Moers-based cooperative Edeka Rhein-Ruhr has reaffirmed its commitment to offer more local produce through its meinLand private-label brand. With a range of 350 food items from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), meinLand is an integral part of the German retailer's product range. The meinLand private-label ranged began trading in 2009. Since then, the range has been growing continuously, with pork products added to the selection of fruit, vegetables, eggs, and dairy products for the first time last year.
Spanish retailer Mercadona has upgraded the recipe of its private-label olive SKUs under the Hacendado label. The retailer has added a new recipe for the stuffing with Pimento and Jalapeños. The company added that its pitted black olives are tastier, larger and more intense in colour, while the Chupadedos Olives feature a new canned format. Olive SKUs offered in the range are produced by suppliers Totaler La Española (Alcoy, Alicante), Olispania (Los Rojales, Murcia), Aceitunas Guadalquivir (Morón de la Frontera, Seville) and Dcoop (Antequera, Malaga).
Norway's Yara, one of the world's biggest fertiliser producers, warned there could be shortages of nitrogen-based fertilisers due to high gas prices as it reported a higher than expected second-quarter profit. The Oslo-listed company said fertiliser markets could see shortages after Russia's invasion of Ukraine pushed food prices higher, with both countries being majors exporters of grains."There is a clear risk of nitrogen shortages and further price spikes if the gas situation in Europe deteriorates further", Yara CEO Svein Tore Holsether said in a statement.