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Welsh food and drink gets £21M boost

Food and drink in Wales is to get a £21M boost, as the Welsh government launches a programme to fund research into food production and safeguard thousands of jobs.

Welsh food and drink boosted by £21M programme

2 Sisters owner blames ‘tough’ market for profits fall

2 Sisters Food Group’s parent company, Boparan Holdings, reported a 17.8% drop in like-for-like operating profit in its second quarter trading update, blaming currency fluctuations and the “very tough” trading environment.

Potato firm appoints administrators as 90 jobs lost

Potato processing firm M&F Ltd has appointed administrators to sell the company’s assets, with the loss of 90 jobs.

‘Filthy’ bakery ordered shut found open a day later

A bakery, which was ordered to close on Tuesday (March 21) over food hygiene concerns – including “filthy” work surfaces and a “mouldy growth” – was found open for business the following day.

‘Climate change easier to tackle than diet change’

Combating climate change will be easier to achieve than improving global diets but both are interrelated, says a leading sustainability expert.

Scotland Food & Drink ‘to double sector to £30bn’

Scotland Food & Drink has launched a £10M strategy to double the size of its sector to £30bn by 2030.

£1M Scottish aquaculture scheme to boost turnover

A £1M Scottish aquaculture programme has been launched to boost supply chain innovation, increase industry turnover by about £8M, and create up to 50 jobs.

Expansion plans secured for ingredients producer

Food ingredients producer Kent Foods is to move into Symingtons’ former noodle factory in Leeds, as part of plans to expand its operations.

Drivers unloading lorries should be paid more: FTA

Delivery drivers should be paid more to load and unload lorries, said the Freight Transport association (FTA), after discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were criticised for requiring divers to take on warehouse duties.

Direct to consumer channel could boost sales

Food manufacturers could boost their revenues by 5% by opening direct to consumer (DTC) supply channels, according to a new report from a global supply chain management consultancy.