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Sensationalist reporting about the ‘dangers of red meat’ must stop now Subscription

It’s not the first time we’ve heard calls for health warnings on red meat, but it’s surprising to hear it from someone advising government

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Biscuit and cake makers failing to cut sugar, finds report

26 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Action on Sugar is calling for mandatory regulations on sugar levels

childhood obesity

Obesity in children aged 10 and 11 hits record levels Subscription

24 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New PHE figures show the prevalence of obesity is higher in the most deprived areas

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Soft drinks sugar tax has affected 326 suppliers Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tax bosses declined to confirm how much had been collected so far by the so-called sugar tax

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

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Paul Lindley on a capital idea to fight obesity Subscription

08 Jul 2018 | By Angelina Mason

With London’s devolved powers, Lindley believes the capital is the best place to start our national battle against the bulge

Aduna bars

Africa-inspired health brand Aduna in £300k crowdfunding push Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The campaign will raise funds to scale up production of new tea and energy bar ranges

apple cider vinegar

Five celebrity-spun functional ingredient trends

06 Jul 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

A celebrity stamp of approval hasn’t lost its shine in 2018

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The Food Programme debates the efficacy of the Eatwell Guide Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Government healthy eating guidelines are a hot topic following the launch of chapter two of the Childhood Obesity Plan

Squashies World

Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies rapped for under-16s promotions Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The decisions are the first since the introduction in July 2017 of rules banning ads for HFSS products

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Donna looks out for the kids and campaigns against obesity

27 Jun 2018

I got as far as Euston before Clarke the Frexit driver pointed out that HFSS was nothing to do with jolly fast choo-choos

Beans on toast

Cheap junk food will only worsen the health woes of Britain's poorest

25 Jun 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

You can’t solve poverty with bad food, says Joanna Blythman

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Obesity Plan Mark 2: government considers HFSS promotions ban Subscription

24 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Ministers announced they would pass legislation to ban so-called supermarket guilt lanes and buy one get one free deals

Maryland Minis

Burton’s Biscuits Minis packs to get ‘100 calories’ overhaul

18 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

At 139g, new Maryland multipacks will be 8% smaller but the rsp will not change


The Fast Fix: can ultra low-calorie diets tackle diabetes?

15 Jun 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Could an ultra low-calorie diet reverse Type 2 diabetes and save the NHS billions of pounds?

PHE chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone

PHE to reconsider name and shame tactics in war on sugar Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Last month the DH body revealed the industry had failed to hit its sugar reduction target

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Bidfood cuts sugar in 27 lines in efforts to meet PHE targets

14 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Bidfood has reduced the sugar in its Everyday Favourites ice cream range by 23%

Veg Power

Veg Power ad fund hits £100k crowdfunding target

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Food Foundation initiative to create a generic advertising campaign has hit its funding target

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Asda online hires Foodmaestro to add raft of dietary filters Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The function will be available across Asda online groceries from tomorrow

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PM must take decisive action on HFSS products

08 Jun 2018

While we welcome PHE’s first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, much more must be done…

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Aldi adds 'We Love Milk' nutritional labels to Cowbelle lines Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new ‘We Love Milk’ label promotes the discounter’s Cowbelle brand as a source of protein, vitamins and minerals



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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?


The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask


Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

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WHITE PAPER – Accelerate your supply chain as retail pressure intensifies

Big or small, Food and Drink manufacturers are under pressure. Supermarket range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing unpredictability of Brexit are just some of the huge challenges facing them in 2018. 


WHITE PAPER – Innovation… who gives a SHIFT?

There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  


White Paper: A new model for launching new products

As three in four new product launches currently fail within a year, Bray Leino’s new comms model suggests how the traditional approach can evolve to de-risk the launch process. Hosted by The Grocer, Bray Leino invited marketers from leading food and drink brands to discuss this hypothesis. That discussion is the basis for this paper.




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