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Increase in demand drives up price of cocoa

08 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Farmgate prices for cocoa from the Ivory Coast have also risen

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Tipping point: fish category report 2018 Video Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Rising prices have pushed consumers away from fish. How can industry rebalance the scales?

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Malibu

Malibu targets 'Instagrammable Christmas' with festive bottle Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The bottle features a glittering version of the coconut rum’s logo, and includes a recipe for a sparkling cocktail

hedgepig gin liqueur

Pinkster adds three flavours to Hedgepig gin liqueur lineup

12 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

They are all made with fruit grown in orchards local to the brand’s Cambridgeshire base

Marmite Sprouts

Iceland and Unilever to roll out Marmite Sprouts

12 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch was an effort to rekindle the UK’s love of sprouts, said Unilever

Beyond Burger

Beyond Burger hits Tesco's meat chillers

12 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The burger is on sale in Tesco’s vegetarian freezers and in the meat cabinet, which is a first for the retailer

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Typhoo drops Nigella Lawson as part of brand overhaul Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand is aiming to attract younger shoppers to its category and have them ‘Coming Together Over Tea’

waitrose fish

Waitrose links with Flatfish to expand frozen fish lineup

09 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new SKUs will be provided as part of a deal with Grimsby-based supplier Flatfish

Tesco potatoes

Potato shortage to blame as price of crisps and chips soar Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The UK potato planted area fell by 4.4% year on year to just 117,300 hectares in 2018 – the third lowest on record

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Celebrities design range of reusable products to cut plastic

08 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Proceeds from the range will go to initiatives such as Sky Ocean Rescue’s partnership with WWF UK

Boiled egg

Egg sales soar after FSA changes runny egg advice

08 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

An additional 70 million eggs were sold in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel

saucy fish co

Saucy Fish Co caters to flexitarian trend with fish-veg range Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

The Seachill-owned brand will launch the range in the new year as part of a glut of NPD

Mission Simply Good Sourdough & Linseed

Mission adds superseed wraps including ‘UK-first’ sourdough Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new Simply Good lineup is rolling out to the mults this week

Albert Bartlett salsify

Albert Bartlett brings back 'forgotten' veg salsify

07 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The veg has been repopularised by cooking programmes such as Great British Menu, said the supplier

Branston Pickle Gingerbread Man

Branston Pickle unveils Xmas treats with baker Lily Vanilli

06 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Picklebread Man (£2.50) features cheddar, Original Pickle and a Smooth Pickle glaze

Applewood Vegan

Norseland launches Applewood Vegan smoked cheese

06 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It comes as sales for free-from cheese are booming, with value sales up 52%

wheat

Global food prices fall for fifth consecutive month Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 163.5 points in October 2018, down 1.4 points (0.9%) from September and some 13 p…

Palm Oil

Palm oil supplier Indofood sanctioned by RSPO over labour violations Subscription

05 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended one of its mills and ordered further audits of its facilities after finding evidence of “grave” violations of international labour standards

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Müller develops new culture to cut yoghurt sugar content Subscription

05 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new culture created a less sour yoghurt than traditionally used strains, meaning less sugar is required to mask the taste

tetley rainforest alliance tea

Tetley publishes full list of its tea suppliers

05 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Of the UK’s five biggest-selling tea brands, only Unilever’s PG Tips and Pukka Herbs have not made public details of their tea suppliers

Wine

Budget wine prices to soar following change to duty collection rules Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

British wines are made with imported grape must that is fermented in the UK, and are commonly sold for under £5

heinz seriously good times mayo

Heinz celebrates Seriously Good Times with mayo makeover

02 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Heinz has turned its jar and squeezy bottle into a “sparkling disco ball”

Oil refinery

Crude oil: How Trump's Iran sanctions are putting a squeeze on chocolate and toothpaste Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

As fmcg giants warn surging transport costs will push up prices, we explain the impact of US policy on crude oil prices

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WWF points to 'major flaws' in MSC assessment of fishery Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

The WWF said it was ‘most concerned’ over the certification of the Echebastar tuna fishery

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Beyond Burger gains national listing in pub chain All Bar One

01 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The US-made pea protein-based patty went on sale in each of the pub chain’s 56 locations this week

Vuestro

Kingsland Drinks unveils two new wine brands in Co-op Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A Spanish sparkling wine and a two-strong Australian wine range has rolled into Co-op…

Mezcal

Waitrose eyes cocktail market with mezcal launch Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Quiquiriqui Mezcal (45% abv) is a single estate mezcal made in southern Mexico

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Pret hires ex-FSA boss Tim Smith as food safety adviser

31 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The sandwich chain has come under increasing pressure to review its food safety policies and procedures in the wake of several serious allergen incidents

Lever Ayush

Unilever eyes UK launch of Indian beauty brand Lever Ayush Subscription

31 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier has registered the Lever Ayush name with the Intellectual Property Office

Happy Egg

Happy Egg Co and Adelie Foods team up for scrambled egg range

31 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A range of pre-cooked scrambled egg pots is set to launch into Asda’s food-to-go fixture from 5 November

Port Royal-Encona Big-Up patties

Port Royal and Encona team up for Big-Up Jamaican patties Subscription

30 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

At 160g, the chilled patties are 14% heavier than Port Royal’s standard 140g range

beef cow

BBQ-fuelled demand for beef set to hit next year's supplies Subscription

30 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

UK beef production is expected to fall under 900,000 tonnes in 2019

Mazzetti Etichetta Oro and Etichetta Bianca

Mazzetti balsamic vinegar makes UK grocery debut Subscription

30 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Etichetta Oro and Etichetta Bianca are rolling out to Sainsbury’s in a 250ml bottle, with rsps of £9.90 and £5.90 respectively

Jubel Beer

Jubel wins Sainsbury's listing for fruit-infused beers Subscription

29 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The listing comes as part of Sainsbury’s ongoing drive to differentiate itself by adding an increasing number of startup brands.

Onions

Growers bemoan poor weather as onion yields plunge

29 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The British Onion Producers’ Association said yields were down 40% on last year due to bad growing conditions

Smokehead Whisky

Ian Macleod adds 'explosive' Smokehead whisky to lineup Subscription

29 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The dram is billed as being “more explosive than an armada cannonball”

Good Ordinary Claret

Artist Kate Boxer reimagines Berry Bros & Rudd claret label

29 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Seven thousand bottles of the 13.5% abv wine have rolled out with a new design by the artist

Halloween cupcakes

Halloween promotions increase in number, but savings are less Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars have all increased the number of featured space promotions in stores compared with last year

Del Monte

Del Monte launches 'indulgent' fruit pot ranges

26 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Its Fruit Fusions and Fruit Express ranges went on sale in Tesco earlier in the month

Simple biodegradable cleasning wipes

Unilever unveils Simple Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new product is made from renewable plant fibres and sustainable wood pulp

LoneWolf Gin

BrewDog spirits arm LoneWolf plots move into rum Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The distillery will launch a white and a ‘spiced, clear’ rum in the near future

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Cause of salmonella outbreak linked to lamb still unclear

25 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

The outbreak has been linked to 300 cases of illness and is thought to have contributed to one death 

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