03-Dec-2013 - The horsemeat crisis sparked consumers’ growing interest in local food, says Wyke Farms' boss Richard Clothier, in this exclusive video filmed at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton, last month.
02-Dec-2013 - High street baker Greggs has appointed Helena Ganczakowski as an independent non-executive director, with effect from January 2 2014.
29-Nov-2013 - Government skills minister Matthew Hancock has been impressed by an initiative aimed at fully training tomorrow’s food industry workers, spearheaded by the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Food and Drink.
27-Nov-2013 - Len Wardle’s decision to quit his role as chairman of the Co-operative Group this month, amid drug revelations about a former colleague, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
27-Nov-2013 - The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has appointed Sophia Griffiths as its new media and communications coordinator.
26-Nov-2013 - Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Benoit Testard as a non-executive director.
26-Nov-2013 - Ardo UK will improve efficiencies across its whole operations to grow in the ‘tough’ frozen foods market after winning the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Frozen Company of the Year.
19-Nov-2013 - The chairman of the Co-operative Group has quit as a result of the recent revelations surrounding the former chairman of The Co-operative Bank, Paul Flowers.
18-Nov-2013 - Food and drink shoppers are to undergo brain scanning, under lab conditions, to test their reactions to promotions and special offers as part of a new project by the University of Bangor and shopper research firm SBXL.
18-Nov-2013 - Citrus product manufacturer MMG Citrus has appointed Antonio Avalos as its new general manager.
18-Nov-2013 - Food and non-food volume sales are falling, indicating ordinary people are not feeling the benefits of economic recovery in Europe and the UK yet, according to market analyst Information Resources (IRI).
15-Nov-2013 - Domino's Pizza has appointed Sean Wilkins as its new chief financial officer designate, with effect from November 18.
15-Nov-2013 - Nestlé aims to offer 1,900 job opportunities in the UK and Ireland over the next three years, including 300 paid work experience placements, it announced today (November 15).
14-Nov-2013 - Consumers will hold onto the defensive shopping habits they have adopted during the last few years even if the UK experiences an economic recovery, according to grocery think-tank IGD.
13-Nov-2013 - Dairy firm Glanbia’s group md John Moloney has left his role, although he will continue on the board of the group’s 40% associate company Glanbia Ingredients Ireland.
08-Nov-2013 - Government skills minister Matthew Hancock will speak at The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink's keynote Skills Seminar, scheduled to precede the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards in London on November 21.
05-Nov-2013 - An alliance of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) in the UK, the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) and Food and Drink Federation (FDF) aims to have a new apprenticeship scheme with a packaging technology focus in place by January.
01-Nov-2013 - A top government report on UK manufacturing has been welcomed by industry trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) for reflecting the sector’s priorities.
01-Nov-2013 - The boss of Tulip’s Bodmin site in Cornwall says the business has adopted the “passion and mentality” of a start-up to achieve a “cultural transformation at the site.”
30-Oct-2013 - A government reshuffle, which saw food and farming minister David Heath and fisheries minister Richard Benyon both lose their jobs, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry this month.
28-Oct-2013 - The Welsh food industry’s first skills ambassador, who will spearhead a campaign to recruit and up-skill more workers for the sector, has been named as butcher Tomi Jones, from Llangollen.
28-Oct-2013 - The government has confirmed the food industry as one of the business sectors that will act as a Trailblazer, leading the way to reform England’s apprenticeship programme.
16-Oct-2013 - A new generation of young talent is being attracted into the food and drink manufacturing sector by a summer school run by Nottingham University.
16-Oct-2013 - This summer 51 pupils went to school to learn about the food industry and lay the foundations of a career in food and drink manufacturing.