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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.

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Cranswick partnership could create new jobs

New jobs could be created by meat firm Cranswick’s partnership with community interest company For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO).

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PM visits Greene King brewery to boost remain vote

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Greene King’s brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk yesterday (June 14), in a bid to persuade staff to vote in favour of EU membership in...

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Moy Park boss backs EU membership

Poultry processor Moy Park has voiced strong support for continued EU membership, ahead of the referendum on Thursday June 23.

Potato supplier Branston creates 20 new jobs

Potato supplier Branston is to create 20 new jobs after it completes a £5M factory expansion at its site in Lincolnshire.

Greggs reveals plans for new distribution centre

High-street baker Greggs has commissioned project management firm Clegg Food Projects to build a new distribution centre.

2 Sisters boss buys restaurant chain from Tesco

2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Singh has extended his business empire with the acquisition of the Giraffe restaurant chain from Tesco.

Tangerine Confectionery appoints new ceo

Butterkist popcorn manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Anthony Francheterre as its new ceo effective from today (June 13).

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Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to...

Amazon Fresh launches in the UK market

Amazon has launched its long-awaited Amazon Fresh grocery offer in the UK yesterday (Thursday June 9).

Diageo and BFFF make key appointments

Diageo and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) have both announced key appointments this week.

Premier Foods and Sainsbury bosses get bonus boost

The bosses of Premier Foods and Sainsbury have both received increased bonuses this year.

Bakkavor to recruit 470 to meet desserts demand

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, plans to create 470 new jobs roles across its deli and desserts businesses.

Pladis plans London stock exchange listing from 2020

Pladis, the new £3.58bn business formed from Yildiz Holding, is planning an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as early as 2020, with a view to list on the stockmarket in London

News in brief

Müller’s Aberdeen dairy to close today

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to close its Aberdeen dairy today (June 10) with the loss of 87 jobs.

Pladis: New ‘global leader’ for biscuits and confectionery

Yildiz Holding has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses to form a new £3.58bn multinational firm called Pladis, intended to become “a global leader” in the sector....

55 new jobs created at Welsh Bakery

Welsh bakery Winning Blend has created 55 new jobs after securing £340,000 of funding from the Wales Economic Growth Fund.

Sainsbury Q1 results not ‘a car crash’

Sainsbury has posted worse than expected quarter one (Q1) results in the wake of increased competition – but they are “far from a car crash” – a leading City analyst has claimed.

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Brexit could have ‘severe’ trade impact on food firms

Brexit could have “severe” consequences for food manufacturers that trade with EU countries, as they could face delivery delays and customs barriers, a logistics supplier has warned. 

Amazon Fresh faces huge ‘quality’ challenge

Amazon faces a number of challenges if its new food delivery service Fresh is going to succeed – but its price leadership position could make it a big threat to...


Brexit will ‘damage UK food manufacturing’: survey

Most respondents (60%) in a ‘state-of-the-industry’ survey, conducted by this website, fear a vote to leave the EU on June 23 will be bad for their businesses, increasing the costs...