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Food and drink exports: ‘massive untapped potential’

Food and drink exports “still have massive untapped potential”, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after overseas sales topped £20bn for the first time.

Food trade aid: sterling's falling value helped boost exports but made imports more expensive

Road transport group rejects lorry pothole claims

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has slammed a local government body for blaming the poor state of Britain’s roads on the logistics industry.

Amazon launches 5,000-head recruitment drive

Amazon, the online retail giant, has revealed plans to recruit 5,000 more full-time workers, taking its total UK workforce to more than 24,000, and launched a new apprenticeship programme.

Kraft Heinz and Unilever mega merger – in tweets

Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever last week sparked a backlash from Twitter users, as they took to the social media platform to decry the £115bn deal.

Tesco’s organic sales climb 15%

Tesco’s total organic food sales increased 15% over the past year, the supermarket revealed, as organic fish and dairy products proved more popular with shoppers.

Kraft Heinz mega merger with Unilever turned down

Unilever has rejected a multi-million pound mega merger proposal from Kraft Heinz.

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

Food polythene firm fined after agency worker injury

A polythene film manufacturer, which supplies the food and agricultural industries, has been fined £6,000 after an agency worker’s hand was trapped in machinery.