Müller shrinks Frijj milkshakes’ size, but not their price Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier said the move would help shoppers consume less sugar

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A2 Milk hails lactose intolerance study as 'game changer' Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Research funded by milk brand suggests lactose intolerant may only have an intolerance to the A1 beta casein protein


Less than 25% 'know what a fruit or veg portion looks like' Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New research commissioned by the National Charity Partnership reveals ignorance of portion sizes

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NFU urges EC to reapprove use of glyphosate pesticide Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Glyphosate’s licence is due to run out in mid-December, after which farmers will not be able to use it if re-authorisation is not granted

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Major out-of-home providers to work with mults on data black hole Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

In a potentially big breakthrough, OOH companies are backing an IGD research project to provide data on eating habits

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Benefit prune juice listed by Tesco Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Benefit’s prune juice is made with prunes sourced from the Agen region of Bordeaux blended with vitamins A, C and E

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Blue Diamond expands Almond Breeze Nutri+ line-up Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Almond Breeze Nutri+ Protein and Nutri+ Fibre (rsp: £2.40) rolled into Waitrose stores nationwide at the end of October

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Third of consumers 'concerned about health in out-of-home' Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New IGD research provides insight into how out-of-home compares with retail in terms of health considerations

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Lucozade sales bomb after backlash over lower sugar Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Sales of Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s flagship Lucozade Energy drink brand have fallen by 8.4% year on year

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Supermarket meal deals 'have up to 30 teaspoons of sugar' Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Action on Sugar survey accuses retailers of failing to promote healthy choices in their meal deal lineups

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Scottish food survey reveals unhealthy promotions belief Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

People in Scotland perceived one of the biggest barriers to eating healthily to be price…

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Natural energy drink brand Brain Füd to launch in Ocado

30 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Launching into Ocado in early November, Brain Füd contains vitamins B5, B6, B9, B12 and D, zinc, magnesium and caffeine

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Scotland moves to ban promotions on HFSS food & drinks Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Industry sources predicted the move could hit tens of thousands of SKUs and lead to price rises across many sectors

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Waitrose launches raft of new soya protein vegetarian dishes Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose is increasing its shop space devoted to vegetarian foods by an average of 35%…

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Food retailers and producers commit to boosting veg consumption

24 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Commitments come at industry-wide Peas Please Veg Summit in London

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Tesco Clubcard data to be used in fat-busting Oxfordshire trial Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco stressed customer data would never be shared with doctors without customers’ permission

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UK winning war on sugar as industry responds on health Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Rob Brown

The war on sugar is working, exclusive analysis by The Grocer reveals

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Soft drinks industry attacks study into impact of sugar levy Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Researchers will study both the public health and economic impact of the levy

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Alpro adds More Fruit, No Added Sugars variant to big pots Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The soya-based yoghurt alternative contains only sugar that occurs naturally from the mango chunks flavouring it

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Jamie Oliver restaurant sugar tax worked say researchers Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Adding a 10p levy to sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with an 11% decline in sales per customer

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Waitrose reduces dessert sugar content by 15% Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Puddings are one of the nine categories PHE has selected for voluntary sugar reduction targets

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Soft drinks industry warns of 'war on sweeteners' Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

BSDA president Peter Harding fears damning WHO report could undermine reformulation work

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FSS fears devolved powers may be watered down after Brexit Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The FSS has often pursued much more aggressive and radical policies than bodies such as the FSA and PHE

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Rising childhood obesity levels blamed on marketing and price Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

There will be more obese than underweight children by 2022, WHO report finds…

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MPs back reformulation as way forward in sugar war Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

46% of MPs said they would support government intervention forcing manufacturers to change recipes or ingredients…

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Grocery turns its sights on out-of-home eating in obesity war Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Obesity is no different to food waste. If you can’t measure it, you can’t do anything about it, which is why the IGD’s full report on eating out due in January 2018 will be eagerly awaited

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Artificial sweeteners are not a silver bullet for obesity

03 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Reformulation can only work if your customers are on board…

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Scottish must work together on obesity

01 Nov 2017 | By David Thomson

Last week the Scottish government published its bold Diet and Obesity Strategy Consultation…

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Meat movie myths need to be skewered

01 Nov 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

I might have to donate for a crowdfunded documentary to challenge the attacks on animal foods made in US propaganda…


Action on Sugar raises 79 fingers to WH Smith’s meal deal health vacuum Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Pressure group finds some supermarket meal deals contain as much as 30 teaspoons of sugar, or four times an adult’s daily recommended amount

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The health food boom provides M&A opportunities

27 Oct 2017 | By Jonathan Buxton

Over the past 10 years, the healthy foods market has transitioned from being a niche segment to a full-fledged sector

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Scotland takes a radical approach to obesity – with far-reaching implications Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

There could be some pretty uncomfortable times ahead for some of the nation’s most loved products - under proposed regulations north of the border

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How can we eat more vegetables? Peas Please and the Veg Pledge Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The Food Foundation’s veg summit in London looks at ways we can increase our intake of the good things in life …


Vegfest showcases world of opportunity for vegan foods and brands Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

With meat alternative brands gunning for the mainstream, where better way to gauge how far the category has come than the recent Vegfest exhibition?

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The whey forward: protein report 2017 Video Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Brits are chowing down on 2.2% more protein than they did back in 2013. Now big brands are muscling in

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Take mental health seriously: employee care goes beyond HR

18 Oct 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

World Mental Health Day occurs annually on 10 October. This year the pledge was centred on mental health in the workplace


Urgent action is needed to protect coconut water's success

13 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Gert van Manen is arguably the original whistleblower on the coconut water boom



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