The EU has drawn up a list of 41 products which it claims should be
protected by international law in a bid to stop third countries
taking advantage of names such as Champagne or Parma ham. But many
of these names are considered generic,...
Health concerns appear to take a back seat when it comes to British
snack habits: Walkers crisps was by far the biggest UK grocery
brand last year. Premium bread brands, Diet Coke and its
'full-fat'parent, and Nescafé also...
Morrisons, the chain most likely to be given the all clear to bid
for Safeway, is thought to be considering reducing its offer in the
light of a weakening performance from Safeway over the last few
months. But with Safeway's...
Germany's Spar group slipped deeper into the red in the first half
of the year, hit by the weak domestic economy and delays to its
much-needed restructuring programme. But the chain remains
confident of an upturn in the second...
Europe's biggest food retail group Carrefour has reported sales
growth of 1.3 per cent for the first half of 2003, even after the
impact of negative currency exchanges. Second quarter sales grew at
current rates for the first...
The steady decline in market share of small stores is not due to
the growth of hypermarkets - targeted by tough 1996 legislation -
but by that of supermarkets, claims Anged, the Spanish association
of large store operators.
Balancing liberalisation with a better deal for developing
countries must be a priority for the World Trade Organisation as
figures from a new report released yesterday show that
protectionism and subsidies by industrialised nations...
Imminent reforms to the EU sugar regime - likely to be more radical
than estimated - could slice millions off the sugar profits for
Associated British Foods (ABF), the owner of British Sugar, and
Danisco next year, predicts a recent...
A major review in the UK of food in the public sector will throw up
questions about environmental issues, food production methods,
local suppliers and nutrition. Government hopes the review will
lead to more environmentally-friendly...
The food industry takes the rap for obesity once more as UK-based
task force calls on the industry to 'help bring about a major
transformation in diet and activity' needed to halt the rise in
obesity and type two diabetes.