06-Mar-2014 - Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will have invested £227M in its operations in Great Britain in the past four years, once it has injected a further £52M into the business this year.
05-Mar-2014 - It's National Apprenticeship Week. Did you know this? If so, how are you planning to mark the occasion?
05-Mar-2014 - Heinz UK plans to recruit 80 employees for its Telford production site as part of efforts to consolidate its foodservice operations across Europe, boost efficiency and slash excess capacity.
05-Mar-2014 - Union unrest at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax is a reaction to issues that have also been raised at other plants, according to sources.
04-Mar-2014 - Bakery supplier Zeelandia is backing National Apprenticeship Week by offering an insight into careers in the food industry to girls at Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster.
03-Mar-2014 - Sales of robots in the food and drink sector rose by 28% last year against a backdrop of strong uptake across the board in the UK, according to the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA).
28-Feb-2014 - A giant billboard made from over 5,000 bananas has been unveiled on Clapham Common, London in a bid to end retailer price wars trapping thousands of banana workers in poverty.
28-Feb-2014 - The threat of industrial action looms over United Biscuit’s (UB's) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax as trades union members rebel over job cuts, shift pattern changes and potential wage cuts.
26-Feb-2014 - Desserts business Indulgence Patisserie aims to create 25–30 jobs in the next three years after completing a new factory next to its existing Colchester facility.
26-Feb-2014 - Scottish drinks business Speyburn Distillery aims to double whisky production in a £4M expansion programme that will also slash its energy use.
26-Feb-2014 - Posh ready meal manufacturer Charlie Bigham’s is to invest £2.5M in production equipment over the coming year amid aims to increase capacity and improve efficiency and food quality.
24-Feb-2014 - A London food firm has been ordered to pay £5,400 after one of its workers suffered serious finger injuries while cleaning a poorly guarded machine.
21-Feb-2014 - A Lancashire bakery has been ordered to pay £6,000, after a pasty-making machine chopped off two finger tips of one of its workers.
20-Feb-2014 - Wanted: British food and drink manufacturing champion to showcase the best of British achievement in bouncing back from recession and investing in the future.
19-Feb-2014 - The full extent of food price inflation over the past 40 years has been highlighted by design agency Neomammalian Studios.
19-Feb-2014 - Drinks business Drink Me unveiled a dress made entirely of tea packaging at London Fashion Week, earlier this week.
19-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturing workers feel they are being underutilised as they are frequently carrying out general jobs outside of their core duties – leaving many considering quitting their roles.
17-Feb-2014 - A cold storage firm has been ordered to pay £60,000 for a series of health and safety failings, which left one worker injured by falling equipment and others with damage to nerves and joints.
14-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video promoting the benefits of milk.
14-Feb-2014 - Branded ready-meal manufacturers are likely to adopt the Red Tractor quality assurance scheme logo over the next few months, according to the boss of the scheme.
14-Feb-2014 - Key 2014 dairy sector topics will be commodity prices, innovations in whey and lactose products and consumer demand for healthier spreads. That’s the view of Hamish Renton, md of food marketing company Hamish Renton Associates (HRA) in this video.
13-Feb-2014 - Social media is critical for food businesses to communicate with customers, especially for those offering niche products, Boulder Brands UK md Simon Hazlett has claimed.
13-Feb-2014 - Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.
13-Feb-2014 - Food firms’ profits got worse or stayed the same in 2013, in comparison to 2012, hit by price pressures and high raw material costs.
13-Feb-2014 - David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to safeguard food supplies.