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Alara Wholefoods aims to create 17 new jobs

Alara Wholefoods aims to create 17 jobs over the course of this year off the back of strong demand for its organic and gluten-free muesli and other food lines.

Yacon is a natural source of fructooligosaccharides

Findus’ performance may hook acquisitive investors

Findus Group’s UK arm has become a more attractive acquisition target after the global business confirmed it had experienced its second consecutive year of positive growth, although it has denied sell-off rumours.

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Supermarket turmoil could benefit suppliers

Turmoil in the grocery sector may bring greater clarity for their suppliers, predicts Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier.

Morrisons’ revival relies on manufacturing: new boss

Morrisons’ food manufacturing links will play a key role in restoring the fortunes of the troubled retailer, which will take up to five years, says its new chairman Andrew Higginson.

Stricter ad regulation could have ‘nasty side effects’

Calls for stricter advertising regulation for ‘junk’ food from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) could have “nasty side effects”, according to the advertiser trade body ISBA.

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US food safety experts to audit Scottish beef

US food safety inspectors will audit Scottish beef production following the lifting of a BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) related ban, according to Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead.

Quorn gears up for massive NPD push

Quorn has revealed plans for substantial new product development (NPD) activity this year, including gluten-free and vegan lines, which it expects to fuel UK and international growth.

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Prepare for election threats and opportunities

Food and drink manufacturers should prepare for the threats and opportunities arising from the General Election in May, according to law firm DWF.

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Strikes loom at juice manufacturer

Refresco Gerber faces strikes by ‘betrayed’ staff

Refresco Gerber faces strike action at its manufacturing base in Bridgewater, Somerset, over changes to pay, terms...

Fat tax and discount retailers in spotlight
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Business leaders tackle fat tax at industry forum

Debate about taxing ‘unhealthy’ foods provoked division at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum and was a top...

Food manufacturing workers celebrate lottery win

Bakkavor workers celebrate £1M National Lottery win

A group of lucky 13 workers at Bakkavor’s Spalding factory are celebrating winning £1M on the EuroMillions National...

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