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Iceland sales rise 8% despite supply chain problems

Iceland sales rise 8% despite supply chain problems

Iceland has released its full-year results, revealing an increase in total sales to more than £3 billion. The grocer, which specialises in frozen foods, has also seen an increase in like-for-like sales by 2.3% in the 53 weeks to the end of March this year. However, it...

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Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland sales up 3.5%

Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland sales up 3.5%

Tesco has released its First Quarter Trading Statement 2018/19, and growth plans are on track with total UK and Republish of Ireland (ROI) sales up 3.5%. Tesco’s UK like-for-like sales were up 2.1% as performance improved through the quarter (after taking the timing...

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New technology required for country of origin labelling

New technology required for country of origin labelling

A new paper by Professor Iain Fraser from the University of Kent states that new technology will be required for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL). Currently only a small number of products in the European Union legally require COOL information, such as...

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Positive results for the meat, fish and poultry market

Positive results for the meat, fish and poultry market

Recent meat, fish and poultry (MFP) results shows that burgers and chicken are seeing major growth, while fish has also received a boost. This is according to the most recent data from Kantar Worldpanel, covering the 12 weeks to 20th May. Burgers up 17% Hot weather...

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Brexit insight

Industry shows united front on Brexit

A number of organisations involved in the UK’s food supply industry have put their names to a new manifesto setting out a variety of important principles designed to help ensure that Brexit is a success for the supply of food after the UK exits the European Union. A...

RSPCA Assured campaign encourages high welfare produce

RSPCA Assured has launched a new campaign with the aim to help improve animal welfare post Brexit and encourage consumers to choose produce originating from high welfare farms. The campaign, titled ‘eat less, eat better’, sets out to encourage consumers to eat fewer...

Overseas-owned companies total 47% of UK food sector turnover

Overseas-owned companies are making up a substantial share of the UK food sector, accounting for nearly half (47%) of the turnover of the UK’s leading food companies. Research by the commercial law firm EMW shows this is a rise from 44% last year. Overseas owned...

Cod prices could rise 18% when UK leaves EU

Rabobank has warned the price of cod could rise by 18% should the UK leave the European Union without a free trade deal in place. The findings come from Rabobank’s latest report on the UK’s fishing industry, Fishing for Answers II. In the event of a hard Brexit, we...

Red Tractor urges Government to change future agriculture policy

With Red Tractor being a main foundation for British agriculture, it is urging the Government to ensure that food production is at the forefront and being made a priority. Jim Moseley, who is the CEO of Red Tractor Assurance, expresses his thoughts that food...

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