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Britain's Fat Fight: Hugh F-W kicks off his obesity campaign

26 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Britain’s Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall got off to a sensationalist start

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Waitrose seeks healthy lifestyle tech with JLab 2018 launch Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

This is the first of three JLab programmes being held in 2018


Scottish food bodies calls for common post-Brexit labelling plan Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer revealed last year that FSS feared UK ministers would scrap their independent powers on labelling post-Brexit

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PHE lines up tougher measures on obesity Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Industry sources said it was looking increasingly likely the government would be reviving proposals jettisoned from David Cameron’s original Childhood Obesity Strategy

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Sainsbury's ditches Classic Coke from meal deals Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move has prompted criticism from shoppers who have argued Sainsbury’s should have simply put the price up

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Waitrose to introduce healthy eating specialists in stores

19 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The move is part of a set of initiatives to improve customers’ healt

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Soft drinks levy 'should be extended to sugary coffees' Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The NOF said the move would encourage OOH outlets to switch to sweeteners rather than sugar

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Retailers raise prices above levels dictated by sugar tax Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The tax came into effect on Monday, applying only to drinks leaving bottling plants or registered warehouses from that date

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Bestway rebrand drops 'White' from its Ace cider name Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Consumer research conducted by Bestway revealed an overwhelming majority of shoppers (93%) considered the term ‘white cider’ negative, said the wholesaler

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Extra tax on unhealthy food & drink 'would be a deterrent' Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Consumers aged 16 to 34 are more likely to be deterred by a tax than those aged 45 and over

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Richmond rolls out chicken sausages in major mults Subscription

05 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Intended to appeal to health-conscious consumers, they contain less fat, salt & calories than the brand’s pork variants

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Actimel cuts added sugar out of probiotic yoghurt drinks Subscription

30 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand has also extended the range to include further flavours from its core range…

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85% of Tesco soft drinks lineup exempt from the sugar levy Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Its own label lineup has been reformulated and more sugar-free and reduced sugar branded SKUs have been introduced…


Yoghurt sales hit by sugar and range rationalisation fears Video

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Value sales of branded yoghurt are down 0.6% on volumes down 2.7%

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Paul Lindley to head up Child Obesity Taskforce in London

26 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Earlier this month, The Grocer revealed Lindley was stepping down as chair of Ella’s Kitchen

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Scottish indies vote to ban energy drink sales to children Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Voluntary ban came into effect following a vote at the NFRN conference in Inverness last Monday

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Thousands of high-sugar products face children's TV ban Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Thousands of products high in sugar face children’s TV and other media advertising ban under new proposals, reveals PHE

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Startup's pea-based mince to go head to head with Quorn Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

P-Build is in talks with major retailers to bring its mince to market, The Grocer understands


Department of Health mounts low-alcohol drinks consultation

22 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Low and non-alcoholic booze brands could be forced to rethink their packaging

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Kellogg’s doubles vitamin D to 50% RDA in breakfast cereals Subscription

21 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The move came in response to one in five people in the UK being deficient in vitamin D, according to Kellogg’s

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Co-op to switch all fresh pork sourcing to outdoor-bred pigs

19 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The move, described as a first for a UK-wide supermarket, taps into growing interest in animal welfare among consumers

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Flavoured water a hit as Brits down extra 33 million litres

16 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Value sales of plain water were up 5.1% in still and 7.7% in sparkling to a total of £299.1m

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Welfare groups ramp up pressure for method of production labelling

14 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The Labelling Matters coalition gearing up for a major campaign calling for labelling on all meat and dairy prodeucts in the ‘near future’ 


Waitrose and Iceland have saltiest loaves, says WASH Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

An international survey by WASH revealed this week that the average salt content of white and wholemeal breads from the UK was 0.93g per 100g

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HMRC to create new duty category for ‘heat not burn’ products Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Heated tobacco products are currently assessed by the taxman on a case-by-case basis to determine the appropriate liability for duty

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Soft drinks: will new recipes have the halo effect? Video

25 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Sugar-laden drinks are suddenly public enemy number one. So can healthy, natural recipes rejuvenate the soft drinks industry?

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Data will be crucial for lower-calorie reformulation

24 Apr 2018 | By Dan Finke

Fighting Britain’s obesity crisis moved up a gear this month when Public Health England’s sugar tax came into force for so…

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Can Twinings' cold water infusion take it beyond tea? Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Twinings emerged as the focal point for coffee aficionados last weekend

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Eight innovative new crisp alternatives

20 Apr 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Consumers are choosing lighter options when it comes to savoury snacking, here’s our pick of the best new crisp alternatives:

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Food labelling: doing what it says on the tin

19 Apr 2018 | By Chris Elliott

I have been drawn to food labelling issues over the last few weeks due to a number of unconnected events

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Will the government dance to Jamie and Hugh’s anti-obesity tune? Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Oliver is said to have already met the prime mnister and senior ministers to discuss measures that could be brought in as part of an obesity pan

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Soft drinks brands shrug off sugar tax as shares improve Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Our analysis of share price performance across listed groups in the firing line shows double-digit rises for most key players


16 innovative new soft drinks coming to supermarkets

13 Apr 2018 | By Rob Brown

This isn’t just a new flavour variant, says Vita Coco. It’s a whole new category for the brand

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Sugar tax gives us an opportunity to be responsible

12 Apr 2018 | By Giles Brook

Friday saw the start of the widely debated soft drinks sugar tax

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The sugar tax: five things you need to know

09 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

It’s all over the headlines today and has been branded everything from a health saviour to a blunt instrument

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Surviving the sugar tax requires radical honesty

05 Apr 2018 | By Anthony Biles

The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy, otherwise known as the sugar tax, is finally here…


Hollow sugar crystals aren't an obesity crisis panacea Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

This week’s reveal by Nestlé of its ‘hollow’ sugar tech merits a qualified welcome…



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