The FMT Blog

Opinion, analysis and musings from the FMT editorial team and expert guest writers about the food processing and manufacturing sector.

Easter Egg-spectations for this weekend

Easter Egg-spectations for this weekend

According to Kantar UK Insights consumers have, despite the late Easter, already purchased £146 million of Easter eggs and 42% of households have bought hot cross buns. Easter is the longest bank holiday weekend and a key event for retailers with eggs starting to go...

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TED 2019 talk anticipates clean meat on public plates by 2020

TED 2019 talk anticipates clean meat on public plates by 2020

Speaking at TED 2019 (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Bruce Friedrich, food innovator and founder of the Good Food Institute asked the question, how can meat production be made more sustainable? Friedrich has apparently been a vegetarian for over 30 years, and...

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Social media is influencing the way Brits food shop

Social media is influencing the way Brits food shop

Research from retail tech app Ubamarket is advising supermarkets to galvanise new social media trends, as it shows 'end of aisle promotions' are no longer an effective in-store marketing tactic. This analysis appears to show an appetite for change as 56% of people...

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Aldi extends food donation scheme

Aldi extends food donation scheme

Following a successful trial, Aldi will donate surplus food directly to charities across the UK through a partnership with the community engagement platform, Neighbourly. The recent trial saw 24 of the supermarket’s stores paired with local good causes that have been...

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Asia to generate $4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023

Asia to generate $4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023

Market research from IGD Asia predicts the top five markets in Asia will account for 83% of the region’s grocery sales in 2023, and 78.8% of total growth over the next five years. The grocery market will be worth US$4264 billion by 2023, up from $3126 billion in 2018....

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Nic Parsons to move from Tesco to join AHDB Dairy

Nic Parsons to move from Tesco to join AHDB Dairy

AHDB has appointed Nic Parsons as head of dairy development, responsible for the development and co-ordination of AHDB’s strategic dairy farm network. Nic will join AHDB in June from Tesco where he has been agricultural manager for dairy since 2014. Before this, he...

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Food Management Today magazine appoints new editor

Food Management Today magazine appoints new editor

Food Management Today has confirmed that Pam Brook has returned as editor of the title together with its sister publication Meat Management. Brook has been associated with Yandell Publishing for well over two decades and had previous lengthy spells as an editor with...

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Online grocery shopping to reach £13.6 billion

Online grocery shopping to reach £13.6 billion

Consumers are continuing to shop online, with sales of groceries in the UK hitting £12.3 billion last year, and expected to reach £13.6 billion this year, according to the latest research from Mintel. The organisation reports that the online grocery sector is still...

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