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Dunbia clinches joint venture with Shannon Meats

Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Shannon Meats that would support the former’s trade throughout the Netherlands and guarantee the latter a dedicated supply of high quality Irish beef.

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Sainsbury ‘licking self-inflicted wounds’ after results

Sainsbury has been left “licking self-inflicted wounds” after its results announcement today (May 6), according to leading food industry analyst Clive Black.

Sainsbury’s first loss in 10 years after property write down

Sainsbury has posted a loss of £72M – its first loss in 10 years – after writing down £620M of its property assets in full-year results to March 14.

Finsbury aims to save 150 jobs at desserts firm

Finsbury Food Group aims to buy foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts out of administration, saving 150 jobs.

Food manufacture excellence awards

Celebrate the best in food and drink manufacturing

The 2015 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards are now open for receipt of entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its world-class achievements and join the party at this year’s carnival-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.

Sainsbury boss jail appeal hearing date set

Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe’s appeal hearing in an Egyptian court against his two-year jail sentence has been postponed until Thursday May 21, as the retailer revealed its first loss in a decade in full-year results posted today (May 6).

Vitafoods 2015

Top four tips to succeed with free-from

Free-from food and drink manufacturers must defend themselves against fickle consumers if their brands are to remain successful in one of the fastest growing markets, experts have urged. 

Vitafoods 2015

Glanbia Nutritionals announces second ancient grain investment

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals is preparing to make a further investment in its recently opened multi-million pound oat milling facility to boost its presence in the ancient grains market. 

Election 2015

UKIP voters most likely to shop at Sainsbury’s stores

Tesco and Sainsbury shoppers are most likely to vote Conservative, Asda and Morrisons customers favour Labour and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has the highest support among Sainsbury’s shoppers.

Checks for radioactive food need toughening

The UK’s food regulations are not tough enough to prevent products produced around the Fukushima nuclear disaster area from making it onto supermarket shelves, experts have warned.

UK food industry gets automated to cut costs

The UK food industry is switching on to the benefits of automation amid growing pressure to cut costs, according to engineering component specialist European Automation.