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Dairy Crest praised for flat sales and volume growth

Dairy Crest has been praised for its “very commendable” financial performance by City analyst Shore Capital, after it posted broadly flat sales and volumes up 2% in the “challenging” dairy market, for the nine months to December 31 2015.

Dairy Crest has been commended for its performance in the challenging dairy market
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Phoenix Group plans growth away from rapeseed oil

A novel approach to outsourcing is making Phoenix Group hot property, ambitious md Ben Guy tells Noli Dinkovski.

Bakkavor posts 2% growth boosted by fresh prepared foods

Bakkavor has posted 2% like-for-like revenue growth to £1.65bn for its financial year ended December 26 2015, boosted by a strong performance in UK fresh prepared foods.

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Dawn Foods plans to double sales

Dawn Foods's new UK boss has wasted little time in helping the company with its ambitious drive to double sales in five years. By Noli Dinkovski

Hunt won’t rule out sugar tax, as Jamie gets ‘more ninja’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has refused to rule out a sugar tax, as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has vowed to “get more ninja” in his bid to tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic.

Nestlé shares productivity success stories

Nestlé UK has shared examples of ways it has boosted productivity throughout its business in a bid to raise the UK’s overall productivity.

New food Trailblazer apprenticeship to be launched

A new food and drink industry engineering apprenticeship will be launched tomorrow by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD), as part of the government’s ‘Trailblazer’ programme.

Gangmasters’ body to be given more teeth

Government proposals to reform the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), as it steps up the fight against labour exploitation in the UK, have been welcomed by the enforcement body.

New data protection rules set to have big impact

Newly-agreed EU data protection laws will significantly increase the regulatory burden on food and drink businesses, a legal specialist has warned.

Developers get personal about food

Nutrition, health and well-being feature large in Campden BRI’s new research projects this year, with one study looking at improving the nutritional status of crops and another on ‘personalised nutrition’.