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Wine firm invests £100k in new site

Yorkshire wine firm Bon Coeur Fine Wines has invested £100,000 in a 32,000m2 site at Melsonby.

Bon Coeur Fine Wine has won £100,000 of funding from Finance Yorkshire

CCE ‘in multi-billion pound merger talks’

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has refused to confirm or deny whether it is in a three-way multi-billion pound discussion to combine its operations with two other European Coca-Cola bottling firms.

How Modern Slavery Act affects food and drink firms

Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new legislation to combat exploitation introduced today.

Aldi probes dead caterpillar in tomato tin

Discount retailer Aldi has been forced to apologise to a customer who found a dead caterpillar in one of its tomato tins.

Guest article

Food manufacturing: six steps to create value

Times are tough in the European food sector, plagued by industry overcapacity, consumer price sensitivity, grocery price wars and retailer pressure on manufacturers’ economics. But taking six practical steps will help food and drink manufacturers find a path back to value creation. 

Food and drink ‘havoc’ after minimum wage rise

Implementing the National Living Wage could wreak havoc across the UK’s food and drink industry, the credit rating agency Moody’s warned before several major UK manufacturers raised their concerns.

Calais crisis could sink Scottish seafood firms

Scottish seafood businesses could be forced into bankruptcy due to the traffic chaos at Channel ports, as a top UK business group warns of the mounting financial impact of delays to exports.

Delay Nestlé pension changes, urge unions

Nestlé should put its controversial pension changes on hold in order to safeguard up to 7,600 workers losing thousands of pounds in retirement income, both Unite and the GMB unions have warned.

Young’s reshapes board to fight ‘challenging market’

Young’s Seafood has made changes to its leadership and governance structures in a bid to respond to the long and short-term challenges it faces.

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.