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PepsiCo launching Swiss Chalet chips at retail after sell-out foodservice debut

Swiss Chalet sauce-flavored Lays potato chips – rolled out earlier this month in restaurants – are now getting a retail launch.

FSS issues new cheese warning due to E. coli O157

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has ordered the withdrawal of a cheese produced by the same firm it linked to an earlier E. coli outbreak.

Snack NPD August 2016: Good Thins’ new flavors, Burton’s Biscuit, Jack Link’s new jerky and strips

BakeryandSnacks presents a monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye in August.

Best-before-dates are bad news, say German food companies

Product defects (73%), technical faults (54%) and expiry of the best-before-date (43%) are the major causes of food waste in the German food industry, according to a study.

UK shoppers will spend more for fairer groceries: Survey

UK shoppers would pay more for groceries in the knowledge producers were getting a better deal, a new survey suggests. 

Supermarkets identified as main junk-food source for consumers: Study

Improving access to healthy foods may not be as effective in changing dietary habits as previously thought, as a study identifies supermarkets as the main source of junk food among...

Italy gives companies green light to donate unsold food to charity

Italy’s agricultural ministry has passed its new waste law lifting hurdles for companies giving away unsold food to charity.

UK retailers pushing unhealthy foods most, finds watchdog. Industry cites 'value'

Supermarkets in the UK are promoting more unhealthy products than healthy ones, according to new research carried out by consumer group Which?

Yoghurts recalled due to rubber contamination

Yoghurts supplied by Yeo Valley have been recalled from six UK supermarkets as they could contain pieces of rubber.

Here we Tesco again: Holland & Barrett to supplement retail superstores

Tesco will open six in-store Holland & Barrett concessions within the next month as part of a pilot project, just months after closing down its loss-making NutriCentre business.

UK report calls for ban on energy drink sales to under 16s

A report authored by UK public health lobby group Action on Sugar has called on the UK government to curb energy drink consumption among young people – listing a ban...

European outcry over ‘discriminatory’ Polish retail tax

A new Polish retail tax has angered European commerce heads who brand the decision “discriminatory” against foreign businesses.

Industry guidelines on surplus food donations aim to fight food waste

Manufacturers and retailers have teamed up with the European Federation of Food Banks to produce a framework for donating surplus food and cutting down on food waste.

Brexit uncertainty could raise UK food costs - but discount supermarkets may still win

Brexit-borne economic uncertainty could dampen supermarket’s ability to offer cheaper groceries, though worried shoppers could maintain sales figures at hard discounting retailers like Lidl and Aldi, analysts suggest.

Confectionery to be worst hit UK food sector after Brexit, says Euromonitor

Confectionery volumes are forecast to decline faster than any other packaged food category after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

'The mass-market approach doesn't work anymore; retailers need to shrink to grow': IRI

Bigger ranges mean bigger sales, right? Wrong. Retailers right across the EU are undergoing a “range re-set programme” and the general target is a reduction of 30%, according to IRI....

Private label in Europe: Tailor your growth strategy per country, says IRI

Private label is under pressure across Europe for a range of reasons and manufacturers and retailers must tailor their solutions to each individual country, according to a recent IRI report.

Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food

Romania is set to pass a law requiring supermarkets to sell a minimum of 51% local food, including dairy, bakery and meat products - but will the protectionist law get...

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

Why Holland & Barrett has seen 27.5% online sales growth in a year

Online sales for Holland & Barrett grew by 27.5% last year, which the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) says is thanks to its omni-channel strategy during exponential global expansion.

The ease of the squeeze: As austerity ends, how have UK eating habits changed?

‘Scratch cooking’ is fuelling demand for meal kits - to the detriment of ready meals, soups and cooking sauces - while rising incomes means more snacks, cereals and juices can...

'Breakthrough' global accounting tool for waste could save billions

A new global standard to measure food loss and waste will help firms save billions of pounds and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Retailers failing to comply with French allergen law: Watchdog

One quarter of French supermarkets are failing to inform consumers of potential allergens in food from their fresh counters - an "unacceptable" result, says France's consumer watchdog Que Choisir....

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MEPs overwhelmingly vote for action on unfair trading practices

European politicians have voted overwhelmingly in favour for action to end unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain in a plenary vote today.

Bella Berry beauty drink on finding the right retailers and investors

Beauty drink Bella Berry launched in the UK last year with a mission to bring beauty drinks to a mass market. One of the key lessons for the brand has...

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