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Top three barriers to women in manufacturing

A lack of knowledge about food industry careers, misconceptions about manufacturing and a dip in apprenticeships are the three barriers blocking women from starting careers in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

There are three barriers preventing women in manufacturing

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Good Week, Bad Week

Morrisons restructuring leads the headlines

Restructuring at Morrisons leads our Good week, bad week video round up of food industry news over the past seven days.

Liberal Democrat manifesto to ‘finish the job’

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launched his party’s manifesto on Wednesday (April 15) claiming that it built on a record of policies delivered in national government.

Fox’s Biscuits factory faces engineers’ strikes

Imminent engineers’ strikes at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley factory, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group, in West Yorkshire, could disrupt production, trades union Unite has claimed.

Morrisons to hire 5,000 staff and axe 700 HQ roles

Morrisons plans to recruit 5,000 new staff for in-store roles, while cutting more than 700 roles at its Bradford head office.

Retailers miss £5.2M Easter sales opportunity

Major food retailers missed a £5.2M sales opportunity this year because of poor Easter egg availability, according to market intelligence firm IRI.

Recalled this week: cheese, chicken and chocolate

Three cheddar, chicken and chocolate products were recalled this week because of fears they may endanger consumers’ safety.

Nestlé boss rejects 'glass ceiling' theory

Nestlé’s boss Fiona Kendrick has rejected accusations that a glass ceiling is preventing women from becoming leaders of big UK food and drink firms.

News in brief

Bakkavor sells remaining Italian pizza business

Bakkavor has sold the remainder of Italpizza, its Italian pizza manufacturing outfit to Dreamfood, following the initial sale of a 40% share in it last year.

Welsh dairy firm’s £6M cheese site to create 10 jobs

Welsh dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £6M in a new cheese production facility at its existing site in Gwynedd, creating 10 new jobs.

Boost convenience products to grow, says cereal boss

Changing consumer needs and an increasingly challenging market will continue to push cereal manufacturers to develop convenience products, Bokomo Foods’s ceo John Hiles has said.

Spotlight

BRC responds to Channel 4 News migrant worker abuse allegations

Retailers call for collective action to stamp out migrant worker exploitation

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for more concerted action between fresh produce suppliers overseas and...

How to make Coca-Cola – factory tour

Inside CCE Milton Keynes

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) 40 year-old Milton Keynes site has had more than £6M invested into it in...

Morrisons board bosses: ‘70% have now left’

Morrisons board bosses: 70% ‘leave the building’

Seven in 10 of Morrisons’ management board have left the business since new ceo David Potts began...

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