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Sugar tax

Most consumers say ‘No thanks’ to drinks sugar tax

More than two-thirds of British adults believe a tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks would: penalise most people who consume soft drinks responsibly, rise each year and lead to taxes on other foods, according to an independent poll commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Hard to swallow: two-thirds think taxing sugary drinks would penalise most people who drink responsibly

Cranswick praised for ‘crackling’ results

Meat processor Cranswick has been praised for its ‘crackling’ innovations and investments that have led to gains in pre-tax revenue, sales and earnings for the six months to September 30 2015, by City analyst Shore Capital.

Good Week, Bad Week

Tesco, Hovis and financial result lead week’s news

Criticism hurled at Tesco, jobs under threat at Hovis a number of food and drink manufacturers posting positive financial results lead this week’s top headlines.

Hovis production line closure threatens over 100 jobs

Hovis plans to close a bread production line at its bakery in Wigan, threatening more than 100 jobs.

Speciality Breads opens new £3M bakery

Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M 3,000m2 bakery near Margate, Kent, which will lead to the creation of up to 30 jobs in the New Year.

Food waste protesters target Tesco and its suppliers

Tesco, Sainsbury and their food manufacturing suppliers are being targeted today (November 27) by campaign group Stop the Rot over food waste.

Popcorn maker invests in equipment and research

Popcorn maker Savoury and Sweet (S&S) has announced a multi-million pound investment in manufacturing equipment and research and development (R&D).

First Milk sells Fife dairy to Scottish firm Graham’s

First Milk has sold its Fife dairy to Scotland’s largest independent dairy business Graham’s the Family Dairy for an undisclosed sum.