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Chilled foods

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.

Which? targets industry in campylobacter row

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 invests in chilled breads facility

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 sandwich plant taps Hungary for workers

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 builds on strong chilled growth

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,...

People on the move in the food and drink industry

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...

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S&A Foods appoints new md

Chilled ethnic food manufacturer S&A Foods has appointed David Fearnley-Brown as its new md.

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Concern over LA budget cuts raised

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 boosts capacity with olive deal

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.

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Ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s boasts £26M sales

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.

Supermarket listings create jobs at Chinese food firm

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.

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Boost declining sales with lower prices, retailers told

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).

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Fear of speaking out against supermarkets must stop

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.

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Millions of pounds in fines for supermarkets: Tacon

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).

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Tesco FCA investigation is ‘another black mark’

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.

Supermarkets target fresh food to fight discounters

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 adds 40 workers

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.

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Bakkavor trains up food industry personnel

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...

Almost 170 jobs go as Pasta Reale goes under

Almost 170 jobs have been lost at fresh and filled pasta processor Pasta Reale as the Sussex-based company called in administrators from BDO on August 26 after 35 years of trading.

Nestlé tightens up animal welfare practices

Nestlé has pledged to improve animal welfare standards in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with the charity World Animal Protection.

More than 800 job cuts proposed at bakery plants

More than 800 job cuts have been proposed at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery and Avana Bakeries, previously owned by 2 Sisters and now owned by Utopia Foods.

Kerry Foods sells chilled pastry assets

Pork Farms Group has bought Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire for an undisclosed sum.

Bakkavor storms ahead in fresh prepared food

Bakkavor delivered strong growth in fresh prepared food ahead of the UK market as a whole in the past financial quarter and is significantly boosting investment to support customers’ growth...

Bakkavor quiet on reports of share capital sale

Ready meal supplier Bakkavor has refused to confirm or deny media reports that it is planning to sell up to half the firm's share capital.

Changing face of retail hits Kerry Group

Consumer food sales took a hit at Kerry Group from the fragmenting retail market, despite UK brands holding up well, and overall sales growth, the firm said in its interim...

Grocontinental’s £11M investment creates 15 jobs

Food storage and distribution firm Grocontinental has invested £11M in a new warehouse and an overhaul of its fleet, creating 15 jobs.

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