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IGD revamps commercial websites and debuts new logo

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Websites have easier navigation and can be used across all devices, says IGD

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Brits want healthy food with substance says Leatherhead survey

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Healthy food with substance is top of Brits’ food wish list, a new consumer survey by Leatherhead Food Research has found

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Tesco gives out 20 millionth item in Free Fruit for Kids push Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Initiative launched in 801 stored last July after a suggestion by staff member Maria Simpson

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Tesco signs up Spoon Guru to help with special diet searches Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new service will be launched on the Tesco.com mobile app from next week

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Calls for sweets and chocolate to face sugar levy Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Action on Sugar says it is wrong that confectionery should escape a tax

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Targeted ads threaten junk food ad restrictions, says CAP Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New CAP guidance will also cover targeted advertising being used by alcohol and gambling companies

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Vape shops get JTI toolkit on preventing underage e-cig sales Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Toolkit includes booklet for training staff, in-store warning poster and window sticker

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Bidfood campaign encourages children to eat a healthier breakfast Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Better Breakfast will see the wholesaler work with schools to help them ‘build a better breakfast club’

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Sainsbury's revamps food-to-go range to include 21 new products

09 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A choice of three Asian buns – char sui pork, bulgogi beef and honey & soy chicken – hit the shelves this week

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Labour promises to restrict pre-watershed junk food TV ads Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Restrictions form part of party’s plans to address ’urgent challenge’ of childhood obesity

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Sugar levy 'hugely misunderstood' by UK consumers, Nielsen survey reveals Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

No-one knew the levy only applied to soft drinks in Nielsen survey of 500 consumers

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Tesco accused of 'mixed messages' by cutting HFSS & healthy food prices Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is using its power aisles to encourage shoppers to ditch high fat, salt and sugar products in favour of healthier options

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Tesco cuts fresh produce prices to encourage healthy eating Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Little Helps to Healthier Living campaign starts tomorrow and will run until the end of May

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Health taxes threaten jobs warns FDF chief Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF has warned MPs the next government risks driving companies out of the UK

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McMeikan calls for business to tackle 'school holiday hunger'

26 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Brakes boss contributed to a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on hunger..

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IGD launches free workshops to aid reformulation Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The workshops are open to manufacturers and caterers across all categories within the food industry…

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Sugar levy to be pushed through parliament before general election Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Sources expect the levy to go through the Commons today and Lords tomorrow, and to receive Royal Assent by 2 May

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Soft drinks hospital clampdown 'nonsensical' say suppliers Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

BSDA says move flies in the face of industry efforts to slash sugar content

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American heart journal report raises questions over sweeteners Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The report claims artificially sweetened beverages are associated with increased stroke or dementia risk

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Snap General Election could scupper the sugar levy Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Health campaigners urge government not to drop sugar levy

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Coco Pops packs shrink as Kellogg's takes out sugar Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A big box of Coco Pops has been reduced from 800g to 720g, while the 550g box now weighs 510g

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Free school milk should be extended, urges Tetra Pak

05 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Just 55% of primary-aged children in the UK drank milk at school on average, says report by packaging company

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Coeliac UK sets four gluten-free item target for c-stores Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Campaign originally launched for supermarkets and convinced them to stock at least eight staple gluten-free products…

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Lords calls for minimum alcohol unit pricing across UK Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Government must look at ways pricing can be used to control excessive consumption, says select committee

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Out of home food obesity information 'sparse' says PHE Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Just 11 businesses and one trade body had provided “some data” to PHE

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Finding the right balance

18 May 2017

Sir, Retailers like Tesco are now acknowledging the pressure suppliers are under due to Brexit

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Confectioners next in line for the levy treatment Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

It was only a matter of time before health campaigners came after other sectors in the war on sugar

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It’s too late to talk TV ad watersheds. Social media is the regulatory battleground Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Whoever is in No 10 after 8 June, it is clear that the food and drink industry will face a raft of new advertising restrictions, both in broadcast and other media, after the election dust settles

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Tesco has some hard decisions to make on what is 'healthy' Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

It cannot have been easy to persuade big brands to feature in the power aisle as ones to ditch

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The Life Scientific: MacGregor looks back at food battles Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Back when schools still stuffed kids with salt tablets on sunny days, warnings that we were all slowly seasoning ourselves

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Lucozade discovers the perils of reformulation Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Rather than marvelling at how the drink could contain less sugar and still taste so good, shoppers have taken to Twitter to express their distaste 

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As Life is canned, what's the next move for brand Coke?

13 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

The trade is unanimous: forget Life and push Pepsi Max rival Coke Zero Sugar

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Brazil fraud points to need for UK food fortress

04 Apr 2017 | By Chris Elliott

On a slightly wet St Patrick’s Day, I was alerted to a new breaking scandal around red meat fraud

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Will smaller portions make any difference? Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Adam Leyland

It can’t do any harm if there are more options to minimise our intake

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Dispatches on Coke shines light on food-science collusion Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Like you, I had been convinced that eating and drinking too much sugary stuff would make me fat

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Out-of-home must fight obesity too

30 Mar 2017 | By Alison Tedstone

The government’s ambition to cut 20% of sugar in foods most popular with children by 2020 is unrivalled anywhere in the world

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Crisp crisis hits home for man on train

30 Mar 2017

The weighty obesity debate is a source of constant analysis by the best brains here at Grocer HQ

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The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

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In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

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