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Cargill strikes £266M ADM chocolate deal

Ingredients giant Cargill aims to gobble a bigger chunk of the global chocolate market, having agreed to buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM’s) interests in the sector for $440M (£266.4M).

Cargill has underlined its commitment to sustainable cocoa bean sourcing

Food exports to drive 10,000 new Scottish jobs

Up to 10,000 new food and drink industry jobs could be created over the next five years, thanks to Scotland’s rapidly rising exports, predicts a report from Bank of Scotland.

Sales soar at egg processor

Egg processor LJ Fairburn and Son has seen annual sales rocket by 42% after clinching a contract with top supermarket Asda and going independent and is now approaching turnover of £40M.

London group FoodCycle wins government funding

Bromley-by-Bow-based FoodCycle has received £10,000 of government funding to help it increase volunteering opportunities.

Food firms should look online for cost savings

Food and drink manufacturers should visit a free online database to find innovative packaging to save money and reduce their environmental impact, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Great British Bake Off effect lifts home baking

BBC One’s The Great British Bake Off is reviving flagging home baking sales, which have been slumping since the beginning of the year, according to market analyst IRI.

Crantock Bakery: ‘almost time to open second site’

Crantock Bakery is considering expanding to a second factory after the installation of a flow wrapping machine from a company called KernPack enabled it to expand production almost six-fold.

The latest product recalls – in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

UK food firms’ future riskier than just in Wales

Welsh food and drink manufacturers have a better chance of avoiding insolvency than firms across the UK as a whole, according to research from insolvency trade body R3.

Jamie Oliver backs drive for food industry talent

Jamie Oliver has issued a rallying cry to get the food sector behind an ambitious new plan to attract fresh young talent.

Trioni gains access to £5bn export market

China’s £5bn organic export market has opened up to dairy producers after the Welsh organic dairy company Trioni achieved accreditation from the country.  

Eco-friendly plan blooms at Tulip

Meat processor Tulip has launched a packaging overhaul in an effort to slash waste and greenhouse gas emissions, signalling its commitment to the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Courtauld Commitment 3.

New food standards in hospitals will improve nutrition

Nutritionists have defended hospital food standards launched by the government last week (August 29).


Best food jokes

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one...

Food industry people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson...

Timeline shows 2 Sisters’ turbulent journey

Timeline shows 2 Sisters turbulent journey

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has been forced to cut more jobs than it has created at...