United Kingdom

Granarolo is looking to expand in the UK chilled food market through the acquisition.

Granarolo acquires Midland Food Group

By Jim Cornall

Through its UK-based subsidiary, Italian-owned agro-industrial company Granarolo has acquired Midland Food Group, a consolidated chilled, ambient and frozen foods distributor in the UK.

UK cheese exports on the rise. Photo: iStock

UK cheese exports grow 25% in H1 2017

By Jenny Eagle

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported record exports growth in H1 2017, with a 25% increase in cheese exports.

Arla Foods says that sales of cream over the Christmas period in the UK increased more than fivefold. Pic: ©iStock/ThitareeSarmkasat

Boost in Arla Christmas cream sales

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods UK, a farmer-owned dairy company, produced and sent out nearly five times more cream than average in the week running up to Christmas.

Sales of packaged foods have declined in UK over the past decade

Study finds UK packaged food sales have declined steadily throughout past decade

Has UK packaged food gone past its sell-by date?

By Louis Gore-Langton

Packaged food sales in the UK have reached their lowest growth rate in a decade due to an increase in discounter stores, innovation fatigue, and an increase in eating out due to economic improvements, according to Euromonitor.

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Brexit bites, or the price of a low pound

By Mark Jones, food and drink solicitor

What will the impact of rising food prices in post-Brexit Britain be on manufacturers, retailers and consumers? Food and drink solicitor at Gordons law firm Mark Jones takes a closer look. 

Photo: iStock / Evgeny Gromov

France calls for an end to TTIP talks

By Niamh Michail

The French trade minister said yesterday France wants to end TTIP negotiations, his German counterpart has said the talks have “de facto failed” and the deal’s biggest supporter, Britain, has voted to leave the EU. Is TTIP over before it even started?

Scotland is hoping to expand its exports of cheese through the Scottish Dairy brand. Pic:© iStock/Fredex8

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Scottish dairy looks to US market as Brexit causes trade uncertainty

By Douglas Yu

American consumers can now buy a variety of Scottish dairy products that are united by a logo that says “made with 100% Scottish milk,” as the Scottish Dairy brand was launched at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.  

The results for the DairyReporter Brexit survey are in - and the uncertainty around the entire process extends into the dairy industry. Pic: ©iStock/Issaurinko

DairyReporter Brexit poll reflects uncertainty

By Jim Cornall

The DairyReporter Brexit survey results are in, and it seems that – not unlike the rest of the world – respondents are split as to exactly what the UK leaving the EU might potentially mean.