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Punchy Drinks turns to the crowd to fund ‘cutting-edge’ rebrand

2019-10-14T13:13:00+01:00By

No and low-alcohol startup Punchy Drinks has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a rebrand and move into cans

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Seedlip pours non-alcoholic 'Nogroni' drink into 20cl bottles

2019-10-14T12:19:00+01:00By

Seedlip said the drink was “a complex, bitter & citrusy blend with hints of Chinotto Orange, Grapefruit, All Spice & Gentian”

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Rebel Kitchen merges with Nurture Brands to create plant-based business

2019-10-14T11:54:00+01:00By

From January 2020, Rebel Kitchen will join Emily Crisps and Ape Snacks under the Nurture Brands portfolio

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Government sets out major plastic crackdown in Queen’s speech

2019-10-14T11:54:00+01:00By

Food and drink companies will also face legally binding new targets on plastic reduction 

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Tesco removes bananas and oranges from free fruit scheme due to peel concerns

2019-10-14T11:49:00+01:00By

The decision to ban bananas and oranges was taken in the past few weeks

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Future of Sainsbury’s milk supplier Tomlinsons hangs in balance

2019-10-14T11:47:00+01:00By

Tomlinsons Dairies has notified its farmers it is not accepting milk supplies

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UK vaping industry pushes ‘facts not fiction’ in reassurance campaign

2019-10-14T11:03:00+01:00By

The UKVIA warned ‘misinformation and scare stories’ had threatened to push UK vapers back to cigarettes

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Healthy fast food giant Leon hits grocery with Sainsbury’s tie-up

2019-10-14T10:42:00+01:00By

Leon plans to make grocery a significant part of its business over coming years

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Lidl opens largest distribution centre to date in Scotland

2019-10-14T08:35:00+01:00By

Around 600 employees have already relocated to the new £70m warehouse in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire…

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City snapshot: UK retail footfall continues to plunge

2019-10-14T07:57:00+01:00By ,

Retail footfall has dropped once more in September as consumer caution ahead of Brexit increased.

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Media Bites 14 Oct: EG Group, Retail footfall, Food crime

2019-10-14T07:50:00+01:00By

EG Group, one of the world’s largest independent petrol station and convenience store chains, is considering an initial public offering next year that could value it at more than £10bn 

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Oatly debuts oat-based ice cream trio into UK

2019-10-14T00:01:00+01:00By

The Swedish brand is set to launch a trio of oat-based ice creams – Chocolate Fudge, Hazelnut Swirl and Salted Caramel – into Tesco

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No deal Brexit ‘doomsday’ for NI milk, warns Dairy Council

2019-10-11T15:43:00+01:00By

The trade body has warned tariffs on dairy moving south across the Irish border would cause profitability to plummet…

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Only a third of UK shoppers prioritise environmental concerns over price, says poll

2019-10-11T15:30:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

A majority of Brits cited ‘low prices and good value’ as their most important considerations when buying groceries

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Snaffling Pig closes £1.3m fundraising campaign

2019-10-11T15:18:00+01:00By

The campaign attracted over 1,900 investors, a first for any food brand to date

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