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FoodStart work experience scheme passes milestone

The food industy work experience scheme FoodStart – backed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver – has passed a major milestone in registering its 400th student.

Jame Oliver: 'I can’t recommend FoodStart enough'
Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Rockwell Automation foretells food processing’s future

Food processing equipment that tells managers what maintenance it needs may soon exist, according to Dominic Molloy, Rockwell Automation’s marketing and channels director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Easter eggs – too good to save for children: Mintel

Easter eggs are too good to buy just for children, according to new research from Mintel.

Amazon’s drone delivery plan in the wings

Online retail giant Amazon is in talks with policy makers worldwide to turn its plans for the drone delivery of packages – including food products – into reality.

Morrisons 'must sell its manufacturing sites' to thrive

Morrisons’ food manufacturing assets have divided city opinion as analysts gage the early steps of the beleaguered retailer’s new ceo David Potts.

Food Vision 2015

Small food firms’ key innovation weapon

Small scale food and drink manufacturers have a key weapon in the battle to bring innovative new products to market – patience, according to the boss of one business.

Morrisons to cut 20 bosses in ‘Tesco-style shakeup’

Morrisons ceo David Potts is to axe up to 20 more bosses in a bid to clear out the old team and counter the firm’s multi-million pound losses by running it more like Tesco, a leading analyst has said.

Coca-Cola Enterprises to invest £66M in sustainability

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will pump £66M into a range of efficiency and operational upgrades across its UK manufacturing sites this year.

Serious hand injury leads to packaging firm fine

Integrated Packaging Ltd has been fined an undisclosed amount after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand at the firm’s Gateshead factory in 2013.


Food industry top headlines this week
Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

The Heinz Kraft $100bn mega merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of top food and...

Jeremy Clarkson ‘too busy’ for Aldi job

Jeremy Clarkson ‘too busy counting money’ for Aldi

Sacked Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson will be “too busy counting his money” to accept Aldi’s recent job...

Food industry people on the move

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move...