Retail & Food Service

UK consumers demand ethical and sustainable food, says new industry report

A new report reveals that 75% of UK shoppers want supermarkets to only stock food from sustainable and ethical sources. Adding even more pressure for retailers...

FDA permit allows Barry Callebaut to market Ruby as chocolate in...

In September 2017, swiss chocolate maker, Barry Callebaut, unveiled the “fourth kind of chocolate” made from the ruby cocoa bean. Now, the company has...

Waitrose to source 100% British lamb

Waitrose has revealed plans to source the entirety of its own-label fresh and frozen lamb from British producers all year round. Although the supermarket already...

Bumble Bee Foods to sell assets as company files for bankruptcy

Bumble Bee Foods, the North American branded shelf-stable seafood company, has filed for bankruptcy and entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its...

Consumers turn to evolving rum category, industry report shows

Although the British public’s apparently insatiable thirst for gin is continuing, figures indicate that consumers are keen to explore the rum category. The latest ‘Market...

Kroger to launch in-store hydroponic farms

Kroger, the biggest grocery retailer in the US has partnered with urban farming network, Infarm, to offer in-store modular living produce farms. Believed to be...

WRS Systems roll-out a revolutionary new kiosk for Costa

A revolutionary kiosk that works to increase transaction speed whilst simultaneously reducing wait times for customers is being rolled out for Costa Coffee. A solution...

‘Posh’ crumpets, tahini & celery juice dominate food & drink trends

‘Posh’ crumpets, tahini and celery juice are among the biggest food and drink trends for the year, according to a comprehensive report from retailer...

Consumers want to eat more seafood, industry research shows

Over half of UK consumers want to eat more seafood, according to the latest insights from Seafish, the public body supporting the nation’s £10...

Acquisition sees Pipeline Foods expands product portfolio

Pipeline Foods has expanded its product portfolio and market focus by purchasing the ancient grains and speciality products businesses of Organic Ventures. According to Pipeline...

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