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Slip up in the shops: 'Occasional errors do slip through,' admitted a spokesman, commenting on the autheniticity of price promotions

Supermarkets are guilty of ‘dodgy discounts’: Which?

By Michael Stones

Supermarkets should drop their “dodgy discounts and misleading multi-buys” and be more open with consumers who are increasingly worried about rising food prices, according to consumer watchdog Which?

Poultry producers said feed costs were the biggest cause of production cost hikes

Concern over poultry production cost hike

By Rod Addy

Poultry producers have reported a ‘major change’ in production costs in the past six months, according to a British Poultry Council (BPC) survey.

Don't compromise the success of new food and drink products by neglecting manufacturing practicalities, warns Coriolis

Process as vital as products to improve NPD success

By Gary Scattergood

Food and drink companies are failing to give their new products the best chance of success by paying too much attention to products and not enough to the practicalities of the manufacturing processes, according to food specialist management consultancy...

Increase in PRN costs required: British Glass

Inflated PRN costs leave glass users hungry for reassurance

By Paul Gander

The current inflated cost of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) in the glass sector is a temporary problem caused by a toxic cocktail of issues specific to last year, industry and compliance organisations have stated.

Companies need to pay more attention to IT budgeting

Firms are wasting cash on complex IT

By Rick Pendrous

Half of UK businesses are wasting thousands of pounds on IT support when they could be spending less by streamlining their systems for business advantage, according to a enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems specialist.

Premier Foods has focused on its 'power brands'

Premier Foods gets cautious approval from analysts

By John Wood

Shares in Premier Foods have retained a ‘Buy’ recommendation from investment and banking firm Investec, ahead of its interim results, which will be published tomorrow (August 7).

The new electronic nose technology could cut fruit waste by up to 30%

New electronic nose detects fruit ripeness

By Mike Stones

A new electronic nose designed to detect ripeness could save millions of pounds each year in preventing the wastage of fruit and vegetables, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Not going cheep: The cost of Christmas dinner is nearly 10% more expensive this year

Christmas News-in-brief Roundup

By Freddie Dawson

The rising cost of Christmas, a boost for frozen meat sales and tough times for confectionery firm Thorntons all feature in our festive news-in-brief round up.

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