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Heineken Dash Button launched by Amazon

Alcoholic drinks giant Heineken is the latest company to sign up to Amazon’s Dash Button programme in the UK, allowing customers to instantly order its beer with a touch of...

George Clooney’s tequila brand sold in £790M deal

George Clooney, the celebrity film star, is selling his US tequila brand Casamigos to drinks giant Diageo in a deal worth £790M ($1bn).

Trade body urges priority for dairy in Brexit negotiations

The dairy sector must take a high priority in Brexit negotiations, the Dairy UK trade association has urged.

Queen’s Speech: answers needed to avoid ‘economic chaos’

Manufacturers need urgent answers to key questions raised by the Queen’s Speech, in order to avoid “economic chaos”, says EEF, while the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) highlighted the importance of...

Moy Park ‘likely to be bought by non-European firm’

Poultry processor Moy Park will probably be sold to a non-European buyer, after being offered for sale by its Brazilian parent JBS in a bid to cut its debts.

Brexit ‘divorce settlement’ needed, urges WSTA

A fully-negotiated “divorce settlement” with the EU is needed from the government’s Brexit talks, urged the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).

Scottish food and drink exports top £1.25bn

Scottish food and drink exports climbed £124M to £1.25bn in the first quarter of 2017, with EU sales accounting for 70% of total exports, prompting the Scottish government to underline...

Tesco ‘working with suppliers’ to keep prices low

Tesco pledged to work with its suppliers to keep food prices low in its first-quarter trading statement, which reported a sixth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth.

Planning permission granted to £14M food factory

Snack manufacturer Wholebake has been granted planning permission to build a £14M factory at its site in north-east Wales, which would create more than 120 jobs.

Northern Ireland manufacturers in £22M investment

More than £22M has been invested in Northern Ireland manufacturing – including the food and drinks sector – creating 282 jobs.

Clipper sails forth with new teabag factory

Beverage maker Clipper Teas will be able to produce 5bn teabags a year – a near five-fold increase on its current output – when its new factory opens this autumn,...

Food and drink firms named in top exporters’ list

Food and drink manufacturers were recognised in a list of the top 200 UK businesses with the fastest growing international sales, featured in this photogallery.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps signs new supply deal

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has signed a deal with snacks distributor Handmade Speciality Products to distribute its apple, pear, pineapple, and beetroot and parsnip crisps to the education and healthcare sectors,...

Food industry ‘superpower must speak with one voice’

The food and drink industry is “a genuine superpower” but must lobby government with a unified voice over Brexit to make that power felt, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) president Gavin Darby...

Unilever boss calls for takeover review

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman’s call for the next UK government to review the UK’s ‘overly liberal takeover rules’ in the wake of the failed £115bn bid for his company...

Seafood maker and pub supplier win frozen food awards

A seafood producer located near the Humber estuary and a Manchester-based supplier to JD Wetherspoon have scooped the top prizes at an annual awards that celebrates the best in frozen...

Soft Brexit calls grow as business confidence falls

Calls for a soft Brexit – maintaining closer ties to the EU’s market of 510M customers – continue to rise after the general election, as the Institute of Directors (IoD)...

Food factory plans could create more than 120 jobs

Plans to build a £14M food factory in north-east Wales could create more than 120 jobs, depending on the decision of the local council.

Independent brewery falls into administration

An independent brewery has fallen into administration, after failing to pay back its creditors as part of a finance deal known as a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA).

Hung parliament

Next government ‘must support food and drink firms’

Politicians have been urged to protect Britain’s £110bn food and farming sector, after Theresa May’s snap general election backfired and resulted in a hung parliament.

state-of-the-industry survey

Brexit: food business bonus or dark clouds ahead?

How will Brexit affect the prospects for your food or drink manufacturing business? The Food Manufacture Group wants to canvass your views for our state-of-the-industry survey.

Food and drink firms in top start-ups list

Food and drink manufacturers recognised in this year’s list of the best start-up businesses, Startups 100, are featured in this photogallery.

Coldpress Foods to boost exports after £2.3M investment

Soft drinks manufacturer Coldpress Foods will expand into new overseas markets after a £2.3M cash injection from investment firms Odexia and Marechale Capital.

Food and drink M&A activity slows in first quarter of 2017

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity slowed in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, according to the latest research from financial adviser Grant Thornton UK.

Confectionery sauce maker Fruitapeel sold in MBO

Fruit and confectionery sauce manufacturer Fruitapeel has been sold as part of a management buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed fee, it revealed yesterday (June 1).

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