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Proposed restrictions on food promotions slammed by FDF

Proposed restrictions on food promotions slammed by FDF

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has strongly criticised the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on proposed restrictions for food promotions. The 12-week consultation asks whether there should be more restrictions on how retailers promote food...

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Iceland Foods responds to minimum wage breach claims

Iceland Foods responds to minimum wage breach claims

Retailer Iceland Foods has responded to claims from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that it breached national minimum wage rules by operating of a Christmas saving scheme for employees. The voluntary scheme allowed employees to have sums deducted from their wages which...

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Marks and Spencer reports ‘steady performance’

Marks and Spencer reports ‘steady performance’

Mark and Spencer Group Plc (M&S) saw a “steady performance in difficult markets” in its trading statement for the 13 weeks to 29th December 2018. In food, the retailer saw like-for-like revenue decrease 2.1%. Six months ago M&S started on a journey to...

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Tesco sees 12th consecutive quarter of growth

Tesco sees 12th consecutive quarter of growth

In the Tesco UK business, its third quarter like-for-like sales increased by 0.7%, representing its 12th consecutive quarter of growth. Over the six weeks to 5th January 2019, like-for-like sales in both the UK & ROI businesses, including Booker, grew by 1.9% in...

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Countdown to the FMT Food Industry Awards lunch begins

Countdown to the FMT Food Industry Awards lunch begins

With just three weeks to go until the Food Management Today Industry Awards 2019 lunch, now is the last chance to order tickets for one of the biggest food events of the year. The lunch and ceremony will be held on 31st January 2019, and will once again be taking...

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Brexit insight

NFU president calls on Government to prioritise food post-Brexit

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has challenged the Government to live up to its responsibilities to ensure that Britain has a robust supply of safe, traceable and affordable food following Brexit. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference,...

Report recommends more support for UK farmers

A more supportive, flexible and incentives-led approach to farming regulation has been recommended as part of wide-ranging review into the UK farming sector published yesterday. (Thursday 13 December). The final report by Dame Glenys Stacey, concludes that current...

No deal scenario ‘catastrophic’ for UK farming

An extraordinary meeting of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales (NFU) Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers. Commenting on these principles, NFU president Minette...

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...

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