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Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the fi...

Comment: Price is the word in UK grocery

It hardly even seems to count as news: the German discounters continue to make strides in the UK. The trend has been in evidence for years n...

Comment: Poultry industry must improve standards

The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued the results of its first set of quarterly campylobacter tests, part of a year-long study into the...

Why whole sector should take heed of meat scrutiny

The meat supply chain is in the spotlight this week, with allegations in the UK and China of poor and potentially unsafe practices at firms...

Latest Interviews

R&R Ice Cream adjusts to UK challenges 11 Feb 2015

Dean Best

In the second section of a two-part interview, R&R Ice Cream CEO Ibrahim Najafi speaks to Dean Best about how the UK-based company is navigating the challenges in its domestic - and still largest - market.


Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

Latest News

Cereal faces fresh UK criticism over sugar content 28 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Manufacturers and retailers in the UK - including Kellogg, Sainsbury's and Aldi - have again come under fire over the high sugar content of some breakfast cereals, prompting calls for the Government-backed Responsibility Deal to be scrapped.


UK mulls adding "five-a-day" mark to ready meals 9 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The UK government is considering allowing ready meal manufacturers to put the official five-a-day logo on their products.


Campylobacter in 70% of UK supermarket chicken 27 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter, a survey by the Food Standards Agency has unveiled.


Warburtons adds "premium" loaves to range 4 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Warburtons has added a line of "premium" loaves to its bakery range.


Discounters' UK share to "almost double by 2019" 1 Jul 2014

Dean Best

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

Latest blogs

A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.


Sainsbury's reappears on the M&A rumour mill 8 Dec 2014

Dean Best

The UK's third-largest grocer has returned to the M&A headlines over the weekend, with claims activist fund Crystal Amber is in discussions with overseas investors about a possible bid for the retailer.

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