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Five Japanese foods targeting the UK market

18 Jul 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

The Grocer visited last weekend’s Hyper Japan expo in Kensington to pick out the Japanese delicacies looking to hit supermarket shelves


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Like moths to a flame: free-from category report 2018 Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Natalie Brown

The sector has attracted mainstream brands that haven’t changed in any way for the free-from audience – but which are benefiting from its boom

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Tomatin adds whisky finished in Moscatel wine casks Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Only 6,000 bottles of the tipple have been made

Mosa Meat created fie "first lab-grown beef burger" in 2013

Dutch lab-grown meat start-up Mosa Meat secures $8.8m as it eyes 2021 commercial launch Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The cultured meat start-up, which produced the ‘world’s first lab grown burger’, secured the funding from investors including Swiss meat giant Bell Food Group and German drugmaker Merck


Meatsnacks Group rolls out Krave meat snack pots Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand has launched with two SKUs, Szechuan Pepper & Ginger Salt Beef Jerky and Warm Chimichurri Beef Biltong

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Brexit import costs could lead to higher prices and less choice: Arla Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Many dairy products could become a luxury after Brexit, according to a new study by the dairy co-op and the LSE

Halo Top new flavours

Halo Top expands UK range with three new flavours

16 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Birthday Cake, Red Velvet and Oatmeal Cookie flavours hit shelves this week

Chinese Bacon Jam Eat 17

Eat 17 rolls out Chinese Bacon Jam variant

16 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

It blends Chinese five spice, soy sauce and sesame oil with Eat 17’s original Bacon Jam recipe

Fire & Smoke Kerry Denny

Fire & Smoke ham links with Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team

16 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

On-pack promotions will offer the chance to win a VIP trip to Florida for a Jaguars game and behind the scenes stadium tour


Treasury Wine Estates gives Lindeman's Bin range a new look Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 14-strong range has been given a significant makeover, featuring new artwork from Australian artist David Bromley

Garden Party

Kingsland Drinks rolls out new fruit wine range into Booths Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The range, called Garden Party, consists of two 9% abv drinks

Calbee Yushoi Inclusions and Rustiks

Calbee expands its snacks with Yushoi Inclusions and Rustiks Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Lower-cal Inclusions are made from chickpea, while potato Rustiks are Calbee’s debut outside of better-for-you

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Global fish production to rise as UNFAO predicts 'challenges'

15 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Combined global fish production from wild catches and aquaculture is set to hit 201 million tonnes by 2030


Percival & Co launches 'UK's first' alcoholic tonic water Subscription

15 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The drink has an abv of 4%, and is made by infusing a fortified apple wine with elderflower and other botanicals

Tesco butcher beef

Tesco relaunches Sustainable Farming Group for beef

13 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It comes as the retailer announced new 12 month contracts for 1,600 Aberdeen Angus beef suppliers

Arla Ihana

Arla brings Finnish Ihana yoghurts to the UK

13 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand went on sale in Asda earlier this week in pink lemonade, papaya & lime and blackcurrant, lemon & mint flavours

Asda near-empty soft drink shelves

CO2 shortage sees retailers cut fizzy drinks promotions Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average shelf prices in the carbonates category are up 4% in the four weeks to 2 July 2018

Sat4Farm initiative

Ghana cocoa farmers to benefit from SAT4Farming initiative Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

SAT4Farming is a collaboration between organisations including Rainforest Alliance, cocoa trader Touton abd the University of Ghana


Carlsberg eyes major rebrand and raft of packaging innovation

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It is understood a significant reimagining of the lager brand is set for early 2019

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'Discarded' vermouth unveiled by William Grant & Sons Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Discarded infuses alcohol with cascara, a waste by-product derived from the dried skins of coffee berries

Pot Rice trio

Unilever revives Pot Rice brand after 15-year hiatus Subscription

12 Jul 2018

The range’s revival this week comes in response to “fierce consumer demand”

