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Most popular food and drink news of the year

Morrisons, acquisitions, drinks firm AG Barr and Jeremy Clarkson all feature in our top 10 most popular food and drink manufacturing news of the year.

First Milk gets £311k finance from Scottish government

The Scottish government has pumped £311,000 into a creamery owned by the country’s largest dairy farmer co-operative First Milk.

Symington’s first profit slump in 15 years

Symington’s sales and profits have slumped for the first time in 15 years, despite the Yorkshire-based food manufacturer recently pumping £2.5M into a new noodle facility in Leeds.

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Seafood firm prosecuted for safety failings

A shellfish processing company has been fined £12,000, after a worker’s hand and arm became trapped in machinery.

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Tesco worker finds cocaine in bananas

Tesco has been forced to launch an investigation after a worker found £1M worth of cocaine in a box of bananas at one of its Berkshire stores.

Morrisons should make more of food manufacturing

Morrisons has been advised to make more of its food manufacturing links by a business recovery specialist, who warned retailers could ditch their suppliers after diversifying into food production.

Consumers would boycott ‘unethical’ food manufacturers

More than half of consumers would boycott food manufacturers if they found out they were acting unethically, according to a poll by Mintel.


Food manufacturing sector needs more top end skills

The food and drink manufacturing sector will see a big increase in managerial, professional and technically skilled vacancies, the Food Manufacture group can exclusively reveal, based on new research from...

Cranswick to invest £28M after £1bn sales feat

Cranswick will pump £28M into its pork manufacturing facilities to secure new US contracts and boost international sales after achieving revenues of £1bn this year, according to City analysts.

How retailers could ‘cut out’ food manufacturers

Food manufacturers could face “a nightmare scenario” of being ditched by retailers, after supermarkets acquire their own manufacturing facilities.

Britvic’s £114M Brazilian buyout to double earnings

Britvic’s £114M buyout of the Brazilian soft drinks firm Ebba will provide a significant boost to turnover, the manufacturer announced after revealing third quarter (Q3) revenues up by just 1%...

New hope for hundreds of jobs threatened at Young’s

Fresh hope of saving hundreds of jobs threatened at Young’s Seafood plant in Fraserburgh, Scotland, has emerged after a key meeting of stakeholders yesterday.

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Little time left to win a food manufacturing Oscar

There's little time left to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar, with entries closing today (July 24).

Co-op’s 200 store boost ‘good for suppliers’

The Co-operative’s plans to open 200 new convenience stores and recruit 3,000 extra staff can only be good news for food and drink manufacturers, a spokesman has said.

Morrisons to recruit 220 staff at fish plant

Morrisons must recruit 220 staff before it can reach full capacity at its new Grimsby-based fish processing facility.

Food manufacturing Oscar entries close on Friday

There are just three days to go to submit your free entry in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: five days to go

There are just five days to go to submit your free entry in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) before the extended deadline of Friday July 24.

Seabrook Crisps sold for £35M in management buyout

Seabrook Crisps has been sold for £35M in a management buyout, after the Yorkshire-based manufacturer returned to growth with a post-tax profit of £1.3M last year.

Food manufacturing Oscars: deadline extended

Want to win a food and drink manufacturing excellence award? Then, there's now an extra week to submit your free entry before the extended deadline of Friday July 24.


Inside Italy's biggest rice producer

Riso Gallo's bosses are ready to bring new products to the world's table, Nicholas Robinson reports from Milan

Foods to assist mental health ‘next big thing’

Nutrition to maximise the brain development of young people will be a big area of focus for food scientists in the future, according to a leading scientist.


Life without limits for EU dairy

What’s next for Europe’s dairy industry now milk quotas have been lifted? Michelle Knott reports.

Graze ceo: ‘going from clicks to bricks isn’t easy’

Graze, the £68M turnover online snack manufacturer, had to make big changes to its manufacturing and operating systems after gaining listings with Sainsbury and Boots, its ceo Anthony Fletcher has...

Time running out to win a food manufacturing Oscar

Time is running out to win a coveted food and drink manufacturing Oscar, with the deadline for entries this Friday July 17.

£45k penalty for ESOS scheme non compliance

Large food and drink manufacturing businesses that fail to complete a mandatory energy could face a penalty of £45,000 by next February, according to a recent seminar on the government’s...