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Most shoppers not swayed by horsemeat revelations, says survey

A new survey has shown that most UK shoppers have not changed their buying habits due to the horsemeat scandal that broke in January 2013. Among the minority that did admit to a rethink on what they buy, a tenth of those surveyed said that they no longer purchase as much processed meat

Industry news

14/02/2014

NHS trust gets new blood identification system into circulation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) has started using a new system to match patients’ identification wristbands with the blood samples they require. Any mismatches between the patient and sample will trigger an alarm and, at the same time, an alert is directe

Industry news

10/02/2014

Supermarkets to double their 'dark' side

Property company Jones Lang LaSalle (JJL) has said that three of the UK’s largest supermarkets will make strides towards doubling the area of their ‘dark stores’ during 2014. ‘Dark store’ is a term given to supermarket warehouses laid out in a similar way to traditional stores, but only

Industry news

08/01/2014

Meat labelling should include birthplace, say farming bodies

Two farming organisations have argued that newly agreed European rules on meat labelling could actually mislead British shoppers rather than inform them due to the omission of the animal's birthplace. However, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and National Pig Industry (NPA) have said t

Industry news

13/12/2013

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The industry-wide problem of poor quality product data

In the first of 4 articles, Jim Dickson, Head of Retail Grocery at GS1 UK, looks at the problem of poor quality product data, and how industry is finally working together to resolve it. For many years, the grocery sector has had a problem with managing product data.

Opinion piece

11/09/2011

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