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Covid-19 food industry updates – Tuesday 11 August (free to read)

11 Aug 2020

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

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.

Unilever, Nestle among best prepared for plant-based future - investor group

24 Jul 2019

Unilever and Nestlé are amongst the businesses to be assessed in terms of their response to consumer demand for alternative proteins in a new report.

Tesco chief Dave Lewis 'warns Brexit preparations more difficult this time around'

3 Jul 2019

The chief executive of UK big four supermarket Tesco has warned preparations for the new Brexit deadline will be more difficult this time around.

Entering second century, Tesco puts supplier partnerships front and centre

3 Jul 2019

Tesco has recovered from the accounting affair that rocked the retailer. Supplier partnerships is proving central to restoring trust with its stakeholders, Ben Cooper argues.

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.

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