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Since the onset of the downturn, German discounters Aldi and Lidl have, for the most part, been able to grow sales ahead of the UK's four la...


Ben Cooper | 25 Apr 2013

The GM debate has re-emerged in the UK in the last couple of weeks with the news four major supermarket operators will allow their suppliers to use GM feed for poultry and eggs.


Katy Askew | 8 Feb 2013

As our understanding of the horse meat contamination scandal develops the number of food products drawn in is likely to expand, raising some fundamental questions about the security of our food supply.


Dean Best | 12 Mar 2012

It was, in the end, no major surprise. But it did mark the end of a saga that had lasted the best part of two years. A consortium led by Malcolm Walker, founder and chief executive of UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods, has taken over the company.


Sam Webb | 16 Nov 2011

Bibby Line hailed the convenience retail sector as a "great opportunity" in the wake of its acquisition of major player Costcutter. However, can Costcutter stand up to the will and spending power of supermarkets, which have also recognised the opportunities c-stores offer? just-food explores the issue.

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Katy Askew | 19 Sep 2016

Thirty additional companies, including Burton's Biscuit Co. and Dairy Crest, have joined the Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce the resource intensity of the UK's food sector. 


John Shepherd | 27 Jul 2016

UK retailers Iceland Foods and Morrisons have both announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in their stores by 2025.


Dean Best | 1 Jul 2014

Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.


Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has indicated it could build a network of over 50 outlets in Ireland.


Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 2013

Aldi and UK retailers The Co-operative Group and Waitrose have signed up to a campaign run by consumer watchdog Which? to support simpler, clearer and more consistent pricing in supermarkets in the country.


Katy Askew | 7 Jun 2013

UK frozen food group Iceland Foods has indicated it plans to expand its business by growing international and online sales.


Katy Askew | 7 Jun 2013

Frozen food retailer Iceland has booked a mixed set of full-year results, as the bottom line was hit by one-off expenses.


Michelle Russell | 10 May 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has plans to expand its presence in Libya and across the wider Middle East region.


Dean Best | 22 Apr 2013

UK retailer Iceland Foods is to start trialling an online service in weeks.


Dean Best | 16 Apr 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has confirmed beef steak on sale at its store in the Czech Republic has been found to contain horsemeat.


Katy Askew | 4 Mar 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has acquired a clutch of former Blockbuster sites, which were put on the block after the movie rental business went into administration last month.


Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2013

The UK's Food Standards Agency has released a second set of test results from the industry revealing 99% of products sampled proved negative for traces of horse DNA.


Michelle Russell | 15 Feb 2013

Results from the first set of UK tests on beef products for horsemeat have in the main cleared the country's retailers.


Dean Best | 30 Jan 2013

Tesco plans to introduce DNA tests on all its meat products in the wake of the horse meat scandal, an affair that has led the UK retailer to drop one of the suppliers at the centre of the contamination.


Dean Best | 30 Nov 2012

Eight of the UK's major grocers have agreed to sign up to a set of "principles" on special offers and promotions on food and drink products.


Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2012

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has said it is "fully supportive" of The Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) "principles" on special offers and promotions on food and drink products, despite having not yet signed up.


Michelle Russell | 27 Nov 2012

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has outlined plans to grow in Iceland following the acquisition of a stake in its operating company in the country Ísland-Verslun.


Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 2012

UK retailer Iceland Foods has said it wants to expand its fresh produce offering and is looking to source additional suppliers.


Dean Best | 9 Oct 2012

Upmarket UK retailer Waitrose achieved its biggest share of the country's grocery market in the last three months, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.


Michelle Russell | 12 Sep 2012

Heron Foods has booked an increase in full-year profit as the UK frozen food retailer continued to open stores during 2011.


Michelle Russell | 4 Sep 2012

UK retailer Iceland Foods has agreed the sale of its Cooltrader frozen food banner to Heron Foods for an undisclosed sum.


Michelle Russell | 3 Sep 2012

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has appointed ex-Aldi senior executive Paul Foley as international business director in a bid to drive growth overseas.


Michelle Russell | 16 Aug 2012

Protests by UK farmers over the price of milk last night (15 August) targeted dairy giant Arla Foods.


Michelle Russell | 7 Aug 2012

UK discount retailer Farmfoods has agreed to talks with farmers on the price it pays for milk after protests at three sites last night.

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Dean Best | 21 Aug 2013

UK retailer Iceland Foods has been rebuked by the country's advertising watchdog for an ad that appeared at the height of the horsemeat contamination scandal - and that cast doubt on quality tastes carried out by food safety officials across the Irish Sea.

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