17-Apr-2014 - Confectionery manufacturer Ferrero Group’s owner tops our list of the richest people in global food and drink manufacturing.
17-Apr-2014 - A collection of over 5,000 bottles of wine owned by former Manchester United football manager Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to fetch £3M when sold in Hong Kong, London and online by auction house Christie’s.
16-Apr-2014 - Former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have joined forces to form Bingham & Jones, a firm advising major manufacturers and retailers on product development.
15-Apr-2014 - Unilever UK & Ireland has appointed Sarah Newbitt as its new vice president supply chain.
14-Apr-2014 - Poultry processor Moy Park has appointed Justin Coleman as its new agriculture development and improvement manager.
09-Apr-2014 - Beleagured retailer Morrisons has suffered another blow with the departure of Simon Harrow, one of the rising stars of its emerging digital business.
07-Apr-2014 - Poultry producer Moy Park has appointed Barry McGrane to the Moy Park executive board as chief financial officer.
07-Apr-2014 - 2 Sisters Food Group has enlisted the former md of Greencore’s Northampton food-to-go site to head its bakery division as it gears up to invest in the category.
04-Apr-2014 - Tesco has confirmed rumours that finance chief Laurie McIlwee will leave the business, announcing the news days before it is set to announce 2013–2014 results.
04-Apr-2014 - Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has appointed Leendert den Hollander as vice president and general manager of its Great Britain business unit, replacing Simon Baldry, who will take responsibility for digital initiatives.
02-Apr-2014 - New England Seafood International (NESI) has appointed former Uniq and Premier Foods boss Geoff Eaton as its new group chairman, in line with its international growth strategy.
02-Apr-2014 - The consequences of the horsemeat crisis, filling the yawning skills gap, lean and green manufacturing and social media were just some of the topics tackled by the Food Manufacture Group at Foodex 2014, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham last week.
02-Apr-2014 - UK-based food and drink firms are investing in jobs as much as internationally-owned outfits, according to Owen Paterson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) secretary of state.
28-Mar-2014 - A more co-ordinated approach to attracting youngsters into food and drink manufacturing, and greater efforts by firms to promote the benefits of working in the sector were two of the key themes to emerge from the Big Video Debate on ‘Plugging the skills gap’ at Foodex.
28-Mar-2014 - Dalton Philips, chief executive of the beleaguered retailer Morrisons, has refused his £374,000 bonus payment.
28-Mar-2014 - Initiatives designed to cut the skills gap that is emerging in Britain’s food and drink manufacturing sector are too “fragmented” and need to be better co-ordinated if the problems of attracting new talent to the sector are to be addressed.
27-Mar-2014 - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has re-elected south Manchester-based egg producer Duncan Priestner as chairman of its national poultry board.
24-Mar-2014 - Morrisons’ appalling results and the associated announcement last month by the retailer’s boss Dalton Philips that he planned to sell off a large slice of its estate to raise funds towards the £1bn earmarked for price cuts sent shivers throughout the whole food supply chain.
24-Mar-2014 - Thousands of low-skilled food manufacturing jobs are likely to go unfilled as the industry focuses on filling high-skilled jobs vacancies, the industry has warned.
21-Mar-2014 - Simon Hazlett is taking Boulder Brands’ American dream to the UK’s free-from market, reports Nicholas Robinson
21-Mar-2014 - Automation has helped to put Kohinoor’s rice profits in the bag, reports Nicholas Robinson
21-Mar-2014 - Consultancy firm TLR has appointed Jim Flynn as its new business development director for its Everysite operation in a bid to encourage better sharing of information on supply chain assurance.
21-Mar-2014 - Distribution partnerships where retailers and food manufacturers share truck space with competitors will become a growing trend, predicts Roly Taplin, vice president of agrifood at DHL Supply Chain.
21-Mar-2014 - Salad producer Vitacress will make about 25 management roles redundant in a company restructure, it has emerged.
19-Mar-2014 - Purity Soft Drinks has appointed David Bell as its new boss, as part of the expansion of its JuiceBurst brand.