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14 December 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A televised campaign to encourage consumers to buy farm-assured produce instead of cheaper alternatives influenced 1.4m shoppers. The Red Tractor c...

'Trade up' pledge by shoppers after Red Tractor ad campaign

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10 December 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Supermarkets

Retailers are to start selling food produced by UK-made robots in a project led by Waitrose. Autonomous robots will start cultivating wheat fields ...

Waitrose to use small robots to farm its food in new trial

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5 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Food prices could increase by as much as 10% if there is a disorderly Brexit, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has warned. Mark Ca...

Food prices could rise by 10% due to Brexit, Mark Carney warns

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26 November 2018 | Dairy,News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets

Any attempts to introduce 'Method of Production' labelling on meat and dairy products could potentially “mislead” consumers. Animal welfare groups ...

'Method of Production' labelling on meat could 'mislead' public

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21 November 2018 | Finance,News,NFU,Produce,Supermarkets

The proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda could lead to increased pressure on farmers and reduce the choice and innovation of products available for...

Farmers will 'bear brunt' of Sainsbury's and Asda merger, NFU says

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17 November 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

More evidence of the trend towards a "flexitarian" diet has been revealed in the results of new market research. The research, which has been condu...

Increasing number of people adopting 'flexitarian' diet

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A new partnership between Tesco and the WWF has been announced which aims to make food more sustainable. New joint research between the retail gian...

Tesco and WWF joins forces to make food more sustainable

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12 November 2018 | Meat,News,Products,Supermarkets

A new app can help farmers finish cattle to retailers’ specifications with greater precision, avoiding lower prices for the farmer and waste in the va...

New app helps farmers finish cattle to retailers’ specifications

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1 November 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Retailers Ocado and B&M are now bound by rules on treating suppliers fairly because their annual groceries turnover now exceed £1bn. The Competitio...

Ocado and B&M now bound by rules on treating suppliers fairly

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26 October 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Farmers joined in on a "flash" event outside the European Parliament in a bid to highlight unfair trading practices by retail giants. MEPs joined f...

Farmers highlight unfair practices in 'flash' event outside EU Parliament

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

Cambridgeshire farmers are set to harvest 1.6 million pumpkins this Halloween with the adoption of 'lo-fi' growing methods. Planted back in May, th...

Farmers go 'lo-fi' for Halloween with 1.6m pumpkins harvested

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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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