Delivery drivers should be paid more to load and unload lorries, said the Freight Transport association (FTA), after discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were criticised for requiring divers to take on warehouse duties.
Food produced from genetically modified (GM) crops and animals has an important role to play in feeding Britain, the Princess Royal has told the BBC, in an interview to be broadcast tomorrow (March 23).
Weetabix will invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories to expand its UK and international brands, the company’s chief executive revealed, but also warned of price rises as the pound’s value falls.
Food manufacturers face four key challenges – with the need to boost productivity topping the list – according to Tim Render, director of food and farming, at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Morrisons’ new chief executive David Potts should make food manufacturing “a weapon”, as he battles competition from the other big four retailers and the hard discounters, according to a leading City analyst.
Fewer local authority inspections of food businesses are encouraging food fraud, warns the boss of the West Yorkshire Food Control Laboratory, after its tests recently revealed more than a third of food and drink products sampled were fake.
Retail giant Tesco has reported pre-tax profits down 51% to £1.96bn – its first profit drop in 20 years – and revealed plans to close its US chain of Fresh & Easy shops in its full-year results for the 52 weeks to February 23.
European Commission plans to cut fish quotas next year will jeopardise the sustainability of stocks and “make things worse”, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).