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Dried beef snack maker plans to invest after merger

Europe’s largest ambient beef snack manufacturer plans to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in equipment following a recent merger.

An image from Meatsnack Group's video about beef jerky

Sainsbury ceo canvassed to stock Tags crisps

Former Seabrook Crisps boss John Tague has sent a letter directly to Sainsbury ceo Mike Coupe to persuade him to stock his Tags brand of crisps, following a £125,000 investment from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den stars.

Calais crisis: Delays hit Scottish shellfish exports

Scottish companies that export live shellfish are struggling to cope as their delivery lorries remain caught in the middle of travel chaos at Channel ports.

Firms cut their costs by sharing trucks

Collaboration between food manufacturers that share distribution activities with competitors and others to reduce costs should be more widely publicised to help more firms adopt these practices, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Transport firms welcome Midlands motorway spend

Plans by the government to invest more than £1.5bn on motorway improvements will make journeys easier at traffic hot spots across the Midlands and have been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

NFT begins construction of new Tilbury logistics centre

Construction of chilled food distribution firm NFT’s ‘port-centric’ logistics centre in Tilbury, London commenced last month, with a ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony.

Tourists will ‘flock to Scotland for food’

Scottish food and drink will be centre stage of a new international campaign to attract more tourists to the country.

Truck driver blind spots will continue to kill cyclists

The Safer Lorry Scheme, which becomes effective in London from September and makes it mandatory for lorries to be fitted with a new mirror system to help reduce the growing number of accidents involving cyclists, has been labelled as a “fiasco” by a supplier of vehicle steering stabilisers.

Manufacturers: ‘National Living Wage unaffordable’

Food and drink manufacturers in the UK won't be able to afford the £7.20 an hour National Living Wage (NLW) when it comes into force next year, according to a recent survey.

Dragons’ Den stars pump £125,000 into Tags crisps

Former Seabrook Crisps md John Tague walked away with a £125,000 investment after four of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den stars battled it out to get their hands on a slice of his £760,000 crisp business.

Food firms recall products over plastic and allergy fears

A soup contaminated with plastic and undeclared allergens forced a number of food businesses to recall products last week, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).