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Developing leaders key to benefit from digital tech

Food and drink manufacturers need to nurture future leaders to benefit from the increased use of digital technology, says EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

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Food firms can’t plan for Brexit until given more information

The government should tell food and drink manufacturers how it plans to transpose EU law into UK law before the sector can prepare for Brexit, says DWF’s head of food...

Jobs saved at Somerset cider mill after takeover

Up to 24 jobs have been saved at a cider mill in Somerset, after beverage firm Brothers Drinks stepped in to take over manufacturing and production of the plant to...

New appointments in the food and drink industry

New appointments at meat firm Tulip and grocery think-tank IGD lead this month’s photogallery of people moving to new positions within the food and drink industry.

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Food crime boss on three achievements

The Food Crime Unit achieved three key goals of over the past year, its boss Andy Morling claims in this exclusive video interview, filmed at Food Manufacture’s safety conference.

2 Sisters gives 350 young people learning chances

2 Sisters Food Group has given 350 learning opportunities to young, unemployed people across the country, as part of its Skills for Work Month.

Grocery think-tank appoints new president

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) vice-president, Leendert den Hollander, has been appointed president of grocery think-tank IGD.

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Provision Trade Federation boss sets out his plans

A seasoned civil servant, Andrew Kuyk may have joined the PTF at the right time, says Noli Dinkovski.

Make food manufacturing ‘a sexy business’ to recruit staff

Bakers should do more to promote themselves as “sexy” to attract greater numbers into the sector, the boss of a Scottish pie and pastry maker has claimed.

Cancer charity calls for obesity action as 1.6M start school overweight

Tighter controls on ‘junk food’ advertising was one of the measures demanded by Cancer Research UK on World Obesity Day (October 11), after revealing 1.66M children have started secondary school...

FDF boss urges ‘don’t panic’ over Brexit

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Ian Wright has urged manufacturers “don’t panic”, over Brexit worries, while acknowledging the UK was at the point of “maximum uncertainty” regarding exit planning....

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Bells Food Group boss: how £3.6M investment will boost sales

Scottish pie and pastry maker Bells Food Group is set to grow sales throughout the UK and beyond after completing phase one of a £3.6M investment, according to its md...


Bells Food Group: ringing in the new

Investment at Bells Food Group is set to herald a sales boost, says md Ronnie Miles.

1,500 food jobs could be lost in Scotland after Brexit

Up to 1,500 food and drink industry jobs could be lost in Scotland after Brexit, which could cost the sector £150M, warn researchers.

Grocery charity appoints William Reed exec as a trustee

The grocery charity GroceryAid has appointed William Reed senior executive Lorraine Hendle to its board of trustees.

Wyke Farms’s master cheese grader retires £5M nose

Wyke Farms’s master cheese grader Nigel Pooley – the man with the £5M nose – has announced his retirement and will be replaced by Diane Cox.

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PTF boss: ‘Uncertainty is the biggest challenge’

The biggest challenge facing the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote is the level of uncertainty over what leaving Europe means, the new head of the Provision Trade...

Jus-Rol factory stops production with loss of 265 jobs

Production at the Jus-Rol pastry factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed ended on September 22, with the loss of 265 jobs.

Premier Foods boss steps down

Premier Foods chairman, David Beever, is stepping down from his position next year.

Amazon creates 20,000 Christmas jobs

Amazon plans to hire more than 20,000 temporary staff, including 3,000 at its distribution centre in Swansea, to cope with the Christmas rush.

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PM ‘intends to protect’ EU national workers already here, after Brexit

The prime minister “absolutely intends” to protect the right of up to 100,000 non-UK EU nationals already working in the British food and drink sector to remain in this country after Brexit,...

Greencore offers 300 seasonal roles at desserts plant

Greencore is recruiting 300 staff to fill seasonal vacancies over the Christmas period at its Evercreech desserts plant near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Kellogg appoints new md for UK and Ireland

Cereal and snacks manufacturer Kellogg has appointed Dave Lawlor as the new md of its UK and Irish business.

AG Barr announces 90 job losses

Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.


2 Sisters’ Gunstones Bakery ‘could cut up to 524 jobs’

Convenience Foods Limited, which trades as Gunstones Bakery – one of 2 Sisters Food Group’s top divisions – is considering up to 524 redundancies, it has emerged, after the company...