Ambient food producers may not have the short shelf-life issues of their colleagues in the chilled sector to contend with. But those manufacturing canned and dried products often have image and technical constraints to overcome, which new processes and marketing initiatives are helping to overcome. Keep in touch with the latest news from the sector.
06-Dec-2013 - Unilever is to cut 2,000 jobs, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon, after attending the manufacturing giant’s annual investor day this week.
06-Dec-2013 - Noble Foods has appointed Andrew Cracknell as its new chief executive, following Peter Thornton’s decision to stand down from the role after five years.
06-Dec-2013 - Dragons’ Den winners Helen and Lisa Tse – the driving force behind Chinese sauce manufacturer and Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin – have thanked Prime Minister David Cameron, after he helped them win an export deal with China worth £6M over the next five years.
04-Dec-2013 - Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has demanded a parliamentary debate into hunger, as the nation’s food banks prepare to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.
04-Dec-2013 - Poultry processor Moy Park has created 450 permanent full time jobs at its Anwick poultry processing site in Lincolnshire.
02-Dec-2013 - Yorkshire-based egg producer Chippindale Foods has invested £4.2M in a new 55,000m2 production facility in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, to boost output, following growing demand for its products.
02-Dec-2013 - KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.
30-Nov-2013 - British Sugar and Dairy Crest have jointly won the Judges’ Star Performer award in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
22-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods has won the coveted title Food manufacturing company of the year, plus two other trophies in the industry’s Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton, in a glittering awards ceremony last night (November 21).
22-Nov-2013 - Winning the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award for Company of the Year was a reflection of many years of perseverance, dedication and improvement by Premier Foods, according to the boss of its Ashford site.
22-Nov-2013 - Congratulations to all the winners of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), who were revealed at a glittering award ceremony in central London last night (November 21).
18-Nov-2013 - AAK is developing techniques for fat and waste reduction that will enable food manufacturers to meet voluntary industry targets much more effectively.
28-Oct-2013 - Family firm Tags Tasty Crisps has clinched a supply deal with Tesco and is close to securing deals with two other major grocery multiples.
23-Oct-2013 - Unilever is introducing a sustainability badge across all qualifying Knorr products as the brand celebrates its 175th anniversary.
11-Oct-2013 - Developing healthier crisps is the aim of a new £1M research project funded by Sainsbury at Teesside University.
11-Oct-2013 - Napier Brown, the sugar trading subsidiary of the Real Good Food Company (RGFC), is to create 80 new jobs at its West Yorkshire headquarters, after winning new business from supermarket Asda and food wholesaler Booker.
09-Oct-2013 - Trigon Snacks, maker of Big D, Planters and Passion Shed brands, has been snatched from administration in an eleventh hour sale to Choithram & Sons, owner of Natco Foods.
04-Oct-2013 - Porridge is proving a top breakfast choice, enjoyed by nearly half (49%) of British consumers, with nearly a quarter eating a bowl almost daily, reveals new research from Mintel.
04-Oct-2013 - Unite the union has urged administrator Duff & Phelps to involve government in a last-minute bid to save at least 110 jobs at the Liverpool snack manufacturer Trigon Snacks.
03-Oct-2013 - High levels of arsenic in rice have been shown to be associated with elevated genetic damage in humans, a new study has found.
02-Oct-2013 - Congratulations to all the food and drink businesses shortlisted in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
30-Sep-2013 - Investing in a £9.6M factory is keeping Kolak Foods’ business on the right track, reports Gary Scattergood
30-Sep-2013 - It was a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.
24-Sep-2013 - Premier Foods’ executive director and chief financial officer (cfo) Mark Moran is to leave the firm, in what City analyst Panmure Gordon called further evidence that “the revolving door continues to spin”.