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Amazon Fresh store opens in London

Amazon Fresh store opens in London

A ‘till-less’ Amazon grocery outlet, the first of its kind outside of the USA, has been opened in Ealing in London. Consumers visiting the Amazon Fresh store must first scan a smartphone app on entry and on exiting the shop are billed automatically. It is being...

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Past Premier Foods boss joins Orchard House

Past Premier Foods boss joins Orchard House

Gavin Darby, the former CEO at Premier Foods is to join fresh prepared fruit and veg business Orchard House as its chairman. Darby is a former FDF president and spent six years at Premier Foods. Commenting on his new position he said: “Orchard House boasts an...

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KFC owner Yum! Brands reports rise in digital sales

KFC owner Yum! Brands reports rise in digital sales

According to research data analysed and published by Stock Apps, a financial educational resource, KFC owner, Yum! Brands', full year digital sales rose by 45% to $17 billion. Despite pandemic restrictions in 2020, the company's Q4 2020 revenue grew by 3%...

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Food sector reaction to Chancellor’s Budget

Food sector reaction to Chancellor’s Budget

Responding to the Budget delivered by the Chancellor this week, much of the food industry has welcomed continued Government support. Joint director general at the PTF, Angela Coleshill, told Food Management Today: “Food businesses up and down the country will broadly...

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New figures show take-home grocery sales have risen

New figures show take-home grocery sales have risen

The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 12.5% during the 12 weeks to 21st February 2021, with sales even stronger over the past month, increasing by 15.1% - the fastest rate of growth since June 2020. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and...

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Burger King UK launches sustainability charter

Burger King UK launches sustainability charter

Burger King UK has set out its road map on sustainability, food quality and ethics in a new Burger King for Good charter.  The charter will highlight a number of programmes across the business to improve the company's sustainability credentials, and its commitment to...

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Brexit insight

Efra announces inquiry into Brexit border delays

MPs have called on Environment Secretary, George Eustice, to provide more details on Government aid for seafood and meat businesses which have been impacted by Brexit border delays. Trade organisations had previously called on Government to support meat and seafood...

Defra announces £23m emergency fund for seafood sector

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a £23 million emergency fund for seafood exporters impacted by Brexit delays. Each business will be able to claim up to £100,000 if they are able to prove “genuine loss” in exporting fish...

Industry bodies warn of increased costs to food supply chains

The UK’s exit from the EU has the potential to increase food supply chain costs and cause further disruption to Northern Ireland’s retailers, according to the Future Relationship with the European Union Committee. The committee held an evidence session yesterday to...

Supermarkets hit out at NI food shortages

In a letter to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, Supermarket chiefs have called for ‘urgent intervention’ to prevent further disruption to Northern Ireland food supplies. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have teamed up to highlight...

Industry welcomes Brexit agreement

Trade organisations across the food industry have welcomed the historic Brexit agreement which was finally reached between the UK and the European Union (EU). Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the deal on Christmas Eve and the process of ratifying the agreement...

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