11-Mar-2014 - Morrisons has received a “red alert” from leading City analyst Shore Capital, ahead of its full-year results to the end of January 2014, to be posted on Thursday March 13.
11-Mar-2014 - Lack of trust in food prices at the top supermarkets persists in the UK, according to a leading analyst, and independent food stores were well-placed to seize the advantage.
10-Mar-2014 - Fyffes has hailed its merger with Chiquita Brands as "transformative" in a move that creates a multinational with sales of £2.76bn, boosting scale and efficiency for both firms.
10-Mar-2014 - First Milk’s way is clear to develop its hard cheese and creamery interests now competition authorities have cleared its partnership with Adams Foods, according to the two firms.
07-Mar-2014 - Morrisons’ financial prospects continue to give “cause for concern”, a second city analyst has warned, ahead of the firm’s full-year results due to be revealed next week.
06-Mar-2014 - Tangerine Confectionery claims 166 jobs could go following the planned closure of its factory in Blackpool in a UK-wide programme to trim excess capacity.
05-Mar-2014 - Seafood processor Falfish has invested millions in expanding production capacity at its plant in Redruth, Cornwall, driven by demand from customers in the UK and overseas.
05-Mar-2014 - Premier Foods’ real challenge starts now, in the wake of its successful refinancing deal, although the agreement was an important milestone, claims one industry expert.
05-Mar-2014 - Premier Foods now has “the brightest outlook for a decade”, after re-engineering its balance sheet with a major refinancing plan, says City analyst Shore Capital.
05-Mar-2014 - Scotland’s new food and drink export plan will target seven top priority markets, according to details of the new £4.5M initiative released today (March 4).
05-Mar-2014 - Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.
04-Mar-2014 - Premier Foods has revealed 18% growth in trading profit in full-year results for 2013, alongside a new pensions deal and a much-awaited major capital restructuring plan designed to “liberate the firm from its past”.
03-Mar-2014 - Exponent Private Equity has bought The Loch Lomond Distillery Company for an undisclosed sum and former Diageo chief finance officer Nick Rose is to chair the new business.
03-Mar-2014 - Thorntons aims to pump £10M each year for the next three years into expanding capacity in its biggest capital investment in 25 years, it confirmed in a conference call.
03-Mar-2014 - Premier Foods is continuing to review its refinancing options, the food manufacturing giant confirmed today (March 3), after weekend press reports claimed it would reveal a deal worth more than £750M this week.
28-Feb-2014 - Australia-based Mariani Foods has rescued Bare Earth, a Yorkshire meat snacks firm, from administration and protected 13 jobs through its acquisition of the business for an undisclosed sum.
28-Feb-2014 - Frozen food manufacturer Findus Group has acquired Belgium frozen potato brand Lutosa Retail, for an undisclosed amount yesterday (February 27).
27-Feb-2014 - Food firms face a skills drain, unless they raise wages in line with economic growth, a leading economist has warned.
27-Feb-2014 - Sustainable palm oil manufacturer New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported “disappointing results”, partly due to difficult weather, concludes City analyst Panmure Gordon, after the firm posted preliminary results for the year ended December 31 2013.
26-Feb-2014 - Copycat manufacturers producing fraudulent UK beers are a big barrier to small brewers exporting their products to China, according to the boss of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
26-Feb-2014 - The troubled Co-op Group is selling off its farms in a bid to reverse mounting losses, predicted to exceed £2bn.
26-Feb-2014 - British frozen food manufacturers must reveal the benefits of frozen food to the consumer to revitalise the sector and increase confidence.
26-Feb-2014 - Tesco may have missed an opportunity to champion shoppers, as its vow to invest £200M in price cuts annually may not be aggressive enough, according to a leading grocery analyst.
26-Feb-2014 - Greggs is showing encouraging signs of transforming its fortunes by “resurrecting like-for-like sales”, said City analyst N+1 Singer, after the high street baker released preliminary results for the 52 weeks to December 28 2013.
26-Feb-2014 - UK poultry suppliers have hailed a drop in production costs in the latest British Poultry Council (BPC) survey.