Almost a quarter of small businesses have felt the effects of late payments over the past year, according to research by the national small business group the Forum of Private Business.
A lack of top quality management at 2 Sisters Food Group is more concerning than the short term losses the firm is experiencing, according to a leading food industry commentator.
Chilled food distributor NFT has been snapped up by private equity investor EmergeVest in a deal valuing the business at more than £60M.
The growing popularity of fortified and functional foods – in preference to nutritional supplements – was identified as the top of 10 US functional food trends, according to the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Speciality seafood firm Elsinore Foods has announced its acquisition by fine food distributor Golden Acre Dairy Foods Holdings in a move that expands the latter’s product offering for major supermarkets.
The number of people using food banks has nearly trebled in the past year, fuelling widespread criticism of the current UK government.
Consumer choice has been tainted by too few brands dominating the crisp category, the founder of a new crisp brand has claimed.
A starring performance by clothes retailer Primark and strong growth in grocery helped Associated British Foods (ABF) lift its half-year group profits by £7M to £463M, despite a slump in its sugar business due to lower prices.
Food and drink manufacturers need to make their products appear to be an effortless choice for consumers operating on autopilot and stop over rationalising their habits, advises leading behavioural scientist Dr Nick Southgate.