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Sainsbury's faces flak over its new Fairly Traded scheme Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has rejected criticism from Fairtrade over the supermarket’s new Fairly Traded sustainability standard

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Pig industry fears loss of China access after hep E reports Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

National Pig Association CEO Zoe Davies said negative publicity created by the coverage could derail pork exports

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Supermarkets urged to do more to support local growers

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens urges supermarkets to stock their products

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Belton Cheese targets more listings with 'Farm' revamp Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Belton has also undergone a packaging refresh, with a new logo and strapline

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Finnebrogue seals £2m low-fat sausage supply deal with Asda Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Asda’s new Extra Special Light & Lean sausages will be available in more than 350 stores nationwide

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Coca-Cola begins sourcing 100% renewable electricity Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move came as CCEP unveiled a new solar farm to support production at Europe’s largest soft drinks factory in Wakefield

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Princes launches UK's first MSC tuna from Western Pacific fishery Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The tuna is sourced from the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) fishery - the world’s largest sustainable tuna purse seine fishery 

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Arla to supply all Morrisons own label milk in new deal Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Three-year deal starts next March and means Morrisons will cease to source own-label milk from Müller

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Tesco buys thousands of small lettuces from G's to avoid waste

11 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The smaller icebergs would normally be ploughed back into the ground as they sit outside standard supermarket specs

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Growers play down threat of potential drought on UK crops

08 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The UK had just 47% of its average April rainfall over the past month according to the Met Office

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Fyffes suspended from Ethical Trading Initiative Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The Irish food giant has reiterated its denial of labour rights violations in southern Honduras


Two new cases of avian flu prompt poultry movement review Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Government avian flu controls were due to be lifted on 15 May in England, but now may be extended

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Lidl shines spotlight on Jersey Royal spuds in new TV ad

08 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Continuing the Lidl Surprises campaign theme, sceptical customer Olivia is taken to the discounter’s Jersey farm


Almost all UK food exports at risk under Brexit 'no deal'

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

House of Lords report debunks claim no deal with the EU is ‘better than a bad deal’ by warning 97% of UK food exports could be threatened

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Red Tractor Assurance appoints new chief executive Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Jim Moseley, currently chairman of the assurance scheme, will replace David Clarke later this month

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Avocado shortages in America 'unlikely to affect UK supply'

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Year-on-year wholesale avocado prices in Mexico have soared by 150%

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NFU calls for clear origin labelling in election manifesto Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The union has also called for the GCA’s remit to be extended to the farming sector

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Government confidence in migrant labour supply 'misplaced' Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Agriculture and horticulture facing ’considerable difficulties in recruiting and retaining labour’

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Tesco defends trials of Argentinian and Wagyu beef Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

 The NFU has criticised Tesco for extending supply chains

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Fresh Produce Consortium advises on worker caravans Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Guidelines follow spate of exposés on poor conditions for migrant workers in the fresh produce sector

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Bakkavor insists houmous withdrawal not food safety issue Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bakkavor has now admitted to being the supplier of Sainsbury’s own-label houmous

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MSC wants over a third of global marine catch certified by 2030 Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

The MSC said it would increase certification by focusing its efforts on ecosystems under-represented in the MSC programme

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Morrisons adds asparagus to its wonky fruit & veg range

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

A warm early spring encouraged asparagus shoots to push up early and become wonky

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods'

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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Seychelles, suppliers and NGOs link to protect tuna stocks Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The FIP agreement has been signed by 17 organisations, including WWF, Princes, John West owner Thai Union and the Seychelles

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A year in, Waste Not Want Not has won some major victories

26 May 2017 | By Adam Leyland

This week marks the first anniversary of The Grocer’s Waste Not Want Not campaign

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The right side of packaging history

26 May 2017 | By Nicola Marston

In May, Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin named and shamed some of the worst packaging offenders in terms of recyclability

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Our Waste Not Want Not fight on food waste one year on... Video

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

It’s been 12 months since The Grocer launched our campaign to tackle the food being wasted by UK food and drink firms

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Candy Kittens plans to make its portfolio vegan-friendly Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The adult confectionery brand has changed manufacturer to take out the beef gelatine in its high-end sweets


Mixed materials just rubbish when it comes to recycling Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

But as Pringles and Lucozade are fingered, what’s to be done?

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Immersive marketing: a brand day out Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

How effective are brand theme parks at building a deeper love for the brand and extra sales at the supermarket in the long

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Kerry Collinge, 9Nine Brand Foods, on Moulin Rouge and pho bo Subscription

26 May 2017 | By James Halliwell

My worst interview? For a dogfood company. I had to eat some of the dogfood

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Why did Asda decide to stop the sale of loose fruit & veg?

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Has Asda really lost the plot on packaging or is there method in its ‘madness’?

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Managing growth: a nice problem to have, but ask yourself why

26 May 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

My earworm for the past few weeks has been ‘Is That All There Is?’ by Peggy Lee


The Hebridean Sea Salt fallout again shows role of provenance Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Suppliers know provenance is key, particularly for high-end products with artisanal credentials

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Dysfunctional delay at CMA

26 May 2017 | By Clive Black

The CMA must be so very busy at the moment

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Understand your customers - and show them

25 May 2017 | By James Moir

Retailers and fmcg brands are bracing for difficult times

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WNWN Webinar Panel

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


Opportunities & Threats To Online Grocery Shopping

Shaping up the future of online grocery shopping



Are you ready for integrated food safety?

The implementation of comprehensive end-to-end Food Safety and Task Management strategies that utilize remote monitoring based upon IoT promise to provide businesses with a new cornerstone for building a comprehensive and preemptive Food Safety and Facilities plan.


Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.


Whitepaper: Understand how customers connect with alcohol brands

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


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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture



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