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Groceries code boss claims progress but needs tip offs

Groceries Code boss Christine Tacon claims significant progress had been made in enforcing the Groceries Supply Code of Practice but urged suppliers to share information more freely.

Lightning strike causes fireball at food waste plant

A lightning strike that ignited a huge methane gas fireball at a food waste management site in Oxfordshire has caused £250,000 of damage.

Own-label sales move from ‘supermarkets to discounters’

Own-label food manufacturers will continue to see their major multiple supermarket customers lose sales to discount retailers, according to a new report from market analysts IRI.

Ice cream firm invests £10k in bobsleigh team

Frozen desserts firm R&R Ice Cream has invested £10,000 in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) to help promote winter sports to Britain’s Young Athletes.

Brexit impact

Brexit: first sign of a ‘hit to jobs’: IoD survey

The first signs of Brexit’s short-term impact on the UK economy were highlighted in a survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD), which revealed nearly two-thirds (64%) of IoD members...

Brexit impact

Brexit: mixed response from food and drink industry

The UK food and drink sector has given a mixed response, so far, to voters’ decision to quit the EU. Here, we report food and drink industry leaders’ first reactions...

Brexit impact

It’s Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic decision

Food and drink manufacturers are coming to terms with the decision to leave the EU, after voters decided decisively in favour of Brexit, ending the nation’s 43 year membership of...

Brexit Exclusive

Brexit: what it means for food and drink manufacturers

As food and drink manufacturers study the impact of British voters’ historic decision to quit the EU, we explore how the vote may impact on the sector’s prosperity, based on...

Firm fined after employee contracts dermatitis skin condition

A rubber seal supplier to food manufacturers was fined £40,000 plus costs last week, after one of its workers contracted an allergic skin disease.

New fresh food ranges boost Tesco sales

The launch of new fresh food ranges helped drive positive like-for-like sales in first-quarter results posted today (June 23), according to Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco.

My Local may enter administration: 1,650 jobs at risk

Convenience store chain My Local may enter into administration, putting 1,650 jobs at risk.

Nestlé wind farm to provide half its UK energy needs

Half of Nestlé’s UK energy needs will be provided by a new Scottish wind farm, due to be completed next year.

Samworth Brothers’ workers plan Living Wage protest

A demonstration is to take place outside Samworth Brothers head office in Melton Mowbray on Sunday, June 26 over workers’ pay and conditions.

Brexit debate

EU referendum: and the result will be …

No, we can’t predict the result of tomorrow’s EU referendum debate. But we can offer you a sneak preview of the possible outcome by voting in our very own Food...

Brexit debate

Tate and Lyle Sugars in last-minute Brexit plea

Tate and Lyle Sugars has written to its 800 workers explaining the benefits to its business of a vote to quit the EU in tomorrow’s referendum.

2 Sisters boss reports ‘encouraging performance’

Boparan Holdings, the parent company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has unveiled third quarter (Q3) results, said to show an “encouraging performance in tough markets”.

Family dairy business to target export sales

Graham’s The Family Dairy is looking to drive its business outside the UK with the appointment of Joe Flynn as international business manager.

Uber’s food delivery service ‘offers opportunities’

Uber’s new food delivery service UberEats, which launched in the London area last week (June 16), will need to be “compelling” to convert users but could offer a new opportunity for food...

Food waste organisation WRAP appoints new ceo

Food waste organisation the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has appointed Marcus Gover as its new ceo, effective from next month.

Catering firm Apetito buys pre-cooked meal business

Catering company Apetito has acquired Wiltshire Farm Foods (WFF) franchise WFF Crieff for an undisclosed sum.  

Icelandic Seachill warns of job losses after M&S contract loss

Icelandic Seachill, the fish supplier, has warned of job losses after losing a large contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Brexit debate

Unilever boss backs remain amid company logo row

The boss of Unilever is the latest senior food industry figure to speak up in favour of remaining in the EU, amid a spat over the use of the company’s...

Halal range launches with 16 lines on Amazon Fresh

Haloodies, the halal food brand aimed at millennial Muslims, has launched 16 lines with Amazon Fresh.

Me and my factory

Sweet firm Kinnerton focuses on staff engagement

Kinnerton Confectionery’s Mark Bullock tells Noli Dinkovski about how staff engagement schemes are making his site an attractive place to work.

Food logistics firm buys family-owned business

Family-owned logistics firm RG Bassett & Sons has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by food logistics group S J Bargh.

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