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Mar 12, 2022 - Episode 1

How Europe uses its voice to spark a food revolution?

market trends, while Gemma Scott catches up with David O’Neill, the CEO of the European Sales & Marketing Association, to discuss the effects of Brexit, a global pandemic and the strength of the industry.

INTERMARCHÉ TOPS RANKING OF THE BIGGEST OFFERS AVAILABLE IN FRENCH SUPERMARKET GROUPS

A new ranking has compared French supermarket groups to see who offers the biggest number of deals, as people in France say they are feeling the pinch.

FARM TO FORK STRATEGY GETS THUMBS UP AS MEPS VOTE HEAVILY IN FAVOUR

The European Union Farm to Fork strategy, an initiative designed to cut food waste, preserve biodiversity, reduce the spread of disease and phase out cages for animals, has been given the thumbs up by the European Parliament.

ACTION NEEDED TO CURB INFLATION OF UK FOOD PRICES, WARNS FDF BOSS

The UK risks returning to record rates of inflation not seen since the 1970’s if urgent action to curb inflation isn’t taken soon. So says the outgoing chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Ian Wright, speaking to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on 19 October.

LVMH’S MOËT HENNESSY INVESTS €20 MILLION IN NEW CHAMPAGNE RESEARCH FACILITY

The wines and spirits division of French luxury group LVMH has inaugurated a new centre to study all aspects of viticulture in relation to Champagne production. The category is core to the drinks division which generated sales of €4.8 billion in 2020.

FETZER BOOSTS ‘CLIMATE SMART’ POSITIONING WITH SOARING B CORP SCORE OF 130

California’s Fetzer Vineyards has scored a high 130 in a new B Corp evaluation reflecting the wine company’s ongoing commitments to regenerative agriculture and climate-related practices.

MAJOR FIRMS SIGN UP TO AUSTRALIAN FOOD PACT, WHICH AIMS TO HALVE WASTE BY 2030

Some of Australia’s largest food companies have signed up to a scheme that aims to cut the country’s food waste by half over the next decade.

COSTCO PROMISES MORE STORES FOR CHINA AFTER SUCCESSFUL DEBUT IN SHANGHAI

The wholesale market in China is booming and one company performing well is Costco. The US chain announced that its first store in China, which opened in Shanghai in 2019, had first-year sales of €266 million.

CHILE’S SALMON AND TROUT EXPORTS SURGE 33% AS PRICES RECOVER

Chile experienced a one third increase in the value of its salmon and trout exports in the third quarter of this year, according to newly released figures.

ADM AND VLAND TIE UP TO TAP $1 BILLION CHINESE MARKET FOR PROBIOTICS

New York listed nutrition solutions provider ADM and enzymes and probiotics maker Qingdao Vland Biotech Group have agreed to form a joint venture to serve growing Chinese demand for human probiotics. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to launch in the first half of 2022.

TESCO OPENS FIRST CHECKOUT-FREE STORE, ‘GETGO’

Tesco has opened its first checkout-free store in central London, giving customers the opportunity to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout.  This new store trial, GetGo, offers customers the same Tesco products with a seamless shopping experience. The rollout of this technology to Tesco Express High Holborn follows a successful…

FRANCE TO BAN PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR MANY FRUITS AND VEG BY JANUARY 2022

The French government has announced that it is to ban the use of plastic packaging for many fruits and vegetables from January 2022, in a bid to reduce plastic waste, and part of a plan to eliminate it by 2040.

DELOITTE REPORT FINDS PRICE IS DRIVING STRONG FROZEN FOOD SALES

More consumers are being driven to buy frozen food because they perceive it to be cheaper, new research by Deloitte has found.
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