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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...

New look and new horizons: NOA Relax & Focus

Inspired by the wilderness of the Swedish archipelago, NOA Relax & Focus has now set its sights on 30 markets worldwide. One lesson learned so far was the need for...

‘Nimble’ local brand closing in on multinational rivals: Kantar data

Local brands are growing at twice the pace of multinationals thanks to an ability to quickly respond to niche market demands and better cater to consumer needs, says a report...

Food waste from manufacturing 56% less than previously reported

Food manufacturers are not wasting anywhere near as much food as experts thought, but there’s still a £220 million (€290m) opportunity in reducing levels even further.

SPOTLIGHT ON START-UPS

Waste-zapping app looks for new retail partners

Helping retailers shift over 1.3 million products that would have been wasted otherwise is just the first step for French company, Zéro-Gâchis, which has set its sights on expanding to Spain, Belgium...

Asda’s food and drink suppliers ‘to save £50M’

Asda’s food and drink suppliers are set to save £50M, as the supermarket extends its Sustain & Save Exchange programme, claims the retailer.

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M&S sourcing boss: what we expect from suppliers

Marks & Spencer (M&S) sets demanding standards for its suppliers but rewards top class achievement, explains the retailer’s head of responsible sourcing and packaging and Plan A Louise Nicholls, in this exclusive video interview....

Industry must help consumers cut food waste, say app developers

Focusing food waste efforts on industry when most waste happens at home is misdirected but industry must share best practice to help consumers cut waste, say the developers of a smart...

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Mars taps ‘mainstream’ trend with protein chocolate launches

Mars has introduced Snickers and Mars bars packed with protein after spotting a trend that it says has become “mainstream”.

News in brief

Hazelnuts, cocoa and alcohol targeted by cargo thieves - FreightWatch

Hazelnuts, cocoa, alcohol and ham were among commodities targeted by cargo thieves this month, according to FreightWatch.

Müller won’t close Hanworth dairy

One of the UK’s largest glass bottle milk factories, at Hanworth, near London, won’t be closing after all.

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