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Drivers unloading their deliveries should be paid extra for the work: FTA

Drivers unloading lorries should be paid more: FTA

By Gwen Ridler

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.

GM has a place in feeding Britain, the Princess Royal told the BBC. Photograph courtesy of Chatham House

GM food has a role in feeding Britain: Princess Royal

By Michael Stones

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 has revealed plans to invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories

Weetabix invests £30M but warns of price rises

By Matt Atherton

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.

Morrisons should 'make manufacturing a weapon' to help it wage supermarket price war

Morrisons should make manufacturing ‘a weapon’

By Michael Stones

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.

More than a third of food and drink products sampled failed to contain the ingredients they were claimed to contain

Fewer food inspections ‘encourage food fraud’

By Michael Stones

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.

Justin King, 'a truly exceptional leader', is to step down from his role as ceo Sainsbury in July

Justin King to quit Sainsbury after 10 years

By Michael Stones

Sainsbury ceo Justin King – who is widely credited with reviving retailer’s once flagging fortunes – is to quit the supermarket this July, after 10 years at the helm.

Tesco has experienced its first profit drop in 20 years

Tesco profits 51% down and plan to quit US

By Michael Stones

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.

EC plans to introduce tougher fish quotas will damage sustainability, claims DEFRA

EC fish quotas plan ‘will make things worse’: DEFRA

By Mike Stones

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).


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