06-Dec-2013 - Unilever is to cut 2,000 jobs, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon, after attending the manufacturing giant’s annual investor day this week.
06-Dec-2013 - One of the UK largest outdoor-reared pig producers, Dent Ltd has gone into administration.
06-Dec-2013 - Dragons’ Den winners Helen and Lisa Tse – the driving force behind Chinese sauce manufacturer and Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin – have thanked Prime Minister David Cameron, after he helped them win an export deal with China worth £6M over the next five years.
06-Dec-2013 - Several hundred new food manufacturing jobs could be created by 2 Sisters’ rescue plan for its Coupar Angus and Letham plants in Scotland, according to the firm.
06-Dec-2013 - Premier Foods may have to settle for a joint venture (jv) partner for its troubled Hovis bread business if it fails to secure an outright buyer, as it tries to reduce its mountain of debt and avoid the prospects breaching banking covenants.
05-Dec-2013 - Chancellor George Osborne used the Autumn Statement today (December 5) to insist that his plans to revive the British economy were working. But shadow chancellor Ed Balls dismissed the claims as “complacent boasts”. Here we capture the key points of the autumn budget and industry reaction to it in quotes.
05-Dec-2013 - UK businesses received good news on business rates and fuel prices in Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s autumn statement, although there was some criticism on energy prices.
05-Dec-2013 - Soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr’s third-quarter results have impressed City analysts N+1 Singer Equity Research and Investec.
04-Dec-2013 - Plummeting EU sugar prices will pose “a significant challenge” to Napier Brown – the sugar trading subsidiary of the Real Good Food Company (RGFC) – said its chairman Pieter Totté.
04-Dec-2013 - Poultry processor Moy Park has created 450 permanent full time jobs at its Anwick poultry processing site in Lincolnshire.
04-Dec-2013 - Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has delivered “poor” third quarter results – with like-for-like sales down 1.5% – 18 months after launching its £1bn turnaround plan, according to City analyst Shore Capital.
03-Dec-2013 - United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs, as part of a restructuring that would create “a more streamlined, competitive and focused company”, it said.
02-Dec-2013 - Tesco meat packer Hilton Food Group has reported “good progress” in a number of its western European markets for the past quarter (third quarter) to November 5.
02-Dec-2013 - Tesco has signed a multi-million pound deal with specialist meat packing business Hilton Food Group to boost the supply of packed fresh meat products in the UK from its plant near Huntingdon.
02-Dec-2013 - Morrisons has invested more than £31M over 18 months in its Farmers Boy fresh food processing facilities in Bradford, creating 150 jobs, and plans further investment in jobs and production.
02-Dec-2013 - Tesco has denied putting its suppliers under unfair pressure, after retail analyst Cantor Fitzgerald accused the retail giant of practices that risked breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
02-Dec-2013 - Edrington Group’s £100M investment in a new distillery for its iconic brand The Macallan has been hailed as “phenomenal” by Richard Lochhead, the Scottish government’s rural affairs secretary.
02-Dec-2013 - Mission Foods, the Mexican-owned Coventry food manufacturer, is to create 50 new jobs, as part of factory expansion plans.
28-Nov-2013 - Brewer and pub company Marston's has sold 202 pubs to NewRiver Retail Ltd in a £90M deal.
28-Nov-2013 - Poultry suppliers to 2 Sisters Food Group’s Coupar Angus plant – slated for closure with the loss of 200 jobs – had received conflicting investment messages, according to the Scottish government.
27-Nov-2013 - Britvic was hit by £9.6M in costs through its abortive merger with AG Barr, but has shrugged this off with strong annual results and is targeting greater efficiencies and cost savings.
27-Nov-2013 - Zwanenberg Food UK has snapped up a controlling stake in Yorkshire meat producer Malton Foods, trading as Westlers Foods.
27-Nov-2013 - US retailers 7-Eleven and Starbucks will fuel Greencore’s transatlantic growth, predicts its chief financial officer Alan Williams.
26-Nov-2013 - Greencore’s full-year results reveal both the resilience of the convenience foods sector, after the horsemeat scandal, and the potential for earnings per share growth next year, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.
25-Nov-2013 - The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been accused of “horrendous treatment” of some small firms, after it allegedly wrongly classified sound businesses in a high risk category in order to boost revenue.