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Food Manufacture unwraps the Easter 2024 market. Credit: Getty/Bruno Netto

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Easter 2024: Trends, new product launches and cocoa prices

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture cracks open Easter NPD, relaying the key trends for 2024 – from experimental flavours, to flat eggs, and free-from innovation – and looks at how unique weather events are impacting Brits’ pockets.

Producers and retailers need to optimise red meat labels to drive sales, urged AHDB. Image: Getty, 97

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Optimise red meat labels to drive sales: AHDB

By Gwen Ridler

Food businesses can drive red meat sales with optimised labels that provide inspiration, health messaging and reassurance on its impact to the environment and farming, according to new research from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Minette Batters and David Potts annoucned plans to leave their respective roles at NFU and Morrisons

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People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

NFU president Minette Batters and Morrisons chief executive David Potts have announced plans to leave their roles, covered here in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Boots chief executive Seb James was a keynote speaker at the 2023 LIVE conference

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The Grocer and Retail Week launch LIVE 2024

By Gwen Ridler

The Grocer and Retail Week have joined forces to create a new two-day conference and exhibition bringing together the biggest and best in the retail and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors.

The UK could benefit by up to £21bn through better data management

Better data quality would boost sales

By Rick Pendrous

Suppliers could increase sales by 1–3% by improving the quality of their product data, according to new research from barcode standards body GS1 UK.

JPS worked with Kraft Foods in the US on its new pack design for Philadelphia cheese

Jabil Packaging targets European food

By Rick Pendrous

Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a US-headquartered smart rigid packaging specialist that works “below the radar” with some of the biggest global names in branded food and drink, is on a mission to raise its profile and grow its business in Europe as...

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures Tesco listing

By Gwen Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores nationwide, the company’s largest listing with a UK supermarket to date.

Morrisons has appointed Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director

Morrisons makes senior appointment

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has appointed Unilever’s Refreshment division president Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director, effective from February next year.

Asda has recalled packs of baby food, after small pieces of plastic were found in one of the products

Plastic contamination sparks Asda recall

By Gwen Ridler

Asda has been forced to recall packs of its own-label baby food, after one of the products was contaminated with small pieces of plastic.

Morrisons has posts sales and profit growth in its interim results

Morrisons reveals rise in sales and profits

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has revealed a rise in sales and profits for the first half of this year in its interim results, released yesterday (September 14), as it sees results from its ‘Fix, rebuild and grow’ strategy.

Christine Tacon urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Grocery Supply Code of Practice

Suppliers urged to learn Groceries Code

By Gwen Ridler

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations with retailers.

UK grocery price rise and shoppers buy less, according to a new Nielsen report

UK grocery market sees 2.9% growth year-on-year

By Gwen Ridler

UK grocery sales have grown 2.9% year-on-year, according to a new report from information specialist Nielsen, as the European grocery market grew at the fastest rate in three years. 

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