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Ex Morrisons’ boss jailed for insider trading

Morrisons former group treasurer Paul Coyle has been jailed for 12 months, after being convicted of two counts of insider dealing.

Former Morrisons' boss Paul Coyle has been found guilty of insider trading

Thorntons takes £11.7M hit as retailers reduce orders

Thorntons took an £11.7M hit to UK commercial sales in the first half of its financial year after two major accounts significantly reduced orders, although international sales partially offset the damage.

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Former Diageo boss succeeds Leech at FDF

Former Diageo director Ian Wright has been appointed as Melanie Leech’s successor as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

Provision Trade Federation plans growth

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has set out a three-year plan to grow its influence, services to members and membership numbers, under its new director general Terry Jones.

Boost product life to cut 250,000t of food waste

Boosting product life by just one day could slash food waste in the grocery supply chain by as much as 250,000t, claims a report from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Perfect storm thwarting small food and drink firms

There is a perfect storm holding back fast-growing small food and drink firms, according to entrepreneurs celebrated by the government.

Tesco’s lead on staff conduct ‘should catch on’

Tesco’s call to staff to report misconduct in supplier relationships in a newly launched Business Code of Conduct should prompt rival supermarkets to make similar moves, according to a leading industry expert.

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned.

2 Sisters’ 91 Fox’s Biscuits job cuts just the start

2 Sisters Food Group plans to slash jobs across its Fox’s Biscuits division, in addition to the 91 potential redundancies at its site in Batley, West Yorkshire.

What Morrisons’ new boss should do next

In case Morrisons’ new ceo David Potts was looking for inspiration to revive the flagging fortunes of the Bradford-based retailer, an article in The Telegraph has helpfully suggested a to-do list.

Industry launches attack on ‘shaming’ book

The food industry has slammed accusations made in a book, claiming the sector was knowingly misleading consumers about food ingredients and production processes. 

DEFRA backs new Brussels red tape probe

A new EU probe into cutting red tape is being backed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), environment secretary Liz Truss told this website last week.

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2 Sisters recruits ex-Sainsbury ceo Justin King

2 Sisters Food Group has recruited former boss of Sainsbury Justin King to take up an advisory role within the business, according to reports.

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Confectionery firm to cut 200 jobs in Ireland

Mondelēz to cut 200 jobs in Ireland

Mondelēz International is restructuring its operations in Ireland and has confirmed plans to slash 200 jobs there as...

Bakkavor and 2 Sisters slash jobs

Good week, bad week (Wk 9)

Grim news for food manufacturing jobs leads our selection of the top headlines of the past seven...

COOL debate set to intensify over next six months

Mandatory meat origin labelling debate intensifies

Manufacturers have been urged to raise their voices in the fight against plans to introduce mandatory country...

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