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Müller vows return to profitability after completing Dairy Crest integration Subscription

15 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

The dairy giant plans to ramp up innovation and seek out new strategic partnerships with retailers

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Defra confirms post-Brexit funding for UK producer organisations Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

The UK’s 33 producer organisations currently receive matched funding from the EU’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme

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Irish cheese suppliers begin stockpiling amid Brexit fears Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Pilgrims Choice owner Ornua has confirmed it is stockpiling stores of cheddar

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Pret a Manger faces litany of online complaints over mis-labelled food

08 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The chain has faced a barrage of complaints after being implicated in a second allergen death this weekend

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Leek growers warn of shortages after adverse weather Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Smaller and fewer leeks are expected on shelves due to reduced yields

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Ideal weather in September boosts British raspberry crop Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Crops have been boosted by a cool, sunny September, extending the season until the end of October

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Eco-friendly pollock easier on fish shoppers' wallets Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins, Rachel Graham

Alaskan pollock is one of the most sustainable seafood options, according to the latest Good Fish Guide

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Producers fear Gove's 'food plan' will add costs Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Gove said the strategy would promote innovation

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Nestlé ends Indofood joint venture amid palm oil furore Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The fmcg giant said the decision was driven by “commercial reasons”  

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Retailers importing potatoes in short supply after heatwave Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda have all been stocking produce from as far afield as Israel

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PepsiCo stops sourcing palm oil from Indofood Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

PepsiCo has now suspended direct and indirect purchasing of palm oil from IndoAgri, a subsidiary of its joint venture partner

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A2 Milk partners with Crediton to ditch plastic bottles

26 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The alternative milk brand will roll out new recyclable one litre cartons from next week

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Quiz: Which ethical labelling scheme are you? Video

21 Sep 2018

Answer these six simple questions and we’ll reveal which world-saving sustainability scheme you have the most affinity with and why

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Horticulture 'low-wage and low-productivity' says MAC report Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Growers have slammed the Migration Advisory Comitee’s labour report and said it has ‘missed the point’

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Iceland launches fish fillets bag of solely bycatch species

21 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The retailer’s What the Fish? brand includes bycath fillets of whiting, megrim, pouting and grey gurnard

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Ethical labelling schemes: what's behind the label? Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Will increased collaboration or competition help fix the problem of consumer confusion and trust issues?

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Alpro: presenting the environmental case for soya Video Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The dairy alternative brand has taken a very different route to sourcing its most important ingredient

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Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group to supply all of Jack's milk Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new discount chain has also made a 100% British commitment on fresh meat

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Compassion in World Farming demands urgency on caged egg pledges

19 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It warned companies must start planning production system changes now to ensure smooth transition to models “fit for the future”

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Southern Co-op to highlight Locally Sourced range in new push Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

In the seven months from February to August 2018, Southern Co-op shoppers bought nearly two million local products

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‘Test tube milk’ more likely to win Brits than lab-grown meat

14 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Nearly three in 10 (28%) said they would buy ‘synthetic’ milk, with less than half (40%) refusing to consider it

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola

Whitepapers

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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How can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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