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Goodbye for now

It’s just a quick one from me this week as I prepare for a new chapter in my life: parenthood. I am expecting my first baby in a matter of weeks and will begin maternity leave on Friday (15th).

#PassOnPlastic

Today (5 June) marks the world’s first One Plastic Free Day. Organised by campaign group A Plastic Planet, the initiative hopes to reach 250 million people globally, encouraging them to avoid food and drink products packed in plastic for 24 hours.

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‘Encouraging start’ to sugar reduction

Public Health England (PHE) last week published the first assessment of progress achieved on the government’s sugar reduction programme, which challenges the UK food industry – retailers, manufacturers, restaurants, cafés and pub chains – to slash 20 per cent of sugar from a range of products by 2020, with a five per cent reduction in the first year.

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Waste initiatives

Supermarkets in the UK are ramping up their efforts to tackle waste, with news this week that Tesco is to scrap some ‘best before’ labels in a bid to reduce food waste, while Morrisons is encouraging customers to bring in their own containers for purchases at its meat and fish counters to tackle plastic waste.

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Global coffee alliance

After offloading its US confectionery business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion earlier this year, Nestlé has just announced plans to pay Starbucks $7.15 billion for the rights to sell the company’s coffee products globally.

Easter: increased innovation

Having just returned from the four-day Easter weekend (I hope everyone enjoyed the bank holiday), I thought an Easter food themed blog would be appropriate for this week’s entry.

Confectionery catch up

The UK confectionery market has seen some big announcements in the last week – from the changing shape of Maltesers to the launch of a world first from Nestlé.

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