Food & drink industry

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Food fraud and counterfeit cotton: the detectives untangling the global supply chain
The long read: Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic level

Samanth Subramanian

16, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK’s independent shops record first rise in four years as chains suffer
A net total of 804 locally run retailers opened in first half of 2021 while 5,251 chain stores closed

Sarah Butler

15, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Darktrace’s astonishing rise makes City forecasters look sillier than usual | Nils Pratley
The cybersecurity firm has more than lived up to its promises, but that is not enough to account for its stellar rise

Nils Pratley

15, Sep, 2021 @6:23 PM

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What does the record leap in UK inflation mean for me?
Jump in August to a nine-year high of 3.2% will have an impact on pay packets and savings

Hilary Osborne

15, Sep, 2021 @9:15 AM

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UK inflation in record August jump as food and drink prices rise
Leap to 3.2% from July’s 2% is largest increase in annual rate from one month to next since records began

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Animals farmed: BSE in Brazil, UK pork crisis and radical Dutch plan to cut livestock numbers
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

14, Sep, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Jamie Oliver: I prefer YouTube now to TV cookery shows
Chef doubts The Naked Chef would be commissioned in current climate as TV bosses prefer ‘to play it safe’

Kevin Rawlinson

14, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Survey suggests UK workers are beginning to return to city centres
Pret boss ‘optimistic’ as sandwich and coffee chain reports a 15% rise in sales, a return almost to pre-pandemic levels

Zoe Wood

12, Sep, 2021 @3:30 PM

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From coffee to microchips – how the supply chain crisis is disrupting UK plc
All you need to know about who is affected and why it’s the worst supply chain crisis since the 1970s

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @2:06 PM

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Franco Manca owner lauds return of workers and tourists to city centres
The Fulham Shore, which also owns Real Greek restaurant chain, reports rise in revenues as diners come back

Mark Sweney

10, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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Costa Coffee gives staff 5% pay rise as it looks to recruit 2,000 workers
Increase for 14,500 shop workers comes into effect from 1 October

Sarah Butler

09, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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‘Retail has changed so much’: local makers lead the rebirth of the department store
Artisans and craftspeople are moving into major high street sites with innovative small-scale outlets

Sarah Butler and Steven Morris

08, Sep, 2021 @6:22 PM

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