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Ethical products “too pricey” and untrustworthy, say shoppers

Almost half of all shoppers (45%) are put off buying ethical products because they’re too expensive.  The survey of 2,000 consumers, commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation for Fairtrade Fortnight, also found that 16% of consumers shun ethical products because they “don’t trust claims” made about ethically-sourced products. The ethical credentials of a store are also…
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Fizzy drinks cut calories by 7%

CALORIES ACROSS the soft drinks category are down by 7.3% over the last 3 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.                           The data shows that calories and sugars from soft drinks are falling faster than in any other food and drink…
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Industry backs Organic September celebrations

THE ORGANIC sector has thrown its weight behind this year’s Organic September celebrations.   Organised by the Soil Association in partnership with Good Energy, Organic September is a month long series of events designed to build awareness and celebrate the organic industry.   This year’s theme – Small Changes, Big Differences – is designed to…
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Organic farming in the UK at ‘all-time low’

THE AMOUNT OF land dedicated to organic farming in the UK has been heavily reduced, according to a new Defra study.   Landmass used to grow organic crops and livestock had fallen to 605,329 hectares in 2012, a fifth less than in 2008.   It is thought that the recession may have had an impact,…
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Organic growth following horsegate

SALES OF ORGANIC food are up for the first time in almost four years thanks to the horse meat scandal and fears that chickens are now being fed GM soya.   The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal organic sales through supermarkets have increased steadily for the past three months. Market intelligence work carried out…
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Organic food – tale of two sectors

SALES OF ORGANIC food in the UK fell again in 2012, down 1.5% to £1.64bn.                   Supermarkets have been blamed for the downward slide, with reduced shelf space and cuts to their ranges resulting in a 2.4% slump in sales across the multiple retailers.   In foodservice,…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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