Retail roundup: Aldi sees huge spike in vegan sales; Sainsbury’s increases Hub

Aldi UK officials say that plant-based item sales rose by 500% during the last month, affectionately known as Veganuary, as healthy eating trends continue two years after the start of the pandemic. Because of the increase in demand and a 250% boon in plant-based sales during 2021, Aldi stepped up its range of products by […]

Capital markets across Europe show big interest in Greenfood’s sustainability bond

Sweden’s Greenfood AB, a leader in healthy, convenient food from fruits and vegetables to sandwiches, was granted a four-year sustainability bond worth SEK 1,050 million. Greenfood Group says the bond, which is linked to its sustainability targets, drew huge interest from Nordic and European capital investors and became oversubscribed. It had received the highest potential […]

Berry Gardens turns to athletics’ star for new ‘Taste’ campaign

Berry Gardens has a new, very familiar and health-conscious spokesperson for its six-figure More Than Taste marketing campaign: triple jump World Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. Ennis-Hill is helping the UK’s largest co-operative of British berry growers pitch its blueberries and three varieties from Driscoll’s – Maravilla raspberries, Victoria Sweet blackberries and Zara strawberries. Ennis-Hill is not […]

Branston begins work on potato protein extraction plant

Leading potato supplier Branston has broken ground on a £6m facility in Lincolnshire that will extract high grade plant protein from potatoes. The facility, the first of its kind in the UK, will take the protein from “low-value potatoes” and create starch-based products as well as utilize it in vegetarian and vegan foods. Branston is […]

Five trends shaping food safety requirements

The events of the pandemic have caused a fundamental reset in human behavior and as the hospitality and catering sector know well, new food and beverage requirements have been shaped for the long term. From the rise in takeaways and collection services, through to eco-conscious consuming and ensuring a positive food safety culture, Kirstie Jones discusses five food trends that […]