Own-label meat and dairy sales soar as price becomes more important than ever
28th September 2023
As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, supermarket own-label products are performing well in both red meat and dairy sectors, while most branded items are struggling with falling demand, AHDB analysis has shown.
Inclusive Farm to give disabled students new opportunities in Scotland
30th August 2023
Inclusive Farm is seeking partners to support the development of a farm in Scotland, providing young people with disabilities with a route into agriculture.
AB Foods completes acquisition of agri-tech firm National Milk Records
10th August 2023
Having signed a £48 million deal in June, AB Agri (part of Associated British Foods) has now completed the acquisition of National Milk Records (NMR), the primary supplier of management information and testing services to the UK dairy supply chain.
Beyond Meat revenue falls by 30% due to ‘softer demand’ for plant-based products
9th August 2023
Meat alternatives brand Beyond Meat has seen its sales decline by nearly a third in the second quarter of 2023, as consumers opt for more affordable animal protein and the health credentials of plant-based meat are called into question by many.
CLAAS executive board welcomes new member
21st July 2023
Long-time senior CLAAS employee Thomas Spiering will be joining the group’s executive board from 1st October 2023, where he will be overseeing the company’s self-propelled harvesters business unit.
Morrisons teams up with Downforce Technologies in move towards net zero
5th July 2023
Morrisons has partnered with science-led data services company Downforce Technologies in its pursuit to optimise sustainable farming practices across five pilot sites, as part of the retailer’s ambition to become the first UK supermarket supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030.
ABP takeover of two Scotbeef plants sparks fears for Scottish beef industry
19th June 2023
Weeks of rumours have been put to rest last Thursday (15th June) when Irish meat processor ABP Foods announced it will be taking over the Bridge of Allan abattoir and Queenslie meat packing plant in Scotland, leading to concerns being raised regarding the nation’s red meat sector.
National potato supplier sets sights on net zero with pioneering EV trial
7th June 2023
As part of its plans to reach net zero by 2035, National potato supplier Branston has become one of the first UK businesses to trial a fully electric-powered (EV) truck to support its transport operations, working in partnership with Crossroads Truck and Bus Ltd.
Consumer research calls for greater clarity around meat-free products
1st June 2023
Over half of shoppers surveyed in AHDB’s latest research want to see meat-free products displayed separately to meat products and distinct labelling to be used for plant-based meat to avoid confusion.
Key Scottish vegetable producers sign unique merger deal
20th May 2023
Two of Scotland’s longest established fresh produce organisations, East of Scotland Growers Ltd (ESG) and R&K Drysdales Ltd (RKD), have joined forces to expand their product range and provide additional value to customers, with a combined turnover now approaching £50m.
R&D collaboration set to enhance food safety in potato crisp production
2nd May 2023
Perthshire-based Taylors Snacks and Abertay University are joining forces in a new project looking at mitigating levels of acrylamide, a suspected carcinogen, in potato crisp production in a bid to enhance food safety.
Record demand leads to expansion of UK machinery manufacturer Claydon
17th April 2023
To meet rapid growth in global demand, family-owned UK manufacturer Claydon Yield-o-Meter Ltd has recently expanded its factory at the Wickhambrook site in West Suffolk, with the completed building set to double production and create numerous additional jobs.