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People on the move in the food and drink industry

Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Bakkavor workers celebrate £1M National Lottery win

A group of lucky 13 workers at Bakkavor’s Spalding factory are celebrating winning £1M on the EuroMillions National Lottery.

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Food Standards Scotland makes multiple appointments

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has made seven appointments in preparation for taking over the powers of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Scotland from April 1 2015.

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UK appoints first food councillor for China

Karen Morgan has been appointed as the UK’s first agriculture and food counsellor in China in a bid to increase growing food and drink exports to the country.

Top three tips to securing investment

Food and drink firms seeking crowdfunding must provide detailed business information to ensure they stand out from the competition to potential investors.

What forced Philips out of Morrisons – in pictures

Dalton Philips quit Morrisons last week following a year of challenges, controversy and criticism from analysts and former bosses.

Ant & Dec to replace Philips at Morrisons?

Funny Geordies Ant and Dec are in the odds at 1,000/1 to replace Dalton Philips as Morrisons’ new ceo, according to tweets following his announced departure today.


Quorn set to be $1bn brand

Taking over the world is a top priority for Quorn chief executive Kevin Brennan, Nicholas Robinson discovers

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Young’s Seafood appoints new boss

Young’s Seafood has appointed Pete Ward as its ceo.

AHDB appoints new boss

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Jane King as its new ceo.

Nestlé boss wins New Year Honour for 'services to Kit Kats'

Food manufacturing boss Fiona Kendrick, who has pledged to help plug the sector skills gap, has received a top New Year Honour for ‘services to Kit Kats’, according to The...

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Premier Foods appoints pizza boss

Premier Foods has appointed Pizza Express boss and former Asda and Morrisons director Richard Hodgson as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

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Asda boss to lead IGD in New Year

Asda boss Andy Clarke will become president of grocery think-tank IGD on January 1 2015.

Food manufacturing should be on TV: DEFRA

TV programme makers should feature food and drink manufacturing – Britain’s largest manufacturing sector – in their broadcasts, according to a senior government minister.

Beware ‘unsavoury incidents’ at Christmas parties

Law firm Eversheds has published a seven-point guide to help businesses avoid what it terms “unsavoury incidents” at Christmas parties.

2 Sisters appoints Adams Foods boss

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has appointed food industry veteran Ian Toal to the newly created role of divisional md.

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SWA appoints Pernod Ricard boss

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed Pernod Ricard boss Pierre Pringuet as its new chairman.

Young stars explain how to attract others

Schools must play a bigger role in attracting young people to the food and drink manufacturing sector, according to the UK’s top young industry talent.

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Aldi hands sole leadership to Barnes

Matthew Barnes will take sole responsibility for Aldi’s UK and Ireland business next spring, when he is appointed as ceo.

Food and drink industry people on the move

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) appointment of a new president and an acting director general lead this month’s selection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry....

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Brits say stuff it to turkey dinner this Christmas

More than a third of Brits (35.1%) will shun the traditional turkey dinner this Christmas in favour of other meats, according to research by e-commerce business service Webloyalty.

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Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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Greencore boss wins personality award in FMEA Oscars

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane...

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FDF appoints acting director general

The former md of food manufacturer General Mills UK, Eire & Nordic has become acting director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), following Melanie Leech’s resignation.

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Three-year-old joins Primula’s cheese board

A three-year-old girl has been appointed to Primula’s ‘Cheese Board of Directors’ after entering a winning recipe into the firm’s competition.

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