Supermarkets

Call for supermarkets to stop ‘poison poultry’

Call for supermarkets to stop ‘poison poultry’

The Soil Association has today (Monday, April 25) launched a petition calling on UK supermarkets to remove harmful pesticides from...

April 25, 2022

Increases in grocery sales of dairy and potatoes offset losses from Covid-19 – AHDB

Increases in grocery sales of dairy and potatoes offset losses from Covid-19 – AHDB

Red meat, dairy and potatoes have all fared well throughout Covid-19, with grocery spend offsetting losses from food service closures...

November 4, 2020

Farmers ‘walk the line’ to see how their cattle square up

Farmers ‘walk the line’ to see how their cattle square up

Coleraine-based WD Meats hosted a ‘walk-the-line’ event for farmer-suppliers this week. The demonstration, which allowed the visitors to assess cattle...

June 3, 2017

‘Giving surplus supermarket food to charities will not solve waste problems’

‘Giving surplus supermarket food to charities will not solve waste problems’

Giving surplus supermarket food to charities will not solve hunger or food waste problems, a paper published by the Food...

January 28, 2017

‘Primary producers are often the weakest link in the food supply chain’

‘Primary producers are often the weakest link in the food supply chain’

Primary producers are often recognised as the weakest link in the food supply chain, according to the Minister for Jobs,...

December 1, 2016

UFU calls for appointment of supermarket ombudsman

UFU calls for appointment of supermarket ombudsman

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall is demanding the immediate appointment of a supermarket ombudsman with the responsibility to investigate...

January 20, 2016

‘UK unlikely to push for a hike in dairy intervention prices’

‘UK unlikely to push for a hike in dairy intervention prices’

It is highly unlikely that the UK’s Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss will go to...

August 12, 2015

Further dairy protests planned for Northern Ireland

Further dairy protests planned for Northern Ireland

Approximately 150 dairy farmers protested outside Tesco and ASDA supermarkets in Enniskillen last night. Co. Tyrone milk producer William Maxwell was...

August 4, 2015

‘UK food suppliers in financial distress increases 54%’

‘UK food suppliers in financial distress increases 54%’

The number of UK food suppliers experiencing ‘significant’ financial distress increased by 54% in the past 12 months, a report...

July 21, 2015

Aldi’s and Lidl’s fresh meat sales growth outstrips UK’s top supermarkets

Aldi’s and Lidl’s fresh meat sales growth outstrips UK’s top supermarkets

Fresh meat sales in Aldi and Lidl in the UK are growing faster that the top four supermarkets there, according...

July 18, 2015

‘UK supermarket pricing practices could be in breach of consumer law’

‘UK supermarket pricing practices could be in breach of consumer law’

Some UK supermarket pricing practices could be in breach of consumer law, for misleading or confusing consumers through pricing and...

July 17, 2015

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

The French Parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a ban on food waste from large supermarkets by outlawing the...

May 22, 2015

UK supermarkets under scrutiny over pricing strategies

UK supermarkets under scrutiny over pricing strategies

UK supermarkets are coming under scrutiny for their pricing strategies with a consumer rights organisation launching a ‘super complaint’. After...

April 21, 2015

Why all the fuss over greening?

Why all the fuss over greening?

The last fortnight has seen a very strong media focus on the potential impact of greening on Irish agriculture. And,...

March 16, 2015

UK supermarket The Co-op to source only British beef

UK supermarket The Co-op to source only British beef

UK supermarket The Co-op has announced that it will only source UK beef for its own-brand products and ready meals....

December 5, 2014

70% of UK supermarket chicken positive for campylobacter

70% of UK supermarket chicken positive for campylobacter

Some 70% of supermarket chicken has tested positive for campylobacter, according to a new survey by the UK’s Food Standards...

November 27, 2014