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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.

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.

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