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Tesco buys extra 40 tonnes of British raspberries after bumper crop

26 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

In the past 12 months, Tesco has taken bumper crops of strawberries, carrots, cauliflowers, cherries, lettuce and celery

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Tesco to axe Fairtrade for own label coffee Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Move is yet another blow to the Fairtrade Foundation following a similar decision by Sainsbury’s earlier this month

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Soft fruit industry at risk without labour assurances

22 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

British Summer Fruits warns of “extreme” situation over labour shortages and soaring prices if the government does not address migrant labour shortages soon

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Queen's Speech 2017: the grocery industry reacts Subscription

21 Jun 2017

Reactions from influential players in food and drink and an overview of the key bills for the industry 

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Gove promises 'open and frank' dialogue with food and farming

21 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Brexit brought opportunity to get rid of ‘cumbersome bureaucracy’, said secretary of state

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World Avocado Organization and Tesco link for marketing push

20 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Campaign will see Tesco take an ‘al fresco’ avocado roadshow around the UK

Morrisons Local Foodmakers

Morrisons announces local produce deals with Yorkshire suppliers Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Masons Gin, Grandma Wild’s Biscuits and confectionery manufacturer Parrs Foods have all secured listings in Yorkshire…

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Soil Association Certification launches blockchain trial Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The NGO and tech startup Provenance have launched the trial in association with health food retailer As Nature Intended

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New EU label rules result in 62% more recalls over allergens Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

There were 144 allergen-related recalls in 2015/16, up from 89 in 2014/15, according to research by law firm RPC

Prawns

Prawn trawling ‘killing thousands of marine turtles’ Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Report estimates as many as 29,000 turtles are killed every year by tropical prawn trawls

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Waitrose plays up British credentials in poultry sourcing ad Video

15 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The ad is the latest instalment in Waitrose’s campaign to promote the provenance of its food

Burts Chips Smoked Crispy Bacon crisps

Burts Chips becomes first crisps brand to win Red Tractor stamp Subscription

14 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

ABP Water Treatment Plant

ABP in Carbon Trust standard triple whammy

13 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The company has again been recognised for its efforts in cutting carbon emissions, water use and waste

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Glyphosate ban 'could cost UK agrifood £1bn a year' Subscription

13 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Research claims ban on chemical could have ‘devastating’ impact on British economy and agricultural sector

Michael Gove

Michael Gove will 'have work cut out' as new Defra secretary Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

However, his appointment could herald “less of a cliff edge” in Brexit negotiations says British Growers Association

Animal medicines, pig in mud

Scientists make breakthrough in antibiotic resistance fight Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Researchers have discovered an organism that is able to target harmful bacteria, but leave good bacteria intact in pigs

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PureCircle develops ‘less bitter’ StarLeaf stevia Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The company claims the new variety will help manufacturers slash sugar in products without sacrificing taste

Spoilt Pig Bacon

Spoilt Pig rolls out first 'Raised Without Antibiotics' bacon Subscription

10 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The range will roll out in major retailers including Tesco and Morrisons later this month

Sainsbury's hit hardest by shock election result as Tesco to benefit

What a Conservative-DUP coalition means for food and drink

09 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Northern Irish party is keen to maintain free trade with the EU but is a harsh critic of the Common Fisheries Policy

Migrant tomato workers

Post-Brexit access to migrant labour vital warn rural businesses Subscription

09 Jun 2017 Updated: 09 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

The CLA echoed calls from other producers for the introduction of a seasonal agricultural workers scheme

Cornish new potatoes

Tesco ramps up supply of Cornish new potatoes from Branston Subscription

07 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supplier predicts it ship more than 2,700 tonnes of spuds, up 8% on last year’s figures

Arla Organic milk

Arla organic milk ad rapped by ASA over 'better for the land' claim

07 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Complaint that dairy farming was ‘not good for the land’ was upheld by regulator

Waitrose aubergine

Waitrose launches range of speciality aubergines

06 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

The white aubergines, nicknamed “snowbergines”, are early varieties of aubergine grown in Holland

pigs

UK pig sector slashes use of last resort antibiotic colistin Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Farmers and vets are taking the threat of antibacterial resistance seriously, says the National Pig Association

mackerel fish

Sales of farmed fish set to surpass wild 'as early as 2019'

02 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Demand for fish has risen as consumers increasingly choose it for its perceived health benefits

Matthew Barnes

10 grocery leaders share their best careers advice

26 Jun 2017

Over the years, The Grocer has interviewed the most powerful and influential people in grocery at the peak of their careers. Here are 10 pieces of advice that helped these leaders reach the top of their game. Click each name to read the full interview. 

 Electronic price tags

Uber-style surge pricing in supermarkets is uber-unlikely Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The replacing of paper shelf-edge labels in some stores with electronic ones could mean prices go down rather than up

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Why are so few Brits prepared to pick fruit?

26 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The UK fruit & veg sector is at risk because Brexit has made it harder to hire seasonal workers from Europe - and Brits don’t want to do the job. We explain why it’s so hard to hire British workers for seasonal jobs, and what to do about it.

Paul Mills Hicks

Big brands count the cost as Sainsbury's declares war Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Distinctive NPD preferred, with commodity brands facing the axe

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The trouble with crowdfunding Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

What’s the success rate for crowdfunded startups? And is there adequate protection, or are punters just punks? We take a look at the winners … and losers

Britain votes to leave EU

Seasonal labour shortages - who's going to sort it and when? Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Happy Brexit anniversary! We’ve seen soaring inflation, shrinkflation and the near collapse of a government

amazon prime drone

Amazon appetite for physical stores points to UK targets Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

When China sneezes the world gets a cold. It feels a bit like that with Amazon

Whole Food Market

What the Whole Foods tie-up will mean for Amazon Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon’s food armoury had lacked crucial weapons. Not any more

Rude Health cereals

Build to last: get your foodie startup past the two-year mark

23 Jun 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I was recently asked to give a talk on longevity at a food startup conference

Paul Turner

Paul Turner, Alf Turner, on Dragons' Den and Steve Jobs Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By James Halliwell

Like my brothers, I became a Saturday boy at the family butchers shop

nisa store of the future

Sainsbury's closes in on Nisa but will members say yes? Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Sainsbury’s is now in a one-horse race to buy Nisa – but could still lose

organic produce

Producers must have a new mindset to children's health

22 Jun 2017

Sir, Reading Anna Rosier’s Saturday Essay ‘The organic revolution forges ahead’, I found myself nodding in agreement

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