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Nutrition, health and wellness drive Nestlé forward despite 'challenging' year

Shares in the world's biggest food company were down by around 2% this morning as Nestlé announced its slowest sales growth in four years and missed profit expectations for 2013. 

Food waste cannot be tackled in isolation, says Slow Food

Slow Food has urged the European Commission to take a more holistic view of food sustainability, saying that food waste must be seen as part of broader sustainability issues.

Supplements certifier teams with retailer to boost sports nutrition safety

UK-based food supplement certification service Informed-Sport  has linked up with online supplement retailer Trusted Pro Supplements  to showcase those products that have passed through the stringent quality control process....

Private labels borrow brand tactics to grow market share

The private label sector still has enormous growth potential, as it accounts for only 10% of global grocery value, according to a report from Euromonitor International.

Candy cast out: Lidl goes confectionery-free at UK checkouts

Discount retailer Lidl has rolled out its Healthy Till program across its UK stores, removing all chocolate and sweets from checkouts except for Wrigley’s gum.

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McDonald’s and Ferrero announce partnership

McDonald’s Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has joined forces to launch a limited edition Golden Moments series.

‘Huge variation’ in food hygiene standards

One year on from the horse meat scandal there is a huge variation in the levels of UK food standards in the UK, according to Which?

Tesco, Morrisons and M&S results reveal unhappy Christmas

Leading retailers Tesco, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have all reported sliding sales over the Christmas period, with one retailer accused of delivering “a quite awful trading update”....

Most stocks and gravies miss salt targets

Stock cubes and gravies contain ‘high and unnecessary’ amounts of hidden salt, according to an analysis from Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

Court overturns Herbalife pyramid case

Supplements giant Herbalife has won an appeal against a verdict back in 2011 which tarred the firm's recruitment and selling structure as a pyramid scheme. 

Scotland abandons responsible food marketing standard

The Scottish government has shelved a standard for responsible food and drink marketing intended to tackle Scotland’s obesity problem, after food industry participants withdrew from discussions.

Supermarkets buy more British pork after horsegate

Supermarkets have boosted their purchases of British-farmed pork, ham and sausages since the horsemeat scandal, reveals new research from the English pig industry levy board BPEX.

Confectioner Cloetta ready to compete in snacks after acquisition

Dry roasted nut maker Alrifai Nutisal has been acquired by Nordic confectionery firm Cloetta.

IFFO welcomes UK retailer support for responsible fish oil sourcing

UK retailers like Morrisons’, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are backing an international ‘responsible’ fish oil certification earned by 100 processing factories in 9 countries and representing 40% of global fish oil...

Swisse Wellness CEO hails ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare: ‘It enables us to become that global wellness brand’

Premium products, mega-spend marketing, and global ambitions are driving growth for Swisse Wellness, says its CEO, days after inking a ‘game-changing’ deal with PGT Healthcare giving it access to over...

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Yakult brings probiotic little bottles to Switzerland

Switzerland is the newest market for Japanese probiotic drink leader Yakult, which began selling there last month.

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Tesco hit by tablet findings in ice cream cornets

Tesco has recalled some of its own-brand ice cream cones because pain relief tablets have been found in two cornets.

Impulse buy: Unrealized potential at confectionery-rich checkouts, says Wrigley

A study backed by Wrigley has found that the confectionery-laden checkout zone is one of the highest areas for sales in stores, but is still underexploited by many retailers.

Private labels see more retail shops in packaging

With the development of private labels, retail chains are more involved in the packaging industry, says Marco Pedroni, president, Coop Italia.

Lack of progress on meat and fish waste

There is a ‘great opportunity’ to reduce meat and fish waste in UK households after a report showed no decline over a five year period compared to other sectors.  ...

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Heinz redesigns Hot Sauce packaging

Heinz has changed the packaging on its Hot Sauces brand to reflect a growing trend for spicy food.

Taxing sugary drinks could reduce UK obesity, claim researchers

A 20% tax on sugary soft drinks could reduce the prevalence of obesity in the UK by 1.3%, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

‘Phenomenal’ European growth in online grocery shopping, says IGD

Internet grocery shopping is growing at a phenomenal rate across Europe and is set to double in several countries over the next five years, according to market research from IGD...

Industry on target to cut food waste

Food and drink manufacturers are meeting waste reduction targets, trade body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed after the spotlight turned on retailers this week.

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Timeline: The horsemeat scandal explained

Following reports this week of further criminal activity in the horsemeat scandal, our timeline maps 'Horsegate' from its beginning in 2012. Hover over the right side of images below to...

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