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Fish firm denies ‘dodgy wage tactics’ in union row

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has denied accusations that its handling of the National Living Wage (NLW) will leave workers worse off, after unions escalated their concerns to the European...

Food manufacturing ideas wanted for Dragons’ Den

Food and drink manufacturing entrepreneurs are being invited to win £50,000 worth of investment for their business, by taking part in the hit BBC television show Dragons’ Den.

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Missed our lean manufacturing webinar? Listen here

Missed Food Manufacture’s lean and green food and drink manufacturing webinar yesterday? Don’t worry you can still register and listen any number of times for the next six months....

More strikes ‘inevitable’ at Unilever’s Colman’s Mustard plant

Further strike action against Unilever is “inevitable” if the company does not return to talks, a leading trade union has claimed.

CBI manufacturing survey shows orders fall by 4%

General manufacturing output remained stable over the past quarter, but orders fell, according to a survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Lean manufacturing webinar: starts today at 11am

Food Manufacture’s lean and green food and drink manufacturing webinar – featuring Marks & Spencer (M&S), Greencore and Lauras International – takes place today at 11am....

Coke Zero relaunches to ‘end sugar-free confusion’

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB)is to improve and rebrand Coke Zero as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, in an attempt to change the mix of its portfolio.

2 Sisters boss, Warburtons and Samworth make Sunday Times Rich List

2 Sisters boss Ranjit Singh, the Warburtons family and the Samworth have made it to the Sunday Times Rich List 2016.

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Lean food manufacturing webinar: still time to register

Lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes will be the focus of Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar tomorrow (Tuesday April 26) at 11am and there’s still time...

GMB to protest over Warburtons-owned Giles Foods

Union GMB is planning to stage a series of protests outside supermarket chains Lidl and Morrisons, over a dispute at Warburtons-owned supplier Giles Foods.

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How Marks & Spencer does lean and green business

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to set out its view of lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes in a free, one-hour webinar at 11am on Tuesday...

London traffic hard to swallow for food delivery firms

Food and drink manufacturers will face “significant challenges” in making deliveries in the capital due to a “creaking” transport infrastructure, a new report has warned.

Hovis appoints new ceo

Hovis has appointed Nish Kankiwala as its new ceo, replacing Martyn Wilks who is to retire.  

Finsbury unveils non-executive director changes

Finsbury Food Group, the cake and bread manufacturer, has appointed Zoe Morgan as non-executive director.

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Food leaders should ‘grow a pair’ over EU promotion

Food and drink manufacturing leaders and other business executives who support EU membership have been urged to promote the benefits of membership far more actively, in hard-hitting comments from Food...

Food manufacturers get five-point export advice

Food and drink manufacturers wanting to increase exports can benefit from a new guide developed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA).

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Lean manufacturing webinar to focus on four themes

Four key themes are likely to dominate Food Manufacture’s lean and green food manufacturing webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26, according to Jeremy Praud, partner with...

2 Sisters slams Living Wage strike action threat

2 Sisters has slammed suggestions it is facing strike action at two of its Yorkshire operations, after a union accused the food giant of trying to offset the extra cost...

Sainsbury and Müller recall yogurt over plastic scare

Both Sainsbury and Müller UK are recalling yogurt products after it was after it was revealed they may contain pieces of plastic.

Two men sentenced in nationwide food fraud case

Two men have been sentenced for their part in nationwide fraud committed against the food suppliers.

Sugar tax may be ‘followed by further food taxes’

The government’s sugar tax on soft drinks could open the floodgates for further food taxes, warns accountants Old Mill.

Honey Monster sold under licence to Brecks Co

Selby-based food manufacturer Brecks Company has taken on the Honey Monster cereal business under licence.

Mars: ‘Don't eat some of our products every day’

Mars Foods is to advise consumers to limit the consumption of certain products in a bid to improve the nation’s health..

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Food fraud, campylobacter and apprentices in Big Video Debates

Food crime, campylobacter and apprentices are the subject of three Big Video Debates at the Foodex trade event, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham between Monday April...

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IFST conference focuses on sustainable intensification

Sustainable intensification will be the focus of attention at the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) Spring Conference 2016 at te National Motorcycle Museum, West Midlands on Wednesday, April...

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