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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will battle it out to become Britain’s next prime minister, after a series of votes this week eliminated the other contestants from the race. In final round of voting on Thursday evening, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson’s bitter rival, was knocked out of the contest after coming in third place by just two votes behind Hunt.
The two long-term trends most affecting the Dutch retail sector are the growing demand for convenience and rising health awareness . With one third of Dutch consumers not consuming any fruit or vegetables at least once a day, retailers are offering convenient solutions for consumers to easily boost their daily consumption.
As can be seen in many of the recent FoodAlert articles, both Health & Wellbeing and convenience (seen through the Fuller Lives Consumer Lifestyle Trend) appear to be as dominant as ever and the dairy sector is reacting to this, as are other sectors within the food and drink industry.
Boris Johnson came out the clear winner in the first round of voting in the Conservative leadership contest on Thursday, securing 114 votes. Jeremy Hunt trailed behind in second place with 43 votes, fewer than half the votes that Johnson had, and Michael Gove came in third place with 37 votes.
Identifying and developing export markets for Irish beef, lamb and pork is vastly important to maintaining and growing the overall sector. Securing EU co-funding support to drive our export reach has played a vital role in the Irish meat industry.
The UK will have a new prime minister the week commencing Monday July 22, after Conservatives voted to tighten the rules for electing new leaders. There are currently eleven candidates in the race. the party decided to make it more difficult for MPs to stand.
The Japanese dairy ingredients market stood at 676,000 tonnes last year and is growing at a CARG of 1% since 2013. Japan is dependent upon imports for around 40% of its requirements. The market is highly regulated by the Government through state-trading, quotas and tariffs.
“I want to eat, drink and live to optimise my body’s systems, to feel better than well, today and tomorrow,” Consumers are changing and their health is more of a concern than ever. One of their major worries is sugar consumption.
According to recent articles in De Limburger and Ditrifood, a study conducted by ABN Amro with Food and Agricultural Economist Nadia Menkveld on the candy and chocolate sector shows that Dutch consumers associate chocolate as a healthier option and that sugar is having a negative effect on candy sales.
Bord Bia attended the Spanish Meat Industry’s annual meeting point at the 19th AECOC Congress of Meat and Processed Products that brought together 420 industry professionals to discuss the consumer demands that will mark the future of the meat sector.
iMEAT is Italy’s only trade fair which is geared solely towards Italian butchers, delicatessen shops and the HORECA channel. Bord Bia had a stand at the 2019 edition in Modena to showcase Irish beef and lamb to a record audience of more than 9,000 people over three days, between March 24th and 26th 2019.
A recent food alert on Bord Bia's Consumer Lifestyle Trends Programme showed that one trend shaping consumers’ lives is “health and wellbeing”. Consumers want to eat, drink and live to optimise their body’s systems, to feel better than well today and tomorrow.
The current landscape for global pigmeat trade remains very challenging, with disease pressures in certain regions of the world coupled with evolving International trade dynamics likely to play a significant role around influencing trade flows for 2019.