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HFSS: the what, the why, and the how

New HFSS legislation is coming into force in the UK October 2022. We explain what HFSS is, why it’s happening, and how the legislation is being rolled out.

Are you confident in the results and coverage of your product search? Think again.

One of the most important aspects of a food retailer’s site is its search functionality. Without a robust system in place, you inhibit your customers’ ability to shop for the products they need. With the correct indexing customers can find what they’re looking for with ease.

It’s not easy being green

While sustainability initiatives at the corporate and production level are an impactful step in the right direction, many consumers are simply not aware of them or are suspicious of greenwashing. Adding sustainability tools to the product discovery journey is an important step to putting the purchasing power back in the hands of consumers.

The UK grocery report card on health

May 2022 has seen the release of two health reports which UK retailers should take very seriously – the WHO European Regional Obesity Report and the ATNI UK Retailer Index.

The complex nature of defining “Healthy”

Retailers are under constant pressure to diversify and emphasise their product offering through a health lens. However, differentiating “healthier” products is highly complex, requiring data-led nutrition and demanding attention from regulatory framework, nutritional guidelines, and product label knowledge.

How climate change will affect nutrition

As an industry, we talk a lot about climate change and how it has an effect on the supply chain – what we haven’t heard a lot about is how climate change will have an effect on just how nutritious our foods will be.  

Delay to new rules on high fat, salt and sugar foods branded the “new Brexit”

87 per cent of top UK supermarkets surveyed have called for an extension of up to six months or more to the current delay on the new HFSS legislation.

How does the Eco-Score work and why is it important for grocers?

Ten French retailers are pioneering the way in providing an Eco Score that allows consumers to understand the impact a food product has on the environment. Here’s how it works.

What’s keeping U.S. grocery CEOs up at night?

Retail CEOs have weathered the onset of the pandemic and are now focused on larger issues that are influencing store operations. What’s keeping CEOs up at night now are labor shortages, climate change, and transportation; and their impact on prices and availability of the food and beverages in store.