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22 February 2019 | News,Supermarkets

The Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) sixth annual survey is now open for UK producers to help make the supply chain fairer. The survey is an oppo...

Survey launched to help improve producer and retailer relationship

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20 February 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

The potential merger between Sainsbury's and Asda could push up food prices and reduce quality, an investigation has found. Britain’s competition w...

Sainsbury's-Asda merger could reduce food quality, watchdog says

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18 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Produce,Sheep,Supermarkets

Online fashion company BooHoo has performed a U-turn on its wool ban after coming under the fire from farmers and customers. BooHoo banned the sale...

Online retailer Boohoo makes u-turn on wool ban after criticism from farmers

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7 February 2019 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets

Scotland’s biggest independent milk producer, Graham’s the Family Dairy, has entered into a new five-year partnership with Aldi. The investment, wh...

Scotland's biggest dairy producer enters partnership with Aldi

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31 January 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A meat-alternative section will be placed into the meat, fish and poultry aisles at Sainsbury's in an attempt to capitalise on the vegan market. Th...

Sainsbury's to sell vegan products on meat aisle in new trial

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29 January 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

An advertising campaign promoting British beef brought in an additional £1.2m of retail sales in 2018. AHDB’s 'Cheeky Beef' campaign boosted sales ...

Beef ad campaign boosts retail sales by over £1m

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29 January 2019 | Government,News,Supermarkets

New EU rules to stop supermarket giants squeezing suppliers will continue to protect UK farmers and growers after Brexit, a British MEP has said. ...

New EU retail rules will protect British farmers after Brexit, MEP says

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17 January 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Marks & Spencer is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packagin...

M&S launches 90 lines of loose fruit and veg to cut plastic use

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14 January 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Retailers are increasingly selling imported produce below banners which back British farming, an investigation has found. Seven of the UK's top sup...

Top retailers selling imported produce under British farm banners

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9 January 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Supermarkets should have specific aisles where local produce is sold as a way to help farmers, the Scottish Conservatives have suggested. The move ...

Tories suggest specific aisles for consumers to buy local

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18 December 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Over 2.4 million Scottish consumers will be inspired to choose Scotch Beef PGI as the perfect festive choice in a high-impact Christmas campaign. L...

Campaign aims to get consumers to buy local Scotch meat

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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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