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Quorn’s £150M investment to create 300+ jobs

Quorn Foods has invested £150M in its Billingham factory, creating more than 300 jobs over the next five years, the meat alternative manufacturer revealed on July 24.

Quorn Foods revealed plans to create more than 300 jobs in Teesside

Cranswick reports ‘outstanding’ 27% sales rise

Meat processor Cranswick reported a 27% rise in sales in its first-quarter trading update, as analysts praised its “outstanding start to the year”.

2 Sisters’ ram deal ‘to benefit entire supply chain’

2 Sisters Food Group has expanded its partnership with genetics firm Innovis, in a deal which will benefit its entire meat supply chain, claims the manufacturer.

Suspected fake vodka factory raid: 2,000 litres seized

A suspected fake vodka factory has been raided in Aintree, with almost 2,000 litres of potentially toxic alcohol seized.

Confectionery manufacturer cuts more than 50 jobs

More than 50 jobs have been lost at confectionery manufacturer Devon Sweet Factory, less than a year after the firm was bought out of administration.

Suspended jail sentence after bread basket misuse

A Coventry baker has been handed a suspended prison sentence and fined £3,000, after breaching injunctions not to use equipment belonging to Bakers Basco and its shareholders.

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New snacking opportunities created by Generation Z

Snack manufacturers are benefiting from lucrative new opportunities created by Generation Z – people born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s – reveals European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig.

News in brief

Healthier snacks now eaten by more than half of consumers

More than half of UK consumers now eat healthier packaged snacks – such as rice cakes, cereal bars and nuts – at least once a day, a survey has found.

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have joined an industry-wide programme to regulate the management of shared product data.

Survey shows food manufacturing optimism has declined

Food and drink manufacturing confidence has fallen since last year, according to the results of this year’s Food Manufacture ‘State-of-the-industry’ survey.

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