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Indian ready meals firm S&A Foods axes 55 jobs

Indian ready meals manufacturer S&A Foods is to axe 55 jobs in a restructure of its chilled meals business, while searching for investment partners.

Derby curry queen Perween Warsi is looking for 'potential investors' for her Indian ready meals business

Premier Foods's sales fall in “challenging market”

Premier Foods has reported sales down by 6.1% due to “challenging market conditions” in half-year results to June 30.

United Biscuits quiet on stock market float rumours

United Biscuits’ joint-owners PAI Partners and Blackstone have neither denied nor confirmed rumours they are preparing to float the biscuit heavyweight on the stock market, despite analysts welcoming the idea.

New £400M opportunity for British producers

British food and drink manufacturers would be up to £400M better off, after the government renewed its pledges to buy more home produced products.

Grocery sales ‘worst ever’ in past two months

Grocery sales in May and June were the “worst ever” seen, as the market reeled in an aftershock of the recession, according to one longstanding industry analyst.

Morrisons announces 50 jobs at new facility

Morrisons has announced it will invest a “sizeable” amount of money to open a new 8,825m² distribution centre alongside its existing Bridgwater manufacturing site.

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Doves Farm Foods announces major investment

Doves Farm Foods will invest millions of pounds in a new packing and processing operation, co-founder Michael Marriage has revealed.

Wind power earns smokery thousands a year

A Cornish smokery nets £85,000 extra a year from a single 50kW wind turbine it installed in November 2012, according to its md Jon Short.

Dairy processor: job cuts minimal

Dairy processor Adams Foods has put recent job cut reports in perspective, stressing the 700-strong workforce had suffered just seven redundancies at its Leek factory, with production line staff unaffected.

Genius Gluten Free targets French expansion

Gluten-free specialist Genius is stepping up exports to France’s rapidly growing gluten-free market.

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Tesco boss to quit, after another profit warning

Tesco boss Philip Clarke to quit after profit warning

Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit the embattled retailer in October, despite pledging in April to “see...

Worst grocery spend ‘ever’ over past two months

Grocery sales ‘worst ever’ in past two months

Grocery sales in May and June were the “worst ever” seen, as the market reeled in an...

Food manufacturing Oscars: your chance to create a stir

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – create a stir

This year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – with their James Bond theme – are your opportunity...

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