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Crisp maker Tyrrells to create 120 jobs in Australia

Tyrrells, the English crisp brand, is to create 120 manufacturing jobs in Melbourne, Australia.

Tyrells has expanded its brand into the Australian and Asia Pacific markets

Brexit: ‘knock off’ protected food status threat

Markets could be swarmed with “knock-offs” of classic regional British foods such as Cornish pasties and clotted cream thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to market analysts Mlex.

Butcher supplier Dalziel buys Burma Bacon

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has acquired Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Brexit: UK beef prices fall as imports set to rise

A year of static sales and falling beef prices has created an “intensely” competitive marketplace, according to meat manufacturer Dovecote Park, as analysts warn that the price of meat imported to the UK will increase.

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Brexit: ‘Scotland open for business’ with Europe

Scotland is open for business and will continue working with colleagues across Europe, Scottish rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has said.

Groceries code boss claims progress but needs tip offs

Groceries Code boss Christine Tacon claims significant progress had been made in enforcing the Groceries Supply Code of Practice but urged suppliers to share information more freely.

Lightning strike causes fireball at food waste plant

A lightning strike that ignited a huge methane gas fireball at a food waste management site in Oxfordshire has caused £250,000 of damage.

Own-label sales move from ‘supermarkets to discounters’

Own-label food manufacturers will continue to see their major multiple supermarket customers lose sales to discount retailers, according to a new report from market analysts IRI.

Food workers union backs Jeremy Corbyn

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has voiced strong support for embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, after a wave of resignations from his shadow cabinet, including food and farming minister Kerry McCarthy.

Lidl backs British farmers with fruit and veg pledge

Lidl UK, the discount supermarket chain, has boosted its commitment to backing British fruit and vegetable growers by agreeing an 11-step plan.

Ice cream firm invests £10k in bobsleigh team

Frozen desserts firm R&R Ice Cream has invested £10,000 in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) to help promote winter sports to Britain’s Young Athletes.

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