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Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Manufacturing bosses in schools skills plan

Top food and drink manufacturing bosses Gavin Darby, Premier Foods, Leendert den Hollander, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Ranjit Singh Boparan, 2 Sisters Food Group, will be joining other food industry bosses...

Sacked Top Gear star offered job at Aldi

Sacked BBC Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been offered a job on the shop floor at the discount store Aldi.

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Food Crime Unit head is Andy Morling

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Andy Morling as the head of its Food Crime Unit (FCU).

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AG Barr appoints David Ritchie to its board

AG Barr has announced David Ritchie will join its board as a non-executive director from April 1.

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First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

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Student’s anaerobic digestion painting wins prize

 A primary school student’s artwork depicting the role anaerobic digestion can play in turning food waste into renewable energy has won a competition and will now tour Yorkshire on the...

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Premier Foods the next firm to commit to doubling apprentices

Premier Foods has committed to extending its 2014/15 pledge to double the intake of apprentices for a further two years.

Food firms must take on more apprentices

Manufacturers need to be part of the solution to bridging the food and drink sector’s skills gap, the director of the government’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has said.

Nestlé opens doors to teachers in bid to fill skills gap

Nestlé has thrown open its factory doors to teachers to give them a taste of modern apprenticeships in a bid to help them communicate the career opportunities in the sector...

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Glenn kicks biscuits for top football role

United Biscuits (UB) boss Martin Glenn has quit his role in order to take up the position of ceo of the Football Association (FA).

Thorntons restructures to reflect business strategy

Thorntons has restructured its board to boost performance and reflect business strategy.

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Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

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Former Diageo boss succeeds Leech at FDF

Former Diageo director Ian Wright has been appointed as Melanie Leech’s successor as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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2 Sisters recruits ex-Sainsbury ceo Justin King

2 Sisters Food Group has recruited former boss of Sainsbury Justin King to take up an advisory role within the business, according to reports.

People on the move in the food industry

Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative Group and northern retailer Booths all appointed new bosses this month as they look to protect themselves against the challenges of the changing retail market.

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Co-op appoints chair after leadership review

The Co-operative Group has appointed former Asda boss Allan Leighton as its first independent non-executive chairman under its reformed governance structure.

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Free beer for bearded blokes

Bearded men will be given free beer at Sourced Market’s Old Street pop-up as part of its celebrations for London Beer Week.

Bakers’ union BFAWU demands minimum wage hike

The minimum wage should rise to £10 an hour, according to the Bakery Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), which today launched a campaign to drive it up (February 19).

Tesco’s new chairman has valuable background

Tesco’s new chairman John Allan’s background in retail, grocery and logistics will make him a great help to the retailer at this critical time, according to a leading industry analyst....

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Tesco names chairman Broadbent’s successor

Tesco has appointed John Allan as chairman, replacing Richard Broadbent, who announced his departure in October last year.

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Former Tesco exec temporarily replaces Philips at Morrisons

Morrisons has appointed its finance boss Trevor Strain as interim ceo while it continues the search for Dalton Philips’ successor.


Quorn invests for growth

Quorn’s Billingham production site is receiving some much needed investment, its factory manager Steven Finn tells Nicholas Robinson

Industry must take lead in bridging skills gap

Manufacturers will have to rely on their own resources to bridge the skills gap they face, rather than waiting for the government to take the lead, the head of the...

ISBA refutes claims kids are more familiar with beer than sweets

Claims that primary school children are more familiar with beer brands than leading biscuit, crisp and ice cream products have been refuted by advertising trade body ISBA.