The Co-op Food boss Jo Whitfield has urged the government to do more to protect national food security and to provide more support to the grocery industry as it grapples with quelling price rises for consumers.
Following news that the UK government is delaying the restrictions on multibuy deals on foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), Tesco and Sainsbury’s are the only Big Four grocers to begin HFSS restructuring ahead of enforcement.
At a time when families are choosing between ‘heating or eating’, the problem of food waste feels like a particularly difficult problem to tackle; exacerbated by the fact that it currently accounts for 8-10% of all global greenhouse emissions.
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