We're pleased to bring you just some of the major food & drink retail and supply stories recently covered by The Grocer.

RH Amar bolsters CSR strategy with new executive roles
RH Amar has shaken up its sales and marketing divisions, bringing them together as one team bolstered by newly created executive roles with the aim of driving CSR strategy.
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The Cheeky Panda strengthens board ahead of IPO
Eco-hygiene brand The Cheeky Panda has recruited serial entrepreneur and investor Giles Brook to strengthen its board ahead of an earmarked IPO.
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Tesco launches ‘Loop’ refillable aisle
Tesco is launching a refillables aisle across 10 stores, featuring 88 branded and own-label products in reusable and durable packaging.
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Asda launches second ‘refill store’, and first in Scotland
Asda has introduced its second ‘refill store’, selling a range of branded and own-label products in loose format.
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Plant-based nitrites replacement may cut link between red meat and cancer
Fears about the link between processed meats and cancer could be allayed by replacing nitrites as a preservative with plant-based alternatives, a new study suggests.
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Arla exploring benefits of regenerative dairy farming
Arla Foods is kicking off a two-pronged scheme to gain greater knowledge of how regenerative dairy farming can improve soil biology, carbon capture, water quality and biodiversity.
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Only one in 10 food companies committed to health and sustainability, report claims
Companies were assessed on whether their products were healthful, the sustainability of their business operations, the sustainability of their supply and value chains and whether they practiced good corporate citizenship.
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Brexit will have ‘bigger impact than Covid’ on food & drink: Justin King
King said food and drink businesses needed to start thinking about the structural changes to supply chain and labour costs that are already impacting the way they do business.
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NFU unveils plan to double British dairy exports in next decade
A lack of alternative markets has meant the dairy industry is now too focused on the domestic market and consequently suffering from the commoditisation of certain products, senior NFU figures said.
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Farming industry on verge of mental health crisis, senior figures warn
The accumulation of post-Brexit and Covid-19-related pressures has left growers on the brink of a mental health crisis, senior industry figures have warned.
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Wrap report: Better on-farm food waste data could significantly boost profits
The sustainability charity found data collection and measurement of food waste was ’negligible’ at farm level.
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