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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.

Premier Foods takes Mr Kipling into free-from in UK

26 Apr 2017

Premier Foods is launching a line of wheat- and gluten-free cakes under its Mr Kipling brand in the UK, in a bid to eat into the growing free-from market.

Wal-Mart's US pricing initiative, Aldi and Lidl US expansion, Tesco staff restructuring – retail round-up, February 2017

7 Mar 2017

February saw Wal-Mart signal an acceleration of the price war brewing in the US grocery sector, while discounters Aldi and Lidl continued to progress their own agendas in the country. Tesco's steady improvements in the UK continued and the group revealed plans to further adjust its staffing strategy. Here are some of the highlights from the world of grocery retail over the past month. 

Tesco destocks ABF's Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar

6 Mar 2017

Associated British Foods' Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar has been delisted by Tesco stores in the UK in a spat over pricing.

French food group Agromousquetaires eyes UK private-label market

7 Feb 2017

France-based food group Agromousquetaires is preparing for a move into the UK private-label market in a bid to increase sales and expand product development overseas.

"Unprecedented" weather hitting UK supplies of fresh produce

19 Jan 2017

The UK is facing ongoing shortages in supplies of fresh produce as a result of "unprecedented" bad weather in Spain and other parts of Europe in recent weeks that have hit production.

UK organic body looks to grow sector

13 Jan 2017

The UK's Organic Trade Board is launching an initiative that aims to "accelerate" growth in the organic sector and to "build retailer value" at home while also growing sales of UK-produced organic food overseas.

Tesco warns suppliers on "unjustified" post-Brexit price hikes

18 Nov 2016

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has warned food suppliers not to try and pass on "unjustified" price increases to UK consumers as a result of the weak pound, in the wake of the country's vote to leave the European Union.

Tesco and Branston in potato plant expansion to cut food waste

14 Oct 2016

UK potato supplier Branston has opened a GBP5m (US$6.1m) prepared potato factory extension at its site in Lincolnshire as part of an initiative with retailer Tesco to reduce food waste.

Unilever, Tesco settle pricing dispute

14 Oct 2016

Unilever and Tesco have reached an agreement that will see the consumer goods giant resume deliveries of brands such as Marmite, Magnum and Knorr. 

It will not just be Unilever to push for Brexit price hikes - editor's viewpoint

13 Oct 2016

There will be more requests on retailers to move on price. Not every supplier will be successful. And for those that are not, it may serve as a push to, ultimately, look for scale or for a buyer. Another round of consolidation in the sector is likely.

Unilever, Tesco in Brexit spat over price hikes

13 Oct 2016

Tesco and Unilever have locked horns as the UK's largest retailer resists the consumer packaged goods giant's attempt to hike prices in the wake of Brexit. 

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? Poland touted as one to watch in Europe

12 Oct 2016

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in countries further east. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at Poland.

Investors urge company action on meat production

27 Sep 2016

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 

Thai Union's Chicken of the Sea launches "traceability" initiative

13 Sep 2016

Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea International has launched a "digital traceability initiative" that allows consumers to trace the source, processing location and fishing method of some of its US seafood brands.

UK's FSA responds amid warning on antibiotics overuse in food chain

6 Sep 2016

The UK's Food Standards Agency is preparing to release the results of its tests on meat and other produce for antimicrobial resistance after campaigners published new research indicating the overuse of antibiotics in farming is contributing to drug resistance.

Thai Union hits back in US tuna sustainability row

4 Aug 2016

Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea has hit back at a campaign by Greenpeace to encourage retailers and foodservice companies in the US to stop selling brands of tuna produced by firms that refuse to "drop opposition to sustainability".

NPD launches falling as UK retailers cut ranges, says study

29 Jul 2016

The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is "falling significantly", according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence.

Lidl next to make cage-free egg pledge in UK 

29 Jul 2016

German discounter Lidl has become the latest supermarket to say it will transition its egg supply to cage-free eggs. 

Iceland and Morrisons to end sale of eggs from caged hens

27 Jul 2016

UK retailers Iceland Foods and Morrisons have both announced plans to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in their stores by 2025.

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