The level of optimism among UK manufacturers has reached a peak not seen in over 40 years, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Scotland’s largest independent brewery BrewDog has opened a new bottling shop and school in London that will help grow the next generation of brewers, according to the firm’s boss.
Unilever’s poor food results in its first financial quarter (Q1) update for 2014 remained “disappointing”, affected by the late timing of Easter, but the company’s overall outlook was strong, City analysts have said.
Premier Foods is preparing product launches and marketing campaigns to hit the market with as the dust settles following the successful completion of its refinancing deal.
Liverpool University is leading a £2M Food Standards Agency (FSA) project to map the occurrence of norovirus food poisoning across premises and industry workers.
Quorn Foods aims to invest £30M at its Billingham site, which would lead to the creation of 100 jobs, it claims, to keep pace with soaring consumer demand for meat-free products.
Almost a quarter of small businesses have felt the effects of late payments over the past year, according to research by the national small business group the Forum of Private Business.
Chilled food distributor NFT has been snapped up by private equity investor EmergeVest in a deal valuing the business at more than £60M.
The growing popularity of fortified and functional foods – in preference to nutritional supplements – was identified as the top of 10 US functional food trends, according to the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).