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Arla boosts added-value milk by £95M

Arla Foods UK’s added-value milk sales hit £95M last year, as 1.5M consumers chose its branded products over standard fresh milk.

More than 500 suppliers apply to Morrisons

Hundreds of food producers from across the UK have responded to Morrisons’ search for the best local food, in a bid to boost British supply on shelves across the retailer’s...

Pladis reveals growth plans after successful first year

Biscuit and confectionery manufacturer Pladis has revealed plans to double its chocolate sales this year, after posting revenues of £2.2bn in its first year of trading.

Seabrook Crisps’s export plans revealed

Seabrook Crisps has set its sights on expansion overseas, with planned export deals in Australia and the Middle East.

Local authentic British food gets a boost

Local British food and drink has seen a boost in the past year, according to supply chain standards organisation GS1.

Egg firm expansion boosted by £800k investment

An egg producer in North Yorkshire is set for expansion, after receiving an £800,000 investment to grow the business.

Forge early trade deal with Ireland: urges food industry group

Major players in the food and drink industry have called on the government to reach an early trade deal with the Republic of Ireland – its biggest export market –...

Meat firm Yorkshire Game gets new owners

A gourmet food business that fell into insolvency has been taken over by its current md and the former boss of Ragu and Aunt Bessie’s maker Symingtons.

McCain plans £100M investment in Scarborough

McCain is to invest more than £100M in its Scarborough factory, after revealing plans to expand the site in North Yorkshire.

Mars warns of supply chain job cuts under WTO rules

Food manufacturing and other supply chain jobs will be lost and Mars products will become more expensive if Britain trades under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules post-Brexit, Mars’s global president...

Morrisons’ profit would make Sir Ken ‘very happy’

Morrisons has reported an 11.6% increase in underlying profit to £337M, in a financial statement which the late Sir Ken Morrison “would have been very happy to observe”, according to analyst...

Frank Dale Foods bought to secure ‘most’ of 57 jobs

Party food manufacturer Frank Dale Foods has been bought by Finedale Foods after entering liquidation, securing “most” of the firm’s 57 jobs.

Budget 2017

Drinks industry slams Spring Budget

The 2017 Spring Budget is as a “major blow” to the UK drinks industry, as tax on alcoholic beverages is to increase to the highest levels in Europe, warn industry representatives.

Budget 2017

Spring Budget to boost manufacturers’ productivity

Food and drink manufacturers will welcome plans set out in the Spring Budget to boost productivity, research and development and close the skills gap, according to the Food and Drink...

Medina Dairy’s £3.5M investment to create 25 jobs

Fresh milk supplier Medina Dairy is to invest £3.5M in its Hampshire dairy, creating up to 25 new jobs across various roles. 

US cereal firm ‘plans £1.5bn Weetabix takeover bid’

US-based cereal maker Post Holdings is reportedly lining up a £1.5bn deal to buy Weetabix.

Kraft Heinz drops its bid for Unilever

Kraft Heinz’s retreat from its £115bn ($143bn) takeover bid for Unilever following a rejection by the Anglo-Dutch food giant and concerns raised by unions about potential job losses in the...

Over 800 jobs lost as 34 Budgens stores close

More than 800 jobs at a chain of 34 Budgens stores are to be lost, after its owner Food Retailer Operations Ltd (FROL) failed to find a buyer.

Budget 2017

Budget requests: Don’t ditch diesel or lift beer tax

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to avoid “ditching diesel” or lifting beer tax in his first budget to be delivered on Wednesday (March 8).

National Apprenticeship Week

Bakkavor to recruit 40 new apprentices

Bakkavor has kicked off National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by revealing it will take on 40 new apprentices this year in manufacturing, engineering, development and HR roles.

Food and drink firms make top 100 exporters list

The food and drink export success of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was recognised in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 report, featured in this photogallery.

Pea plant to be one of UK’s greenest food factories

Frozen food producer d’Arta UK is to join forces with a farmer co-operative and a bio-energy firm to build what it claims will be one of the UK’s greenest food...

Prima Cheese wins £3M Lloyds Bank investment

Prima Cheese has secured a £3M investment from Lloyds Bank to install a fourth production line, which will increase capacity by 50%.

Greggs profits rise 10% as food-to-go sales rise

High street baker Greggs reported a 10% rise in profits to £80.3M in its full-year financial update, driven by consumers’ growing demand for food-on-the-go, alongside plans to restructure its manufacturing operations.

Warburtons ranked best food company to work for

Warburtons has been named the best food manufacturing employer in The Sunday Times’s list of The 30 Best Big Companies to work for 2017.

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