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Ambient foods

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.

Election 2015

Industry stagnates as suppliers cut investment

UK industry – including food manufacture – is in a “state of stagnation” as suppliers cut investment and impose recruitment bans and pay freezes until May’s general election, experts have claimed.

Morrisons ‘warned’ to stick with manufacturing

Food manufacturing is essential to the future success of Morrisons, this website’s readers have ‘warned’ the retailer’s boss David Potts, following conflicting advice from City analysts.

ELECTION 2015

What start-ups need from a new UK government

More financial support must be given to food and drink start-ups by the next UK government if they are to survive their first year in business, Miso Tasty founder Bonnie...

Poundland ‘could walk away’ from 99p Stores deal

Poundland could ditch its £55M deal to take over 99p Stores, after the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) pledged to fully investigate the acquisition unless it received assurances that shoppers...

Poundland’s bid for 99p Stores under threat

Poundland’s plan to buy 99p Stores faces a full investigation by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), unless the retailer can offer assurances that shoppers won’t be disadvantaged by the...

KP Snacks axes 70 roles at Phileas Fogg Consett site

The loss of 70 jobs at KP Snacks’s Consett factory, one-time home to Phileas Fogg crisps, was “an incredibly sad time” for its members and the local area, according to...

Sainsbury to create 480 online jobs

Sainsbury will bolster its online retailing capabilities by creating 480 ‘specialist’ jobs in response to rising consumer demand for more convenient and intuitive ways to shop.

Election 2015

Food bosses join support for government policy

Food industry leaders – including George Weston, ceo of Associated British Foods, which owns the Silver Spoon, Kingsmill and Ovaltine brands – have joined more than 100 business bosses in...

Real Good Food considers selling Napier Brown

The Real Good Food Company is considering selling its sugar subsidiary Napier Brown, it has confirmed.

FoodStart work experience scheme passes milestone

The food industy work experience scheme FoodStart – backed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver – has passed a major milestone in registering its 400th student.

Amazon’s drone delivery plan in the wings

Online retail giant Amazon is in talks with policy makers worldwide to turn its plans for the drone delivery of packages – including  food products – into reality.

Morrisons ‘must sell its manufacturing sites’ to thrive

Morrisons’ food manufacturing assets have divided city opinion as analysts gauge the early steps of the beleaguered retailer’s new ceo David Potts.

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

Morrisons to cut 20 bosses in ‘Tesco-style shakeup’

Morrisons ceo David Potts is to axe up to 20 more bosses in a bid to clear out the old team and counter the firm’s multi-million pound losses by running...

Heinz Kraft merger

Heinz Kraft merger: expect cost cutting soon

The Heinz Kraft £100bn mega merger is likely to lead to cost cutting on a big scale, according to analysts.

Heinz Kraft merger

UK job fears after Heinz and Kraft merger

The merger of food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group has sparked fears about UK jobs, according to Unite the Union.

Manufacturing bosses in schools skills plan

Top food and drink manufacturing bosses Gavin Darby, Premier Foods, Leendert den Hollander, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Ranjit Singh Boparan, 2 Sisters Food Group, will be joining other food industry bosses...

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Heinz axes 71 roles at baked beans plant

Heinz UK and Ireland has slashed 71 roles at its Kitt Green factory near Wigan.

Culina to create 280 jobs at ambient food depot

Culina is to create 280 jobs at a new 26,000m2 ambient food and drink logistics facility at the National Import Centre at Port Salford.

Panesar Foods invests £9M to create 30 jobs

Panesar Foods is investing almost £9M in the expansion of its West Bromwich sauce manufacturing business, creating at least 30 jobs and potentially boosting its turnover.

Almond presents an unknown allergen risk

Almonds could present a huge allergen threat to people but the full extent of the risk is unknown because of the lack of data on their allergenic properties, according to...

Premier Foods wins analyst support as volumes rise

Premier Foods is set to gain from the growth in volume sales that supermarkets are experiencing and the fall in commodity costs, according to Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley.

Steam infusion breakthrough saves processors cash

Food manufacturers could slash processing costs following breakthroughs in steam infusion technology that enable food to be heated at least three times faster than previous steam techniques.

Food firms should step up sugar cuts, say shoppers

Food firms should work harder to cut and communicate sugar content in their products, according to seven in 10 consumers responding to a survey by market analyst Mintel.