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Food Manufacture journalist wins top award

Food Manufacture Group journalist Nicholas Robinson has won a top journalism award from our publisher William Reed Business Media (WRBM).

People on the move in the food industry

The creation of a new md role for Burton’s Biscuit Company’s UK & Ireland business leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry....

Women offer food manufacturing different perspective

Women working in food manufacturing offer a different perspective to their male counterparts and could help the sector to thrive, according to a number of women working in the field.

Teens invited to invent Kellogg’s cereal

Teenagers will invent a new cereal for Kellogg as part of a campaign aimed at attracting new talent into food manufacturing by promoting the sector as an exciting and rewarding...

Skills group urges firms to forge industry standards

The food industry should help set job performance standards and bring qualification learning up-to-date to battle the skills gap it faces, according to the National Skills Academy for Food &...

Sainsbury boss escapes Egyptian jail

Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe has escaped a jail term in Egypt after he was acquitted of attempted embezzlement by an Egyptian court.

Müller Dairy puts 43 jobs at risk in Shropshire

Müller Dairy has put 43 jobs at risk at its Market Drayton site in Shropshire as part of a review of its operational efficiencies, according to the firm.

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Bakery's business booster

Delisanté has a plan to fill the majority of its spare capacity, Lillian Kiely tells Nicholas Robinson

Better mental health boosts staff output

Manufacturers can raise output and the success of their businesses by investing in employees' mental wellbeing, a cognitive neuroscientist has claimed

Nestlé ‘helps 50,000 young people into work’

A Nestlé initiative has created training and jobs for 50,000 young people across Europe in the past year, completing half of its three-year-target to provide 100,000 opportunities, says the firm.

People on the move in the food industry

Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks’s appointment at Hovis leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

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Former Dairy Crest boss takes helm of Hovis

Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks has taken over as ceo of Hovis.

Tulip broadens apprenticeship programme

Tulip is widening its apprenticeship programme to include butchers, engineers and technical specialists, totalling another 44 people.

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Thorntons boss to stand down

Thorntons ceo Jonathan Hart will stand down from his role at the end of the chocolate manufacturer’s financial year on June 27 2015.

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Leatherhead creates new role for former M&S nutritionist

Leatherhead Food Research has appointed former Marks & Spencer nutritionist Jenny Arthur to the newly created role of director of nutrition and innovation.

Mobile grocery sales are set to soar

Mobile phone commerce is set to surpass online sales via static devices, according to new research, leading retailers such as Sainsbury to invest heavily in better systems.

Food industry people on the move – in pictures

Morrisons, Iglo Group, Leatherhead Food Research and Assured Food Standards were all left searching for new bosses this month as the current incumbents announced their decisions to step away from...

Record 1M people forced to use foodbanks

A record 1M people received at least three days’ emergency food aid from Trussell Trust foodbanks in the past 12 months, according to data released by the charity.

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More than 2M to take part in Healthy Eating week

More than 2M children and teenagers will learn about new foods, provenance and cooking when they take part in Healthy Eating Week (June 1-5).

Election 2015

When political food fails – in pictures

What do a bacon sandwich, a sausage roll and a hot dog have in common? You’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is that they are all tasty snacks consisting...

Mars aims to score with millions of football fans

Chocolate manufacturer Mars has launched its “biggest ever” football giveaway in a bid to score big with millions of football fans and boost sales of its chocolate bar.

Top three barriers to women in manufacturing

A lack of knowledge about food industry careers, misconceptions about manufacturing and a dip in apprenticeships are the three barriers blocking women from starting careers in the food and drink...

Nestlé boss rejects 'glass ceiling' theory

Nestlé’s boss Fiona Kendrick has rejected accusations that a glass ceiling is preventing women from becoming leaders of big UK food and drink firms.

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Nestlé boss Fiona Kendrick sets out path for growth

Nestlé’s UK and Ireland chief executive and chairman has a tough reputation, but Nicholas Robinson finds out there’s more to her than that.

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Morrisons group trading director steps down

Casper Meijer is to step down as group trading director at Morrisons with immediate effect.