The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s report, launched on March 3, “looks through short term gloom to the long term potential” of the industry, MP George Eustice has claimed.
Critics have slammed a new beef industry code of conduct, designed to make the supply chain more transparent, describing it as ineffective and nothing more than “gesture politics”.
Could 2015 be the year when online food and drink shopping really takes off? While online sales have been growing rapidly, it’s been from a relatively low base.
Boosting product life by just one day could slash food waste in the grocery supply chain by as much as 250,000t, claims a report from the Waste & Resources Action...
Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....
Northbay Pelagic’s fish processing unit in Peterhead is likely to be out of action until the tail end of the herring season, hitting UK landings and probably reducing prices.
Food and drink manufacturers have backed calls from the National Farmers Union (NFU) to boost food production, after research showed the nation’s self-sufficiency is due to fall.
A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers...
Morrisons and 2 Sisters Food Group are among the firms signing up to a new voluntary processor code of practice for the purchase of cattle in a bid to enhance...
Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.
A dairy working group has been formed to tackle all aspects of milk contracts following the emergency roundtable convened on February 11 to address the industry’s woes.
An emergency dairy industry roundtable was held between government and trade representatives on February 11.
Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.
Welsh beef farmers’ fears Red Tractor accreditation would “increase costs” throughout the supply chain without any return have been dismissed by David Clarke, boss of Assured Food Standards (AFS), which...
The Scotch whisky industry pumps £1.8bn into the pockets of its suppliers annually, with 90% of that expenditure in the UK, according to a Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) report.
Müller UK & Ireland aims to cut its milk price from 24.15ppl by 1.75ppl from March 5, 2015 in a bid to remain competitive.
Claims that slaughtermen routinely abused sheep at a slaughterhouse run by Bowood Lamb, near Thirsk north Yorkshire are likely to highlight the role of CCTV in protecting animal welfare....
Dairy processors have halted milk price cuts for the time being, as the market struggles to right itself.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) needs more than the power to fine supermarkets breaking the Groceries Supply Code of Practice to be effective, according to one leading industry expert.
The food industry is struggling with food waste reduction, despite achieving some significant milestones, according to the charity Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The government must appoint a food security coordinator to spearhead efforts to redistribute waste food to needy UK consumers, according to an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee report.
It may take 100 years to cut UK consumers’ sugar intake to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to market analyst Datamonitor.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has assembled a cross-party group of members of parliament (MPs) to tackle supply chain bullying following criticism of the practices of 2 Sisters Food...
Food firms are set to feel the sting of the worsening road haulage crisis, as industry leaders call for more action to stem the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage.
Fresh milk price cuts have already cast a shadow over 2015, stepping up pressure on dairy farmers to further slash production costs.