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£60M US export opportunity for UK beef and lamb

UK beef and lamb producers could gain access to the £60M US market after recent trade talks.

Food firms slam ‘sneaky’ shrinking products claim

Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.

Sainsbury and Müller recall yogurt over plastic scare

Both Sainsbury and Müller UK are recalling yogurt products after it was after it was revealed they may contain pieces of plastic.

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Greencore’s tasty savings from lean manufacturing

Convenience food group Greencore will feature in Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar, dedicated to lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes, scheduled to take place at 11am...

Food deflation persists in UK despite rises elsewhere

Food deflation remains a persistent feature of the UK economy, despite the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing headline inflation up 0.5% in March.

Crime gang jailed for £20k biscuit lorry theft

Five men have been jailed for stealing a trailer loaded with £20,000 of biscuits from a Burton’s Biscuits factory in south Wales.

Dairy ingredients users urged to enter long-term deals

Manufacturers of products containing dairy should avoid commodity price volatility by entering into long-term fixed price deals with their suppliers, the head of an ingredients company has claimed.

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Collaboration is better than driverless vehicles

The government’s planned trial of driverless vehicles as a way of reducing carbon emissions has been welcomed by third-party logistics firm Wincanton.

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AgriFood research focuses on sustainability and health

A new agrifood research network is being launched, which is seeking a fundamental change in food production, supply chain resilience and consumer health.

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

Labour shortage threatens fruit and veg supply

A lack of seasonal labour is threatening the harvest of UK fruit and vegetables, after one in three growers admitted to struggling to source workers, according to the National Farmers...

Farmers praise German retailer's British lamb policy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised German discount chain Aldi’s policy of selling exclusively fresh British lamb this Easter, ahead of a farmers’ protest about low prices in London...

Policy expert slams 25-year Food and Farming Plan

The government’s forthcoming 25-year Food and Farming Plan has been slammed for its failure to address key issues of sustainability and described as a missed opportunity and “doomed to be...

Three measures to judge food and farming plan

The government’s 25-year food and farming plan should be judged by three measures of success – including “fairer more transparent food chains” – according to the National Farmers Union (NFU)....

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Graze has global expansion snack plans

Graze, the online healthy snack provider that supplies directly to consumers, is set to launch its range of products in US supermarkets this summer following a similar roll-out in the...

Food manufacturers cause ‘bulk of food waste’

The food manufacturing sector is responsible for the bulk of edible food that is wasted in the UK, according to a leading food charity.

Co-op drivers vote to strike in Stobart row

Co-op drivers have voted in support of strike action over the transfer of 87 jobs in Coventry to logistics company Eddie Stobart. 

Coconut oil not packed at source shown to be inferior

Coconut oil that is reheated after being imported to the UK will carry higher oxidation levels and, therefore, offer fewer benefits to human health, the head of a leading branded...

Amazon creates 1,000 jobs at new fulfillment centre

Online grocery retailer Amazon has pledged to create 1,000 new permanent jobs over three years at its new fulfillment centre in Manchester.


Food supply chains to benefit from big data tidal wave

Big data can improve supply chain efficiency, but it needs to be managed properly, says Michelle Knott

The Internet of Things to revolutionise food safety

The Internet of Things (IoT) – the network of physical objects which are connected together to enable the collection and exchange of data – is set to play a far...


Scottish food manufacturing could gain from novel logistics plan

A novel approach to logistics could kick-start Scottish food and drink, Scottish Food Trade Association president Malcolm Wilde tells Mike Stones

Driverless HGVs: on road to cut food logistics costs

Driverless heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) could soon be helping to lower the cost of food logistics, by enabling lower fuel consumption and reducing carbon emissions.

Morrisons agrees grocery supply deal with Amazon

Morrisons and Amazon have agreed a new supply agreement, making the retailer’s products available for home delivery through the Amazon Prime Now service.

Traceability scheme raises consumer trust

Food manufacturers are being invited to improve traceability by joining a network of primary producers that can validate claims about the origins of their products.

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