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Retailers urged to back British lamb

Retailers urged to back British lamb
29-06-2012 10:13 AM | News, Supermarkets
Report turns spotlight on supermarket social responsibilities
Major findings into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies of the 10 largest UK supermarket chains have been published today after an inve...
Local food networks are 'under-recognised', says report
Despite the importance to the high streets and landscapes, local food markets are 'under-recognised' and poorly supported, a new report says. The ...
11-05-2012 14:58 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
NFU heralds Groceries Adjudicator Bill
News that third parties will be able to take complaints from suppliers to the newly created Groceries Code Adjudicator will bring "huge relief&qu...
09-05-2012 16:18 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Farming unions say adjudicator must have teeth
The introduction of a supermarket adjudicator in today’s Queen’s Speech has been welcomed by farming unions, but they warned major improve...
07-05-2012 06:56 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Supermarket adjudicator 'will make no difference' says report
British Retail Consortium Food Director, Andrew Opie has said that proposals for a supermarket adjudicator will make no difference because few farmers...
01-05-2012 15:12 PM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket watchdog will protect against 'bully boy behaviour'
A supermarket watchdog is expected to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech which will take place next Wednesday. Members of the Grocery Market...
25-04-2012 06:55 AM | Produce, Organic, Supermarkets, News
Asda, Morrisons, Iceland ’worst offenders’ for healthy eating
A report launched today names Asda, Morrisons and Iceland as the "worst offenders" for undermining parents’ efforts to feed their chil...
24-04-2012 16:36 PM | Produce, Organic, Supermarkets, News
Fair play in grocery supply chain needed EU-wide
A new report has backed up calls for an effective adjudicator to police the UK Groceries Supply Chain Code of Practice. It concludes that the inte...
26-03-2012 18:26 PM | Arable, Crops, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons ignore customers and pressure farmers - GM Freeze
GM Freeze today said farmers should be very wary of Morrisons’ switch to GM feed in poultry. The company’s announcement that it will now a...
14-03-2012 09:27 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons set to be biggest fresh food maker
Morrisons Chief Executive Dalton Philips will set out plans on Wednesday for the food retailer to become the UK’s largest fresh food manufacture...
13-03-2012 07:21 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Scrutiny leads to fine for UK salad importer
A Kent-based fresh produce importer has been fined ’2,700 after marketing two separate consignments of Spanish tomatoes and cucumbers which were...
07-03-2012 10:54 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons to highlight provenance of Scottish food
Morrisons will highlight the Scottish provenance of meat, fruit and vegetables through displays in store from this week. The display notices in Mo...
06-03-2012 07:47 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Salad bars coming to US to combat obesity
The United Fresh Foundation is celebrating a successful collaboration with Produce for Kids and Publix Super Markets that raised funds to donate salad...
22-02-2012 16:37 PM | Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
MP calls on gov’t to end supermarkets’ ’food fight’
Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall, St. Ives and Isles of Scilly, is today renewing his calls for the Government to stop ’wasting time’ i...
20-02-2012 07:35 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Organic, Supermarkets, News
New report highlights importance of local food
National charity CPRE publishes a new report into the economic and social value of local food to Ledbury just days before a crunch council meeting to ...
15-02-2012 13:25 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
First major supermarket goes cage free
In a first for a major supermarket, eggs used as ingredients in all of Sainsbury’s own-brand foods now come from cage-free hens. From the basic...
08-02-2012 14:40 PM | Supermarkets, News
MPs call for final push to create supermarket watchdog
The MP who chairs the national Grocery Market Action Group (GMAG) Andrew George, has today called on the Government to make the final big push to crea...
07-02-2012 15:45 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Verandas and egg shell examination could improve hen welfare says Morrisons
Poultry experts from Bristol University, funded by The Morrisons Farming Programme, examined health challenges facing the modern free range laying hen...
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...
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