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Wanted: Food Manufacture Personality of Year

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year. We need your help to celebrate the man or woman who has proved to be a top...

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Food and Drink Federation boss gets CBE

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright has received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for political and public service.

Kettle Chips maker appoints new md

Gourmet crisps maker Kettle Foods has appointed former Tesco director Ashley Hicks as its new md.

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Brace’s Bakery’s new ceo refreshes board

Brace’s Bakery’s recently appointed ceo Scott Richardson has begun refreshing its board of directors with three new appointments.

Strike law changes will cause problems in food

Strike law reforms proposed by the government in the Trades Union Bill could “sour” relationships between workers and employers and increase the likelihood of unofficial action, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF...

Searching for a Food Manufacture hero

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a food and drink manufacturing hero and we need your help to find winning candidate.

Food industry people on the move – update

Top appointments at Seabrook Crisps, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Chilled Food Association lead our updated collection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry.

Consumers’ Twitter protest after Tesco ‘bans’ Ribena

Consumers have launched a storm of protest on Twitter after Tesco appeared to ban Ribena and Capri-Sun soft drinks from its shelves.

Morrisons adds to top team with another Tesco exec

Morrisons boss David Potts has continued to rebuild the retailer’s senior management team, after the exit of more than half the previous board, with the appointment of former Tesco executive...

2 Sisters appoints two board directors

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed two new non-executive directors – one from foodservice business Compass Group and one from can manufacturer Rexam.

Seven tips for manufacturing success: 2 Sisters boss

The commitment to “never stop listening” was one of the seven secrets of success set out by 2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Singh, as he collected an honorary degree from Nottingham...

2 Sisters’ boss gets honorary degree

2 Sisters Food Group ceo Ranjit Singh is to receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University, partly in recognition of his contribution to UK food manufacturing.

Food industry execs beehive team on course for £50k

A team of senior women food industry executives has passed the half way point in its bid to raise £50,000 for charity Farm Africa, after building beehives in Tanzania last...

Me and my factory

Why United Biscuits had to invest £50M

United Biscuits has pumped millions into its flagship Harlesden site. Kevin McGurk tells Nicholas Robinson why the investment had to be made

2 Sisters goes speed dating for recruits

2 Sisters Food Group has joined other food firms at a speed networking event to help launch this year’s grocery think tank IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future ‘Skills for work’ month....

PTF appoints first female board member

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has appointed its first woman vice chair and a new chair.


Carbs, lies and money

A life in the public eye wasn’t something Professor Ian MacDonald thought he had signed up for after starting his academic career. Recently, though, he’s had to deal with reporters...

Food Manufacture journalist wins top award

Food Manufacture Group journalist Nicholas Robinson has won a top journalism award from our publisher William Reed Business Media (WRBM).

People on the move in the food industry

The creation of a new md role for Burton’s Biscuit Company’s UK & Ireland business leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry....

Women offer food manufacturing different perspective

Women working in food manufacturing offer a different perspective to their male counterparts and could help the sector to thrive, according to a number of women working in the field.

Teens invited to invent Kellogg’s cereal

Teenagers will invent a new cereal for Kellogg as part of a campaign aimed at attracting new talent into food manufacturing by promoting the sector as an exciting and rewarding...

Skills group urges firms to forge industry standards

The food industry should help set job performance standards and bring qualification learning up-to-date to battle the skills gap it faces, according to the National Skills Academy for Food &...

Sainsbury boss escapes Egyptian jail

Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe has escaped a jail term in Egypt after he was acquitted of attempted embezzlement by an Egyptian court.

Müller Dairy puts 43 jobs at risk in Shropshire

Müller Dairy has put 43 jobs at risk at its Market Drayton site in Shropshire as part of a review of its operational efficiencies, according to the firm.


Bakery's business booster

Delisanté has a plan to fill the majority of its spare capacity, Lillian Kiely tells Nicholas Robinson