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20 July 2021
ONS data on the UK labour market gives further evidence of an economy “bouncing-back” from the pressures of COVID-19. Overall unemployment was stable at 4.8% in April 2021. For the vulnerable 18-24 year-old group, unemployment peaked at 13.8% in November 2020 but has declined since then, to 11.6% in April 2021. Pay is rising – average total pay was up 5.7% annually in April 2021, bu...
20 July 2021
The “Settled Status” scheme was set up to allow EU nationals to protect their right to live and work in the UK in the aftermath of EU Exit. It was expected that 3.5m to 4.1m people might be eligible but, just before the scheme closed, 5.3m people had applied and 4.9m had been granted “settled” or “pre-settled” status, with some applications outstanding. Earlier this year, ONS ...
20 July 2021
2020 was a year like no other. Could the pandemic be prompting a fresh focus on fruit and vegetables? Shoppers seem to think so. As we look ahead, I explore five practical actions you can take to help consumers meet their health aspirations and turn positive new behaviours into long term dietary changes. Health remains high on the list of shopper priorities Nearly nine in 10 shoppe...
15 July 2021
Following the publication of the National Food Strategy (NFS), IGD, the organisation whose purpose is to deliver positive social impact in partnership with the food and consumer goods industry, has outlined its support for the NFS’s ambition to build a better, more sustainable food system and a healthier nation. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, says: “We support the direction of travel set out in ...
13 July 2021
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13 July 2021
Hear how Nestlé revised processes to maximise food surplus redistribution Introduction Since 2016, Nestlé UK & Ireland (UK&I) has reduced its operational food waste by 41%. Working in partnership with Company Shop and its social enterprise, Community Shop, as well as non-profit organisations FareShare, FoodCloud and Sweet Dreams, Nestlé UK&I redistributed the equivalent of 2.6 million mea...
13 July 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. Changes to COVID-19 restrictions The government has confirmed that England will move to Step 4 of the roadmap in England on 19 July. This will see the lifting of most restrictio...
13 July 2021
This explains the benefits of setting an ambitious food surplus redistribution target and how to report on progress  All food businesses have a legal responsibility to adopt the food and drink material hierarchy. The hierarchy was developed to help businesses prioritise the management of surplus and waste in their operations. Source: https://wrap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-11/Foo...
13 July 2021
Identifying food surplus redistribution opportunities through existing reporting  WRAP and UK food businesses have developed a common food surplus and waste reporting Data Capture Sheet which is available here . It has been developed to ensure consistent approaches to measuring and reporting on food surplus and waste, through industry agreements such as The Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, th...
13 July 2021
Everything you need to know to choose your redistribution partner(s)  This article outlines everything you need to consider when selecting and formalising your redistribution partnership(s). All information is based on WRAP’s Framework for Effective Redistribution Partnership , and IGD’s guide to Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution . Selecting a partner for redistribution Regardless...