27 May 2021

Foodservice wholesaler Harlech sees sales suffer as customers struggle to recruit chefs and waiting staff

Sales at Welsh foodservice wholesaler Harlech have been hit by a shortage of chefs and waiting staff suffered by its hospitality customers following the easing of […]
27 May 2021

Wholesalers fear business rates relief ‘postcode lottery’

Frustrated wholesalers are fearful the new £1.5bn business rates relief fund will turn into a ‘postcode lottery’, under latest confirmed government plans to distribute the tax […]
27 May 2021

Fabulosa claims ‘hat-trick of wins’ including new lines and Babou listing

Fast-growing household brand Fabulosa has hailed a “hat-trick of wins” for its portfolio of fragrance-led products.  First is its expansion into five sectors: paper products, car […]
27 May 2021

Soil Association launches centre for sustainable farming excellence

The Soil Association has partnered with collaborators including M&S Food, Sainsbury’s, Arla Foods and Nando’s to create a new centre of excellence for nature-friendly farming. The […]
27 May 2021

UK growers warn of seasonal staff shortage

Visa permit challenges and a lack of UK-based labour have provoked fears that fruit and veg grow will be short of workers at the beginning of […]
27 May 2021

Brexit costs ‘killing EU trade’ for craft gin, say distillers

The UK craft gin market risks losing valuable EU custom due to higher costs caused by Brexit, distillers have warned. Since January, continental consumers ordering spirits […]
27 May 2021

Tesco trialling one-hour delivery service Whoosh

Tesco has said it is responding to customer calls for rapid grocery deliveries with a trial of a new one-hour service called Whoosh. Whoosh quietly launched […]
27 May 2021

Heinz eyes gut health trend with new brand The Fermentologist

Heinz looks set to capitalise on the gut health trend via a brand called The Fermentologist. The fmcg giant has registered the name with the IPO […]
27 May 2021

Family food bills face £125 a year hike under packaging clampdown

The “astronomical” cost of government plans to make businesses responsible for tackling plastic and recycling risk forcing up family food bills by £125 a year on […]
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