HEAVY INVESTMENTS IN SAUDI FOOD SECTOR AS TECH FIRMS MAKE WAVES

The Saudi Arabian food sector is seeing heavy investments as the country looks to improve its food security and the market undergoes technology-driven changes.

FARMERS WORRIED ABOUT UK-AUSTRALIA TRADE DEAL

The recent announcement of a trade deal between Australia and the UK has raised concerns over the lack of a level playing field when it comes to environmental and animal welfare standards.

TESCO TARGETS 2,400 ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINTS BY 2022

The UK’s biggest grocery retailer, Tesco, is supporting the societal shift to electric vehicle usage by increasing its free charging points to 2,400 by 2022.

CHINA YET TO RESUME TRADE WITH AUSTRALIAN ABATTOIRS DELISTED AFTER STAFF COVID INFECTIONS

Two Australian abattoirs that were delisted from selling meat to China after employees contracted Covid-19, are still waiting to resume the trade, according to reports.

A VEGAN WORLD: THE CHANGING FACE OF BRITAIN’S DIETS

The pandemic has fuelled a 15% rise in ‘flexitarian’ diets in the UK, according to new research from retail tech app Ubamarket.

ANALYSIS SHOWS UK ORGANIC MEAT SALES DECLINING

Reports indicating that organic meat sales in the UK have increased may be misleading, because they mask the reality that actual quantities sold may have decreased, researchers have suggested.

USDA EXPANDS CIS PROGRAMME FOR MEAT PROCESSORS TO NINE STATES

South Dakota has been added to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), bringing to nine the number of states through which meat processors can smoothly ship products. A Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) deal with…

THE RISE OF THE MEMBERSHIP-ONLY WHOLESALE SECTOR IN CHINA

Following Alibaba’s example, Yonghui, Suning-Carrefour and fudi are opening membership-only wholesale stores in China.

THE KEY TRENDS SHAPING THE GLOBAL ALCOHOL MARKET IN 2021

The worldwide alcoholic beverage market is set to grow by 3% (by volume) this year and return to pre-Covid levels by 2022, according to the latest forecasts from London-based drinks analyst IWSR.

SATS TAKES CONTROL OF THAI FROZEN MEALS PRODUCER FOOD CITY

SATS, the Singaporean in-flight meals producer and ground-handling services provider, has spent $21 million (€17.3 million) on a majority share of Food City, a Thai frozen-food company.

LINEAGE TAKES OVER KLOOSTERBOER AS SHOPPING SPREE CONTINUES

Lineage Logistics, the US-based cold-storage company, has bought the Kloosterboer Group, a temperature-controlled food storage and transport company based in Holland.

DOORDASH LAUNCHES IN JAPAN AMID GROWTH OF ONLINE FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES

DoorDash, the American food delivery service, has launched in Japan, which is now the fourth market in which the company operates.