25 February 2021

Waitrose trials donating surplus food directly from suppliers to vulnerable families

Waitrose is to begin redirecting surplus food from its farm to redistribution charity FareShare. The upmarket grocer will begin the trial next month, donating five million […]
24 February 2021

Waitrose to extend beef production at its Leckford Estate farm

Waitrose is to open a new beef production facility at its Leckford Estate farm in Hampshire as part of a wider project to increase its red […]
24 February 2021

Heck to make debut in cooked meats with cocktail sausage duo

Heck will take its first steps into the cooked meat aisle in May when it launches two ready-to-eat cocktail sausage SKUs into Tesco. The supplier’s co-founder […]
24 February 2021

Shopify and TikTok team up to boost merchants’ video ad sales

Social media channel TikTok and e-commerce platform Shopify have partnered to allow UK merchants to more easily launch shoppable video ads. The partnership means businesses can […]
24 February 2021

Infarm launches larger-scale vertical farm offering for retailers

Infarm – which provides retailers with in-aisle vertical farms the size of a chiller cabinet – is moving into larger-scale indoor farming technology. The Berlin-based firm […]
24 February 2021

Jamie Oliver and Tesco launch online training for community cooks in lockdown

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has launched online training for community cooks in lockdown to help feed vulnerable groups impacted by the pandemic, in a new phase […]
24 February 2021

Food and drink companies running out of stock as hauliers refuse to enter UK

Food and drink companies are running out of stock as hauliers refuse to enter the UK due to post-Brexit bureaucracy. Drivers have been reluctant to enter […]
24 February 2021

Bailout hopes grow for wholesale sector as PM admits it has ‘fallen through the cracks’

Foodservice wholesalers have received the strongest sign yet that their year-long campaign for sector-specific Covid support may finally be answered. PM Boris Johnson yesterday told parliament […]
24 February 2021

Bestway Wholesale kicks off lateral flow testing programme

Bestway Wholesale has implemented a lateral flow testing programme for all staff through community testing centres and has been able to identify four asymptomatic coronavirus cases […]
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