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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.

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

Linear PET blowing line for dairy and beverages

A linear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blowing module will be displayed by Bosch among its portfolio of packaging technologies.

Hygienic decanter for cheesemaking

Hygienic decanter technology for dairy will be shown by GEA Westfalia. The Separator ecoforce decanter series can be used to make processed cheese, curd cheese bars and bakers’ cheese.

Food lets down Kerry's 2014 results

Global ingredients and food group Kerry’s provisional results for the year ended December 31 2014, published last month, showed a pretty solid performance, with the exception of its food business, which...

Mandatory meat origin labelling debate intensifies

Manufacturers have been urged to raise their voices in the fight against plans to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat used in processed food, which recently won...

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained...

People on the move in the food industry

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.

Dairy Crisis

Scottish committee ‘horrified’ by dairy abuse claims

Milk suppliers have complained of retailer abuse to Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, according to a letter sent to Scotland’s rural affairs, food and environment secretary Richard Lochhead.

Good Week, Bad Week

Good week, bad week (Wk 8)

News of new food and drink manufacturing jobs leads this edition of Good news, bad news, your sideways look at the past seven days in the UK food and drink...

Election 2015

Food to be highlighted ahead of election

A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers...

Dairy Crisis

Christmas milk sales down £22M

Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.

Dragons’ Den ice cream maker wins £50k backing

A Sheffield ice cream maker is celebrating a £50,000 investment from the Dragons’ Den TV programme for her East Asian-inspired ice creams.

Dairy working at height verdict secures £18k fine

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

Scottish dairy firm secures Morrisons contract

Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured a contract to supply its branded milk and butter products to Morrisons stores throughout Scotland.

DAIRY CRISIS

Dairy crisis summit tackles milk contracts

A dairy working group has been formed to tackle all aspects of milk contracts following the emergency roundtable convened on February 11 to address the industry’s woes.

DAIRY CRISIS

Emergency dairy meeting held

An emergency dairy industry roundtable was held between government and trade representatives on February 11.

Dairy UK launches industry election manifesto

Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.

Milk price tools on the way for dairy

New tools to manage the volatility of UK milk prices are likely to emerge from the current turmoil suffered by the sector, according to the boss of Europe’s largest mozzarella...