Spiralisers that cut courgettes and carrots into spaghetti shapes hit the UK last year and have been tipped as the hottest new kitchen gadgets
The retailer is selling 80g pouches of fresh himanthalia elongata, or ‘sea spaghetti’, supplied by The Cornish Seaweed Company
Sainsbury's backs British with new in-store messages Subscription
Sainsbury’s has introduced new in-store messages to demonstrate its support for British growers and producers…
Cranswick is planning to expand the reach of its recently acquired Benson Park poultry division…
'Local food bought by just 30% of shoppers' Subscription
The survey found veg (51%) and meat (40%) were the local products survey respondents said they would be most likely to buy
How will Booker's acquisition of Budgens and Londis affect the convenience sector?
Welcome to The Grocer’s 2015 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features. You can also download…
To gain an extra 2,000 stores and an extra £1bn in buying power for the cost of a couple of Extras looks like a steal…
As more shoppers eschew traditional weekly shops, c-stores are benefiting. But easy street it is not.
Cooking oil prices are on a slippery slope. Although volumes have risen a healthy 2.5% over the past year, value is down 2.8%.
Takeover is yet more recognition of sector’s growing popularity
Convenience shoppers are on a mission. And if independent retailers want to help them they need to get smarter.
Focus on oils 2015 Subscription
Shoppers are buying more oil but value growth is lagging. Will a potential ‘rationing’ of olive oil drive prices back up?
Asda Stowmarket wins close-fought Grocer 33 battle Subscription
Poor availability was a big feature of this week’s Grocer 33, with a number of stores not stocking several of the items
Asda Stowmarket let us in on the secrets that enabled them to win this week’s G33
Sainsbury's in first pricing win in G33 year Subscription
Sainsbury’s records its first G33 win of the year, in week 47 of 50
Sales director - foodservice and bespoke at Sharpak Aylesham, on boxing, tenders and being open and honest
Tesco deservedly won plaudits from politicians and campaigners when, in October 2013, it became the first supermarket to c…
We’ve forgotten how emails revolutionised communication, enabling faster responses and better services for our customers
The world of social media can seem confusing, but the likes of Twitter and Facebook offer unprecedented access to consumer