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Nestle signs up to new UK food waste pledge

13 May 2019

Food heavyweights and UK 'big four' retailers are amongst the signatories to a new pledge to reduce food waste, it has been revealed.

Tesco 'culls brands to prepare for fight with discounters'

13 May 2019

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, has been linked in UK newspaper reports with a product reduction strategy.

New products - Kellogg's Off the Grid frozen waffles; Coca-Cola Amatil's alternative ice cream; Vivera adds to meat-free range; Bio-tiful Dairy rolls out kefir quark compote

10 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes frozen waffles from Kellogg, a dairy-free ice cream from Coca-Cola Amatil and a new meat-free range from Vivera.

Greenyard forges frozen fruit and veg partnership with Tesco

30 Apr 2019

Belgium-based Greenyard has entered a partnership with UK supermarket Tesco for frozen fruit, vegetables and herbs.

New products - Unilever's Asian Street Style Pot Noodles; Kraft Heinz collaborates on dressings; Food for Progress extends Oumph; Samworth Brothers' Soreen Seeds & More Loaf

26 Apr 2019

The pick of this week's new products include snack bars from Soylent, Tesco launching a vegan sausage roll and Unilever adding an Asian Street Style range to its Pot Noodle brand.

New products - Unilever teams up with Tesco on Nice by Nature lollies; Brain food company Ingenuity Brands unveils Brainiac Kids; Smucker's set for move into honey

1 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the UK's Noble Foods adding ice cream to its Gü desserts range and US-based Good Karma launching plant-based sour cream and dips.

With Brexit looming, what trends will drive UK food in 2019?

2 Jan 2019

The food industry trends that experts believe we will see in the UK in 2019 reflect concerns across a number of issues, writes Andy Coyne.

Can a climate label for food work?

12 Dec 2018

A decade ago, a few companies looked to label a product's carbon footprint. The concept never took off. If revisited, just-food asks, would the idea now gain traction?

Tesco, Morrisons question logic of Sainsbury's, Asda deal

5 Dec 2018

UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons have questioned the logic behind the proposed merger of rivals Sainsbury's and Asda.

Tesco joins forces with WWF in sustainability push

19 Nov 2018

UK big four supermarket Tesco has announced a four-year partnership aimed at making it easier for shoppers to buy "affordable, healthy, sustainable food".

New Products - Mission launches 'better for you' wraps in the UK; Cargill joins forces with TGI Fridays on frozen burger line; UK retailer Tesco launches own-label baby food range; Zwanenberg Food Group launches vegan range

8 Nov 2018

This week's product news includes a new vegan range from Holland's Zwanenberg Food Group, "better-for-you" wraps from Gruma's Mission brand and an own-label baby-food line from Tesco.

UK meat-alternative firms slammed by pressure group for "excessive" salt content

23 Oct 2018

UK pressure group Action on Salt has criticised meat-free suppliers for what it says is an "excessive" amount of salt in meat-alternative products.

New Products - Coca-Cola milk JV Fairlife launches snack-sized beverages; Oatly takes oatmeal drinks to Spain; Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Nomad-Foods owned Aunt Bessie's Melt in the Middle desserts

19 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.

CMA widens scope of Sainsbury’s/Asda merger investigation to include discounters

17 Oct 2018

Asda and Sainsbury's have won their fight to have discounters Aldi and Lidl included in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)'s investigation into their planned merger. 

What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers?

15 Oct 2018

With some major grocers in Europe working together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

What might Tesco's new Jack's format mean for suppliers?

27 Sep 2018

Tesco is fighting back in the UK against Aldi and Lidl with the opening of its own discount chain, Jack's. Simon Creasey outlines what the move could mean for manufacturers.

Tesco, Carrefour eye lower prices with buying pact

2 Jul 2018

Tesco and Carrefour have become the latest major retailers to team up on purchasing, today (2 July) announcing "a long-term, strategic alliance".

PepsiCo takes US snack brand Poppables across pond; Kellogg adds to Nutri-Grain range in Australia; Arla launches Lurpak Softest spreadable butter straight from the fridge; Yildiz-owned Pladis launches Flipz in the UK

17 May 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

UK food companies issue pledges on plastics

26 Apr 2018

Food manufacturers operating in the UK, including Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods plc, today (26 April) set out a series of pledges on plastics, including ending the use of single-use plastics by 2025.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps seals first UK 'big four' supermarket listing

16 Feb 2018

UK challenger snacks brand Nim's Fruit & Veg Crisps has sealed its largest listing with a UK supermarket.

The Black Farmer protein-enhanced eggs; Valio ice cream range; Candy Kittens' vegan-friendly sweets; Fuel10K enters new categories

26 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Danone launches non-GMO milk in US; Brazil's BRF to roll out cut-price brand; Tesco's new vegan range in UK; Huel moves into breakfast cereal

11 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Tesco/Booker, Co-op/Nisa - how might suppliers be affected?

22 Nov 2017

Two prospective takeovers in the UK grocery retail channel have shaken the sector, with food manufacturers weighing up the consequences. Simon Creasey analyses the possible impact on suppliers.

Under-scrutiny 2 Sisters poultry plant to resume production

6 Nov 2017

2 Sisters Food Group plans to restart production this week at its poultry processing plant at West Bromwich in the Midlands, which was temporarily closed in September after an investigation revealed poor hygiene standards. 

2 Sisters owner tells parliament hearing "mistakes have been made''

26 Oct 2017

The owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, which is under investigation for alleged breaches of hygiene standards, has told a parliamentary committee "mistakes have been made'' and pledged to improve food safety at all the company's plants.

2 Sisters 'exposed altering chicken date labels in potential health hazard'

29 Sep 2017

An investigation has claimed UK poultry firm 2 Sisters Food Group tampered with labels on its fresh chicken products to alter slaughter dates in a potential health hazard to consumers.

UK Food Standards Agency says "no evidence of breaches" at 2 Sisters plant

29 Sep 2017

The UK's Food Standards Agency said it found "no evidence of breaches" when it inspected the poultry production plant of 2 Sisters Food Group alleged to have broken labelling rules and followed poor sanitary conditions.

Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste

21 Sep 2017

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.

Strong growth in Western Europe and Australia boosts UK's Hilton Food Group

12 Sep 2017

UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group has recorded an increase in both revenue and operating profit in its half year results.

Hilton Food Group to build Polish fresh food factory following Tesco deal

24 Aug 2017

Hilton Food Group, the UK retail meat packing business, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Tesco to produce fresh food for the UK retailer's operations in central Europe.

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