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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...read more
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...read more
The winners of the 2019 Food Management Today Industry Awards were announced on 31st January during a special celebratory lunch at The Royal Garden Hotel, London, attended by around 300 guests. Celebrity chef and TV presenter John Torode, perhaps best known for his...read more
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...read more
Sainsbury’s is trialling a new range of 26 meat-alternative products that will now sit in its meat, fish, and poultry aisles across 20 stores nationwide. The change is believed to mark the first time a UK supermarket has positioned a range of meat-alternatives...read more
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...read more
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...
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...
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...
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...
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