Retail & Food Service

Loose produce launched as part of M&S plastic reduction plan

In a bid to curb its dependence on plastic packaging, supermarket giant Marks & Spencer is launching more than 90 lines of loose fruit...

Redistribution fund launched to reduce UK food waste

The UK Government is launching a £5 million funding round aimed at food redistribution organisations to tackle food waste. This funding round is the first...

Origins, labelling & veganism tipped to shape food industry

Consumers in the US have a “growing appetite” for a deeper understanding of the origins of the food they’re eating, according to the International...

Sparkling wine sales hit record high

Sales of sparkling wine and Champagne have together reached a record high in 2018 when Brits bought almost £2.2 billion worth of fizz. The Wine...

Unilever bolsters plant-based offering with Vegetarian Butcher buy

Unilever is following the lead Cargill and Tyson Foods by expanding its portfolio into plant-based foods having this week acquired The Vegetarian Butcher. The move...

‘Carbon labels’ can help consumer market environmentally-friendly food choices

Although shoppers significant underestimate the effect of their food choices on climate change, they will favour items with a lower carbon footprint if provided...

FDI’s biggest stories of 2018

It’s been a long busy year for the food and drink industry, with major shifts in consumer habits, innovative new products and major meat...

Calorific meals in restaurants prompt mandatory labelling calls

Researchers are calling on the food industry to slash calories in food served in restaurants and for the mandatory labelling of all restaurant food. This...

Online meat marketplace secures $25m to scale up

Licious, a farm-to-fork online meat marketplace, has raised $25 million in Series D funding to open operations in seven cities across India. The funding round...

Growing vegan trend sees a merry meat-free Christmas

The traditional turkey and trimmings one associates with the Christmas dinner has evolved to encompass vegan and vegetarian mains with new research revealing that...

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