Supermarkets news around the UK

26 April 2019

Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked after food price concerns

25 April 2019

The CMA said the merger would reduce product quality and rise prices

Aldi launches six native cattle breed burgers to support Scots farmers

2 April 2019

The new range of burgers will champion Scotland’s native breeds

Extending retail shelf life of meat may bring benefits to farmers

28 March 2019

The UK is the only country that enforces this 10-day rule

'Too good to waste': Lidl launches 5kg 'damaged' fruit and veg box

28 March 2019

The industry-first initiative is designed to reduce fruit and veg waste

'Paramount importance' Co-op is held to account after Code breaches, NFU says

27 March 2019

Unreasonable notices can 'significantly impact' farmers' businesses

Co-op ordered to change after breaching Supply Code on two counts

26 March 2019

The Co-op has been ordered to make major changes to its 'governance and processes' after it was found to have breached the Supply Code of Pr...

Fruit and veg drop plastic packaging in Tesco trial

25 March 2019

Tesco said it will remove plastic packaging from 45 fruit and veg

Morrisons commits to Arla's new milk standards

21 March 2019

The move means 200 farmers will be directly supported by Morrisons

Aldi wins praise for its domestic sourcing of Scottish beef

18 March 2019

Aldi, Scotland's sixth largest retailer, won praise for its domestic sourcing

94 percent of beef in Scotland's supermarkets is local, survey finds

14 March 2019

Secret shoppers studied shelves to identify supporters of domestic beef.

Morrisons selling family packs of British meat for £10

12 March 2019

Retailer Morrisons is selling a family packet of British meat, containing sausages, mince, a pork loin joint and diced beef, for just £10. ...

UK scientists work on tech to 'smell' when produce goes off

11 March 2019

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new technology which will be able to ‘smell’ when fruit or vegetables are going off – potentiall...

Waitrose commits to improving broiler welfare

5 March 2019

Waitrose is the latest UK retailer to commit to a significant improvement in broiler chicken welfare across its entire supply. The superm...

Major beef processing company launches vegan burger

26 February 2019

A beef processing company which works with 35,000 farmers has launched a vegan burger to appeal to 'meat reducers and non-meat eaters'. A...

Over 450 jobs at risk as major meat plant faces closure

26 February 2019

More than 450 jobs are at risk at one of the UK's largest meat processing companies which supplies retailer Marks and Spencer. Tulip Ltd,...

Survey launched to help improve producer and retailer relationship

22 February 2019

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

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

20 February 2019

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

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

18 February 2019

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

Scotland's biggest dairy producer enters partnership with Aldi

7 February 2019

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

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

31 January 2019

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 mar...

Beef ad campaign boosts retail sales by over £1m

29 January 2019

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

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

29 January 2019

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

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

17 January 2019

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

Top retailers selling imported produce under British farm banners

14 January 2019

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

Tories suggest specific aisles for consumers to buy local

9 January 2019

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

Campaign aims to get consumers to buy local Scotch meat

18 December 2018

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

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

14 December 2018

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

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

10 December 2018

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

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

5 December 2018

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. ...

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

26 November 2018

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