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.
Pay increases in the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – are slightly ahead of consumer price inflation, revealed EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation.
The top-five food-to-go trends – led by health and wellness – will influence the future of the convenience food sector, according to grocery think-tank IGD.
Seabrook Crisps chief operating officer Daniel Woodwards explains how he has helped to turn around the manufacturer’s fortunes.
A competitive environment and the increasing bargaining power of major retailers is putting food producers under growing pressure – which in turn is driving mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity –...
Tesco’s failure to remove out-of-date promotional labels from its shelves is a criminal regulatory offence, which could lead to fines – and even imprisonment of individuals found guilty, a law...
The UK food and drink industry made significant improvements on agreed environmental targets last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Scotland’s food and drink industry could get a £750M boost, as the government plans to make public-sector catering contracts more accessible to Scottish businesses.
Food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle expects to exceed its targets for the full financial year, according to its latest financial update for the three months to December 31.
Nestlé has helped more than 4,000 young people gain insight into food and drink manufacturing industry careers through science, technical, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, according to Nestlé UK &...
Charity GroceryAid has appointed Tesco’s pensions boss Ruston Smith as chair of its board of trustees, effective immediately.
Crisp manufacturer Tayto has bought a 75% stake in premium popcorn manufacturer Portlebay, and acquired roasted nuts and pork scratchings maker Tavern Snacks.
Snack foods giant Mondelēz International’s revenues fell by £2.9bn ($3.7bn) last year, as the firm grappled with the impact of Brexit and weaker UK demand.
The Co-op’s Food business boss is to become the new group ceo, following the departure of Richard Pennycook.
The start of 2017 has seen a wave of product innovations from food and drink manufacturers, featured in this photogallery of new product development (NPD).
Online retail giant Amazon is to build a £1.2bn ($1.5bn) air cargo hub at an airport in the US and create more than 2,000 jobs, to help fulfil its global orders.
The gender pay-gap in the manufacturing sector – including the food and drink industry – is due to a lack of young girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)...
Drinks producer Heineken has been ordered to pay £160,000 for breaching environmental laws enforced by the Environment Agency (EA), after a pollution incident killed fish.
The Ludlow Nut Company has sealed a trade deal with Japanese wholesaler Minato Shokai Co, to boost its total export sales to about £48,000 a year.
Weetabix will invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories to expand its UK and international brands, the company’s chief executive revealed, but also warned of price rises as the pound’s value...
Workers have postponed industrial action at Weetabix’s Corby and Kettering factories, after the manufacturer announced it would hold more talks with the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw)....
Nestlé has joined Chinese authorities in investigating factories suspected of producing £12M worth of counterfeit food seasonings and sauces, including fake Nestlé products.
Eighteen months ago, Ross McMahon saved the former Heinz factory in Kendal from closure. Now, business is thriving.
Premier Foods has launched a £10M cost-saving plan, after it reported a 10% drop in annual expected profit in its third-quarter trading update.
Morrisons recalled batches of cupcakes for undeclared allergens last week, ahead of a recall of illegally repackaged frozen fish and chicken products in Scotland.
Brexit-related food price rises must not be used as an excuse to exploit workers and customers, the GMB union urged, after Premier Foods revealed it was in talks with retailers...