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Sainsbury: doubling c-store numbers achievable

Sainsbury could double the number of its convenience stores from 700 to more than 1,500 at current rates of opening, according to ceo Mike Coupe.

Sainsbury is opening one or two convenience stores each week
Heinz Kraft merger

Heinz Kraft merger: expect cost cutting soon

The Heinz Kraft £100bn mega merger is likely to lead to cost cutting on a big scale, according to analysts.

Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

News of the Heinz Kraft $100bn super merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of news about the UK food and drink industry.

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 in the food and drink industry.

Ice cream firm prosecuted for safety failings

An ice cream manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £18,000, after one of its workers had a finger severed while cleaning a fruit feeder machine.

Manufacturing bosses in schools skills plan

Top food and drink manufacturing bosses Gavin Darby, Premier Foods, Leendert den Hollander, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Ranjit Singh Boparan, 2 Sisters Food Group, will be joining other food industry bosses in a back-to-schools plan to sharpen students’ employment prospects.

Anuga FoodTec trends

Mass production moves closer to manual skills

Technology is moving closer to delivering hand-crafted effects on an industrial scale, with innovations such as Fritsch’s Multitwist twisting machine and GEA’s MultiDrum system, winners of International FoodTec Gold Awards at Anuga FoodTec 2015.

Heinz Kraft merger

UK job fears after Heinz and Kraft merger

The merger of food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group has sparked fears about UK jobs, according to Unite the Union.

Sacked Top Gear star offered job at Aldi

Sacked BBC Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been offered a job on the shop floor at the discount store Aldi.

‘Dull’ health claims lead many to miss £27bn market

Thousands of European food and drink firms are missing out on the £27bn global functional food market because of restrictive health claims wording, leading nutritionists have complained.

Anuga FoodTec trends

Sherlock food analyser boosts product quality

Food firms can now harness the fabled detection skills of Sherlock to boost product quality, thanks to innovation from Insort, which won a 2015 International FoodTec Gold Award at Anuga FoodTec.

Spotlight

Five top Morrisons' executives exit in board shakeup

Five top Morrisons executives exit in board shakeup

Morrisons boss David Potts has revealed five board members are to leave the retailer in a management...

Food firms must follow social trends
Food Vision 2015

Top social trends food firms must follow

Four top trends – sobriety, risk management, nutritional supplements and everyday indulgence should guide food and drink...

Milk strike threat moves closer

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite...

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