Müller’s new £17M butter-making plant in Market Drayton, Shropshire, reveals the firm’s optimism and confidence in the UK, according to owner Theo Müller.
One of the UK's largest outdoor-reared pig producers, Dent Ltd has gone into administration.
Dragons’ Den winners Helen and Lisa Tse – the driving force behind Chinese sauce manufacturer and Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin – have thanked Prime Minister David Cameron, after he helped them win an export deal with China worth £6M over the next five years.
UK businesses received good news on business rates and fuel prices in Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s autumn statement, although there was some criticism on energy prices.
Chancellor George Osborne used the Autumn Statement today (December 5) to insist that his plans to revive the British economy were working. But shadow chancellor Ed Balls dismissed the claims as “complacent boasts”. Here we capture the key points of the autumn budget and industry reaction to it in quotes.
Cleveland Meat Company faces £27,000 in fines and legal costs after being found guilty of breaching food safety rules limiting the risk of consumers’ exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Premier Foods may have to settle for a joint venture (jv) partner for its troubled Hovis bread business if it fails to secure an outright buyer, as it tries to reduce its mountain of debt and avoid the prospects breaching banking covenants.
Several hundred new food manufacturing jobs could be created by 2 Sisters’ rescue plan for its Coupar Angus and Letham plants in Scotland, according to the firm.
Food and drink manufacturing employers across the UK employing temporary staff have been warned about employing Bulgarian and Romanian workers from unlicensed gangmasters, ahead of immigration rule changes that come into effect in 2014.
Britain’s top 10 supermarkets have been praised by a government minister for making pricing clearer and simpler for consumers, less than a month after consumer watchdog Which? accused them of “dodgy discounts and misleading multi-buys”.