All news articles for May 08, 2013

The soft drinks industry rose by 3.3% last year, according to the 'Refreshing the nation' report

Soft drinks industry value rises 3.3% to £15bn

By Laurence Gibbons

The value of the soft drinks industry rose by 3.3% to nearly £15bn last year, according to a new report published by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) today (May 8).

The webinar will discuss ways food business managers can protect their brands from a repeat of the horsemeat crisis.

Horsemeat webinar – still time to register

By Michael Stones

There’s still time to register for our free one-hour webinar on lessons to be learned from the horsemeat crisis, due to take place at 11am GMT on Thursday May 16.

Taxes on foods will not help fight obesity, claimed Frewen

Food taxes will not beat obesity: manufacturers

By Laurence Gibbons

Food taxes introduced by some EU member states to discourage the consumption of ‘unhealthy’ foods will not tackle obesity and risks hindering the competitiveness of EU food and drink industries, warns the manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope.

Justin King – 'the grandad of UK supermarkets' – is likely to remain at the helm of Sainsbury at least for the short term, said Shore Capital

Sainsbury ‘grandfather’ praised for sound results: City

By Mike Stones

Sainsbury boss Justin King – “the grandfather of UK supermarkets” – has drawn praise from City analyst Shore Capital, after the nation’s third largest retailer reported sales, including fuel, up by 4.5% to £23.3bn for the year to March 16.

Horsemeat crisis – as it happened

Horsemeat scandal – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

The horsemeat scandal has proved to be the biggest crisis to afflict the UK food industry since the BSE furore of the 1990s. Here, we chart in photographs how the crisis unraveled.

Establishing a safety culture is key

It's time to renew trust in the food industry

The horsemeat scandal has severely damaged consumer confidence in the industry's ability to regulate itself and will have major implications for the way food safety is regulated in the future.

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