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...
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 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.
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...
The Real Good Food Company is considering selling its sugar subsidiary Napier Brown, it has confirmed.
The food industy work experience scheme FoodStart – backed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver – has passed a major milestone in registering its 400th student.
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’ food manufacturing assets have divided city opinion as analysts gauge the early steps of the beleaguered retailer’s new ceo David Potts.
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 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...
The Heinz Kraft £100bn mega merger is likely to lead to cost cutting on a big scale, according to analysts.
The merger of food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group has sparked fears about UK jobs, according to Unite the Union.
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...
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 UK and Ireland has slashed 71 roles at its Kitt Green factory near Wigan.
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 is investing almost £9M in the expansion of its West Bromwich sauce manufacturing business, creating at least 30 jobs and potentially boosting its turnover.
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 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.
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 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.
Community Foods has secured a multi-million pound contract to supply Lidl.
A fire caused by the sun’s rays shining through a jar of Nutella chocolate spread has destroyed a family home in west London and killed a pet dog.
Feeding peanut protein to babies significantly cut the risk of them developing allergy to the nuts, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative Group and northern retailer Booths all appointed new bosses this month as they look to protect themselves against the challenges of the changing retail market.