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Ocado Retail CEO to be City Food lecturer for 2021

Ocado Retail CEO to be City Food lecturer for 2021

Organisers of the City Food Lecture have announced that the 2021 lecture will be given by Mel Smith, chief executive of Ocado Retail. Formed in August 2019, Ocado Retail is a 50-50 joint venture between M&S and Ocado Group which serves 350,000 households every...

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Industry encouraged by Chancellor’s spending review

Industry encouraged by Chancellor’s spending review

A number of trade organisations have welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review which consists of a number of support packages in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Government expecting the economy set to shrink by around 11.4% this year, Sunak...

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Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 gathers pace

Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020 gathers pace

The annual Women in Meat Industry Awards ceremony is now under one week away, with the online results set to be announced live at 4.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December. FMT readers can pre-register now for a reminder email, including a direct link, which is sent out on the...

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NFU Scotland welcomes food and drink recovery funding

NFU Scotland welcomes food and drink recovery funding

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the food and drink sector is to receive £5 million from Scottish Government to help its recovery from the impact of coronavirus and prepare for uncertainties of Brexit. Through the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership,...

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Brexit insight

Truss confirms changes to Trade and Agriculture Commission

International trade secretary, Liz Truss, has announced a series of changes to the Trade and Agriculture Commission which will see it put on a statutory footing. The Commission has also been extended beyond its initial six-month period and will now be in place for up...

Food industry “concerned” by PM’s no-deal comments

Key figures across the food industry have issued concern after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the UK could be heading for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking after a summit last week, which Johnson had previously said was the deadline for a deal, he said that trade...

NFU president meets with Prime Minister to discuss British standards

National Farmers Union (NFU) president, Minette Batters, has met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the need for action to safeguard British farming’s standards in trade policy. Batters urged the Prime Minister to increase the parliamentary scrutiny of trade...

NFU responds to Agriculture Bill vote

The president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), Minette Batters, has hit out at the decision to reject the latest round of amendments to the Agriculture Bill, saying that the future of British food and farming is at stake. On Monday 12th October, MPs voted against...

British standards compromised in Agriculture Bill vote

The latest round of amendments to the Agriculture Bill which aimed to protect British food and animal welfare standards in any post-Brexit trade deals has been rejected by MPs. The amendments, which included giving the new Trade and Agriculture Commission the power to...

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