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Princes canned food firm reports profit up 30%

Canned food manufacturer Princes has reported a near 30% boost in profit and group sales up by 15%, in the year to March 31 2013.

Pasta Foods snaps up Norwich pasta plant

Pasta Foods is creating 50 jobs by expanding into a newly bought factory in Norwich, helped by £500,000 worth of funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) Growing Business...

Unilever in 2,000 job cut plan, says City analyst

Unilever is to cut 2,000 jobs, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon, after attending the manufacturing giant’s annual investor day this week.

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Noble Foods appoints ABP veteran as new boss

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.

Dragons' Den firm sells Chinese sauce to China

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...

Unite urges parliamentary debate on food banks

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.

Moy Park creates 450 full time jobs at Anwick factory

Poultry processor Moy Park has created 450 permanent full time jobs at its Anwick poultry processing site in Lincolnshire.

Chippindale Foods’ £4.2M investment to increase output

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.

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

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.

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Dairy Crest and British Sugar jointly win food manufacturing Oscar

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).

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Food manufacturing excellence awards – in pictures

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...

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Premier Foods wins three Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

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...

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Premier Foods wins top manufacturing award - caught on film

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...

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Meet the winners of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

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).

AAK targets waste and fat reduction

AAK is developing techniques for fat and waste reduction that will enable food manufacturers to meet voluntary industry targets much more effectively.

Tags Tasty Crisps on target for growth

Family firm Tags Tasty Crisps has clinched a supply deal with Tesco and is close to securing deals with two other major grocery multiples.

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Unilever launches sustainability mark on Knorr products

Unilever is introducing a sustainability badge across all qualifying Knorr products as the brand celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Sainsbury invests £1M in healthier crisp R&D

Developing healthier crisps is the aim of a new £1M research project funded by Sainsbury at Teesside University.

Real Good Food Company creates 80 jobs

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...

Natco owner buys Trigon out of administration

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....

Porridge goes trendy as top breakfast choice

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.

Union urges Trigon administrator to save 110 jobs

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.

Arsenic in rice causes genetic damage

High levels of arsenic in rice have been shown to be associated with elevated genetic damage in humans, a new study has found.

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Food and drink manufacturing Oscars: the shortlist

Congratulations to all the food and drink businesses shortlisted in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).


The fast snack

Investing in a £9.6M factory is keeping Kolak Foods’ business on the right track, reports Gary Scattergood