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Nestlé acquires recipe kit firm SimplyCook

Nestlé acquires recipe kit firm SimplyCook

Nestlé has agreed a deal to acquire UK based recipe kit firm, SimplyCook, in an effort to increase its direct-to-customer offerings in the UK and Ireland. SimplyCook was launched in 2014 and provides customers with pre-portioned ingredients to follow recipes....

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3,000 jobs at risk as Asda targets online growth

3,000 jobs at risk as Asda targets online growth

Supermarket giant Asda has announced that 3,000 jobs may be at risk as the retailer looks to invest more in its online sales platform. The move comes as a result of shifting consumer behaviours throughout the pandemic say Asda, with the supermarket’s online capacity...

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Campden BRI begins research into red meat shelf-life

Campden BRI begins research into red meat shelf-life

Food research institute Campden BRI is looking for partners to help with new research that aims to revise established standards in order to improve the sustainability of red meat products. Campden says the study could save producers and retailers millions of pounds in...

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Food awards product judging goes ahead in April

Food awards product judging goes ahead in April

Following the recent Government announcement confirming the easing of lockdown arrangements, product judging for the FMT Food Industry Awards, which had previously been postponed, will now take place during the week commencing 19th April 2021. Delivery of all...

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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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