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Jobs created in £500k fish factory expansion

Fish processor QA Fish is investing £500,000 in a factory expansion, which will create up to five new Jobs.

QA Fish's £500k factory expansion will create 5 new jobs

Bakkavor agrees £485M loan to repay all bank debts

Chilled foods manufacturer Bakkavor has agreed a new £485M corporate loan, to repay all its existing bank debts.

Food and drink exports: ‘massive untapped potential’

Food and drink exports “still have massive untapped potential”, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after overseas sales topped £20bn for the first time.

2 Sisters bosses team up with football star for charity

2 Sisters Food Group bosses have teamed up with football legend Bryan Robson to help disadvantaged children throughout the UK by taking on a desert trek.

City Food Lecture

US trade deal ‘may lead to unwanted food imports’

A US trade deal may result in Britain importing a range of food products that most consumers find unacceptable, warns Professor Chris Elliott in his City Food Lecture 2017.  

Arla UK revenue falls £300M in ‘tough’ markets

Arla UK’s revenue fell by £300M in 2016, owing to “lower global market prices and unfavourable exchange rates”, as the total group’s revenue dropped 6.8%.

Organic food sales worth more than £2bn

Organic food sales grew 7.1% to £2.09bn last year, revealed The Soil Association, as consumer interest in organic grew. 

Glanbia revenue increases to €2.85bn

Nutrition firm Glanbia reported its seventh year of double-digit earnings growth in its full-year trading update, as its revenue increased 2.8% to €2.85bn (£2.4M).

Scotch whisky exports surge after Brexit vote

Scotch whisky exports returned to growth last year after two years of decline, helped by the Brexit vote and growing consumer demand.

Hotel Chocolat reports ‘stellar growth’

Premium confectionery business Hotel Chocolat has reported “stellar growth” in first-half results for its 2016/17 financial year; boosted by strong Christmas sales and continuing store expansion, according to business analyst GlobalData.

Road transport group rejects lorry pothole claims

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has slammed a local government body for blaming the poor state of Britain’s roads on the logistics industry.