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12 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Tesco agricultural manager John Kirkpatrick says the supermarket will replace enriched cage eggs with barn in 2025. All the major United Kingdom re...

Tesco will replace enriched cage eggs with barn in 2025

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8 October 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Tesco is to remove 'Best Before' date labels on 116 items of produce in an effort to cut down on post-farmgate waste. The UK's biggest retailer has...

Tesco to remove 'Best Before' dates on more of its fresh produce

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1 October 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Aldi is to create 5,000 jobs and source more British produce when it opens 130 new stores in the UK over the next two years. The announcement comes...

Aldi to open 130 new stores and source more British produce

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27 September 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

Failing to reach a Brexit deal could cost food retailers and their supply chain a massive £9.3 billion, according to a new report by Barclays. As B...

'No deal' Brexit could cost food supply chain £9.3bn, report warns

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25 September 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

The farming industry is joining in efforts to tackle food waste from farm-to-fork in a new initiative launched today. Farmers, along with the UK's ...

Farmers pledge support in cutting farm-to-fork food waste

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24 September 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Supermarket price wars are leaving food producers suffering with longer payment delays, new analysis shows. Food producers are waiting 45 days to b...

Price wars leave food producers waiting longer for payments

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24 September 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Over one quarter of consumers have experienced food fraud in the UK and it could be costing the food and drink industry up to £12 billion annually. ...

Survey shows one quarter of Brits have experienced food fraud

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21 September 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda raises "sufficient concerns" and will be referred to a more in-depth review by the Competition and Ma...

'Sufficient concerns': Investigation deepens into Sainsbury's and Asda merger

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20 September 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

A new report has been launched to show the progress European companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free egg commitments. In recent y...

'EggTrack' to keep an eye on retailers' 2025 cage-free commitments

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19 September 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Eight out of 10 food and drink products at new discount chain Jack’s will be grown, reared or made in Britain and stores will stock a unique own brand...

Tesco's discount chain to source majority of produce from British farms

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6 September 2018 | News,Supermarkets

Social media users have reacted in disbelief to one person's claim that the use of the Union Jack to emphasise home-grown produce in a supermarket is ...

Twitter storm erupts over use of Union Jack in supermarket chain

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6 September 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

A food safety watchdog has confirmed that one-fifth of meat samples tested in 2017 contained DNA from animals that weren’t listed on the label. Amo...

One-fifth of meat samples contain wrong animal DNA, tests find

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5 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

The summer’s heatwave has helped produce an early apple crop of over six million apples - a 12% increase year-on-year - for a leading retailer. Fol...

Retailer harvests six million apples thanks to this year's weather swings

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Morrisons is taking the plastic off most of its cucumbers during the British growing season as part of its plastic reduction programme. The move wi...

Morrisons announces plastic-free cucumbers

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A notorious British chilli pepper grown by a Bedfordshire farmer has become even spicier thanks to abundant sunshine. The British-grown hot chilli ...

Notorious British-grown chilli pepper just got hotter

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28 August 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

Meat, vegetable and dairy prices are set to increase "at least" 5% due to the impact of the UK's sustained heatwave and extreme winter weather. Sum...

UK's extreme weather to trigger food price increase

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22 August 2018 | News,NFU,Supermarkets

The UK's leading retailers have spoken to the NFU surrounding the difficulties farmers and growers are facing as a result of the heatwave. Retailer...

Retailers unveil commitments to farmers experiencing heatwave-related difficulty

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22 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

More than one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because it is misshapen or the wrong size, research suggests. ...

One-third of fruit and veg never reaches shelves because of 'wrong size'

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17 August 2018 | News,Sheep,Supermarkets

NFU Scotland is to question Asda over its sourcing of lamb as a shelf watch finds the retailer stocking hundreds of packs of imported meat at a time w...

NFU Scotland to raise issue of imported lamb with Asda

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15 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Supermarkets

Asda has announced that it will remove plastic on swedes in a pledge to reduce its use of the controversial material. Each year, the retailer sells...

Swedes will no longer be wrapped in plastic, Asda pledges

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7 August 2018 | News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets

New statistics show the UK’s self-sufficiency has declined reigniting a focus on the need to emphasise home-grow food production. Today (August 7) ...

UK self-sufficiency decline reignites focus on domestic food production

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2 August 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Morrisons has launched a trial that could revolutionise the way eggs are sold in the country's fourth biggest supermarket chain. The retailer says ...

Morrisons launches trial that could revolutionise the way eggs are sold

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1 August 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Supermarkets

Aldi has teamed up with the Prince’s Countryside Fund in a three-year partnership to give support to remote upland farmers in the UK. The supermark...

Aldi to give upland farmers business advice in new partnership

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31 July 2018 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets

Morrisons has announced it is to bring back a "farm shop style" pick-your-own local eggs stand in two-hundred stores across the UK. In a move which...

Morrisons announces 'farm shop style' local eggs stand in store

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30 July 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Sales of misshaped fruit and vegetables have soared amid calls for retailers to be more flexible when setting crop specifications. British consumer...

Retailers told to be more flexible when setting produce specifications

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