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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 24 November (free to read)

24 Nov 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Reusable packaging – from green to grubby and back again?

23 Nov 2020

Covid boosted single-use packaging, causing concern progress on reusables had been dented. However, high-profile trials are taking place. What lies ahead for reuse and refill?

Kenyan fresh food supplier Kakuzi suspended by Tesco following abuse claims

12 Oct 2020

Kakuzi, a Kenya-based supplier of avocado, pineapple and macadamia nuts, has initiated an investigation into serious abuse claims on its estates.

New products – Arla launches filtered milk drink Klöver; Ancient Harvest debuts wheat-free pasta; Perkier Foods' Immune range of plant-based bars, porridge

9 Oct 2020

This week's selection of new products includes Perkier Foods' range of bars and porridge, and six SKUs from the UK's Noisy Snacks.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Tesco makes plant-based food commitment

30 Sep 2020

Tesco has made a commitment to boost sales of plant-based products such as ready-meals and meat alternatives over the next five years.

FMCG giants try again on deforestation

22 Sep 2020

Seventeen of the world's largest FMCG groups and retailers have launched another bid to tackle deforestation.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Backing Marcus Rashford's food poverty campaign must be about more than catching stardust

4 Sep 2020

Food groups are keen to support footballer Marcus Rashford in the food poverty debate but that endorsement will backfire if not reflected in companies' future actions.

Nestle, General Mills among food manufacturers to join new food waste initiative

19 Aug 2020

Nestlé and General Mills are among the global food manufacturers to have joined a new food waste initiative to reduce the impact on the economy and environment.

Tesco calls on UK government to act on foods linked to deforestation

5 Aug 2020

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, is asking for rules to be introduced on imports of deforestation-linked food.

Nearly half of food manufacturers, grocers have plant-based teams – research

27 Jul 2020

Research just out has revealed the percentage of food manufacturers and grocers that now have dedicated teams for plant-based products.

Tesco launches online delivery service for reusable food containers

15 Jul 2020

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched a service promoting sustainable packaging across a selection of products.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

UK grocery spending jumped 28% amid Covid-19 rush - Kantar

31 Mar 2020

Consumers in the UK increased their grocery shop over a four-week period as the coronavirus crisis caused more people to eat at home.

Tesco seeks to reassure consumers on food supplies 

13 Mar 2020

Tesco, the UK's largest grocer, has issued an update on its food supply pipeline amid reports of coronavirus-linked panic-buying.

Why Tesco's right to be cautious about compostable packaging

10 Mar 2020

Tesco has issued details on the packaging it wants suppliers to use in the UK from May. Compostables remains a tricky issue but David Burrows welcomes the retailer's decisions.

Tesco starts rationing amid UK coronavirus-linked panic-buying

9 Mar 2020

The UK's largest supermarket, Tesco, has taken measures to deter people fearful of coronavirus-linked product shortages from stockpiling goods.

New products - Baby food firm Mia & Ben wins listings with Sainsbury's; Danone launches Silk with two plant ingredients; Kerry takes Naked Glory into 'chicken''

31 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes the latest from companies including Tyson Foods, Unilever and Nestle.

Tesco makes UK plastic pledge on multipacks

29 Jan 2020

UK-based supermarket chain Tesco is to remove shrink-wrap plastic packaging from its tinned multipack products.

Tesco drops Bella Italia frozen ready meals

23 Dec 2019

Big four UK supermarket chain Tesco has dropped frozen ready meals from a local foodservice outlet, it has been revealed.

Tesco, WWF launch 'green' food metric

16 Dec 2019

Tesco has teamed up with The World Wide Fund for Nature to devise a measure they say will gauge the environmental impact "of some of the UK's most popular foods".

Tesco demonstrates new commitment to plastics reduction with 2020 initiative

1 Nov 2019

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, has made new commitments to remove plastics from its shelves by 2020.

AI technology advances in retail - what it might mean for suppliers

16 Oct 2019

Dan Robinson finds out how major UK retailers are using the latest AI technology and the impact that could have on the supply chain.

Tesco denies buying alliance with Carrefour squeezing suppliers

2 Oct 2019

UK grocery giant Tesco has defended itself following a media story criticising its buying alliance with French peer Carrefour.

What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers?

2 Oct 2019

Dave Lewis, the man at the top of the UK's largest supermarket chain Tesco, picked an opportune moment to step down as CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the new chief's challenges. 

New products - Dr Oetker's Chicago Town pizza enters chilled aisle; Sweet Earth's Awesome Burger hits US; Delimax-Montpak debuts Fontaine Family range; Tesco debuts Plant Chef

27 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new plant-based range from Ireland's Kerry Foods and Tesco.

Tesco "will not give up food standards" post-Brexit

18 Sep 2019

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has reflected on how new trade deals the UK could strike post-Brexit might affect food standards in the country.

Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert

27 Aug 2019

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in dealings between suppliers and retailers.

Retail giant Tesco threatens to de-list packaging-heavy products

22 Aug 2019

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, has outlined to suppliers its future plans linked to excessive packaging.

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