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Huge variation in European food prices – Food Industry Report

Huge variation in European food prices – Food Industry Report – Brief Article Retail food prices varied sharply across Europe in 2001, with prices in the most expensive country (Norway) being three times more expensive than in the cheapest (Slovakia), according to a new survey by the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat. Even within the EU-15, […]

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British organic pioneer closes – Company News – pioneering London chain of vegetarian restaurants in business for 40 years

British organic pioneer closes – Company News – pioneering London chain of vegetarian restaurants in business for 40 years – Brief Article Cranks pioneering London chain of vegetarian restaurants have finally closed their doors after forty years of trading. Five outlets have shut and 60 staff have been made redundant. The company opened its first […]

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Milk Link makes first acquisition – Company News – Tanner Foods

Milk Link makes first acquisition – Company News – Tanner Foods – Brief Article UK dairy farming co-operative Milk Link has acquired the business of Tanner Foods. Tanner Foods is the UK’s second largest processor and producer of UHT milk. It has the UK’s most modern, state-of-the-art UHT facilities and is capable of processing around […]

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Compliance cert. required by Poles – Poland introduces law on organic farming

Compliance cert. required by Poles – Poland introduces law on organic farming – Brief Article Poland’s new law on organic farming, effective from 1 October, will require all organic food products include a certificate of compliance for production and trade within the country. Imported products, including those certified by EU institutions, will have to be […]

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International food group OSI – Kate Adie appointed acting managing director – International Pages

International food group OSI – Kate Adie appointed acting managing director – International Pages – Brief Article International food group OSI has announced that Simon Lebus is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities. Kate Adie has been appointed acting managing director with immediate effect. OSI have also appointed Paul Mayo as a new commercial […]

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UK food exports level for first time in three years – Food from Britain food and drink export information – Brief Article

UK food exports level for first time in three years – Food from Britain food and drink export information – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included According to figures, the UK food and drink export market is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 1997. Food from Britain (FFB), the international food and […]

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UK organic supplement firm goes public – Company News – Sage Nutritionals – Brief Article

UK organic supplement firm goes public – Company News – Sage Nutritionals – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Sage Nutritionals, supplier of the world’s first range of fully organic vitamins, is preparing a [pounds sterling] 30m ([euro] 48.1m) flotation to take advantage of growing demand for organic products and raise future capital. The company […]

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Europe’s big five double market share – Tesco PLC, Rewe, Metro, Carrefour S.A., Intermarche S.A – Brief Article

Europe’s big five double market share – Tesco PLC, Rewe, Metro, Carrefour S.A., Intermarche S.A – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included The top five supermarket chains in Europe have doubled their share of the market in ten years, according to data from research group M+M Eurodata. The companies are Tesco of the UK, Germany’s […]

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Discount stores sweep the Swedish food market – Food Retailing – Brief Article

Discount stores sweep the Swedish food market – Food Retailing – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Discount food stores and supermarkets are the fastest growing business in the Swedish food retail industry. Their share of the estimated SKr160bn (17.3bn [euro]) market at retail level is still modest at around 10%, but the sector has […]

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Greggs looks across the channel – Company News – Greggs PLC to set up bakery outlets in Belgium

Greggs looks across the channel – Company News – Greggs PLC to set up bakery outlets in Belgium – Brief Article UK-based high street bakery chain Greggs is gearing up for international expansion, following years of concentrating solely on strengthening its presence in its domestic market. The company, which operates some 1 180 shops in […]