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Scottish government pledges £500k fund to end food poverty

A new £500,000 food fund aimed to eradicate food poverty by encouraging more sustainable and repectful approaches to food provision, claimed a Scottish minister.

Nestlé appoints German healthcare firm boss as ceo

Chocolate giant Nestlé has appointed former German healthcare company Fresenius boss Ulf Mark Schneider as its new ceo.

Butcher supplier Dalziel buys Burma Bacon

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has acquired Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Ice cream firm invests £10k in bobsleigh team

Frozen desserts firm R&R Ice Cream has invested £10,000 in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) to help promote winter sports to Britain’s Young Athletes.

People moving to new food and drink industry jobs

Asda, Young’s Seafood and GroceryAid lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the food and drink industry.

Brexit impact

Food industry reacts to Brexit – in Tweets

The result is in and the Great British public has decided ­– we are to leave the EU, after more than 40 years membership. Here we report reaction to the...

Premier Foods in bid to help STEM skills take-off

Premier Foods showcased food manufacturing to Lincolnshire school children at an event designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects this week.

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Sweet firm Kinnerton focuses on staff engagement

Kinnerton Confectionery’s Mark Bullock tells Noli Dinkovski about how staff engagement schemes are making his site an attractive place to work.

The big interview

Sugar tax is 'not logical’ says soft drinks boss

British Soft Drinks Association boss Gavin Partington cannot find any logic in the soft drinks tax, reports Noli Dinkovski.

Asda boss Andy Clarke to step down

Asda boss Andy Clarke is to step down from his role as ceo and president of Asda next month, after more than 20 years with the supermarket and six years...

Ecotrophelia award winners and finalists photogallery

The finalists of the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 – the pan-European competition for ecologically-inspired innovative new product development by young students ­– have all been gathered together in this...

Diageo and BFFF make key appointments

Diageo and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) have both announced key appointments this week.


Brexit will ‘damage UK food manufacturing’: survey

Most respondents (60%) in a ‘state-of-the-industry’ survey, conducted by this website, fear a vote to leave the EU on June 23 will be bad for their businesses, increasing the costs...

News in brief

FDF’s Steve Barnes appointed GroceryAid’s new director general

Steve Barnes has been appointed the new director general of GroceryAid, after four years as commercial and membership director at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Supply chain SMEs could gain from the Apprenticeship Levy

Plans to allow the Apprenticeship Levy paid by large food and drink manufacturers to fund training of staff working for their small and medium-enterprise (SME) suppliers are under consideration, according...

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Lean and green tops the agenda for Kinnerton

Leaner manufacturing and improved staff engagement are the twin targets of Kinnerton Confectionery’s site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Migrant exploitation gang jailed for 23 years

Four people have been jailed for a combined total of 23 years for offences relating to the exploitation of migrant workers ­– some employed in the vegetable sector – after...

People on the move in food and drink

Marks & Spencer, the Scottish government and British Poultry Council lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry.

2 Sisters Food Group in recruitment drive

2 Sisters Food Group is staging a series of recruitment events in the East Midlands in a bid to fill dozens of vacancies of manufacturing and other roles.

Food sector ‘must be driven by science’: new FDF boss

Growth in the food and drink sector must be driven by science, according to the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) new chief scientific officer Helen Munday.


Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms should ‘do more to back apprentices’

Food and drink manufacturers should do more to help apprentices find work in the sector, according to Jon Poole, chief executive of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).


E-learning now a ‘mainstream’ training approach

E-learning courses have now gone “mainstream” as they offer a low-cost and flexible alternative to traditional training methods, a leading provider has claimed.

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Glanbia gears up production to meet rising demand

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s Alex Baker tells Noli Dinkovski how his sports nutrition production site is meeting growing demand.

Apprenticeship Levy a ‘looming car crash’: EEF

The Apprenticeship Levy is “a looming car crash” and government should delay the scheme, urged EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

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