The future of up to 100,000 EU nationals already working in the UK food and drink sector will be secure after Brexit, according to the Prime Minister, Food Manufacture can exclusively reveal.
Aldi’s rising sales are good news for its food and drink suppliers, as the discount retailer is anxious to promote British brands following the Brexit vote, analysts have said.
Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.
Discount store Aldi has reported record results, including sales of £7.7bn and a year-on-year growth of 12%, in its financial year to December 31 2015.
The UK’s top 150 food and soft drink manufacturers saw revenue fall last year for the first time in 15 years, due to deflation and investor uncertainty, according to a report from OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Manufacturer and ingredients importer Key Food Ingredients has been placed into administration, due to volatile cream and butter prices earlier this year.
Convenience store Spar’s Midget Gems are the latest food product to be recalled in the UK, after it was discovered they may contain small pieces of wood.
Soup firm Baxters Food Group was fined £70,000 on September 22 after it admitted serious health and safety failings had caused a worker’s hand to become mutilated in a pie machine.
Moor Beer’s canned beer is the first in the world to be granted accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
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