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One third of consumers regularly buy non-branded food

One third of British adults claim that non-branded food products make up at least half of their weekly shopping lists, kamcity.com reports. The findings come courtesy of a new report from market research firm Canadean Custom Solutions. Its researchers found that many shoppers feel the only difference between private-label goods and their brand-name equivalents is… Read more

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Radical changes to food labelling in the best interests of customers, says Premier Foods

The impending overhaul of Britain’s food labelling system is being made to ensure that customers are well catered for. This is the view of Alasdair Tucker, head of regulatory affairs at Premier Foods – a key player in packaged foods market – who backs the changes made to product labelling as part of the EU’s new Food Information to Consumers Regulation will… Read more

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Speakers lined up for annual packaging conference

A number of high profile speakers have been lined up for this year’s Packaging Innovations learnShops seminar in Birmingham, packagingeurope.com reports. Taking place at the city’s NEC arena on 26 and 27 February, the event will see professionals from within the packing industry get together and knowledge-share in what has been dubbed an opportunity for… Read more

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Amazon to improve service using regional distribution hubs

E-commerce giant Amazon could be set to increase its reliance on local distribution centres in order to improve the service it offers shoppers, techradar.com reports. The smaller local hubs will help the company with its plans to trial an innovative new “anticipatory shipping” service. It was also confirmed this week that shoppers around the UK… Read more

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Horsemeat scandal sparked change in consumers’ eating habits

A year on from the horsemeat scandal, food sales are still being impacted, as retailers have seen a rise in demand for both British meat and meat-free alternatives. According to ft.com, research from Kantar Worldpanel has found that demand for pork rose seven per cent last year compared to 2012, whereas sales of frozen beef ready meals declined… Read more

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Supermarkets adopt new approaches to meet e-commerce demand

An increasing number of supermarkets are being forced to change their tactics in order to adapt to the changing e-commerce habits of consumers. Property firm Jones Lang LaSalle is expecting major grocery retailers to build significantly on the amount of space they currently devote to internet custom. According to shopsafe.co.uk, Waitrose, Tesco and Asda will… Read more

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One in six e-retailers contemplating a move into the High Street

A number of online retailers are looking to buck the national trend and bring their digital store into the real world, thedrum.com reports. Countless reports over 2013 detailed the “death” of Britain’s high streets, as retailers moved out of physical stores and into the online marketplace. Despite gloomy forecasts suggesting this trend will continue long into… Read more

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Farmers criticise new food labelling laws

British Farmers from the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the National Pig Association (NPA) have said that the new rules introduced by the European Commission regarding food labelling will confuse British shoppers. The Commission has introduced laws that require food to detail where the meat was reared and slaughtered. The NFU and NPA are calling… Read more

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Proportion of food products sent to landfill drops to just three per cent

Just three per cent of food and packaging from edible products was sent to landfill in 2012, following a concerted effort from British manufacturers. New figures from the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) ‘Five-fold Environmental Ambition’ report painted the picture of an industry looking to become far more environmentally friendly, as the total proportion of food… Read more

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Eating habits revealed: Northern Ireland loves confectionery but London hates milk

Northern Ireland consumes more confectionery than anywhere else in Britain, whilst Wales takes the title for milk and cream, newsdump.co.uk reports. New government research has detailed the popularity of certain foods and drinks around the UK, showing not just that which is popular but the specific region in which it is enjoyed most. For confectionery, Northern… Read more

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