Latest sourcing

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Poundland, B&M and Home Bargains slammed for selling caged hen eggs

All the UK’s major supermarkets have either stopped selling eggs from caged hens or pledged to go cage-free

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Arla to triple speed of emissions reduction with new data project

The dairy co-op is creating the ‘world’s largest climate database’ to provide bespoke data to farmers on their carbon emissions

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Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda report higher palm oil consumption

Three-quarters of the palm oil in Tesco own brand products globally is now certified by the RSPO


Freshways working with rival Medina but denies merger ‘rumours’

Freshways MD Bali Nijjar told The Grocer the two processors were working together on ’some contract packaging’


British egg sector agrees on ‘much higher’ new barn standards

The standards follow a series of commitments by the major supermarkets to stop selling eggs from caged hens

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Loosening food safety laws post-Brexit could threaten the union

If we see regulatory divergence between England, Wales and Scotland after Brexit, our issues won’t stop at Northern Ireland


Shoppers concerned over post-Brexit availability of Irish food, says Bord Bia

New research suggests UK shoppers are losing confidence that Irish food and drink will be readily available after Brexit

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First Milk to close Campeltown Creamery

The move comes despite a crowdfunding camapign by local farmers to take over the site


Farmers urge review of Tomlinsons collapse and milk profitability crisis

The NFU said Tomlinsons’ fall into administration brought the issues facing the liquid milk market into ‘sharp focus’

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UK must be vigilant on food safety after Brexit

Suppliers and retailers should be constantly scanning the horizon for risks, says Fera Science CEO Andrew Swift 

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Cherry growers hail ‘biggest crop in a decade’

The increase was due to new acreage coming into operation as well as growing innovations, according to British Cherries


Industry teams up to form antibiotic reduction strategy

A group of major food manufacturers, retailers and industry bodies have formed the new industry initiative

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Will Brazil meat our standards to strike a post-Brexit trade deal?

Brazil wants to trade with the UK post Brexit. But amid concerns over food safety, animal welfare and the environment, can it meet our standards on beef, chicken and pork?

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Sainsbury’s milk supply hit by Tomlinsons collapse

Shoppers have reported shortages in some stores following Tomlinsons’ fall into administration last week


Fishmeal and fish oil production linked to ‘destruction’ in new report

The ‘Fishing for Catastrophe’ report found that increasing demand for FMFO, as well as its use in the aquaculture sector

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Lidl pledges to ramp up sales of British fresh food by 10%

The discounter this week said it planned to invest £15bn during the next five years

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Farm Africa’s 1,000-trees challenge: helping young Ugandan women thrive in the coffee business

Eight industry execs want to help young people – and particularly young women – in Uganda build their own businesses

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Müller steps in to process Tomlinsons milk for Sainsbury’s

However, the retailer had questions to answer over its decision to award Tomlinsons a contract, said industry analyst Ian Potter


City snapshot: Lidl makes £15bn British sourcing commitment

Lidl GB has pledged to invest £15bn in British food, farming and production over the next five years. Plus, Sainsbury’s restates 2018/19 accounts under IFRS 16, Casino sells 31 hypermarkets and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Tomlinsons crisis shows liquid milk needs radical overhaul

Warnings that the liquid milk sector has become unsustainable have come to a head with Tomlinsons’ future hanging in the balance

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Future of Sainsbury’s milk supplier Tomlinsons hangs in balance

Tomlinsons Dairies has notified its farmers it is not accepting milk supplies