Chilled ready meals, sandwiches and sushi; it’s a tough business, whether you’re in branded or own-label products. Demanding retail customers want better quality at lower prices - and they want extended shelf-life of products. Find out about the latest business and regulatory news, plus innovative processes to meet changing consumer demands.
2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for...
2 Sisters Food Group is investing millions of pounds in a green initiative that looks set to create 150 jobs as well as dramatically slashing its energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
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...
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).
Samworth Brothers has split its Walkers Midshire Foods division into two separate businesses: Walkers Deli and Walkers Sausage Co, while separately announcing the creation of 370 jobs at another facility.
Tests show campylobacter contamination increased substantially over the summer in shop-bought raw chicken and the food industry must do more to tackle the problem, according to the Food Standards Agency...
Greencore’s group revenue climbed by 6.4% to £1,273.5M in the year to September 26 2014, thanks to the strong performance of its food-to-go business, according to boss Patrick Coveney.
Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane...
Consumer group Which? has increased pressure on food firms to cut the threat of food poisoning from high levels of campylobacter in poultry meat, launching a campaign targeting the issue.
Bakkavor revealed plans for a multi-million pound investment in its chilled bread plant at Crewe as it reported results up to the end of its third financial quarter (Q3).
Greencore has defended itself against claims it is drawing mainly on workers from Hungary as part of an expansion of its Northampton sandwich factory entailing at least 250 new jobs.
Young’s Seafood boosted sales of its brand by 21% in the chilled food category in the past year and has announced plans to expand its chilled range, with new innovation,...
Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on...
Chilled ethnic food manufacturer S&A Foods has appointed David Fearnley-Brown as its new md.
Doubt about the ability of local authorities (LA) to maintain food safety during a time of increased government budget cuts has been raised.
Winterbotham Darby has acquired chilled olive and antipasti business Alatoni in a move it claims with boost its manufacturing capacity and increase its flexibility in a popular category.
The tough retail environment would not stop posh ready meal's firm Charlie Bigham’s from investing, said the company’s founder after announcing a 46% year-on-year sales growth this week.
An increase in interest from supermarkets for Chinese foods has led to the creation of 10 new jobs and a £700,000 investment by one manufacturer.
Supermarkets must work on lowering prices instead of relying on promotions, if they are to boost their declining sales, delegates at IGD’s annual Convention were told yesterday (October 7).
Manufacturers must speak out against the financial pressures supermarkets place on them if they are ever to invest in automation and improve their margins, an industry boss has urged.
Fines of hundreds of millions of pounds could be imposed on retailers if they are found to be in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) investigation into Tesco’s overstated half-year profit guidance is another “black mark” for the retailer, city analysts have said.
Fresh food is the first battleground as traditional supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury fight against stiff competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl, according to a leading food analyst.
Mash Direct has recruited 37 staff in the past year and aims to dramatically increase turnover and target further business wins following a new ready meal contract with Asda.
Bakkavor has waved 220 young people through its Accelerated Management Scheme (AMS) since 1999 and is offering 135 training opportunities in September through IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future’s Skills for Work...