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£9.2 million to help Welsh red meat industry cope with Brexit

The programme will focus on three specific areas: animal health, genetics and meat quality. The Welsh Government has appointed an industry-led body to head a five-year, £9.2 million red meatdevelopment programme to help the country’s farming community prepare for Brexit. Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths announced at the Royal Welsh Show Hybu Cig … Continue reading “£9.2 million to help Welsh red meat industry cope with Brexit”

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Milk alternatives hastening change in dairy industry

CoBank predicts continued double-digit growth in plant-based milk alternatives. Niche dairy products adapt to changing consumer preferences but complicate costs and logistics. As consumers increasingly seek beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts and rice — even peas and oats — the dairy industry is responding with niche products of its own, but more changes are … Continue reading “Milk alternatives hastening change in dairy industry”

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French regulator launches probe into Tesco-Carrefour deal

The Autorite de la Concurrence is quizzing suppliers on the competitive impact of the buying partnership. The French competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the strategic tie-up between Tesco and Carrefour. The Autorite de la Concurrence said it was looking into the competitive impact of the purchasing agreement to assess its effect on the … Continue reading “French regulator launches probe into Tesco-Carrefour deal”

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Food and Drink Innovation Network: Global Trends, hosted by Green Seed UK

At Green Seed we are only too aware how newly emerging global trends can quickly have an impact on different geographical markets. To this end Green Seed UK invited a range of stimulating speakers from the UK and abroad to inspire an audience of food marketing and innovation professionals. The latest global trends and innovation … Continue reading “Food and Drink Innovation Network: Global Trends, hosted by Green Seed UK”

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Auchan, Casino and Metro to form new alliance

French retail giants Auchan, Casino and Schiever have agreed to form a new purchase alliance with German Metro, named Horizon. This new alliance will allow the chains to coordinate purchases both inside France and abroad. Ready for 2019 Horizon should enable the founding members to “negotiate in a more collaborating, balanced, and innovative way”, rather than simply aimed at transactions. The four … Continue reading “Auchan, Casino and Metro to form new alliance”

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Rise of the Phenix: The French startup giving a second life to food waste

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), a third of the world’s food output is lost or wasted between the time it is produced and the time it is consumed. This statistic is all the more alarming given that agriculture and food are major industries in terms of energy consumption, environmental … Continue reading “Rise of the Phenix: The French startup giving a second life to food waste”

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Developing Trends: Flexitarians in France

In a recent study, it was found that compared to 2014, 82% of French people say that they are now paying more attention to the food they consume. It is clear from the way that supermarkets are now investing in, and including more and more food options for those who follow a particular lifestyle (vegetarian, … Continue reading “Developing Trends: Flexitarians in France”

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French Alliances : Carrefour and Système U/ Auchan and Casino

In the end, Système U chose Carrefour. On April 25, shortly after the announcement of an alliance between Auchan and Casino, Carrefour and Système U disclosed plans to conclude ‘a five-year cooperation that will focus on the negotiation of the purchase of the biggest national and international brands’. Yet, at the start of the month, … Continue reading “French Alliances : Carrefour and Système U/ Auchan and Casino”