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Dr Oetker launches ‘world’s first’ edible Xmas jumper

Dr Oetker has teamed up with Essex baker Juliet Sear to launch the “world’s first” edible Christmas jumper.

Festive feast: The 'world's first' edible jumper

Financial results: Finsbury, Britvic and First Milk

Three food and drink manufacturers have posted positive financial results, with Finsbury Food Group seeing a jump in revenue and Britvic and First Milk reporting profit rises. 

‘Pitiful’ Tesco pay offer may spark Christmas strikes

Tesco has slammed Unite the union’s claims that it has made “a pitiful pay offer”, which could lead 700 drivers and warehouse staff striking ahead of key Christmas trading.

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Woman finds swarm of flies in Greggs’s baguette

A Swansea woman was “horrified” to find a swarm of flies inside the packaging of a Greggs’ baguette she bought for her son.

Autumn statement

Spending Review: what manufacturers want to see

British manufacturers – including food and drink producers – will be looking for answers to seven key questions in Chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement this afternoon, according to manufacturing organisation EEF.

FDF’s top three ambitions for 2016

Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic, resolving the debate surrounding Britain’s membership of the EU and boosting productivity will be the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) top three ambitions for 2016, can exclusively reveal.

Greencore to invest £12M in new manufacturing unit

Greencore plans to invest £12M in building a new manufacturing unit at its food-to-go site in Northampton.

Bakkavor confident of ‘good Christmas momentum’

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor expects good Christmas sales despite tough trading conditions arising from the continuing sharp competition between retailers, according to its third quarter results for the 39 weeks to September 26 2015.

Food-to-go drives growth for Greencore

Greencore's convenience foods division has achieved a 6% rise in like-for-like revenue to reach £1,290.2M in results for the year ended September 25 2015.

Food retailers to shun ‘wasteful’ ‘Black Friday’

Online food retailer Approved Food has backed Asda in its decision to shun ‘Black Friday’, which it warned could add to the UK’s food waste problem.