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Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb

Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
Award winning enterprise "the people’s supermarket" looks for first store in Wales
The UK’s most famous and successful member-owned and run social enterprise, The People’s Supermarket (TPS), has today announced that it is...
Food Production can help UK Economic Growth
The UK, at present, is less than 60% self-sufficient in food but with a growing population, estimated to increase by 15% by 2026, our self-sufficiency...
23-01-2012 17:33 PM | Dairy, Supermarkets, Livestock Equipment, News
Supermarket Watchdog must come ’sooner’ - MP
The MP who chairs the national Grocery Market Action Group (GMAG) Andrew George, has today used a debate in the House of Commons to again call on the ...
17-12-2011 11:08 AM | Supermarkets, News
BOGOFS don’t cause food waste
The idea that supermarket special-offers cause a large amount of food waste has been exposed as a myth by a new, Government-backed report. The Brit...
04-11-2011 08:43 AM | Pigs, Supermarkets, News
Pork scratchings are back on the British menu at Selfridges
On Monday 7th November, Selfridges Food Hall will be introducing a revolutionary new British snack - Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling. ...
26-10-2011 08:31 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Learn our lessons on supermarket abuse, Kendall tells international farming conference
NFU President Peter Kendall has drawn on experience in the UK to encourage farming organisations across the EU and North America to campaign for tough...
03-10-2011 17:56 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
NFU commends retailer on labelling change
NFU has commended Asda after ’misleading’ labels were changed on packets of fresh beef. The supermarket had originally stocked ’B...
14-09-2011 07:18 AM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco sausage advert banned for misleading consumers
A advert for Tesco sausages has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleading consumers. The advert for the supermarket&r...
13-09-2011 16:10 PM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket reports near 40 per cent sales increase in pork joints the past year
Savvy British shoppers are increasingly turning to pork joints as a cheaper red meat roast alternative in a bid to try and save the pennies. Figure...
13-09-2011 11:05 AM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Sainsbury's reinforces commitment to British cage free
The supermarket Sainsbury’s has declared its commitment to British cage free eggs in a message to the British Free Range Egg Producers Associati...
05-07-2011 13:03 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Best of British display scores golden hat-trick
An innovative Best of British display of fresh flowers, plants and produce has scooped a hat-trick of gold horticultural medals. The display, a joi...
03-06-2011 15:58 PM | Supermarkets, News
George calls for no more delays on supermarket watchdog
The MP who chairs the national Grocery Market Action Group (GMAG) has today called on the Government to ’waste no more time’ on the settin...
09-05-2011 18:35 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
NFU responds to Tesco decision to stock US beef
The NFU has responded to today’s media coverage over the decision by Tesco to stock beef from the USA. NFU livestock board chairman Alistair...
21-04-2011 17:37 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Ladies in Beef encourage supermarket support
Sarah Fenwick from Calder Farm in Seascale, Cumbria, is one of a band of 25 ladies who have grouped together to form a new organisation – Ladies in Be...
08-04-2011 16:05 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
NFU urges government to act now on Grocery Adjudicator
News that the Government will wait until summer 2012 at the earliest before legislating for a Grocery Adjudicator means farmers will continue to suffe...
31-01-2011 06:34 AM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Sainsbury’s first to raise egg prices
Sainsbury have been the first supermarket to raise egg prices which may spell the end of months of misery by hundreds of UK egg producers struggling t...
17-01-2011 14:57 PM | Dairy, Supermarkets, News
Tesco's commitment to British cheddar welcomed
Dairy UK welcomes Tesco’s commitment to British cheddar cheese Dairy UK has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it is to increase the vol...
15-01-2011 07:28 AM | Supermarkets, News
The Great Swapathon rip-off
Shoppers who want to cash in the £50 "swap" vouchers rolled out by the Government to encourage healthy lifestyles, need to spend more than d...
13-01-2011 10:21 AM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco Christmas sales hindered by bad weather
Supermarket giant Tesco has reported modest UK sales growth over Christmas, saying it had been "hindered" by the severe winter weather. L...
12-01-2011 07:44 AM | Supermarkets, News
Sainsbury's completes 'Best ever Christmas'
Best-ever Christmas, completes another strong quarter •Total sales for third quarter up 7.5 per cent (6.0 per cent excluding fuel) •Like-for-lik...
13-12-2010 12:46 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Arla Foods joins AFMP to cut CO2 emissions
In a drive to reduce carbon throughout its operations and support its ambition of being Closer to Nature, Arla Foods is the first dairy processor to i...
06-12-2010 13:14 PM | Supermarkets, News
Asda’s Focuses on Extra Special Cheese
The third installment of Asda’s Extra Special Christmas TV campaign breaks on 6th December, this time featuring Somerset Vintage Cheddar made by...
22-11-2010 14:28 PM | Products, Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Retailers and farmers look to squeeze the middle
A food retail expert tried to offer some reassurance to hard-pressed egg producers and other farmers involved in the poultry sector when he was questi...
11-08-2010 16:45 PM | Dairy, Pigs, Poultry, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Minister calls for more honest labelling
The Food Minister is urging other sectors to follow the good example set in the pig meat sector regarding country of original labelling (COOL). F...
12-04-2010 21:54 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons confirm free range for all own label eggs
The supermarket chain Morrisons has now confirmed that all of its own-label eggs are completely free range. In December last year the supermarket ...
