All news articles for February 20, 2017

Tesco's organic food sales rose 15% over the past year

Tesco’s organic sales climb 15%

By Matt Atherton

Tesco’s total organic food sales increased 15% over the past year, the supermarket revealed, as organic fish and dairy products proved more popular with shoppers.

Amazon has launched both a 5,000 head recruitment drive and a new apprenticeship scheme

Amazon launches 5,000-head recruitment drive

By Michael Stones

Amazon, the online retail giant, has revealed plans to recruit 5,000 more full-time workers, taking its total UK workforce to more than 24,000, and launched a new apprenticeship programme.

Pearlfisher worked with Kerry on its Pure dairy- and gluten-free spread

Fancy packs make better-for-you foods more appealing

By Paul Gander

Branding and pack graphics are helping to build positive consumer associations around better-for-you and free-from products, claims design agency Pearlfisher. New categories, such as non-alcoholic distilled drinks, now benefit from the same approach,...

Food industry automation could benefit from the new £2bn fund

£2bn fund raises industry’s automation hopes

By Paul Gander

With the government pledging an additional investment of £2bn a year by 2020 for UK research and development – including a special fund for priority technologies, such as robotics – the food and drink sector will need to ensure that industrial applications...

Food flavour trends in 2017 are being led by the ‘refreshing’ cucumber

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

By Noli Dinkovski

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

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