Food & drink industry

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First steps agreed on plastics treaty after breakthrough at Paris talks
Delegates from 180 nations set out pathway to binding global agreement on tackling plastic pollution as soon as 2025

Emma Bryce

06, Jun, 2023 @3:07 PM

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Hard-pressed UK shoppers feel food ‘shrinkflation’
Consumers increasingly claim that manufacturers are reducing the size of products, Barclays research finds

Larry Elliott Economics editor

05, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Rise in UK breweries going bust amid thirst for cheaper craft beers
45 breweries, mostly smaller makers, enter insolvency in last 12 months, up from 15 the previous year

Jess Clark

04, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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No point in food price measures without targeting small stores, Which? warns
Consumer group tells chancellor ‘blanket approach’ will not address poor households’ access to affordable food

Jess Clark

04, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Brown, grimy… and historic: the battle to save Amsterdam’s old bars
Classic, smoke-stained Dutch drinking spots should be given protected status, say campaigners

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

04, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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UK shoppers warned of delivery app markup on supermarket goods
Which? finds a basket of items speedily delivered by Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats can cost a third more

Sarah Butler

02, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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‘Once in a lifetime’: top chefs team up for £633 ‘four hands’ banquet in London
Michelin-starred Wolfgang Puck and Alain Ducasse join forces to create one-off ‘last supper’ for diners at Park Lane hotel

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

02, Jun, 2023 @11:48 AM

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Edward Gair obituary
Other lives: Fruit and vegetable trader who used his language skills to import produce from Spain and the Canary Islands

Barbara Fox

01, Jun, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Food producers and retailers lobby to delay UK household recycling reforms
Firms are due to share cost of recycling waste from April but say it will add £1.7bn to food bills

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Jun, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accuses drinks giant Diageo of racism in US lawsuit
Rapper and producer says company undermined joint venture by marketing key products Ciroc and DeLeon as ‘Black brands’

Dominic Rushe in New York

31, May, 2023 @5:47 PM

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Sipping on a record measure of brandy | Brief letters
Brief letters: Scrooge-like drinks | Honouring peace campaigners | Brexit Beano boom | Wartime comfort

31, May, 2023 @3:08 PM

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Why it’s not quite back to the 70s with talk of food price controls
Statutory caps were brought in under Heath, this time the government wants a voluntary store scheme to meet Sunak’s pledge to halve inflation

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, May, 2023 @8:25 PM

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