All news articles for April 29, 2013

Tasty growth: In-home food market is predicted to rocket up by 20% in value by 2017

UK in-home food market could top £100bn by 2017

By Andrew Williams

The UK in-home food market is predicted to rocket in value by 20% by 2017, with a ‘best-case’ scenario seeing it break through the £100bn barrier that year, according to market research specialist Mintel.

Kiti Soinien will chart consumers' reaction to the horsemeat crisis in a free one-hour webinar.

Horsemeat webinar to chart shoppers’ reaction

By Mike Stones

Consumers’ reaction to the horsemeat scandal will be a key feature of a free one-hour webinar dedicated to learning the lessons of the horsemeat crisis to take place at 11am GMT on May 16.

McDonald's decision to source Freedom Food pork could be a watershed, the organisation claims

Freedom Food meat hits ‘McDonald’s watershed’

By Andrew Williams

The success of Freedom Food-accredited meat breaking into McDonald’s – following entries into discount retailers Aldi and Lidl – could prove a watershed for high animal welfare meat becoming a mainstream choice in retail and foodservice. 

Christine Tacon pledged to target kickbacks

Groceries Code Adjudicator to tackle illegal ‘kickbacks’

By Andrew Williams

The new Groceries Code Adjudicator, tasked with policing the multiple retailers, has pledged to clean up illegal “kickback” practices, whereby suppliers are forced to use third-party suppliers favoured by the supermarkets, rather than choosing their own.

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