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Free trade deal ‘urgent for food & drink’ says BEIS Committee

22 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A report released by the Commons Committee demanded ‘clarity for UK producers reliant on the EU for both imports and exports’

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Eating Better report urges 'less and better' meat Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The report advocates a shift towards plant-based diets as the key to a sustainable future

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Midcounties Co-operative adopts Happerley traceability scheme Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Customers can view the provenance of ingredient supply chains encompassing more than 200 food and drink ranges via a QR code

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Aldi named MSC's top supermarket for sustainable seafood Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Marine Stewardship Council’s analysis shows the percentage of the discounter’s range which is certified has grown from 69% last year to 79%

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First Milk to sell off Arran and Campbeltown creameries Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The dairy co-op said the two sites were no longer a “strategic fit” for the business, however, the move has raised concerns over the future of dairy farming in the region

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Dunbia to close Felinfach factory as lease is terminated

17 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

Some 34 jobs will be lost as a result of the closure. It follows warnings of job losses at Tulip and 2 Sisters during the past week

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Faccenda defends welfare record in face of vegan complaints

13 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Vegan campaign group PETA complained to the ASA about Faccenda’s ‘misleading’ claims of animal welfare on its website

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2 Sisters to close Cambuslang plant with loss of 450 jobs

13 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant said its loss-making factory would close in August after a consultation failed to present any ‘credible proposal to change our view’

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Cranswick warns meat companies to improve transparency Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The meat giant’s Radical Transparency report warned suppliers needed to demonstrate greater accountability

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Long-term decline in landings 'affecting scampi supplies' Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The supplier has increased the amount it pays crews in a bid to halt a decline in supply, with landings in key fisheries the Clyde and Irish Sea were down 18% last year

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2 Sisters pledges 90% recyclable plastic packaging by 2020

10 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The company said the move would almost double the amount of recyclable packaging used in its supply chain, which currently stands at 47% 

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Iceland to remove palm oil from all own label food

10 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The frozen food specialist doesn’t believe it is possible to source palm oil sustainably

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Live animal export ban consultation launched

10 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Consultation follows introduction of mandatory CCTV in abattoirs and increasing the maximum sentence for cruelty offences

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Red Tractor announces major TV ad push to raise awareness Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The assurance scheme is planning a multimillion pound spend on the campaign, set for transmission in late summer

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Exotic meats: on the brink of supermarket extinction? Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Last week, Lidl became the final UK retailer to announce it would no longer stock kangaroo meat

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Organic industry works hard to prevent fraud

28 Mar 2018

Chris Elliot’s concern over organic food fraud is thoughtful and gratefully received, but somewhat misplaced

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Mults under pressure over New Zealand lamb facings Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Supermarkets are stocking nearly twice as much British lamb this Easter as last year

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Leaf Marque certification for a third of UK produce Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The percentage of UK grown produce matching Leaf standards hit 36% this year

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Lidl to stop selling kangaroo meat from June

23 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The discounter cited ‘customer tastes’ and ‘changing preferences’ among its considerations in taking the decision

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QMS explores DNA tracebility system for PGI Scotch Beef

19 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It is set to launch a study looking at the benefits and implementation of an official scheme 

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Calls to secure profitability for food producers & growers Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The calls came at a meeting of the Efra Committee to discuss Defra’s command paper about future agricultural policy

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Cost of Russell Hume investigation approaching £750,000 and counting: FSA

14 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

Costs expected to continue risisng, suggests FSA CEO Jason Feeney as regulatpr’s investigation is ongoing

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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’ 

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UK customers ready for lab-grown meat 'within a decade' Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Research suggests two-fifths of UK consumers believe they will be eating lab-grown meat and fish by 2028

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Heck to alter sausage pack artwork following Times article Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

Brand insists it has not misled consumers after article misled shoppers by suggesting all animals in its supply chain grazed outside

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Does CAMRA’s narrowing lens herald its own demise? Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A two-year consultation into its future, rife with hand-wringing and soul-searching, has come to a close with the decision not to widen its remit to include all beer and cider drinkers 

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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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Cryptocurrencies: is there a business case for Bitcoin? Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Digital startups and forward-thinking high street franchises are beginning to accept cryptocurrency in UK outlets

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Cashless payments: can retailers keep up? Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Late last year, Brunel University students became the first UK shoppers to pay for groceries with only a touch of their fingertips

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Stacey Solomon to host The Grocer Own Label Awards

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She will co-host The Grocer’s awards ceremony on Friday 11 May alongside The Grocer’s editor, Adam Leyland

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Joshua Lincoln of Majestic Wine on turning the business around Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sales at the wine business are growing in a turbulent UK wine market, and customer footfall is on the rise too

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Wean shoppers off plastic; GroceryAid: get involved

20 Apr 2018

The headline of your article ‘More Brits worry about plastic than Brexit’ was certainly attention-grabbing…

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Future of Meat feature offered industry-leading commentary

20 Apr 2018

The industry-leading depth and commentary is extremely insightful and a real reference document for the sector…

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Is M&S being prepared to be broken in two?

20 Apr 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne masterminded some great campaigns, including the Mrs Santa and Paddington Bear Christmas ads

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Coke and Pepsi slash deals in the run-up to sugar tax Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola reduced the number of featured space promotions in stores by 32.3% compared with the previous four-week period

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Strawberry prices pushed up by Spanish crop shortage Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Rutika Ghodekar

Wholesale prices have increased by 65% on last month and are now 63% higher than in April 2017…

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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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White Paper: Where do students shop for groceries?

With exclusive access into 130 universities and student halls across the country, every year Dig-In Box delivers over 5 million product samples directly into the hands of UK students.  In 2017 43,000 students completed our 30 question survey about their shopping habits, lifestyle and influences.

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