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Icelandic Seachill accepts Seagold offer for factory

Icelandic Seachill has accepted an offer from frozen seafood processor Seagold to buy one of its vacant facilities in Grimsby, in a deal that would create jobs.

Premier Foods in new Cadbury deal with Mondelēz

Premier Foods will forge a renewed five-year partnership with Mondelēz International to continue producing and marketing Cadbury branded cakes and ambient desserts until 2022, it revealed today (May 8).

Fraud costs food firms £12bn a year

The food and drink industry could be losing up to £12bn a year to fraud, according to a new report published this week.

Morrisons thanks food makers after sales rise

Morrisons reported a 3.4% rise in group like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, in its first-quarter trading update, as chief executive David Potts again thanked the supermarket’s team of food makers and...

Dairy firm creates 70 jobs after £22M investment

North Wales dairy processor Tomlinson’s Dairies is creating 70 new jobs after securing £22M of funding to expand its cold storage facilities.

2 Sisters grows supply chain after £27.5M investment

2 Sisters Food Group invested £27.5M in its south-west operations last year, growing the region’s supply chain by a third, it emerged this week.

Danish Crown to keep Tulip’s 16 UK factories

Meat giant Danish Crown Group has vowed to retain the 16 UK sites of its subsidiary Tulip in the wake of the company’s declining sales and a major reorganisation.

Greencore shares fall 7.5% after US customer deal

Greencore shares dropped about 7.5% in value within three hours last week (April 25), before rallying, after its largest customer, Tyson Foods, revealed a £2.5bn ($3.2bn) takeover of convenience foods...

Sainsbury’s food is ‘resilient’ as profits fall

Sainsbury’s food business remains resilient in a difficult market, the supermarket says, as the group’s full-year profits before tax fell 8.2% to £503M in the 12 months to March 11.

Karro Food Group sale confirmed after approval

Pork processor Karro Food Group has been sold by Endless LLP to private equity firm CapVest, after gaining approval by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

Confectionery sales sweeten grocery market

Confectionery sales over Easter have helped boost the UK grocery market by £1bn in the first 12 weeks of this year, leading to an overall market growth of 3.7%.

Mash Direct wins new Asda contract

Mash Direct has won a new contract with Asda to supply the retailer with five new products.

Marks & Spencer to test online food service

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has set out plans to trial its own online food shopping service, as it prepares to compete with the industry’s leading online food retailers....

Nestlé’s Poland move: ‘first of many Brexit transfers’

Nestlé UK’s plan to move its Blue Riband production to Poland is “absolutely the tip of the Brexit iceberg”, representing the first in a long line of businesses considering relocation to...

Ranjit Boparan invests £5M in meat firm Crawshaw

Ranjit Boparan plans to invest £5.1M in meat retailer Crawshaw, as part of a deal which will see 2 Sisters Food Group supply its stores with chicken.

Meat processor wins £350k deal with Tesco

Meat processor Doherty & Gray has signed a £350,000 contract with Tesco Northern Ireland to supply own-label burgers.

Poultry and egg producers seek planning permission

Plans to build a 20,000-bird turkey farm and a separate application to boost barn egg production at a facility in north-east Wales are being considered by Wrexham Council this week...

Morrisons is in ‘much better shape’: analyst

Morrisons is “in much better shape” than it was last year, as it further exploits its manufacturing capacity, analysts say, ahead of its first-quarter results, due on May 4.

Election 2017

Labour would let EU nationals stay in the UK

A Labour government would guarantee the rights of all non-UK EU nationals currently living in the UK to stay after Brexit, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer pledged yesterday...

Scottish seafood sector export plans

The Scottish seafood sector is hoping to boost export sales at Seafood Expo Global, which starts this week (April 25) in Brussels, following last year’s “record high” food and drink...

2 Sisters’ fish processor gets £5M investment

2 Sisters has invested £5M in its frozen fish processing business, Five Star Fish, after it won a contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) last year.

Food and drink manufacturers win Queen’s Awards

Food and drink manufacturers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, featured here in our photogallery of the winners.

Reckitt’s baby food firm takeover ‘progressing well’

Reckitt Benckiser’s £14.3bn takeover of baby food manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Seachill sale: union seeks assurance over 750 jobs

Unite the union is seeking assurances over 750 jobs at Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, after news emerged on Friday (April 21) that the business is to be sold.

Transport and communications need shake-up: CBI

A shake-up of England’s transport and communications infrastructure is needed to give manufacturers access to a wide pool of labour and improved connectivity of supply chains, according to a Confederation...

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