• UK facing ‘greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII’

    UK facing ‘greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII’

    The UK is facing the greatest threat to the integrity of its food supply since World War II according to one of the country’s leading food security experts. Professor Chris Elliott, who was appointed by the government to investigate the horsemeat scandal in 2013 that saw up to 50,000 horses disappear from across Europe, has

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  • Shoplifting – an £8 million problem for stores

    Shoplifting – an £8 million problem for stores

    As retail security firm, Checkpoints Systems, has revealed that Britain’s shops collectively lose £800 million per year as a result of shoplifting, OnBuy.com has investigated further to find out where the blackspots are in terms of location and used its findings to provide preventative advice to shop staff in those areas. Utilising data derived from

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  • Mel’s back with the Bod

    Mel’s back with the Bod

    TV personality star Melanie Sykes is back in a new digital advertising campaign for  Boddingtons more than 20 years after she appeared in the brand’s original TV adverts. Launching this month, the new digital advert also sees the return of the ad’s original director, Danny Kleinman, and the same sense of nostalgia and spoof humour

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  • New research highlights trust issues amongst UK shoppers

    New research highlights trust issues amongst UK shoppers

    More than a third of shoppers have stopped buying a brand or using a company because they were uncomfortable with something they did or stood for, according to a new industry report by shopper research agency Shoppercentric The research, entitled WindowON…Trust Issues, was carried out across 1,048 UK shoppers aged 18+ and looks at how

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  • Increasing numbers choose budget stores

    Increasing numbers choose budget stores

    The rising cost of household groceries means shoppers are increasingly turning to supermarket’s own-label products at the expense of branded goods, according to Nielsen retail data. Over the past three months, consumer spend on supermarket’s own-label products rose 5.5%¹ year-on-year, nearly five times the growth in spend on branded products (up 1.2% year-on-year). The average

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  • Supermarket launches app for Amazon Alexa

    Supermarket launches app for Amazon Alexa

    Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer, has become the first supermarket in the UK to launch an app for the voice-controlled Amazon Alexa. The Ocado app for Amazon Alexa, the voice-controlled personal assistant powering the Amazon Echo smart home speaker, will feature a variety of functions enabling customers to add a product to an

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  • Freshers fed on canned

    Freshers fed on canned

    Research reveals that 92% of students use canned food, but many fail to grasp its nutritional and recycling attributes. Findings of a new survey which suggests that canned food is top of students’ shopping lists. According to the survey, students average nine food cans in their kitchen cupboards at any given time, showing just how

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  • Foodie innovators invited to share their inspiration

    Foodie innovators invited to share their inspiration

    After being launched earlier this year, The FoodTalk Awards are making a return for 2018 and are now open for entries. The awards were inspired by the ‘foodie heroes’ who appear on the FoodTalk radio show every week and have been launched to honor the best of UK food tech innovation. They made their debut

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  • Union confident of minimising job losses

    Union confident of minimising job losses

    Following the recent announcement by Asda that it had begun a consultation with thousands of employees in 18 stores, union GMB has said it is confident it will ‘dramatically reduce’ job losses within the company. Following a meeting with senior management at Asda House, in Leeds, Gary Carter, GMB national officer, said: “This is a

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