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Aldi posts record sales with 12% yearly growth

Discount store Aldi has reported record results, including sales of £7.7bn and a year-on-year growth of 12%, in its financial year to December 31 2015.

‘Volatile dairy prices’ push firm into administration

Manufacturer and ingredients importer Key Food Ingredients has been placed into administration, due to volatile cream and butter prices earlier this year.

World’s first canned real ale, cheered by CAMRA

Moor Beer’s canned beer is the first in the world to be granted accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Food and drink producers’ revenue falls to 15-year low

The UK’s top 150 food and soft drink manufacturers saw revenue fall last year for the first time in 15 years, due to deflation and investor uncertainty, according to a...

Premier Foods stands out at Food and Drink Federation awards

Premier Foods was the star of the show at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week (September 22), when it walked away with several prizes recognising its achievements in science,...

Jordans & Ryvita Company boosts exports by 60%

Breakfast cereals manufacturer Jordans & Ryvita Company revealed it had boosted exports by 60% to reach more than £90M over the past five years, during a visit by environment secretary...

Traditional pubs on decline as supermarket alcohol sales rise

The traditional British pub as we know it is on the decline and is now being superseded by new types of venues in unconventional spaces, according to findings from a...

2,000 Bernard Matthews jobs confirmed safe

The new owner of Bernard Matthews – Boparan Private Office – confirmed to Unite the union that the jobs of its 2,000 workers are safe, following the takeover of the...

Sauce company acquired by French food group

French food ingredients firm Solina Group has acquired sauce manufacturer New Ivory from owner Rob Whitehead for an undisclosed amount this week (September 21).

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Diageo reports strong start for the year

A strong start for the year at alcoholic drinks giant Diageo was fuelled by improved marketing, innovation and commercial execution, claimed ceo Ivan Menezes.

2 Sisters owner confirms Bernard Matthews purchase

Bernard Matthews has been sold to Ranjit Singh Boparan in a pre-pack administration deal that is likely to secure the future of 2,000 jobs.

Whisky worth £14k stolen from distillery

Thieves made off with a bottle of whisky worth about £12,000 after raiding the Tullibardine distillery in Aucterarder, Scotland.

Jobs created through £881k whisky investment

Up to 20 jobs are to be created at two new distilleries in Scotland, thanks to investment of £881,000 from development agency Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE).

Real Good Food rebrands Europe division

Food ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food (RGF) is restructuring its businesses in Europe and North America to boost sales.

Finsbury profits grow by over £4M

Finsbury Food Group’s pre-tax profits soared by 40% in the 53 weeks to July 2 2016, driven by acquisitions and strong sales.

Müller £100M investment to unlock £700M growth

Müller plans to invest an extra £100M into new product development, operations and marketing over the next 18 months to unlock £700M in category growth for the UK dairy sector.

Dairy Crest’s key brands to deliver volume growth

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight – are expected to deliver combined volume growth in the first half of this year, according to...

2 Sisters tight-lipped on Bernard Matthews deal

2 Sisters Food Group has refused to comment on reports it is to complete the acquisition of Bernard Matthews later this week.

Ornua’s £32.2M dairy facility created 65 jobs

Dairy co-operative Ornua has created 65 new jobs with the opening of its new £32.2M (€38M) butter production and packing facility Kerrygold Park in Ireland this week (September 14).

Ban on cheese linked to child’s death ‘not taken lightly’: FSS

A ban on the sale of all products made by a Scottish cheesemaker linked to a recent E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a child “was not taken...

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Moy Park appoints new finance boss

Poultry processor Moy Park Holdings has appointed Sian Land as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and will join the company’s executive board.

Morrisons’ boss thanks ‘food makers’, as profits rise

Morrisons’ chief executive David Potts has thanked the retailer’s “food makers”, after the business reported rising like-for-like sales and profits in first-half results posted yesterday (September 15).

Scotch whisky exports growth is first for three years

Scotch whisky exports grew in the first half of 2016, despite worries about the UK’s future trade relationships with the EU and other countries.

Hilton Food Group’s profits rise 25%

Meat processor Hilton Food Group has reported a 25.7% growth in operating profit to £17.3M in its interim results for the 28 weeks to July 17 2016.

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Sales rise to £30bn for UK grocery wholesalers

Sales for UK grocery wholesalers rose to £30bn last year and were forecasted to grow by 1.3% over the next five years, says the grocery think-tank IGD.