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Arla to cut 500 jobs in efficiency plan

Arla Foods is planning to cut 500 jobs across its business, as part of structural changes designed to make the business more energy efficient and globally focused.

F-Gas rules drive up HFC refrigeration costs

Food and drink manufacturers need to act quickly to reduce fluorinated greenhouse gas (F-Gas) usage in refrigeration systems in the wake of rising costs and ever-tighter regulation, a leading food...

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Food leaders attack the Apprenticeship Levy

Government plans to impose an employers' Apprenticeship Levy and scrap a key A-Level qualification have come under fire from food and drink industry leaders.

How horse riding helped food boss in business

Dawn Foods’s boss Chris Jenkins urged food and drink businesses to show the courage of their convictions in order to secure business success.

Student demands lifetime supply of Nestlé after bar blunder

A student has threatened legal action unless Nestlé provide her with a lifetime supply of her favourite chocolate bar Kit Kat, after she purchased a multipack in which none of...

Dragons’ Den: Brownie entrepreneurs win investment

‘Deliciously bad’ brownie makers plan to open a high-end shop after winning £60,000 of investment on hit TV show Dragons’ Den last night (January 31).

Food ingredients producer Macphie in foodservice growth

Macphie has claimed to be “back on track” after weak dairy sector pricing and foodservice growth enabled the company to return to 2013 profit levels.

Real Good Food issues profit warning

Real Good Food has issued a profit warning after it claimed a company restructure has had a short-term negative impact on margins.

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Greencore considered Brexit, but not planning for it

Greencore has considered business terms outside the EU, but has no plans in place should Britain vote to leave in a referendum.

Morrisons uses food manufacturing to cut prices

Morrisons is to harness the power of its food manufacturing capability to cut prices even further, as it battles the limited range discounters Aldi and Lidl and the other big...

Salmonella and allergy fears force product recalls

Salmonella fears, breaking beer bottles and allergen worries were some of the reasons food and drink manufacturers were forced to recall products last week, according to the Food Standards Agency...

HE Stringer in AA+ grading factory audit success

HE Stringer Flavours has become the first UK manufacturer to be given an AA+ grade certification on an unannounced factory audit under the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Food Safety...

Brewing giant AB InBev to add calorie labels to its beers

AB InBev UK has responded to the call for calorie labelling on alcohol by pledging to provide full ingredient and nutritional information on all of its beers.

2 Sisters ‘forges partnership with Aldi and Lidl’

2 Sisters Food Group has forged key partnerships with limited range discounters, said grocery think tank IGD, as the firm recruits 200 staff for its new Derby factory.

Buyer wanted for cider mill facing closure

Unite the union is seeking buyers to save the Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, as a mass meeting of workers takes place today (January 29).

Simpsons Foods consulting with staff over 100 jobs

Pudding manufacturer and food packaging firm Simpsons Ready Foods has entered a period of consultation about up to 100 employees’ jobs that are at risk, the firm has confirmed.

Manufacturers ‘not at table’ in obesity debate

Food and drink manufacturers need to stop being defensive and instead take a seat at the table to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis, according to a leading obesity expert.

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Rapeseed oil pressing firm diversifies for growth

Cold-pressed rapeseed oil production has helped Phoenix Group grow from nothing into a £1.7M business in little over six years, but the ambitious Nottinghamshire-based company isn’t stopping there.

2 Sisters ‘resurrects’ S&A factory, creating 200 jobs

2 Sisters Food Group is preparing to “resurrect” the former S&A Foods factory, with the creation of about 200 jobs in Derby.

Frozen food manufacturing jobs at risk at Iceland

Iceland has put what could be up to 150 jobs at risk at its frozen food manufacturing site in Manchester.


Scottish food and drink manufacturers ‘fear Brexit’

Scottish food and drink manufacturers fear the consequences a vote to quit the EU, according to the boss of Scotland Food and Drink, who urged a back-to-basics approach to manufacturing.

Dragons’ Den: Baked beans business wins backing

Baked beans entrepreneur Ben Mason secured investment in his company after a fierce bidding war on TV show Dragons’ Den last night (January 24).

Bad week for food manufacturing: is it a trend?

Fears of further food and drink manufacturing job casualties are growing after hundreds of job losses were announced by Bakkavor, General Mills, Asda and other firms last week.

Great British Food Unit could help create 5,000 jobs

The Great British Food Unit has vowed to “take the world by storm” by boosting overseas exports, potentially creating 5,000 jobs in food and drink manufacturing.

Marine Harvest to axe 100 seafood jobs

Marine Harvest Scotland plans to axe up to 100 jobs in a bid to make the business “more efficient and sustainable”.