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Retailers mark Veganuary with plant-based launches

Supermarkets have introduced a raft of new vegan products in response to the growing consumer demand for plant-based foods. This week, Tesco launched an 18-strong Wicked Kitchen vegan range developed in partnership with high-profile plant-based chef, Derek Sarno. Products including a carrot pastrami-spiced wrap and a caponata sourdough pizza are now available in 600 Tesco…
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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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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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Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Sodexo eggs to be cage-free by 2025

Sodexo has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs across its global business by 2025. The foodservice operator said the commitment marked a major step forward in its animal welfare strategy and pledged to work with local producers, NGOs and the relevant authorities to achieve the conversion to cage-free eggs. Sodexo already sources 100% cage-free eggs…
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Suppliers sunk by food price wars

Tumbling prices caused by supermarket price wars were responsible for a huge spike in the number of food suppliers going out of business last year. The number of producers entering insolvency hit 162 in 2015, more than triple the number recorded in 2010 and an increase of 11% on 2014 levels, according to research by…
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Behind the Headlines: Tesco’s farm fudge

The supermarket’s refresh of its fresh produce ranges using ‘fake’ farms has left a sour taste, but it won’t last for long, says David Burrows.

Poor old Tesco: just when it seems to have come up with a decent idea, the media throws it back in its face. More than 70 lines of fruit, veg, poultry, pork and beef have been revamped under seven new “farm” brands. These include Redmere Farms for veg, Rosedene Farms for fruits and Boswell Farms, which look after the beef. Trouble is – none of them exist.

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Grocery guide for buying British

The NFU has made it easier for shoppers to buy British. A new online supermarket sourcing guide shows where the major retailers source their meat, dairy and fresh produce. It’s taken 12 months to produce the guide, but it couldn’t have been timed any better with Tesco currently under fire for its fictitious fresh produce…
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The numbers you need to know

Ethical eating                   87% of UK consumers are aware of free-range labels. But just 36% say they've heard of the MSC approval scheme for fish.   More fish in schools                   The introduction of the School Food Standards in…
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Aldi tells NFU of its major commitments to UK growers

ALDI HAS made a number of new commitments to UK growers which could change the face of retailer and supplier relations in this country, the NFU has said. Aldi has become the first retailer to sign up to the NFU’s Fruit and Veg pledge – and even gone further. Some of its commitments include:   -…
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