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Daily food and consumer goods headlines

A round-up of today's news headlines about the food and consumer goods industry from UK newspapers. For more news and analysis on the major stories visit IGD Retail Analysis.

Today’s main food and consumer goods retail stories

Tuesday 24 January

Tesco has filed a defence in the High Court over its accounting scandal in 2014

Full story: The Times

Broker Shore Capital is forecasting Asda to report a two per cent to three per cent decrease in quarterly takings 

Full story: Daily Mirror

The Food Standards Agency's list of 25 products that have been linked with cancer include biscuits, crisps and some baby food...

Full story: Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Mirror

...Feature article on how to protect yourself against potentially harmful foods...

Full story: Daily Mirror

...Pubs and restaurants could soon be fined for serving well-done food

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Amazon's share of non-digital entertainment sales decreased 0.4 per cent in the run-up to Christmas compared with 2015, new research has found...

Full story: The Sun

...Amazon is to award £20,000 to an author who has self-published their work on Kindle

Full story: Daily Telegraph

McDonald's sales in the US decreased 1.3 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2016

Full story: Financial Times, The Times, The Sun

The price of ketchup and brown sauce could increase by up to 20 per cent due to the weak pound and poor harvests 

Full story: The Sun

Sainsbury's Chairman David Tyler used some staff to help with the conversion of his country house 

Full story: The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express 

Feature article on ways to cut down on added sugar

Full story: Daily Express

Analysis on Alibaba's plan to buy physical stores

Full story: Financial Times

Several companies including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose have signed up to Wrap's Courtauld Commitment 2025 in a bid to reduce food waste

Full story: The Times

News article on how just one high-fat meal, such as a burger or pizza, could affect your liver, with research from the German Diabetes Centre

Full story: The Times, Daily Mail, The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mirror

Bordeaux winemakers react to a potential government plan to double the size of warning labels on bottles advising pregnant women to avoid alcohol

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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