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Fears for 1,000 Carlsberg distribution jobs: union

Carlsberg’s plans to outsource 1,000 distribution jobs to DHL Tradeteam have been met with “disappointment and dismay” by Unite the union.

UK dairy recovering after ‘dreadful’ two years: minister

The UK dairy industry may be turning a corner after a “dreadful” couple of years – but Brexit has created nervousness about the future of the market – the food...

Food donation guide for manufacturers launched

A guide offering food manufacturers practical advice on how to donate food surpluses to food banks has been launched by three trade organisations.

Brexit: food firms need integrated supply chains

An integrated supply chain that standardises legislation, systems, policies, and engineering methods is needed post-Brexit, according to a leading university academic.

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Brexit could result in ‘stable food prices’ but views differ

Food prices could remain low fuelled by intense competition by retailers despite Brexit, a leading economist has claimed.

Lidl backs British farmers with fruit and veg pledge

Lidl UK, the discount supermarket chain, has boosted its commitment to backing British fruit and vegetable growers by agreeing an 11-step plan.

My Local may enter administration: 1,650 jobs at risk

Convenience store chain My Local may enter into administration, putting 1,650 jobs at risk.

UK agrifood research programme launched

The global challenges of ensuring sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all is the focus of the international launch of the N8 AgriFood programme today (June 21).

Tesco boss calls for food waste action

Food manufacturers need to do more to reduce food waste across the supply chain, according to Tesco ceo Dave Lewis.

Food logistics firm buys family-owned business

Family-owned logistics firm RG Bassett & Sons has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by food logistics group S J Bargh.

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Fraud prevention guide unveiled for herbs and spices

A guide to protect manufacturers from buying adulterated or substituted herbs and spices has been launched in a landmark joint industry initiative.

Amazon Fresh launches in the UK market

Amazon has launched its long-awaited Amazon Fresh grocery offer in the UK yesterday (Thursday June 9).

Insurance Act creates new duty to disclose

Food and drink manufacturers will need to disclose more information that could have a material impact on their insurance policies or risk them not paying out in the event of...

Amazon Fresh faces huge ‘quality’ challenge

Amazon faces a number of challenges if its new food delivery service Fresh is going to succeed – but its price leadership position could make it a big threat to...

‘Breakthrough’ global food waste standard to save industry millions

A new global food waste standard aimed at saving consumers and the food industry money, while alleviating pressure on natural resources, has been described as a “breakthrough” by its backers.

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Gist expands its distribution network in south-east England

Third-party logistics provider Gist last month opened a new primary consolidation hub in Hemel Hempstead, servicing food manufacturers in London and the south-east of England.


Brexit will ‘damage UK food manufacturing’: survey

Most respondents (60%) in a ‘state-of-the-industry’ survey, conducted by this website, fear a vote to leave the EU on June 23 will be bad for their businesses, increasing the costs...

Brexit Debate

Brexit fears driving up food and drink prices

Market fears over the UK’s potential exit from Europe are driving up food and drink costs, warns buying specialist Lynx Purchasing.

Food Crime Unit review could see radical change

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is about to commission an independent review of its National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), set up in December 2014 in the wake of the 2013...

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More supply chain collaboration is needed: Nick Hay

Food producers are missing out on “untapped opportunities” that can only be realised by closer collaboration across the supply chain, according to the head of a logistics firm. ...

Müller dairy closures a ‘devastating blow’: union

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ decision to close its smaller dairies in East Kilbride and Aberdeen with the loss of 225 jobs has been called a “devastating blow” by the union...

Extreme weather making crops more ‘toxic’

Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.

Food leaders need to ‘up game’ over human rights supply chain

Leaders in the food manufacturing sector need to “up their game” over their commitment to human rights, a legal expert has claimed.

‘Nothing being done’ to prevent another Calais crisis

Nothing is being done to protect UK food and drink firms from damage caused by another Calais crisis, according to the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).

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