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  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-27 Food fraud fears intensify, new survey suggests Grocery sector news updates  NFU Mutual news-email British Retail Consortium BRC

    Food fraud fears intensify, new survey suggests

    Almost three in four consumers believe there is “an issue” with food fraud in the UK, and one in five (20%) would blame the retailer first. However, only 27% have ever personally experienced at least one issue relating to food… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-20 Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed Out of Home News Analysis  Theresa May Susan Jebb Public Health Responsibility Deal news-email Jamie Oliver Footprint Forum Fintan Hastings Childhood Obesity Strategy British Retail Consortium British Hospitality Association BRC Amanda Ursell

    Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed

    The childhood obesity strategy was watered down, Theresa May “dismantling” David Cameron’s ambitious plan in no fewer than 36 days. Channel 4’s Dispatches team had been handed a June draft of the plan: “a more ambitious plan that never saw… Read More

  • Food prices fall for the first time since 2006

    THE BRC-NIELSEN shop price index, released in November, has shown a decrease in food prices for the first time in almost a decade.                   Food reported annual deflation for the first time… Read More

  • Retailers sign up to challenging new green goals

    THE UK retail industry is today (Wednesday) signing up to a range of ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment, having beaten the previous set across all areas.   Commitments to be announced at today’s A Better Retailing… Read More

  • Retailers measure themselves against challenging green targets

    RESPONDING TO results issued by Government waste body WRAP on the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says that the results demonstrate that retailers have made major strides to cut waste across the supply chain.… Read More

  • 5P charge on carriers bags to be made mandatory across England

    FOLLOWING the example of Scotland and Wales, it has been announced that a minimum 5p charge on carrier bags will be introduced across England from 2015.   Retailers will be required to charge for single use carrier bags in a… Read More

  • New figures on carrier bag use published

    ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN organisation WRAP has published the latest data that shows that 8.1 billion thin-gauge (single-use) bags were used by supermarket customers  in the UK in 2012, a rise of 1.3% on 2011.   Overall data shows that the amount… Read More

  • A chance too good to waste

    THE HORSE MEAT scandal – and the pressure all those discarded burgers put on recycling facilities – can spark a debate on the growing quantity of food we throw away.   In the UK we spend less than ever on… Read More

  • Too chicken to talk GM?

    RISING PRICES could soon force the poultry industry to reverse its ban on genetically modified feed – but that means a difficult conversation with consumers.   In 2012 the area of land used to grow genetically modified (GM) crops increased… Read More

  • Editor’s Comment: Which initiatives are worth their salt

    THE GOVERNMENT wants us all to eat less salt. We average about 8.1g a day but the target is to cut it to 6g. There are a number of ways to achieve this.   Reformulation is one. Look at any… Read More