22 April 2021

Oilseed rape prices up due to crop concerns

Oilseed rape prices have soared in recent weeks amid weather-related crop concerns and the continuing impact of pests. According to Mintec, rapeseed oil at Rotterdam was […]
22 April 2021

JJ Foodservice sees frozen fish sales soar as ‘catch date’ transparency pays off

JJ Foodservice has seen sales of frozen fish jump by more than a third after introducing catch dates to labelling in a bid to help customers […]
22 April 2021

Supermarket veg campaign hits 100 industry signatories

Waitrose is among signatories to make new pledges to a major industry initiative to increase vegetable consumption. The Peas Please initiative, a Lottery-funded campaign spearheaded by […]
22 April 2021

New packaging labels launched to encourage consumers to ‘refill or return’

Thousands of products are to start carrying new labels urging customers to “refill or return” them to supermarkets, in a major move in the war on […]
22 April 2021

Ending free workplace Covid testing dubbed ‘short-sighted’ by food and drink industry

Food and drink industry leaders have called the government’s move to end free workplace Covid testing from June an “outrage” and “short-sighted” and urged it to […]
22 April 2021

Asda Salvation Army clothes donations top 221 tonnes

Asda customers have donated 221 tonnes of items to a Salvation Army drop-off point at its sustainability store in Leeds. The Middleton store, which opened in […]
22 April 2021

Farmfoods sales soar 35%, buoyed by store openings in the pandemic

Farmfoods sales soared by 35% in 2020 as the frozen food retailer continued trading and opened new stores throughout the pandemic. Turnover was £892.5m in the […]
22 April 2021

Wholesalers struggle to meet demand as al fresco dining takes off

Foodservice wholesalers are struggling to keep up with demand as the nation flocks to al fresco hospitality venues. Pent-up demand from consumers to get back to […]
22 April 2021

City snapshot: Booming coffee sales drives Nestlé first quarter sales outperformance

Top story Nestlé has reported a 7.7% jump in first quarter organic growth, boosted by a surge in coffee sales and early signs of recovery in […]
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