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Assessing AI advances among UK grocers

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

What faces Tesco's new CEO - and suppliers?

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 loo...

How overseas food SMEs can crack the US

The opportunities for food SMEs presented by the US market are many - but so are the challenges. Speaking to companies and consultants, we s...

Tesco packaging push puts suppliers on alert

Tesco's announcement on packaging should be a warning to manufacturers that sustainability is becoming a more important factor in deali...

Latest Interviews

Livia's founder Olivia Wollenberg on the rise and ambitions of the UK free-from snacks brand - the bitesize interview 9 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Londoner Olivia Wollenberg, whose own food intolerances prompted her to set up UK better-for-you snack brand Livia's. 


"We believe in taking it global and challenging the big boys" - Jealous Sweets co-founder Imran Merza, the bitesize interview 7 Aug 2019

Simon Harvey

UK confectioner Jealous Sweets has set an aggressive target to more than double revenues over the next 12 months or so. Simon Harvey speaks with co-founder Imran Merza. 

Latest News

UK food industry warns Brexit deal "backward step" ahead of crucial vote 18 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

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


EU agri-food chain welcomes new Brexit agreement 17 Oct 19

Dean Best

EU farming and food-manufacturing representatives have given their support to the new Brexit agreement struck between the bloc's representatives and the UK.


UK food industry body hopes PM Johnson's Brexit agreement "definitively" rules out no-deal exit 17 Oct 19

Simon Harvey

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


Nestle signs up to Swiss innovation initiative 14 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with a number of organisations in its home market on innovation.


Hershey CEO Michele Buck given additional role of chairman 14 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

US confectionery giant Hershey has announced president and CEO Michele Buck has now been elected to an additional leadership role.


US, China move towards deal after trade talks 14 Oct 19

Dean Best

The US has claimed movement toward a trade deal with China, suspending a planned round of tariff increases that had been set for tomorrow.

Latest blogs

The heat is on at Hobnobs HQ 13 May 19

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne visits snacks giant Pladis and hears about issues relating to football and sunny weather and learns of an admirable new initiative aimed at promoting positive mental health.


Hopping off for Easter 18 Apr 19

Dean Best

A point of admin: the dates we're closed for Easter.



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