News

  • Retail: Focus On Local Sourcing

    30 April 2007 News
    Focusing on the growing interest surrounding local sourcing, a new seminar - Sourcing Locally and Selling Nationally, will give you an insight into this sector.
  • Dairy: Waitrose To Pass On Rise

    30 April 2007 News
    Following the industry wide 1.7p per litre increase in the price of milk, Waitrose has announced it will pass on 100% of this rise to the farmers.
  • Business: Ip Awareness For Small Firms

    26 April 2007 News
    Small businesses risk missing out on valuable new sources of income because they do not know enough about intellectual property (IP) rights, a survey by the UK Intellectual Property Office reveals.
  • Business: Need For Better Banking

    26 April 2007 News
    The findings of a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show that small business banking is still not good enough.
  • Dairy: Debate On Farmers’ Future

    24 April 2007 News
    The National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) want to raise awareness of the issues facing dairy farmers by organising the Great Milk Debate, a series of events which will take place around the country during the next weeks.
  • Retail: Be Inspired At Find

    23 April 2007 News
    Offering an excellent opportunity to help your business learn and grow, Heart of England Fine Food's (HEFF) one-day event, Food, Information, Networking, Drink (FIND), is a must for retailers.
  • Report: Record Uk Food And Drink Exports

    23 April 2007 News
    New figures revealed by market development consultancy, Food From Britain (FFB), show British food and drink exports have never been so healthy at £10.5 billion, in 2006. It exceeds the previous record of £10.1 billion set more than ten years ago, in 1996, prior to BSE export…
  • Retail: New Food Safety Guidance

    20 April 2007 News
    New guidance on food safety published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is bound to help independent retailers avoid food scares and match the practices major players of the grocery sector have in place.
  • Retail: Call To Fight Binge Drinking

    19 April 2007 News
    The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) will call for tougher punishment on retailers selling alcohol to minors in an article by The Observer columnist, Jasper Gerard, to be published in the institute journal, Public Policy Research.
  • Award: Fsa Announces Winners

    18 April 2007 News
    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed the winners of the annual Dame Sheila McKechnie Award. This year, an Isle Of Wight community initiative, Healthy Eating For Life – A Young Mum's Project, and a youth café in Leamington Spa, Flava, scooped the prize.
  • Trend: Healthy Maybe But Cakes Remain

    17 April 2007 News
    Customers might be raving about healthier eating habits and lifestyles, but a new report by market analyst, Mintel, reveals that the public still has a sweet tooth.
  • Retail: London Shoppers Still Upbeat

    16 April 2007 News
    Retail sales in central London were 10.8% higher last month than they were in March 2005 according to figures by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). It is better than last year when sales rose by 5.5% compared to March 2005. But, the retail footfall remained below year-earlier…
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