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Sainsbury's celebrates achievements of Dairy Development Group Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Farmers supplying milk to Sainsbury’s ‘have improved quality, yield and animal welfare in the 10 years since launch’

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First Milk to freeze farmgate price amid softening of market Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The decision follows four consecutive months of milk price increases for the co-operative’s members

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CCTV recording mandatory in English slaughterhouses next year

13 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Defra move doesn’t include mandatory CCTV in cutting plants despite 2 Sisters scandal

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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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UK to back total ban on use of bee-harming pesticides Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Tougher restrictions justified by “growing weight of scientific evidence” that neonicotinoids are harmful to bees, says environment secretary

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Shrinkflation now 'endemic' in food and drink Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three-quarters (76%) of 200 manufacturers surveyed in August and September 2017 under pressure to cut prices

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Meurig Raymond to step down as NFU president after four years Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Pembrokeshire farmer was first elected in 2014, and previously held post of deputy president during Peter Kendall’s eight-year term

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Livestock antibiotics sales fall to lowest level since records began Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

A Defra report found sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals have fallen by 27% between 2014 and 2016

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UK asparagus production ‘could end’ under Brexit says grower Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A new survey by the NFU revealed there was a 29% shortfall in seasonal farm workers in September

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Beehive-building grocery leaders complete Tanzania charity task Video

25 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

A team of 14 senior female leaders from the industry, including Sainsbury’s, Moy Park and William Reed, built 120 beehives in just 72 hours

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Morrisons raises price of four pints of milk by 10p Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The supermarket has put up the cost of its standard own-label four-pinter and its flagship Milk for Farmers range

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Tesco to support producers via NFU's Fruit & Veg Pledge Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Retailer joins Lidl, Aldi, and the Co-op in signing up to the pledge – designed to cultivate better relationships between retailers, intermediaries and growers

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Rodda's secures Australian distribution for its clotted cream Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

First deliveries of the clotted cream were set to arrive in Australia this week as part of a distribution deal with dairy exporter Somerdale

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Fruit & veg labour crisis is year-round problem, says BGA Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New research published by the BGA this week suggested the industry needed a year-round supply of labour, said CEO Jack Ward

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MSC recertification of PNA fishery delayed amid ‘unsustainable’ claim Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The NGO has said the recertification decision had been delayed following an objection by the International Pole & Line Foundation

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Dairy UK warns no deal on Brexit could be 'detrimental' Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

New chairman Paul Vernon warns a hard Brexit that sees UK resort to WTO regulations could affect industry ‘extremely negatively’

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Butter price hikes pile pressure on biscuit and fudge makers Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Daniel Selwood

Wholesale butter prices were up 73% year on year last month

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Grayling call for UK to grow more is 'tripe' Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Growers have warned suggestion UK could increase food production in event of a hard Brexit would face several challenges

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Food & drink businesswomen visit Tanzania to build beehives

16 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Sainsbury’s director of brand Judith Batchelar leads the 14-strong group as part of the Food For Good campaign

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Laid in Britain scheme slams FSA runny egg advice update Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Scheme is just as safe as British Lion eggs, says secretary David Spackman, who has urged the FSA to reconsider its advice

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Defra and AHDB fall out over Brexit farm outcomes report Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

AHDB study warns average farm profitability could drop from £38,000 a year to £15,000 a year in the worst case scenario after Brexit

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2 Sisters temporarily suspends operations at West Bromwich

02 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The Ranjit Singh-owned food giant was enveloped in a food safety crisis last week

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Chicken crisis 'will not change FSA campylobacter test plans'

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA has said it will not change its plans to allow supermarkets to report their own data on campylobacter

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EC unveils action plan after fipronil egg scare Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

European Commissioner for health Vytenis Andriukaitis said risk communication across the EU would be improved

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Morrisons launches new £3 wonky veg box

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Box is part of trio of ‘affordable’ veg boxes which also includes £5 British veg box and an organic box for £8

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Top New Talent: the class of 2017

17 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Top New Talent awards 2017 this week celebrated an astonishing diversity of young talent working across food and drink

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Tesco-Booker a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

But not in the old sense of selling up. It’s about forming a genuine partnership (or Faustian pact)

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Wholesalers ready to lay down in front of Tesco-Booker tanks Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

What prompted the CMA to give Tesco-Booker the all-clear? And can opponents still stop the new behemoth in its tracks?

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Brilliant TNT millennials blast away snowflake slurs

17 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

We millennials get a bad rap if you ask me…

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Critical Eye: The Food Programme, Radio 4

17 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Sheila Dillon in Catalonia, just as the region’s parliament declares independence from Spain

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Tesco-Booker targets Aldi and Amazon Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Charles Wilson has claimed the CMA decision will allow the combined business to take the grocery war to Aldi and Amazon

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Facebook Messenger as grocery channel. Like?

17 Nov 2017 | By Sebastian Redenz

The rise of P2P payments offers vast opportunities for grocers, says Sebastian Redenz of iProspect UK

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Asda cuts average savings as it ramps up promo levels Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is getting festive as it ramps up deals on confectionery, biscuits and snacks ahead of Christmas

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Rym Selmi, founder of MiiRO, on mouse phobia and sacrifices Subscription

17 Nov 2017

I have so many nicknames but interestingly enough they are all longer than my actual name

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Check out this Mexican wave: from posh restaurants to retail, it’s a growing crowdpleaser Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Hold on to your sombreros. Mexican food has been voted Brits’ favourite cuisine this year

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5 reasons to consider a traineeship if you’re interested in a career in food retail

16 Nov 2017 | By Debbie Gardiner

Traineeships are a great way to try out a potential career and see if it’s the right fit for you, says Debbie Gardiner of Qube Learning

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How brands are cooking up a storm in OOH Video Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Brands hit by the supermarket squeeze are looking to the £88bn foodservice sector instead. What is its appeal?

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