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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”.

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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.

1000 Holland & Barrett franchise stores to open in India

Health and nutrition retailer Holland & Barrett has secured a £20m (€25.44m) deal with Indian hospital chain Apollo Hospitals, an agreement which will see 1000 franchise stores open across India...

French find fault in 4 or 5-class nutrient profiling

The French food safety agency (ANSES) has concluded two nutrient profiling systems won’t provide people with easily understandable grading of food into four or five classes depending on their healthiness....

UK retailer Marks & Spencer to help raise awareness of celiac disease

Supermarket chain Marks & Spencer is backing a charity campaign to raise awareness of celiac disease.

UK retail giant Tesco closes NutriCentre business

British multinational retailer Tesco will close its loss-making NutriCentre business 15 years after acquiring the nutrition specialist.

Adams Foods takes on Ornua name

UK-based Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have changed their names to reflect their parent company, Ornua.  

UK sugar tax: The big questions

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the...

What's behind Britain's 'highly innovative' food industry?

The UK’s food industry is being sustained by both innovative new product development and safeguarding traditional products, according to a government publication.

Healthy diet, healthy planet: UK dietary advice backs plant proteins over meat & dairy

The UK has put sustainability on the menu by backing plant proteins over meat and dairy for sustainability reasons in its updated dietary recommendation and healthy eating guide.

Tesco to use social media to drive frozen sales

Tesco has plans to boost its online sales of frozen foods – where it sees greatest opportunity to drive volume – in an attempt to address an underperforming category instore, using...

Should EU mimic US supplement label database?

A US trade group has made moves to increase transparency and traceability in the supplement market by requiring all its members to submit product labels. Should the EU be considering...

Fairtrade sales hit by sugar price plummet despite double digit growth in certain categories

The value of UK Fairtrade sales dropped by €127m last year due to falling demand for cane sugar but the Fairtrade Foundation says it is remaining cautiously optimistic for 2016...

TSC index brings sustainable supply chains to Europe

A toolkit which allows manufacturers and retailers to evaluate the sustainability credentials of suppliers and their ingredients, has wrapped up its pilot scheme in the Netherlands and is set to...

Mars issues mass chocolate recall due to plastic

Mars Chocolate has recalled a variety of chocolate bars after plastic was found in one of the products.

Maytag recalls blue cheese

Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, Iowa, US, has announced a voluntary recall of five lots of “Maytag Blue” blue cheese wedges and wheels, and 15 batches of blue cheese crumbles...

Supermarket ad for wine brand ‘Fat bastard’ banned by advertising watchdog

The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned an advert from supermarket Iceland for the ‘Fat bastard’ wine brand, saying it was ‘irresponsibly targeted’ because it could have been seen by children. ...

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Bonds Confectionery launch Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Shop range

Bonds Confectionery will expand its Sweet Shop Favourites packs with the addition of Rhubarb and Custard to the range.

MEPs clash with the Commission over GM crops – again

Members of the European Parliament have once again clashed with the European Commission over its stance on genetically modified (GM) crops.

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Sainsbury’s recalls Camembert after Listeria scare

Sainsbury’s in the UK is recalling some of its Camembert products with use-by dates up to and including March 6, 2016 due to the potential presence of Listeria.

Kettle Chips recalls UK products over plastic contamination fear

Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

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