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Can UK business capitalise on advances in lab-grown meat?

The Adam Smith Institute has urged UK businesses to invest to become world leaders

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Millions in UK 'can't afford healthy diet', says study Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Food Foundation found estimated a household of four would spend £103.17 per week to be able to follow the Eatwell Guide

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Can UK business capitalise on advances in lab-grown meat?

04 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Adam Smith Institute has urged UK businesses to invest to become world leaders

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Supermarkets are top destination for back-to-school shops Subscription

04 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Parents spent £915m on back to school in 2017, according to Mintel

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Cuppa in decline as Brits drink 870 million fewer cups of tea

31 Aug 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

The nation bought 2.6 million fewer kilograms of tea in the past year

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Now Yeo Valley moves into kefir with trio of gut-friendly yoghurts Subscription

29 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The organic dairy brand launched a range of three kefir yoghurts into Sainsbury’s last week

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Why Gen Z shoppers could turn out to be the unexpected saviours of the high street

29 Aug 2018 | By Glen Parker

Millennials may prefer shopping online, but new research shows the generation after them sees in-store shopping as a ‘special’ experience, says Glen Parker of UM

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Tulip to become Aldi's sole supplier of Scottish pork Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The deal will also see Tulip launch a new range of eight lean pork products in its Scottish stores…

Gen Z

Generation Z is here – and they make millennials look relaxed about food Subscription

23 Aug 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Generation Z-ers buy 80% more kale, 57% more tofu, 550% more plant-based milk and 266% more avocados than Generation X

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Plant-based lobbyists continue their battle cries but the dairy industry won’t be riled this time Subscription

22 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Barely a month has gone by where there hasn’t been one celebration of plant-based diets or another

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Deli & booze SKUs boost continuing rise of organic Subscription

22 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

More than 3,000 new products achieved organic certification in the past year, according to the Soil Association

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Dairy Crest to relaunch Clover Light with new recipe

22 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

The new formulation contains 40% buttermilk and 60% less saturated fat than butter

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Ofcom report reveals digital change with big implications for retail

21 Aug 2018 | By Tim Mason

The Ofcom Communications Report shows that digital is the new way of life for consumers, says Eagle Eye chief executive Tim Mason

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BigFish Brand rolls breaded salmon lines into Ocado Subscription

20 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The JCS-owned brand launched the three-strong range last week in a bid to capitalise on the growing demand for breaded fish

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Millennials hate mayo? Don’t believe the hype Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

First, they killed off letter writing, now millennials are coming for our sauces (apparently) 

All Shook Up

Why RTDs are the next big 'craft' opportunity in alcoholic drinks

15 Aug 2018 | By Jen Draper

New launches such as All Shook Up are growing the category, not cannibalising it, says Jen Draper of Global Brands

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Brits 'more concerned' for independent eateries than chains Subscription

14 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

More than half of Brits prefer to eat out at independent restaurants

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Ice cream sales surge by 17% as heatwave hits Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Take-home ice cream sales reached £375.4m in the 12 weeks to 15 July

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Vaping: how will US brand Juul fare in the UK market? Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By James Halliwell, Henry Saker-Clark

Juul is cool. And unusually for an fmcg product, that’s a problem

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Supers and c-stores grow share in food-to-go

03 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The MCA UK Eating Out report showed supermarkets and c-stores now hold a 14% share of all out-of-home eating occasions

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Slow checkouts frustrate shoppers most, finds poll

01 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Out of stocks and trouble finding products also led to shopper frustration

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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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WHITE PAPER – Accelerate your supply chain as retail pressure intensifies

Big or small, Food and Drink manufacturers are under pressure. Supermarket range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing unpredictability of Brexit are just some of the huge challenges facing them in 2018. 

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WHITE PAPER – How innovation can meet customer needs and secure your brand’s future

There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  

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