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Up to 300 Sainsbury’s and Asda stores may be disposed

Up to 300 Sainsbury’s and Asda stores may be disposed

Up to 300 stores could be ‘forced’ to shut in the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger if the landmark deal is approved, according to new research. A report by The Times has revealed that far more stores than previously thought could be in danger of having to shut their doors in...

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Aldi to reduce plastic use by 265 tonnes per year

Aldi to reduce plastic use by 265 tonnes per year

Aldi is to save approximately 265 tonnes of plastic a year as it starts to use recyclable clear trays containing its fresh fruit and vegetables. The supermarket is phasing out hard-to-recycle black plastic trays on a range of fresh produce and replacing them with...

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A third of fruit and vegetables ‘too ugly to sell’

A third of fruit and vegetables ‘too ugly to sell’

More than one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because it is misshapen or the wrong size, research suggests. University of Edinburgh researchers examined details of food loss and waste within the European economic area, and...

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Aldi promises to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2019

Aldi promises to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2019

Aldi UK and Ireland has unveiled plans to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2019 following investment in a long-term carbon management programme. The supermarket, which has more than 775 stores and 11 distribution centres across the UK and Ireland, has reduced its carbon...

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Could vegetables prevent colon cancer?

Could vegetables prevent colon cancer?

Chemicals produced by vegetables including kale, cabbage and broccoli could help maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, according to a recent study. Research conducted by the Francis Crick Institute involved feeding mice a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol...

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Brexit insight

Food bills could rise 12% post-Brexit

The UK’s largest supermarkets have issued a stark warning that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. According to the retailers, some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs. For...

Food manufacturers seeing rising costs

More than three quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise during the remainder of 2018, according to a survey from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). More than half of those polled had seen increased ingredient costs (62%), increased packaging costs...

Lords Committee seek answers on food safety post-Brexit

Clarity is being sought by The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee on plans for food safety risk management post-Brexit. The committee have written to Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, seeking answers. The...

Irish food sector preparing for Brexit

It has been revealed that 74% of Irish food companies have made progress in preparing for potential outcomes of Brexit on their business. The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, recently launched the 2018 ‘Brexit Barometer’, a survey of 117 Irish food,...

Industry reacts to Brexit White Paper regarding future of trade

The government has released a White Paper discussing the future after Brexit, including plans to maintain frictionless trade in goods. The White Paper titled, 'The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom And The European Union', discusses the plans for...

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