Tag Archives: Sainsbury’s

Millenials drive demand for certified fish

Shoppers’ spend on eco-labelled fish has increased for a fourth year running, according to new research by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Total spend on seafood carrying the MSC ecolabel in the UK exceeded half a billion pounds (£754m) in the year 2016/17, a 48% increase on the £509m spent the previous year. It means…
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Is Fairtrade fair game?

Sainsbury’s has suffered a PR fiasco after ditching the label on some of its teas – but there are legitimate questions about whether the certification scheme works. By David Burrows. Joanna Blythman – the self-proclaimed “thorn in the flesh” of the processed food industry and supermarkets – used her regular column in the Grocer this month to…
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Foodservice lacking bark as Brexit bites

The sector risks being forgotten if it doesn’t get its act together and start lobbying hard, writes David Burrows. Managing Brexit will need the whole food industry – farmers, food manufacturers and retailers – to find a single voice with which to lobby the government, said the National Farmers Union director general, Terry Jones, in…
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Food businesses stress dangers of ‘hard Brexit’

Businesses across the food supply chain have joined forces to warn the government against the risks of a ‘hard Brexit’ for the UK’s food and farming competitiveness. In a letter to The Times, the group that includes Sainsbury’s, Apetito, Dairy Crest and Cargill among 75 organisations called on Prime Minister Theresa May to prioritise tariff-free…
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FSA pledges action after E.coli revelations

The Food Standards agency has vowed to tackle the use of antibiotics in livestock farming after new research found growing levels of resistant E.coli bacteria in supermarket meat. The study commissioned by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics found that 24% of samples of supermarket chicken meat tested positive for ESBL E. coli, a type…
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Redistribution serves up 18 million meals

A total of 9,072 tonnes of “waste” food was redistributed by Fareshare in 2015/16, 25% more than the previous year. It was enough to provide the equivalent of 18.3 million meals to people in need, but represents only 2% of what is possible the charity said. FareShare works with retailers including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and…
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89% of big UK firms cutting carbon

NINE IN EVERY 10 UK companies in the FTSE350 now have activities in place to lower their carbon output, compared with less than half in 2010. The percentage of businesses with absolute emissions reduction targets has also increased from 31% to 38%, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s latest figures.   CDP also found that…
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The price war: UK supermarkets dominate the food supply industry

LOW PRICES in supermarkets are having a devastating impact on more than 100 food suppliers, which could force them out of business, new report says.                     The report, conducted by Begbies Traynor, which monitors the financial health of UK companies, has highlighted that the number of…
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Gluten free product sales on the rise

GLUTEN FREE products have increased in popularity and are taking up a larger proportion of our shopping baskets, according to shopping and comparison site mySupermarket.co.uk.                         Items containing no gluten across Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Boots, Ocado, Tesco and Waitrose accounted for over 10%…
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Sainsbury’s launches special Halloween recycling scheme

SAINSBURY’S HAS launched a special recycling scheme to help get customers composting this Halloween.                     The supermarket giant expects to sell just over one million pumpkins this week, but once carved, pumpkins are often thrown away – even though they can be easily recycled.   To…
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