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Rock bottom prices for bread in supermarket price wars

Bread is ‘price war casualty’ – FoB director

By Nicholas Robinson

Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to Gordon Polson, Federation of Bakers’ (FoB’s) director.

Helen Plant, AHDB senior analyst: 'One of the challenges this year has been, or is becoming… there is a quality issue emerging'

Commodity Reports: AHDB

Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’

By Kacey CULLINEY

Wheat supplies have hit record levels across the globe, but for France and some other European markets quality concerns are emerging, warns an analyst.

Mintel research manager Chris Brockman says there is plenty of room for growth in the thins category across Europe

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

By Kacey CULLINEY

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.

Jane Bickerstaffe

'Lunch time bites' podcast: INCPEN

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

By Jenny Eagle

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste Partnership among others.

Encore Packaging Solutions

'Lunch time bites': Encore Packaging Solutions

Encore’s Laura Croisdale ‘climbs every mountain’

By Jenny Eagle

In the first of a series of podcasts called ‘lunch time bites’, FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care.