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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 7 October

09 October 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 7 October: Proposals to restrict in store marketing and promotion of ‘Discretionary’ foods

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Proposals to restrict in store marketing and promotion of ‘discretionary’ foods: The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on plans to target a range of food types high in energy, fat, salt and sugar including confectionery, sweet biscuits, crisps and savoury snacks, pasties, cakes, puddings and soft drinks with added sugar. Plans include a ban on price promotion, discounts, coupons and multibuy promotions and location of products in these categories at checkouts. View >


The consultation also asks whether price promotions due to short shelf life should be permitted. The Scottish Government recognises that no other country in the world currently has controls of this nature. Closing date for responses 9th January 2019. View >


Call for evidence on late payment culture: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is gathering evidence of the extent and impact of late payment practices on businesses and whether and what further action might be considered. Closing date for responses 29th November. View >


£15m pilot to explore ways to tackle food waste: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced launch of a pilot study to find ways to reduce the food waste generated by manufacture and retail. View >

Upcoming DWF events: 

Future of Food and Drink in Northern Ireland: Join DWF plus key note speakers from the Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association and Staffline Group Ireland to discuss some of the biggest trends impacting growth, including Brexit's impact on labour supply and trade routes with the south: Belfast, 18 October 18. Find out more >

How to make your business viable during Brexit transition: An event geared towards European businesses operating within the UK's food & drink industry in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK: Manchester, 24 October 2018. Find out more >

Food Brexit Conference: Catch DWF's Dominic Watkins and Hilary Ross speaking at this conference providing the food & beverage industry with a platform to share strategy, insight and knowledge, to deal with the challenges of Britain’s exit from the EU: London, 1 November 2018. Find out more >

Leisure Expert Panel's 4th Annual Conference: An annual conference for the UK's leading experts within the lthe sector. DWF's Dominic Watkins is discussing safety issues within the industry. Find out more >


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