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European milk package strengthens dairy producers’ position in the supply chain

European milk package strengthens dairy producers’ position in the supply chain

The European Commission published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain. The report shows that after three years of implementation, European farmers are increasingly using the tools provided by the Milk Package, […]

DAERA investment in red meat sector required

DAERA investment in red meat sector required

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland, says Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, UK (DAERA) must invest in the AFBI and CAFRE beef facilities to help drive the sector forward. The comments were made in the wake of the successful ‘Progressive Beef Production’ conference at Greenmount. Red meat makes a big […]

Unilever forms partnership with the European Vegetarian Union

Unilever forms partnership with the European Vegetarian Union

Unilever has established a pioneering partnership with the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) which will see around 500 products printed with the EVU’s well-known V-label on pack. This is the first time such a large collection of brands will be covered by the EVU’s scheme. Catering for the rising trend in flexitarian and vegetarian eating, the […]

Welsh honey maker “buzzing” after Co-op contract win

Welsh honey maker “buzzing” after Co-op contract win

A Mid Wales-based honey maker is “buzzing” after winning a contract to supply more than 500 Co-op food stores UK-wide. Now producing around 14,000 jars of honey a week, Hilltop Honey – which is supplying Co-op with own-branded honey – is set to move its jarring operation from the village of Caersws into new premises […]

Woolworths secures new agreement with SPC Ardmona

Woolworths secures new agreement with SPC Ardmona

Woolworths supermarkets announced that their annual discussions with SPC Ardmona regarding the deciduous fruit business have concluded positively.  SPC, a division of Coca-Cola Amatil, has now signed a three-year contract to supply an increased volume of deciduous fruit to Woolworths for the supermarket’s private label ‘Woolworths’ brand, equating to about nine million cans of Australian […]

Waitrose adds apples and pears to its wonky range

Waitrose adds apples and pears to its wonky range

Supermarket chain Waitrose announced addition of weather blemished apples and pears into its ‘Little Less than Perfect’ range of misshapen fruit and vegetables. The apples will come in a minimum pack of 7 and will retail at £1.50. They will be available in 282 branches. The pears will come in a minimum pack of 7 […]

Milk production decreases in EU; dairy product prices increases

Milk production decreases in EU; dairy product prices increases

Milk based products saw the second biggest price increase of the year, with Dairy product prices escalating to 11.4% at Global Dairy Trade auction on November 1st.  Whole milk powder (WMP) was the main driver of the price increase at the latest auction, with prices rising 19.8%. Skimmed milk powder (SMP) prices increased 6.5% and […]

Free Apples for shoppers in Hungarian supermarkets

Free Apples for shoppers in Hungarian supermarkets

Major Supermarket chains in Hungary are conducting an Apple promotional program in its stores that allow shoppers to test and taste the fruit for free. Seven supermarket chains- Aldi, Lidl, Auchan, CBA,  Metro, Spar and Tesco takes part in the promotional program  organized by the Agricultural Marketing Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture joining hands […]

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