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France acts on food waste 26 May 15

French politicians have passed legislation that bans large stores from throwing away unsold food in a bid to tackle waste...


Baby food recipes in spotlight in US 22 May 15

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs...


Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times 21 May 15

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country...


Talk of merger between Ahold and Delhaize returns 11 May 15

Over the weekend, there were fresh claims Europe-based food retailers Ahold and Delhaize are in discussions to join forces...


Unilever claims sales boost from sustainability 5 May 15

Unilever today (5 May) published news on the progress it is making on its ten-year programme to double in size while reducing its impact on the environment - and claimed its efforts were becoming an engine behind its sales...


Holland & Barrett sets out UK free-from ambitions 23 Apr 15

UK-based health food retailer Holland & Barrett has outlined its ambitions to become the country's largest free-from retailer...


Tate & Lyle shakes up Splenda unit 21 Apr 15

Amid significant pressure on profits from its Splenda sucralose business, UK-based food ingredients group Tate & Lyle has this morning (21 April) announced plans to try to "maximise returns"...


US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules 16 Apr 15

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago...


Labour manifesto has sugar in its sights 13 Apr 15

The UK Labour Party today (13 April) issued its manifesto for the country's upcoming general election - and has pledged to take aim at sugar...


Edeka's bid to buy local retail rival Kaiser's blocked 2 Apr 15

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann...

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