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  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_120104677-copy Campaigners demand sustainability standards for ready-made meals Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Campaigners demand sustainability standards for ready-made meals

    Standards should be set for the health and sustainability of ready-made meals, according to campaigners, after research found unhealthy, high-carbon options dominate the European market. The study, conducted by system change company Systemiq for 10 Europe-wide consumer and environmental organisations, concluded… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cattle M&S launches carbon busting cow feed Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    M&S launches carbon busting cow feed

    Marks & Spencer is claiming an industry first with the introduction of a new feed supplement for pasture-grazed dairy cows which promises to cut the carbon footprint of the retailer’s fresh milk. Working with 40 dairy farmers in its milk… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint eco Plans for universal eco-label revealed Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Plans for universal eco-label revealed

    A harmonised eco-labelling scheme for UK food and drink businesses has moved a step closer to becoming reality after the body leading the scheme published its latest set of recommendations. IGD has been working since 2021 to develop a consistent… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint refill Campaigners hail ‘game-changing’ reuse scheme Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Campaigners hail ‘game-changing’ reuse scheme

    Food brands and retailers will join forces to deliver circular economy solutions at scale under a new scheme aimed at increasing adoption of reusable packaging. Supported by UK Research & Innovation’s smart sustainable plastic packaging fund, the collaboration initially brings… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint meat Grocery sector’s green claims are greenwash, according to research Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Grocery sector’s green claims are greenwash, according to research

    Greenwashing is “rampant” across UK supermarkets with chains promoting “minor” green initiatives while avoiding significant action on emissions from meat and dairy products, according to research by Feedback, an NGO. “Our research shows that all 10 UK supermarkets are failing… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Supermarket Junk foods deals dwarf veg promotions Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Junk foods deals dwarf veg promotions

    Around a third of supermarket volume promotions or multi-buy offers are on unhealthy foods with less than 4% on fruit and vegetables. Research from The Food Foundation found that foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) account for a… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Milk2 Regenerative milk pool announced Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Regenerative milk pool announced

    Farmer-owned dairy cooperative First Milk and manufacturer Yeo Valley Production are to create a “regenerative milk pool” in the south west of England. The two organisations have together created the ‘Naturally better dairy group’, which will see the regenerative milk… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint offers2 Government backs away from bogof ban Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Government backs away from bogof ban

    This week the government announced that the ban on bogof and multibuy deals for unhealthy food are to be delayed to October 2025.  “[…] at a time when household budgets are under continuing pressure from the global rise in food… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint sugar2 <strong>Supermarkets urged to come clean over sugar</strong> Grocery sector news updates

    Supermarkets urged to come clean over sugar

    Leading supermarkets have been challenged to publicly disclose their sugar sales and commit to reduce them following the failure of voluntary reformulation efforts. The final results of the government’s sugar reduction programme published in December showed that average sugar content… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Agriplastic2 The plastic pollutant hiding in plain site Grocery sector news updates Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    The plastic pollutant hiding in plain site

    Research has found that farm plastics are a major pollution problem but not a priority for supermarkets. By David Burrows There is more plastic in soils than in the sea, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization in 2021, but is anything being… Read More