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CCE invests £6M and signs Scottish business pledge

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested £6M in its Scottish operations and signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge, in a bid to boost productivity, competitiveness and fair work.

Nicola Sturgeon met with staff at the East Kilbride site

Migrant death highlights need to end transport chaos

The death of migrant while trying to board a freight shuttle to Britain has prompted the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to write to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to do more to end the chaotic scenes caused by illegal migrants and ferry workers' strikes at Calais.

New: Supply Chain and Logistics Newsletter

A new free monthly Supply Chain and Logistics Newsletter has been launched by the Food Manufacture Group.

Obese should pay more for NHS care

People who abuse their bodies by eating poorly and not exercising enough should pay more towards the National Health Service (NHS) than those who take better care of themselves, a business strategist has controversially suggested.

Transport chaos in Calais ‘must end now’: FTA

The French government must act urgently to end the transport chaos in the port of Calais caused by striking French ferry workers, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as further strikes were planned today (July 7).

M&S food in ‘very good place’ but pressure mounts on boss

Marks & Spencer (M&S) food remains in a “very good place”, although pressure is mounting on the retailer’s boss as the rest of the business lags behind, according to market analysts.

Food promises ‘won election for Conservatives’

Food industry promises were decisive factors that helped the Conservative Party win the May general election, says a senior government minister.

Nestlé questions its shelf-life needs

Nestlé has suggested that its packaging for shelf-stable products may in many cases be overspecified, and that a more sustainable use of materials could go hand-in-hand with reduced shelf-life.

Trusted data is key for ‘omnichannel’

Food manufacturers would gain greater control over their supply chains by embracing E-commerce and optimising their back office systems, experts have claimed.

Good Week, Bad Week

Premier Foods, fraud and recalls lead week’s headlines

Premier Foods creating 80 jobs with the opening of its new £20M production line, Freeza Meats’s conviction on food fraud offences and food safety recalls dominated last week’s headlines.

Food Manufacture Survey

Here’s what state you think the industry’s in

Competition from limited assortment discounters (LADs) continues to cause problems for the food and drink manufacturers and their supermarket customers, according to our exclusive annual Food Manufacture survey.