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Top food manufacturing news of the year

An article revealing the identity of Britain’s most popular chocolate bar was the most widely read on this site during 2014.

Top food manufacturing news of the year

Jammy growth for spreads market

The syrups and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5% in the UK, fuelled by the popularity of jam and honey, according to research agency Candean.

Christmas sales strongest for 25 years

Britain’s beleaguered retailers are experiencing their strongest pre-Christmas sales for 25 years, with grocery sales showing the sharpest rises.

Sainsbury agrees gangmaster partnership with GLA

Sainsbury’s has joined forces with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) in a bid to prevent labour exploitation, in the same week that two men were convicted of exploiting migrant food industry workers in Cambridgeshire.

Christmas dinner will double calories of wartime

Brits will consume twice as many calories as their wartime relatives did on Christmas day, according to research by food historian Dr Annie Gray and AB Sugar.

Premier Foods safety inspector death fall ‘accidental’

The death of a safety inspector who fell head-first into a Premier Foods gravy-making machine was ruled accidental, according to a two-day inquest.

Boparan boss blames profit fall on tough market

Boparan boss Ranjit Singh – ceo of the 2 Sisters Food group – has blamed the firm’s nearly £7M fall in like-for-like (LFL) operating profit on tough trading conditions.

News in brief

Asda boss to lead IGD in New Year

Asda boss Andy Clarke will become president of grocery think-tank IGD on January 1 2015.

Sugar row hits Real Good Food Company

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has blamed its row with British Sugar for its half-year loss and has referred the dispute to the European competition authorities.

2 Sisters Food Group slammed for supplier letter

2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for payments.

Top 10 food ingredients, health & nutrition stories

Reduced sperm counts, dementia risks and the top food and drink trends for 2015 are just three of the 10 most read stories from Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition (FIHN) this year.

Repetitive jobs causing illness on shop floor

Rising levels of work-related ill health are causing increasing concern to those involved with improving the safety of people in the workplace.

Spotlight

Food manufacturers should be on TV: DEFRA

Food manufacturing should be on TV: DEFRA

TV programme makers should feature food and drink manufacturing – Britain’s largest manufacturing sector – in their...

Grocery market returns to growth, says Kantar

Pre-Christmas sales show Aldi, Lidl stay strong

The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to the end of December 7, with...

Premier Foods admits mistakes over pay-to-stay

Premier Foods admits mistakes over pay-to-stay plan

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has admitted mistakes were made in the implementation of the highly controversial...

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