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Mar
25

Sainsbury's and Asda to sell 150 supermarkets over merger

Sainsbury's and Asda have proposed to sell off between 125 and 150 supermarkets on the back of concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over the proposed merger.
Mar
25

Brexit breathing space: Short delay gives industry more time but is it merely a stay of execution?

While the food industry may technically have that little bit more time for Brexit preparations following last night’s events, confusion still remains over exactly what will happen next.
Mar
25

Aussie rules as Tayto increases emphasis on home market

Australian Jeff Swan is overseeing €16m plan to fuel Tayto’s growth.
Mar
25

Co-op launches online grocery service

Convenience chain makes move into home delivery using electric bikes to give it a zero-emission point of difference.
Mar
25

Cherkizovo reportedly eyeing up Eurodon

Russia’s biggest meat producer Cherkizovo is reportedly eyeing a takeover of another poultry business – agricultural holding Eurodon, following the acquisitions of the broiler holding Belaya Ptitsa and the meat processor Samson in December 2018.
Mar
25

Heather Mills expands vegan ‘meat’ biz: ‘We are ahead of the game on quality, texture and manufacturing’

Ex-model Heather Mills speaks to FoodNavigator about the expansion of her company VBites, which recently acquired a facility in northeast England for the manufacture of meat-free vegan meat substitutes for the global market.
Mar
25

EU urged to support local Fair Trade initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’

The Fair Trade Advocacy Office has called on the European Commission and European Parliament to help boost the uptake of Fair Trade at a local level, which FTAO director Sergi Corbalán says could incite the food and beverage industry to source a larger amount of sustainably produced and fairly traded goods.
Mar
22

How much does it cost to import French barley?

There’s been a lot of talk about importing barley into this country of late and malting barley in particular.
Mar
22

FDE backs Brexit extension ‘only if it contributes to deliver a more orderly withdrawal’

The European agri-food sector says it supports a Brexit extension until 30 June on the condition it helps avoid “a non-orderly Brexit” – as is expected if the UK drops out without a deal next Friday 29 March.
Mar
22

Leading the whey? Arla Foods Ingredients highlights safety standards behind its protein solutions

Arla Foods Ingredients is seeking to highlight its quality and food safety processes, through a new campaign to demonstrate the “high standards behind its range of whey protein solutions.”
Mar
22

Butter bubble drives 17% rise in Strathroy revenue as firm says it could handle a no-deal Brexit

Strathroy Dairy has said a surge in demand for butter saw a spike in its revenues last year. The Co Tyrone firm also indicated it believed its all-Ireland structure could shield it from the impact of the Government's no-deal tariff proposals.
Mar
22

Sainsbury’s/Asda merger putting suppliers at risk

Own-label suppliers will be negatively affected by the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger, whether or not it gets approved by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA), according to Barclays analysts.
Mar
22

Increased shift to food safety transparency is “microcosm” of future

As diversity in the food industry grows, so too do the methods and the understanding needed to build trust and achieve transparency.
Mar
22

New Zealand lamb and beef gets US marketing boost

Levy board Beef + Lamb New Zealand is to launch a multi-million dollar US branding campaign to educate consumers on the benefits of grass-fed meat under the Taste Pure Nature origin brand.
Mar
21

Morrisons joins Arla UK 360 farm standards programme

Supermarket giant Morrisons has become the first to sign up to Arla UK 360 farm standards programme for its entire Arla milk supply.
Mar
21

Aldi is willing to fight for space in the lucrative convenience market

Following the launch of discounter Aldi’s Local format last week in South London, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst for GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view.
Mar
21

China tops the US in embracing plant-based and clean meat products: Study

More well-educated and high income Chinese city-dwellers are embracing plant-based and clean meat as a healthier, more nutritious, and exciting option.
Mar
21

Australian migration cap plan ‘disastrous’ for red meat sector

The Australian meat industry has warned that the proposed migration cap would have a significant impact on the sector.
Mar
21

Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra swings to profit but Australian drought weighs

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, swung to a first-half profit but remains under pressure from a challenging environment in Australia.
Mar
21

M&S faces “uphill battle” to win weekly food shoppers

GlobalData warns expanding food offer will not instantly convert into sales, questioning decision to switch investment to larger stores
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