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  • Foodservice Footprint Supermarket Junk foods deals dwarf veg promotions Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Junk foods deals dwarf veg promotions

    Around a third of supermarket volume promotions or multi-buy offers are on unhealthy foods with less than 4% on fruit and vegetables. Research from The Food Foundation found that foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) account for a… Read More

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    Regenerative milk pool announced

    Farmer-owned dairy cooperative First Milk and manufacturer Yeo Valley Production are to create a “regenerative milk pool” in the south west of England. The two organisations have together created the ‘Naturally better dairy group’, which will see the regenerative milk… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint offers2 Government backs away from bogof ban Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Government backs away from bogof ban

    This week the government announced that the ban on bogof and multibuy deals for unhealthy food are to be delayed to October 2025.  “[…] at a time when household budgets are under continuing pressure from the global rise in food… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint sugar2 <strong>Supermarkets urged to come clean over sugar</strong> Grocery sector news updates

    Supermarkets urged to come clean over sugar

    Leading supermarkets have been challenged to publicly disclose their sugar sales and commit to reduce them following the failure of voluntary reformulation efforts. The final results of the government’s sugar reduction programme published in December showed that average sugar content… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Agriplastic2 The plastic pollutant hiding in plain site Grocery sector news updates Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    The plastic pollutant hiding in plain site

    Research has found that farm plastics are a major pollution problem but not a priority for supermarkets. By David Burrows There is more plastic in soils than in the sea, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization in 2021, but is anything being… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint offers2 <strong>Supermarkets to standardise scope 3 reporting</strong> Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Supermarkets to standardise scope 3 reporting

    The UK’s largest supermarkets will join forces to standardise how they measure and report the climate impact of food in what is being billed as an “unprecedented collaboration” to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Wrap and WWF are leading the new… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-110 <strong>Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer risk</strong> Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer risk

    Diets high in ultra-processed foods could be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, a new study has found. Researchers from Imperial College London’s School of Public Health found that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods was… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cuc2 Bucks for beans under extended farm payment scheme Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Bucks for beans under extended farm payment scheme

    Farmers will be paid for reducing insecticides and growing legumes as part of government plans to encourage more environmentally friendly farming. Defra secretary, Thérèse Coffey, this week announced a raft of new plans for the UK Government’s environmental land management… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Puzzled Food workers on the breadline while CEOs prosper Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Food workers on the breadline while CEOs prosper

    Supermarket CEOs are earning up to 224 times more than their average employee, who are increasingly battling food poverty, writes Jack Thompson.  Tortoise Media’s Responsibility 100 Index scores companies on environmental, social and ethical metrics and compares how their claims match up to… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_320746712-scaled <strong>Waitrose switches wine packaging to cut carbon </strong> Drinks Sector News Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    Waitrose switches wine packaging to cut carbon 

    Waitrose has announced plans to move most of its small wine formats from glass bottles into cans – a move that the grocer says will reduce carbon emissions and save resources. “Aluminium cans weigh significantly less than glass and create… Read More