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Food and drink firms shamed over unpaid wages

Food and drink businesses have been named and shamed for owing employees almost £4,000 in wages in a report on 92 offending companies by the business minster.

Food boss: people integral to business growth

Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

Dairy-free coconut ‘rebel’ entrepreneur wins everywoman award

Dairy-free coconut milk entrepreneur Tamara Arbib has won the inaugrural NatWest everywoman brand of the future award.

People on the move in food and drink

Tesco, First Milk and the National Farmers Union (NFU) lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry.

Asda plans ‘hundreds of job losses’

Asda is planning to axe hundreds of jobs at its head office and has opened talks with staff about the ‘difficult’ structural changes.

Motörhead fans petition to rechristen Jack Daniels and Coke ‘Lemmy’

A petition has been launched to rename the popular drink Jack Daniels and Coke as a Lemmy in honour of the founder of metal band Motörhead, who recently died.

NFU appoints Terry Jones as its new boss

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Terry Jones – currently director general of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) – as its new director general.

New Year’s Honours list: who won what

Pesto pioneer Clare Blampied, md of Sacla UK, was awarded the honour Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the food industry in...

the big interview

The Wright approach

The FDF’s Ian Wright is building a media reputationas a ‘political bruiser’. Rick Pendrous went ringside.


Battle of the bulge is set to notch up a gear

As we start the new year, the food and drink industry awaits with much anticipation what the government is going to call on it to deliver as part of its...

People on the move in food and drink

Young’s Seafood, Müller Wiseman Dairies and Wyke Farms all feature in our latest roundup of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Dalziel strengthens its food technology team

Dalziel Ingredients has boosted its specialist food technology team with the recruitment of Graham Smith as technical sales manager.

Low wages to blame for food and drink skills gap

Low wages are hurting the food and drink industry by deterring new recruits and creating the skills gap, warns new research from the University of Warwick.

BrewDog attacks Trump and offers him shares

Scottish craft beer brewer BrewDog has offered US presidential candidate Donald Trump shares in the company to quit politics in a witty open letter that attacked the outspoken US billionaire.

Me and my factory

Meet the ice cream maker from R&R

Making money from ice cream is no easy task, but R&R boss Mike Fraine seems to have it licked. Rick Pendrous uncovers his success

The Big interview

Kolak boss shares top advice to young food starters

Start-up food and drink manufacturers must have a strong belief in their products and persevere, despite the challenges, in order to succeed in business, according to the boss of one...

WRBM in training tie-up with online provider Virtual College

Food industry training has received a boost after William Reed Business Media (WRBM), publisher of, announced the launch of a new training body in partnership with online provider Virtual...

Food industry people on the move

Samworth Brothers, Iglo Food Group and Dawn Foods all made top line appointments as part of their preparations for expansion in 2016.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Essential Cuisine wins food manufacturing training Oscar

Cheshire-based stocks and jus firm Essential Cuisine has really delivered the gravy to win the coveted Training programme of the year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture...

Autumn spending review

Government to clarify apprentice plan in spending review

The government will clarify exactly how it plans to reach its target of 3M more apprentices during the lifetime of this parliament in Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn spending review on...

CCE opens factory to inspire young people into industry

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has thrown open the doors of its Morpeth site in Northumberland to students in a bid to show them the many job opportunities in the food and...

2 Sisters’ new partnership to boost talent and brand

Poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group has partnered with recruitment firm Hudson in a bid to strengthen its brand and provide its business with a ready pool of new talent.


Food firms should prevent obesity not manage it

Food and drink manufacturers should forget about managing people that are currently obese and instead focus on preventing more people becoming overweight, according to a leading expert.

Don’t overlook our industry: Young Talent winner

Young people shouldn’t overlook the food industry as it can offer many job roles and quick progression, according to the winner of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Young...

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.