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Tesco suspends three more execs in profits probe

Tesco has suspended three more executives as the investigation into the £250M overstatement of its profits continues.

Young skills ambassadors give thumbs up to food industry

Young skills ambassadors had their eyes opened to the variety of roles available in the food industry at an event organised last week by social networking group MyKindaCrowd (MKC).

Premier Foods woos young people for food careers

Premier Foods is wooing young people for future food industry careers with the launch of a work placement initiative and has doubled the number of engineering apprentices it is supporting.

Exclusive interview: IGD 2014 convention

Food industry successfully filling skills gap

The food and drink industry’s quest to attract new talent is gaining ground, according to the president of Mars Chocolate UK Fiona Dawson.

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FDF director general stands down

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) director general Melanie Leech has announced her decision to stand down from her role in the New Year, to lead the British Property Federation....

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Packaging firm appoints new commercial director

Food packaging machinery manufacturer Kliklok has appointed Simon Taylor as its new commercial director.

Freedom Food will boost its foodservice presence

Freedom Food will tap into the foodservice sector for business in the next 12 months to increase funds and to boost its overall consumer presence, the organisation’s new ceo has...

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Tesco’s new appointments a ‘light beam of good news’

Troubled retailer Tesco’s appointment of the bosses of Ikea and the Compass Group as non-executive directors has been heralded as a “light beam of good news” in a sea of...

Campaign to help 650,000 food workers reduce waste

A new campaign to help around 650,000 food manufacturing and retail employees to reduce their household food waste, has been launched today (October 1).

Cook boosts output by 200% over five years

People are crucial to Cook’s business model, Mark Dennis tells Nicholas Robinson

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CAMRA appoints Tim Page as new ceo

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has appointed Tim Page as its new ceo, effective November 1 2014.

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Searching for a food manufacturing hero

Wanted: a food and drink manufacturing hero to showcase all that’s best in the sector’s leadership excellence.

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Tesco’s former finance boss to get £1M pay-off

Tesco’s finance director, Laurie McIlwee, will receive a £1M pay-off when he leaves the retailer next week (October 3), despite the business overestimating its half-year profits by as much as...

Industry Skills Partnership backed by £3M boost

The government is pumping £2M into the launch of a new partnership designed to deliver food industry recruits in England with practical, competitive skills that will satisfy employers.

Food industry credits GBBO teenager for image boost

The food industry has applauded Martha Collison for improving its image during her stint on BBC One’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Most powerful women in food and drink

The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.

Snapshot: Scotland’s NDNS results

Scots eat poorer diet compared with UK average

Scottish consumers drink more alcohol, eat fewer fruits and vegetables and drink more sugary drinks than the rest of the UK, according to Scotland’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)...

Food and drink industry people on the move – in pictures

Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year...

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Tesco’s new chief financial officer starts early

Tesco has announced its new chief financial officer (cfo) Alan Stewart began his role yesterday (September 23), three months earlier than previously planned.

2 Sisters lets unemployed ‘have a go’ at food manufacturing

Young unemployed people have been given the chance to “have a go” at working in food manufacturing at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Thetford poultry site.

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Tesco confirms four execs suspended

Tesco has suspended four of its top executives following an initial investigation into its overstatement of half-year profits by as much as £250M.

Elderly binge drinking is a growing area of concern

Excessive drinking among Britain’s over 65 year-olds is growing and becoming an area of increasing concern, new statistics from Mintel have indicated.

Tesco to provide breakfast magic to hungry children

Tesco will provide 40,000 boxes of own-brand cereal to deprived children to prevent them going to school hungry, as part of the Magic Breakfast charity campaign.

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Dairy Crest appoints new chairman

Dairy Crest has appointed Stephen Alexander as its new chairman, with immediate effect.

Good brain health slows dementia risk

Neuronal health must be maintained for as long as possible if the onset of dementia is to be delayed, argues ingredients firm DSM.