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Any US-UK trade deal will come at a price

Any US-UK trade deal will come at a price

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s prospects of securing a trade deal with the US post-Brexit were one of the main items up for discussion (along with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) during Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting with President Donald Trump last month.

Nestlé are investigating fake food factories in China. Image from Beijing News

Nestlé investigating Chinese fake food factories

By James Ridler

Nestlé has joined Chinese authorities in investigating factories suspected of producing £12M worth of counterfeit food seasonings and sauces, including fake Nestlé products.

Poultry exporter BRF SA has launched a Halal focused subsidiary. Image courtesy of MaxPixel

Poultry producer launches halal subsidiary

By James Ridler

One of the world’s largest exporters of poultry BRF – which operates a factory in the UK – has launched a subsidiary to target the growing halal processed foods market in the Middle East. 

One third of shoppers choose brands they believe are good for the environment (Flickr/Tom)

Sustainable food brands offer £837bn opportunity

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from a £837bn opportunity by making their brands’ sustainability credentials clearer, Unilever revealed, after researching global consumers’ buying habits.

Cargill has opened an innovation centre in China

Cargill opens China innovation centre

By James Ridler

Global ingredients supplier Cargill has opened an innovation centre, designed to create new food products and flavours for its customers, in China.

Amazon has opened a 'queue-free' grocery store in the US

Amazon launches zero checkout store

By James Ridler

Online shopping giant Amazon has opened its first physical grocery store in the US, which allows consumers to pick up their purchases and walk out, without queuing to pay at a checkout.

Premier Foods is trialling Loyd Grossman pouched sauces in France

Premier Foods gets saucy in France

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods hopes to build on the successful launch earlier this year of Loyd Grossman cooking sauces in France with the trial of pouched products.

Donald Trump is to become the 45th US president

Trump wins US election on ‘Brexit, plus, plus, plus’ platform

By Michael Stones

Billionaire property tycoon Donald Trump is to become the 45th US president – in a shock election victory, after pledging a “Brexit, plus, plus plus” to “Make America great again” – leading critics to question the impact of his presidency on world trade...

The EU-Canada trade deal – regarded by some as a post-Brexit model for the UK – took seven years to negotiate

European food firms hail EU-Canada trade deal

By Michael Stones

European food and drink manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope has welcomed the signing of an EU trade deal with Canada, viewed by some as a model for the UK’s trade arrangements with the union after Brexit.

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