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22 January 2021
Watch this EU Exit update video to keep up to date on the key issues for the food and consumer goods industry. This video will cover: The new trade deal – what’s in it? Northern Ireland Protocol – latest changes Business experiences Covid and the consumer Download the slides More economic news and analysis EXPLORE .EconNews { background: ...
22 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Absence Absence rates due to the new variant of COVID-19, which have been rising recently, are reported to be plateauing. COIVID-19 outbreaks in food settings There has been a...
22 January 2021
ONS data shows that annual food price inflation in the UK (ONS measure L55P) fell from -0.5% in November 2020 to -1.4% in December. This indicates that prices are falling, year-on-year. The fall in overall pricing was fairly broad-based, with many categories affected, although the biggest contributions came from vegetables and meats. This may reflect very aggressive price competitio...
22 January 2021
The government has announced £23m to support seafood exporters who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and the new arrangements for exporting following EU Exit. To qualify for funding, the following rules will apply: Businesses will need to provide evidence of genuine loss in exporting fish and shellfish to the EU Only small and medium sized enterprises qualify The max...
22 January 2021
New ONS data shows that UK citizens remain highly-engaged with government measures to help contain Coronavirus: 86% support/strongly support lockdown measures in their area 70% find it easy/very easy to understand lockdown measures 75% find it easy/very easy to follow lockdown measures Claimed compliance with measures such as wearing face-coverings and handwashing is stil...
19 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Ports and transport Although goods continue to flow across all the borders, volumes remain significantly lower than usual, and many businesses are reporting difficulties in adapting...
18 January 2021
The outbreak of COVID-19 has been one of the biggest public health challenges ever faced. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, big changes in shopper behaviour and range consolidation meant the retail food and drink market actually grew in 2020 while foodservice sales declined. How could this impact front of pack (FOP) nutrition labels?   1. FOP Nutrition labelling is under review ...
15 January 2021
Driving online profitability, creating safe shopping spaces, and bringing the out-of-home experience in-home are among the key trends expected to shape global retail in 2021, according to new predictions from IGD. Following a disruptive 2020, five trends stand out as areas for businesses to focus on this year: 1. System upgrade: digitally enhancing operations What we expect in 2021: ...
15 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Ports and transport Although goods continue to flow across all the borders, volumes remain significantly lower than usual, and many businesses are reporting difficulties in adapting...
15 January 2021
Although shoppers are becoming more health conscious because of COVID-19, less frequent shopping trips and increased use of online has resulted in fewer shoppers looking at front of pack nutrition information.   In this presentation, Senior Shopper Insight Manager - Michael Freedman and Nutritionist - Hannah Skeggs explore: how shoppers feel about front of pack (FOP) nutrition...