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Bakkavor and Greencore rivals join forces

Bingham & Jones

Former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have joined forces to form Bingham & Jones, a firm advising major manufacturers and retailers on product development.

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Burton’s Biscuit Company invests £14.75M in snack tech

Burton’s Biscuit Company, maker of brands such as Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers, has announced a £14.75M investment in its manufacturing operation to support business growth.

Food science under spotlight at IFST jubilee conference

Mapping the future of food science is the aim of the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) jubilee conference next month, according to its chief executive Jon Poole.

Progress on sustainable palm oil unfairly criticised

UK food manufacturers are still being unfairly criticised for using palm oil, despite the work they have done to source it sustainably, according to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) director of a global food oil business.

Tesco profit falls 6% after ‘challenges in UK and Europe’

Tesco has posted operating profit down by 6% to £3.3bn and like-for-like sales down by 1.4% in full year results to February 22, due to “challenges in the UK and Europe”.

Morrisons criticised for YouTube alcohol advert

Morrisons has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after its video advertisement, broadcast during a series of children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of spirit bottles with the voice-over “These litre bottles of spirits are £15 each …”

Tough market threatens 150 Kerry Foods jobs at Poole

Rising raw material costs have endangered 150 jobs at Kerry Foods’ savouries and pies factory at Poole, Dorset, in what trades union Unite calls “a major blow” for the area.

Euro Foods packaging acquisition could lead to 200 jobs

Euro Foods’ acquisition of Welsh packaging firm Brown Bear Food is the first step to the frozen and fresh food firm’s aim of creating 200 jobs at the Cwmbran site, it claims.

200 jobs saved at Cornish pasty firm

A last minute cash injection has saved 200 jobs and 35 shops at West Cornwall Pasty Company after it hit hard times and called in the administrators.

Overspend led Fabulous Bakin’ Boys to administration

Cupcakes to flapjacks firm Fabulous Bakin’ Boys (FBB) fell into administration after overspending on equipment and taking its eye off brand investment, according to new md Richard Cooper.

Barts Ingredients acquires OTP Foods

Herb and spice manufacturer The Barts Ingredients Company has acquired sauce and paste business OTP Foods in a multimillion pound deal funded by bank Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Manufacture foods to showcase quality: NFU

Farmers stepping into food manufacturing to supplement their incomes should use the opportunity to showcase the qualities of the rural sector, such as its better food security and freshness, the National Farmers Union (NFU) president has said.

Boost renewable energy sources: IPCC report

Carbon-intensive fuels should be ditched in preference for renewable energy sources, recommends a new report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


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Uplifting ice cream created for secret celeb

British ice cream firm Lick Me I’m Delicious has created a bubbly champagne flavoured ice cream dosed...

100 jobs saved as bakery firm escapes administrators

100 jobs saved as bakery firm escapes administrators

100 jobs have been saved at Fabulous Bakin’ Boys as Dutch bakery business Daelmans Group rescued the...

Foodex delivers goods for food and drink firms

Foodex delivers goods for food and drink firms

Food and drink manufacturers have hailed the success William Reed Business Media’s Food & Drink Expo and...


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