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The proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda could lead to increased pressure on farmers and reduce the variety of products available for the shopper, according to the National Farmers' Union (NFU). NFU head of food and farming Philip Hambling has told the Competition...read more
Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), based in Lincolnshire, is set to expand its overseas sales after appointing Anthony Ware as its export manager. Ware will head up the export division, mapping out priorities and opportunities for overseas growth at...read more
Shoppers are being charged more for buying from smaller stores belonging to supermarkets than in larger sites owned by the same retailers, a BBC investigation has claimed. In one case, a trolley of groceries cost almost £10 more in a smaller shop than at the same...read more
Sainsbury’s is exclusively launching Eat Grub’s Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets in 250 stores across the country. Eat Grub was launched in 2014 by co-founders Shami Radia and Neil Whippey with the aim to revolutionise Western food culture by introducing insects as...read more
A glittering celebratory dinner at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, set the scene for the inaugural Women In Meat Industry Awards ceremony on 16th November. Celebrity chef and cookery school businesswoman Lesley Waters, known for television shows...read more
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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...
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...
The latest batch of contingency papers for a no-deal Brexit have been issued by the Government, with Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief executive Ian Wright describing them as ‘shambolic’. The updated list of scenarios outline how the Government would deal with...
A clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in a ‘no deal’ Brexit is being called for by The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG). “There has been speculation about how the UK will...
Failing to reach a Brexit deal could cost food retailers and the supply chain £9.3 billion, according to a new Barclays Corporate Banking report. The new Barclays report, Scale, Disruption and Brexit – a new dawn for UK food supply chains? shows that in a no-deal...
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