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New 2019 edition of Meat Contacts directory

New 2019 edition of Meat Contacts directory

The annual directory Meat Contacts, which includes many key food contacts and information, is now available to view online at www.meatcontacts.com with a print edition also available to purchase. Every year the publication is regularly updated and provides a...

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BFFF launches digital campaign to boost frozen growth

BFFF launches digital campaign to boost frozen growth

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) is launching a six-month campaign, aiming to showcase a series of six short films highlighting meals that can be made with ingredients ‘fresh from the freezer’. ‘Fresh From the Freezer’ is a digital campaign, aiming to reach...

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UK food and drink exports reach £16.4bn

UK food and drink exports reach £16.4bn

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published an analysis showing that food and drink exports increased by 1.8% to £16.4bn from January to September 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017. Exports of branded goods also grew by £35.2m to £4.3bn, up 0.8%....

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Nestlé’s UK & Ireland chairman steps down

Nestlé’s UK & Ireland chairman steps down

Dame Fiona Kendrick has confirmed she is to stand down as chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland at the end of 2018 and will leave the company after four decades. Kendrick joined Nestlé in 1980 and has enjoyed a long and varied career with a number of roles in the UK and...

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Tesco challenge Sainsbury’s during CMA hearing

Tesco challenge Sainsbury’s during CMA hearing

The supermarket giant Tesco has said that the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda should not go ahead unless ‘extensive remedies’ are provided as a result of the move. The remarks from Tesco were made during a hearing with the Competition and Markets Authority...

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Brexit insight

Food prices could rise by 10% warns Bank of England

In a Treasury Committee meeting, taking place on 4th December, it has been reported that Bank of England governor, Mark Carney has warned that food prices could rise between 5% and 10% after Brexit. Carney has told MPs that if the UK sees an extreme case, food prices...

Survey shows food retailers preparing for hard Brexit

In the event of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019, a new survey has shown that over a third of retailers indicated they feel ‘very underprepared’ for a hard Brexit, and are considering stockpiling where possible. Squire Patton Boggs and Retail Economics undertook a...

Stockpiling issues cause concerns for food industry

In a recent meeting with the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, along with Ian Rayson of Nestle UK, raised various concerns over Brexit. According to a report by BBC, Wright said that...

Food industry responds to Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The United Kingdom and the European Union negotiating teams have reached an agreement in principle on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, and the food industry has been quick to respond. The full 585 page report on the Withdrawal Agreement can be found here and that of...

CEO to step down as Premier Foods plans for Brexit

Premier Foods, which owns Bisto, Oxo and Mr Kipling, amongst other major food brands, has announced a new strategic initiative to deal with Brexit fears. It has also confirmed the pending departure of CEO Gavin Darby. In a statement, the company has said it intends to...

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