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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.

Tesco to be ‘most visited retailer this Christmas’

British consumers will fill Tesco with festive cheer this Christmas as it looks set to be the top choice among consumers for seasonal food and drink, according to e-commerce firm...

Big Interview

King-sized supply chain savings planned at AHDB

Reforming the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will benefit the whole supply chain, its chief executive tells Mike Stones

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss wins Food personality Oscar

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has won the Food Manufacture Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at...

2 Sisters boss scoops IoD lifetime achievement award

2 Sisters Food Group chairman Charles Allen has been recognised for 40 years of work across the private, public and charitable sectors – including his contribution to food manufacturing –...

Cyber sexism adds to shortage of female engineers: study

Cyber sexism is putting girls off careers in engineering and contributing to a “worrying” shortage of food and drink engineers, according to industry body EngineeringUK. 

Aldi trumps Morrisons and Lidl on minimum pay

Aldi plans to increase its minimum pay rate to £8.40 an hour for UK employees, well above the new National Living Wage.

People on the move in the food industry

New faces coming in to lead the boards of Asda, Waitrose and First Milk lead our latest selection of food and drink industry people on the move.

Waitrose gets new md as Mark Price to step down

Waitrose’s retail director Rob Collins is to replace Mark Price as md, when he leaves the business next April.

Morrisons enlists for armed forces support

Morrisons has signed a pledge to support Britain’s armed forces community.

Me & My Factory

Look inside manufacturing: Cool Chile Company

Welcome to our exclusive inside look at Mexican food manufacturer Cool Chile Company’s London production site, as part of our new Me & My Factory photogallery series.

Asda shops at Sainsbury for new boss

Asda has shopped at Sainsbury for its new chief operating officer Roger Burnley.

Elderly give up healthy diets when kids move out

Elderly people are ditching healthy diets when their children leave home in favour of snacks and ready meals, according to a survey.

Me and My Factory

Mexican food market offers spicy opportunity

Over a third of UK families bought or tried Mexican food last year, so it’s little wonder the Cool Chile Company’s sales have doubled since 2011, its chief operating officer...

Bakkavor management scheme accepts 22 recruits

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has welcomed 22 new recruits onto its Accelerated Management Scheme (AMS) this autumn.

Food and drink apprenticeship model is 'collapsing'

Prime minster David Cameron’s plans to raise the number of apprenticeships, including those in the food and drink sector, by 3M by 2020 could be torpedoed by a failure to...

Campaign to save food A-level hots up

A campaign launched to save the Food A-level, which is to be scrapped next year in favour of more vocational “technical” qualifications, is gaining momentum.

Minimum wage: ‘an indirect impact’ on food manufacturers

Workers on the minimum wage were in line for a pay rise from yesterday, amid concerns about the impact on the food and drink manufacturing industry.