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Groceries code boss asks Tesco to review supplier policy

Tesco has been asked to examine its behaviour towards suppliers by the Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon.

Christine Tacon has asked Tesco to review its policy towards suppliers

Energy webinar your questions answered

An expert team of speakers armed delegates with the information they need to comply with new EU rules requiring mandatory energy audits during the Food Manufacture Group’s energy webinar.

Mandatory energy audits to save hundreds of thousands

Conducting energy audits will save large-scale food and drink manufacturers hundreds of thousands of pounds and help smaller ones make savings too, according to the Food Manufacture Group’s webinar last month.

Omni-channel lifts supermarkets’ sales by up to 20%

Supermarkets that have integrated their store and online sales in a so-called ‘omni-channel’ approach to retailing have seen a sales uplift of 10–20% over the past 12 months, according to a new study released today at the World Retail Congress in Paris.

Former Morrisons’ boss charged with insider dealing

Morrisons’ former treasurer and head of tax, Paul Coyle, has been charged with two offences of insider dealing by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

PepsiCo praises Sheffield food engineering degree

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has joined other leading food and drink firms in praising the UK’s first food engineering degree, which begins today (September 29) at Sheffield Hallam University.

Graze’s online sales of healthy snacks hit £53M

Graze, the online retailer of healthy, portion-controlled snacks, which are sold direct to the consumer, continues it meteoric rise as it today reports a 31% increase in sales to £52.7M for the year ended February 28.

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CAMRA appoints Tim Page as new ceo

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has appointed Tim Page as its new ceo, effective November 1 2014.

Mackerel returns to sustainable safe to eat list

The return of mackerel to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) ‘fish to eat’ list has been welcomed by the Scottish mackerel processing industry.

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Ryder Cup tees up showcase of Scottish food

The Ryder Cup provided a “perfect platform” to showcase Scotland’s food and drink to more than 45,000 visitors from 75 countries on each day of the three-day golf tournament between Europe and the US, claimed the Edinburgh government.


UK manufacturers want to stay in Europe

UK manufacturers: ‘We want to stay in Europe’

British manufacturers want overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, according to a survey by the manufacturers’ organisation...

Tesco: our pork sausages contained chicken

Tesco admits pork sausages contained chicken

Tesco has admitted batches of its pork sausages contained chicken, along with two other incidents of what...

Aldi plans to take the premium market, financial results indicate

Aldi’s caviar plan to catch wealthy shoppers

Aldi will attack the premium end of the food market by targeting wealthy consumers this Christmas, bosses...