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AG Barr invests £11M at Milton Keynes

AG Barr has confirmed a further £11M investment at its new £41M Milton Keynes manufacturing facility in its interim results today.

AG Barr will pump a further £11M into its Milton Keynes site to expand

China and seafood top drivers for Scottish food exports

Fish, seafood and China drove Scottish food export growth over the past year, according to figures just released by the Scottish government.

Follow Sainsbury’s lead to protect against fire damage

Food and drink businesses have been encouraged to follow Sainsbury’s lead by London fire chiefs and install sprinklers, after the system prevented “devastating damage” when the retailer’s Charlton depot caught fire.

Top three energy tips for food firms

Food manufacturers could still reduce energy waste at their factories, move consumption to off-peak times and interact with the market to earn money back for turning off machines or selling volume back to it.

Cool Chile gears up for next stage of growth

Cool Chile is targeting further growth through new product development and plant investment.

Push for mandatory COOL in the UK: Dairy UK

Dairy UK has slammed the European Commission’s (EC’s) rejection of mandatory country of origin (COOL) labelling for dairy in the EU and has vowed to push for national implementation instead.

£3M food innovation centre for Northern Ireland

A £3M food innovation centre has been opened in Northern Ireland, designed to help especially smaller businesses and artisans develop new products for consumers.

UK ‘crucial’ to a successful Europe: business leaders

UK businesses play a crucial role in Europe’s economy and any decision to leave the union would be grave for EU economies as well as the UK’s.

News in brief

Nestlé’s Kit Kat name change angers food industry

Nestlé’s decision to change the name of its Kit Kat brand to YouTube Break has been described as “nonsense” and “stupid” by readers of FoodManufacture.co.uk.