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Graham’s Family Dairy plan to offer 450 jobs

Graham’s Family Dairy plans to create 450 jobs in Scotland with the construction of a £20M research and training facility in Stirling.

Unions warn against irresponsibility as milk quotas cease

Countries must refrain from irresponsible overproduction as EU milk quotas end, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

Easter eggs – too good to save for children: Mintel

Easter eggs are too good to buy just for children, according to new research from Mintel.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

Dairy crisis

Desperate dairy sector needs government support

The UK’s ‘desperate’ dairy sector needs more support from the British government, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond.

Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

The Heinz Kraft $100bn mega merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of top food and drink industry headlines of the past seven days.

Ice cream firm prosecuted for safety failings

An ice cream manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £18,000, after one of its workers had a finger severed while cleaning a fruit feeder machine.

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.

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite the Union both warned a three-day strike was likely over the holiday.

Dairy exports reached record high last year

A surge in cheese exports powered dairy exports to reach a record high of £1.4bn last year, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Food firms to profit from de-stress food and snacks

Food manufacturers can profit from producing products that help stressed consumers unwind, according to market research specialist Canadean.

Dairy Crest sale referred to competition authority

Dairy Crest’s plan to sell its dairies to Müller UK & Ireland is to be probed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), after the £80M deal was referred...

News in brief

1,600 jobs boost with €200M Glanbia plan

Glanbia Ingredients has pumped more than €200M into its dairy processing capabilities across Ireland in preparation for the abolition of milk quotas at the end of this month (March).

Sainsbury Q4 analysis

Sainsbury cuts discounters’ price lead

Sainsbury cut the price gap between it and discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl in its fourth financial quarter (Q4), reflecting the discounters’ flagging momentum, a leading analyst has...

Dragons’ Den’s food and drink investments – in pictures

Since its inception in 2005 BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has constantly invested money in food and drink businesses.

News in brief

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

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.

Dairy farmers see a positive future

Britain's dairy producers are optimistic about their prospects for the future, despite the pain now being suffered by low milk prices, a survey of the sector has revealed.

Most inspiring food and drink firms in Britain

More than 70 food and drink businesses have been honoured in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list.

Dairy crisis

First Milk finances ‘stabilised’, says Paice

First Milk has “stabilised” its finances and is on track to recover from the cash flow problems that emerged earlier this year, according to chairman Sir Jim Paice.

Dairy crisis

Eustice: dairy report pierces short term gloom

The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG’s) report, launched on March 3, “looks through short-term gloom to the long term potential” of the industry, MP George Eustice has claimed.

Chaucer Foods to create 25 jobs in Hull

Chaucer Foods aims to create 25 jobs in Hull as the company adds a third production line there and looks to expand into gluten-free bakery items by 2016.

News in brief

Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

Perfect storm thwarting small food and drink firms

There is a perfect storm holding back fast-growing small food and drink firms, according to entrepreneurs celebrated by the government.

Provision Trade Federation plans growth

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has set out a three-year plan to grow its influence, services to members and membership numbers, under its new director general Terry Jones.

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