Borough Wines

Borough Wines launches private-label Maison 54 range Subscription

11 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The range, created with master of wine Liam Steevenson, has launched with two SKUs

Pea Harvesting

Pea supplies set to be reduced by heatwave Subscription

11 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Faltering water supplies and scorching temperatures means crop yields are likely to be smaller than expected this season

Petits Filous

Petits Filous works with Amazon for Play Free push Subscription

11 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Consumers will receive “play-promoting instructions” alongside their Amazon Pantry order, designed to encourage children to rediscover the cardboard box as a plaything

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Budweiser promises free beer if England win World Cup

11 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewing giant said beer production had been increased at its UK facilities in anticipation of an English win

Highland Spring H2Oomph contest

Highland Spring and McCain censured over on-pack competitions Subscription

11 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The ‘instant win’ promotions were misleading about the likelihood of a win, ruled the ASA

lasagne ready meal

Mults’ ready meals ‘falling short’ on meat provenance Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Only three retailers include ingredient meat sourced for own-brand meals in their farm animal welfare policies, according to Eating Better


Bumper harvest predicted for British raspberries this year Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Growers are predicting an extended season that could last into November

Modern Baker founders Melissa Sharp and Leo Campbell

Modern Baker secures £100k for R&D into healthier bread Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The £100k from Innovate UK means the startup has received more than £1m of government funding in the past 18 months

Absolut Mixt

Absolut adds new flavour to Mixt RTD range Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The launch comes as canned RTDs continue to dominate traditional ‘alcopop’-style drinks

The Spice tailor fast paste kits

The Spice Tailor unveils quartet of Fast Paste sauce kits Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The lineup comprises Classic Tandoori, Creamy Tandoori, Spicy Tandoori and Herby Tandoori (rsp: £2.49/170g)

Loyd Grossman Ristotto Kits

Loyd Grossman makes meal kit debut with risotto trio Subscription

09 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Variants are Creamy Mushroom & White Wine; Butternut Squash & Sage and Tomato, Ricotta & Red Chilli


Dutch fipronil report slams ‘inadequate’ egg supply chain Subscription

09 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The report found evidence that the Dutch Control Authority for Eggs may have been aware of the possible presence of fipronil in eggs six months before supply from affected farms was halted


Gü launches three-strong range of chocolate spreads Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

The range comprises Chocolate & Salted Caramel, Hazelnut & Chocolate and Hazelnut & Chocolate Crunchy variants

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Listeria alert as frozen veg supplier Greenyard issues recall Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The recall is linked to a pan-European outbreak of listeria dating as far back as 2015

Dirty Lemon

Dirty Lemon direct-to-consumer drinks set for UK debut Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

In the States and Canada, the New York brand’s eight variants are sold via text message to its 100,000 customers

fridge raiders protein range

Kerry Foods brings protein snacks under Fridge Raiders brand Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Mattessons, Fire & Smoke and Go Go’s will continue selling reduced lines of meat and cheese

danone of the world yoghurts

Danone brings globally inspired dairy range to UK Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The French-made range went on sale exclusively in Ocado at the end of June

shell-free Skittles and mini Starburst

Mars unveils Skittles Chewies and Starburst Minis Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Mars is predicting £16m first-year sales for the duo, which will be backed from around mid-September by a £2m digital push

Heinz Eat Well soup

Kraft Heinz launches Eat Well range of ‘balanced’ soups Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Variants are Tomato, Spinach & Lentil Soup; Tomato & Cannellini Beans; Chicken, Vegetable & Quinoa and Butternut Squash & Chickpea

Lambay Whiskey

Tortuga adds Lambay Irish whiskey brand to portfolio Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The liquids are made with Trinity Well water from Lambay Island, near Dublin, and finished in Cognac casks from the cellars of French producer Camus

Delamere Planted

Delamere Dairy to launch range of milk alternatives Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The goats milk specialist is set to launch the Planted range in Asda from 6 August



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