05-03-2010 16:29 PM | Supermarkets, News
Grocery ombudsman vote is major progress, says FUW
Ynys Môn (Anglesey) MP Albert Owen’s Private Member’s Bill calling for the appointment of a Grocery Market Ombudsman has made major progre...
05-01-2010 10:14 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman should be priority for any Government
The creation of a supermarket ombudsman should be a priority for any Government which has consumers’ best interests at heart, the NFU said today...
10-12-2009 17:11 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Extra security for Asda turkeys
One supplier of Christmas turkeys to leading supermarket, Asda, has put the birds under 24-hour guard. Traditional Norfolk Poultry, the major suppl...
24-11-2009 10:31 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Asda should confirm exactly what proportion of the fresh beef it sells is UK origin
Asda, which last week re-declared its commitment to the UK beef industry despite the most recent national Beef Watch survey confirming that only 42 pe...
17-11-2009 08:03 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Supermarkets urged to show commitment to British livestock farmers
Supermarkets should show their support for livestock farmers by ensuring they do all they can to stock British beef and lamb on their shelves, the NFU...
16-11-2009 14:17 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Volume of British beef on display in Asda stores continues to decline
Store visits conducted throughout October by a store auditing agency on behalf of EBLEX for its regular Beef Watch survey confirm that more pre-packed...
29-10-2009 10:25 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket meeting increases pressure on ministers
Calls for Government to create a Supermarket Ombudsman grew louder this week as local MP Andrew George hosted a Parliamentary symposium on the issue j...
13-10-2009 15:13 PM | Supermarkets, News
Chorley MP reminded of need for grocery ombudsman
ASDA are preparing to set up a huge new store in the centre of Chorley, so it was a timely reminder for the town’s Labour MP, Lindsay Hoyle, whe...
13-10-2009 13:53 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
NFU president throws down the gauntlet to the supermarkets
NFU President Peter Kendall has challenged the supermarkets to grasp the nettle and back the introduction of an independent ombudsman before it’...
05-10-2009 11:57 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Asda and Sainsburys beef purchases hold down cattle prices across the UK
Figures produced by AHDB meat services that show exactly which supermarkets are most loyal to British beef, also confirm the grip that Anglo-Irish own...
25-08-2009 18:07 PM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco labels milk with carbon footprint
The UK’s largest retailer is the first to display the full carbon footprint on all its own brand milk (with the exception of organic milk). This...
24-08-2009 17:05 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Tesco to launch flagship show in Northern Ireland
Tesco are pledging their support for Northern Ireland’s fantastic fayre by launching a new food and drink show this September. Tesco Taste North...
10-08-2009 10:02 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarkets ‘put a gloss on mediocrity’ by claiming cheapest can also be best
Supermarkets are undermining the value of quality British food and drink by telling shoppers they can have the best at a rock-bottom price, according ...
18-07-2009 18:36 PM | Organic, Supermarkets, News
Tesco reports first signs of organic recovery
UK demand for organic produce is starting to rise again giving growers hope that the recession hit market may be on the way to recovery. After the ...
17-07-2009 18:08 PM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman proposal on track
The Chairman of the Competition Commission, Peter Freeman, met Andrew George, MP for St. Ives and Chair of the Grocery Market Action Group (GMAG) yest...
07-07-2009 04:46 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
ASDA cuts carbon footprint of beef by over a third
ASDA has become the first British retailer to sell low carbon beef. As part of a ground-breaking programme to measure the carbon footprint of its meat...
03-07-2009 22:40 PM | Supermarkets, News
Morrisons to help boost farming efficiency
Supermarket Morrisons is launching a research-focused farming programme in a bid to boost the efficiency and sustainability of British agriculture. ...
29-06-2009 15:25 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Waitrose Backs Future for Native Breeds
Native Breeds of cattle provide an excellent opportunity for livestock farming in this country, according to one of the UK’s leading food retail...
27-05-2009 08:45 AM | Supermarkets, News
Waitrose plants own vineyard
Waitrose has become the first retailer to plant its own vineyard and held a special ceremony at its Leckford Farm Estate in Hampshire on Friday 22nd M...
29-04-2009 11:24 AM | Supermarkets, News
Enjoy the Taste of Scotland Returns to Glasgow
This year sees the fourth year of Tesco’s Enjoy the Taste of Scotland event which promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Over 100 Sco...
28-04-2009 11:08 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Consumers and suppliers will benefit from Supermarket Ombusdman say NFU
The establishment of a supermarket ombudsman will benefit the whole supply chain – suppliers, retailers and most importantly consumers – and supermark...
28-04-2009 11:01 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman is bad for customers says British Retail Consortium
Customers will be the ultimate losers from an expensive and unnecessary supermarket Ombudsman, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Reacting...
22-04-2009 08:57 AM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco profits built by exploiting small farmers
Commenting on Tesco’s announcement of its £3.13bn pre-tax profits, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, Tim Farron said: "While it&...
09-04-2009 19:16 PM | Supermarkets, News
ASDA subsidise ‘High Welfare Holstein semen
A 20% discount on semen from Cogent’s ’High Welfare Holstein’ bull Huddlestone Spooky will provide an additional incentive for ASDA ...
24-03-2009 18:41 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Leckford commences growing programme which should see historic varieties in shops within three years
In a bid to bring some of England’s most historical apples back to life, Waitrose has embarked on a significant planting programme at its Leckfo...
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