Major retailers from five European countries have urged greater support of non-GM soy production in Brazil, as increased demand for genetically modified (GM) soy from China risks diminishing non-GM supply.
UK retailers have been misled about tight supply of non-genetically modified (GM) feed, which led them to reverse requirements for GM-free poultry feed, according to the Brazilian Association of Non-GMO Grain Producers (Abrange).
The legal dispute between Ajinomoto and Asda over the right to call aspartame 'nasty' has taken a radical new turn following a Court of Appeal judgment effectively overturning last year's High Court ruling.
UK supermarket ASDA has adopted a 'best of both worlds' approach to
food nutrition labelling on its own-label foods, combining the Food
Standards Agency's traffic light scheme with the CIAA's (GDA)
UK supermarket Asda said it is removing artificial colours and
flavours from all of its private label food and beverage products -
the biggest indication to date of the shift towards natural
ingredients in lieu of artificial additives.
Members of Britain's GMB workers' union have voted three to one in
favour of industrial action against Asda Wal-Mart, following months
of dispute over pay and collective bargaining rights in depots
around the country.
Asda Wal-Mart has been fined £850,000 in the UK for offering
employees a pay rise to give up union rights, spelling a PR
disaster for the company already suffering from a scathing US
documentary circuiting Europe.
Fierce price wars between the UK's leading supermarkets has
squeezed grocery prices, saving consumers £3 billion in shopping
bills but impacting on suppliers' profitability, according to new
research by Verdict.
It looks likely that Somerfield might be forced by the UK's
competition regulator to sell 14 of the 100 former Safeway stores
it purchased from Wm Morrison, a move that might provide a modicum
of relief to food processors under...
A bid by Asda for retail rival Somerfield would mark an important
new strategy for Britain's number two supermarket, with competition
authorities by no means certain to stand in the way of a deal,
reports Chris Mercer.
Britain's food retail sector is becoming increasingly price
focused, with groups such as Tesco and Asda leading the move
towards every day low pricing (EDLP). But recent research from UK
think tank IGD suggests that companies...
Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco continued to out-perform
its peers over the Christmas period, bucking the general trend of
flat or declining sales with an impressive 7.6 per cent rise in
like-for-like sales. And with...
For Britain's retailers, 2004 was a mixed bag, with the resolution
of the Safeway takeover ending with victory for Morrisons, a
startling decline in fortunes for Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury
and the continuing domination...
The prices charged by the leading UK grocers for their
Internet-based delivery service are being investigated by the
Office of Fair Trading, a probe which has prompted fierce denials
of wrongdoing by the major supermarket groups....