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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.

Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target 11 Oct 2019

There's a lot to be said for the recommendations the UK's outgoing chief medical officer has made on how the Government can hit its 2030 target on child obesity, writes Dean Best.

Cranswick CEO Adam Couch on M&A in the UK, sustainability and the rise of the market for alternatives to meat – the just-food interview, part 2 8 Oct 2019

In part two of our exclusive interview, Cranswick CEO Adam Couch chews the fat on how the UK meat group views issues from plant-based to Brexit.

Cranswick CEO Adam Couch on African swine fever crisis and UK group's ambitions in poultry – the just-food interview, part 1 4 Oct 2019

In the first of a two-part interview with Cranswick CEO Adam Couch, the UK food group's boss talks African swine fever, ambitions in poultry and international M&A.

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. 

Latest News

Tayto reviews future of Portlebay Popcorn factory 18 Oct 2019

Tayto Group, the UK-based snacks maker, is assessing the future of a plant on the south-west coast of England.

European "food tech" investment to double in 2019 - study 18 Oct 2019

The amount of money invested in European "food tech" companies is expected to more than double year-on-year in 2019, according to venture-capital fund Five Seasons Ventures.

UK food industry warns Brexit deal "backward step" ahead of crucial vote 18 Oct 2019

UK industry body The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has urged MPs to think carefully before casting their votes on the Brexit deal tomorrow.

New products - Del Monte Foods rolls out Veggieful Bites; Nomad Foods' brand Goodfella’s launches Pizza Pockets 18 Oct 2019

This week's round-up of new product launches includes cheese and vegetable snacks from Del Monte Foods and a snacking pizza range from Nomad Foods' Goodfella's brand.

Wensleydale Creamery secures funding to support expansion 17 Oct 2019

Wensleydale Creamery, a UK-based cheese maker, has secured new bank funding to finance its plant expansion.

UK's Peter's Food Service to expand on the back of order wins 17 Oct 2019

Peter's Food Service, a UK manufacturer of savoury baked goods, is to create 110 jobs after a "significant increase in orders".

UK food industry body hopes PM Johnson's Brexit agreement "definitively" rules out no-deal exit 17 Oct 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tweeted that a Brexit deal has been reached between UK and European Union negotiators.

UK's Tomlinsons Dairies goes into administration 16 Oct 2019

Tomlinsons Dairies, a UK dairy group employing 330 people, faces an uncertain future after administrators were called in. 

GRH Food bought out of administration by dairy firm Futura Food 16 Oct 2019

GRH Food Company, a UK-based cheese manufacturer, has been bought out of administration by a local dairy firm. 

New products - Dairy giant Muller launches Mascarpone Style Yogurt in UK; Agrial exports Florette to Canada; Oatly debuts non-dairy ice cream in UK 16 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new products includes offerings from Sweden-based, dairy-alternatives business Oatly and US meat-snacks supplier Jack Link's.

Latest blogs

UK regulator shines light on Amazon's Deliveroo investment 5 Jul 2019

Amazon's move to invest in UK food-delivery business Deliveroo caught the eye when it was announced in May – but it’s also attracted the attention of the country’s competition regulator.

Ocado branches into vertical farming 11 Jun 2019

The UK-based online grocer - increasingly seen not just as a retailer but as a broader tech business - is to plough investment into indoor farming.

Amazon tries again in UK food delivery 17 May 2019

Perhaps today's most eye-catching corporate food story here in the UK is Amazon's decision to invest in food-delivery business Deliveroo.