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Loop packaging platform makes UK debut in partnership with Tesco

Loop sorts and cleans the empty containers “to stringent health and safety standards” for reuse, before they are refilled by suppliers


Can the sustainable packaging effort survive Covid-19?

At the end of 2019, single-use plastic reduction and the creation of sustainable packaging were high on the agenda. Has the coronavirus pandemic given the movement more weight – or scuppered it?

plastic bottles recycling

Could coronavirus be the last straw for recycled plastic?

The recycling industry was already in crisis. Now, the pandemic is threatening to tip it over the edge


Health campaigners urge PM to include unhealthy food ad ban in obesity crackdown

“The time has now passed for being soft on industries that ‘feed’ into the obesity crisis,” according to Action on Salt & Sugar

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Boris Johnson should use brains, not brawn, in his obesity battle

The results of a ’nudge’ trial should provide useful data for the battle against obesity


Could a rise in obesity be an unintended consequence of lockdown life?

Much great work by industry, campaigners and government risks being undone

  • On-farm coronavirus outbreak shows fresh sector must not get complacent

  • Lidl reintroduces loose bakery products to stores

  • 📍Map: locations of UK food businesses with coronavirus outbreaks

  • How convenience stores can hold on to customers post-lockdown

  • Brands team up for government hygiene campaign

  • John Lewis to close eight stores as Boots axes 4,000 jobs

  • Boost for convenience and high street food stores to last after coronavirus, survey suggests

  • Tesco ditches one-way aisles, but mults keep two-metre distancing for now

  • Sainsbury’s sourcing Spanish and Italian eggs to meet demand

  • Poundland revenues flat as rivals open in former Poundworld sites

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Supply Chain & Sourcing

  • Prompt payment: how do food and drink manufacturers compare?

  • How have UK supermarkets fared in Oxfam’s latest human rights rankings?

  • How do UK food standards differ from the rest of the world?

  • Are meat factories more susceptible to coronavirus outbreaks?

  • Why won’t the government legislate for food standards?

Britain's Biggest Brands 2020

The UK’s top 100 grocery brands ranked by absolute value


Guide for SMEs

  • Guide for SMEs: what should you do if your brand gets delisted?

  • Guide for SMEs: How to nail your CBILS application in eight steps

  • Guide for SMEs: what is the flexible furlough scheme and how do you use it?

  • Guide for SMEs: how to pivot your business model

  • Guide for SMEs: Five small brands on coping with the coronavirus pandemic

  • Guide for SMEs: how to start selling on Amazon



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