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Ambient foods

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.

Premier Foods’s sales continue to slide

Premier Foods has reported another fall in sales for the fourth quarter of last year, while reaffirming its pledge to drive down costs .

Tyrrells crisp maker fined for partial finger loss

Crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has been ordered to pay £13,000 for safety failings after an employee lost part of a finger in an accident involving an industrial fryer.

Mars invests millions in Norfolk sauces site

Mars Food will expand its Norfolk King’s Lynn facility in a multi-million pound investment plan, following a £1.1bn trade partnership deal between the UK and the US.

US trade talks ‘win-win’ for manufacturers

Trade talks to free up business between the EU and the US are a “win-win” opportunity for UK food and drink manufacturers and consumers, according to the Food and Drink...

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.

Premier Foods joins New Year resolutions list

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has pledged to forge closer partnerships with suppliers and customers in a list of New Year resolutions submitted to this website by key industry figures.

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Trade bodies ‘should play bigger role’ on supplier abuses: DEFRA

Food industry trade associations should play a bigger role in helping to expose the abuses suffered by suppliers at the hands of supermarkets and other customers, said environment secretary Liz...

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Investment helps egg firm bag Aldi deal

First-time egg producer Ken Cottey has cracked the industry and is now selling to Aldi after a £1.5M investment.

Premier Foods year review – in pictures

Premier Foods has experienced a turbulent year, which included: refinancing, a big joint venture and ending with widespread criticism of its treatment of suppliers. Here, we bring you the top...

Jammy growth for spreads market

The syrups and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5% in the UK, fuelled by the popularity of jam and honey, according to research agency Canadean.

Cuckoo calls for foodservice push

Cuckoo aims to quadruple sales of its Bircher muesli brand to £500,000 by the end of 2015 by targeting expansion in foodservice outlets as well as boosting retail growth.

Premier Foods admits mistakes over pay-to-stay plan

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has admitted mistakes were made in the implementation of the highly controversial stay-to-pay plan.

Supply chain bullying: Five things to beware

Food manufacturers and other firms should beware five unfair practices that larger businesses use to bully their suppliers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Potato firm boosts production with £2M investment

Greenvale’s £2M investment in its Swancote facility has boosted capacity, says Nicholas Robinson

Premier Foods backtracks on pay-and-stay

Under fire Premier Foods has backtracked on its controversial ‘pay-and-stay’ programme, after a storm of criticism about its demands for suppliers to invest in the business or lose their listing...

Premier Foods launches charm offensive

Premier Foods has launched a charm offensive to win back public support after widespread criticism of its controversial ‘Pay and stay’ plan last week, with a list of suppliers that...

Food firm struggles linked to Premier-style investment demands

Half of food firms’ financial difficulties have been linked to companies demanding one-off payments from their suppliers in a similar way to Premier Foods, according to one industry expert.

Premier Foods denies ‘holding gun’ to suppliers’ heads

Premier Foods has denied accusations that it has mistreated suppliers by demanding unfair payments to continue trading with them.

Premier Foods supplier row sparks Twitter storm

Premier Foods’s demands that its suppliers invest in its business or face de-listing have unleashed a storm of protest on the social media networking site Twitter. Here we capture, in...

Food boss wants R&D help from Autumn Statement

The chancellor’s Autumn Statement should deliver more incentives to encourage innovation and research and development, according to the boss of meat alternatives business Quorn Foods.

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...

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FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

DNA sequencing and biofortification the big trends for 2015

DNA sequencing and biofortification of food will create the biggest opportunities for food businesses to respond to pressure to operate more sustainably in 2015, according to the UK’s innovation agency...

Branston pickle jobs threatened in UK restructure

Up to 87 jobs could go as Mizkan restructures its European operations, 66 of which are under threat at its Bury St Edmunds Branston pickle factory, formerly owned by Premier Foods.

Food manufacturing Oscars unveiled tomorrow

There’s just one day to go until our James Bond-themed Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) in central London.

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