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British Pie Awards adds three new elements

British Pie Awards adds three new elements

The annual British Pie Awards 2019 is now open for entry, and this year sees the introduction of three new elements including a vegan pie class. The 2019 British Pie Awards is to be held on Friday 8th March 2019 in the pork pie capital of Melton Mowbray, with judging...

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Asda workers win court of appeal hearing

Asda workers win court of appeal hearing

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that Asda store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket’s distribution centres. The judgment follows an Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal against Asda’s attempts to – in the words of GMB...

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Food industry responds to Commons vote

Food industry responds to Commons vote

Members of the food industry have responded to the recent vote in the House of Commons regarding Brexit, calling for more speed in confirming a deal. MPs have voted in favour of re-opening talks with Brussels and against a proposal to delay Brexit in order to prevent...

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Food businesses reduce CO2 emissions and water use

Food businesses reduce CO2 emissions and water use

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published its annual sustainability progress report, outlining the steps taken by members to deliver its Ambition 2025, a set of commitments to deliver a sustainable food system. The 2018 report illustrates the work done by FDF...

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Brexit insight

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...

Stockpiling issues cause concerns for food industry

In a recent meeting with the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, along with Ian Rayson of Nestle UK, raised various concerns over Brexit. According to a report by BBC, Wright said that...

Food industry responds to Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

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...

CEO to step down as Premier Foods plans for Brexit

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...

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