Cattle inspection

Mandatory CCTV in English slaughterhouses to be introduced Subscription

20 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The measure forms part of new animal welfare proposals unveiled today by environment secretary Michael Gove

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British farmers to get full benefit of Morrisons milk range Subscription

19 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

Morrisons is ramping up its support for British dairy farmers with a new dedicated milk supply group

Eggs in a carton

UK exposure to fipronil widens as 14 additional egg products withdrawn

17 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The products include whole egg and products to be used as ingredients by food manufacturers and caterers


Industry welcomes commitment to no Irish border agrifood checks Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Department for Exiting the EU puts importance of preserving food trade on a par with peace process

Eggs in a carton

A third of shoppers pledge to buy more British eggs in wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

However, just 2% of shoppers claim they will stop eating eggs altogether, an exclusive Lightspeed Research poll for The Grocer shows

china pork

UK pork producers win Chinese export deal worth £200m Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

A total of seven companies in the pork supply chain have secured permission to export to China…

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NI mushroom firm invests millions in North Yorks facility Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Hughes Mushrooms’ 11-acre site at Howden would set “a new industry standard”, the business claimed

Morrisons farm pledge

Morrisons pledges not to use 'fake-farm' brands Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The pledge forms part of a new campaign by the supermarket to promote British produce

Tesco lamb

Tesco cuts British lamb facings to 50% Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The levy board’s latest Beef & Lamb Watch analysis revealed that just 50% of Tesco’s lamb facings were British in June 201…

Canadian maple syrup

Canadian maple syrup in demand as UK imports rise 15.4% Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Imports for the first four months of 2017 hit almost 1.7 million pounds in weight

Muller Milk Tanker

Müller looks to offer 'stability' with futures contracts Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Arrangement will allow farmers who are not aligned to supermarkets to lock in up to 25% of their milk price for a year


Southern Co-op completes Local Flavours food roadshow

31 Jul 2017 | By Emily Bright

Retailer hosted roadshows to mark 10 years of supporting local producers…

dairy cows

Government urged to retain high standards in food chain Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The Eating Better alliance said the government faced an “historic opportunity” to reshape its food and farming policy

Compass Group catering chefs

Compass commits to ethical fish sourcing with SSC membership Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Foodservice provider joins Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Birds eye in signing up to voluntary code of conduct…

Andronicos Sideras - single use

Meat supplier found guilty in horsemeat trial

27 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Andronicos Sideras was found guilty for his part in a conspiracy to deliberately introduce horsemeat into the food chain in order to increase company profits

Michael Gove

Gove rules out chlorinated chicken imports

26 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Comments are at odds with international trade secretary Liam Fox, who has refused to rule out imports as part of US trade deal

Fairlife milk - one use

Coca-Cola registers UK trademark for Fairlife milk Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The soft drinks giant has insisted it has ‘no plans’ to bring the US milk brand to the UK 

Chlorine washed chicken

Government plays down fears over chlorine-washed chicken imports

24 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

National press reports cabinet split over agricultural standards in any US free trade deal

M&S Fish Single Use

M&S coated fish sales fall after supplier shift Subscription

23 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Its share of the category has also fallen significantly, as its rivals enjoyed sales growth…

co-op soft drinks aisle

'Poor will be hardest hit' by any post-Brexit supply disarray Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food available to poorer consumers would become “significantly scarcer”

aldi household

Aldi own-brand household cleaning range certified as cruelty free

18 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The discounter can display the Leaping Bunny logo after meeting Cruelty Free International criteria

farming analysis

Brexit plan urgent to prevent supply problems, warns report

17 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Lack of government vision for future of food and agriculture means even a soft Brexit could have huge implications

Horsemeat arrests

Spanish authorities foil Horsegate-linked food crime plot Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Scam saw crime syndicate pass off horsemeat ‘not suitable for human consumption’ as edible, Guardia Civil and Europol said

Natalie Crayton - Hebridean Sea Salt

Liquidators appointed at scandal-hit Hebridean Sea Salt Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Hebridean Sea Salt is set to be liquidated after being embroiled in a scandal over the authenticity of its product.

Morrisons meat

Morrisons makes 100% British lamb commitment Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

It means it is the first of the big four supermarkets to commit to 100% British fresh meat…

Richard Williams

How grocery brands can work with social media influencers

23 Aug 2017 | By Richard Williams

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in helping brands connect with their consumers

Martijn Bertisen

Send the right message at the right moment

23 Aug 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Households spent on average an estimated £800 on Christmas last year. They start thinking about Christmas early

Sue Knowles

Wholesale empowerment of women

23 Aug 2017 | By Sue Knowles

Women are reluctant to put themselves forward. In my experience, they often wait to be asked for promotions and pay rises

waitrose fest

Leckford festival presents Waitrose more as lifestyle brand than supermarket Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Appealing to ‘foodies and families’, the Waitrose faithful came out in numbers, boosting the supermarket’s well-heeled image

Chris Elliott

British sourcing is a safer bet

23 Aug 2017 | By Chris Elliott

Fipronil contaminated many millions of eggs over what appears to be a considerable period of time

M&S dairy calves in pens

Dairy needs to fight harder against vegan extremism Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

A constant stream of anti-dairy rhetoric on social media and now a ’World Plant Milk Day’ is keeping the vegan agenda firmly in the spotlight

christine tacon

The CMA should not allow retailers to be vague and dismissive about code breaches Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

News that supplier complaints about possible breaches by Asda have shot up in the past year, doesn’t tell the whole story, at least it took the reporting process seriously … unlike some supermarkets

grocer cup 2017

Who will lift The Grocer Cup 2017?

21 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The most prestigious trophy in grocery is back! Who deserves this year’s coveted prize the most? You decide by casting your vote in our online form …

waitrose sushi

Who's set to reap the most from the food-to-go boom? Subscription

20 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new IGD report is predicting explosive growth for the sector

The White House

Settled grocery leaders could teach politicians a lesson

18 Aug 2017 | By Adam Leyland

“I got us into this mess, I’ll get us out of it.” Imagine that applied to grocery… 

Nestle Whip range

Price to blame for a walnut-less Whip? Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Nestlé provoked outrage this week when it launched three new variants of its much-loved Walnut Whip

electronic shelf edge label

Supermarkets would be crazy to even think about surge pricing

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Reports about Uber-style surge pricing make for interesting Big Brother-style headlines, but the reality is way off

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