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Food firms need to engage more through social media

Food and drink manufacturers need to embrace social media if they are to better communicate with potential consumers and drive sales of their products, according to companies that are successfully...

Meadow Foods’ efficiencies improved with £3M investment

More than £3M has been pumped into Meadow Foods’s fresh division in Peterborough to improve operating efficiencies, said site director Paul Jackson.

‘Government campaign is damaging dairy sector’

The government’s ‘Smart Swaps’ health campaign is damaging the dairy sector and confusing consumers, according to supporters of the industry.

Ripen faster to boost profit

Cheesemakers can reduce ripening times on continental and Cheddar-type cheeses without negatively impacting shelf-life or quality by using Arla Foods Ingredients’ new natural milk protein.

Dairy bosses welcome new sat fat study

Dairy bosses have welcomed a new study that suggests saturated fats in foods like butter and cheese are not bad for heart health.

Sainsbury reports LFL sales down ‘thanks to horsemeat’

Sainsbury has ended its nine-year run of like-for-like (LFL) sales growth, with news they fell by 3.8%, in the 10 weeks to March 15, partly due to the horsemeat crisis,...

Müller-Wiseman boss calls for more dairy investment

Britain’s dairy processors have failed to invest enough to meet home demand and grow exports, according to the chief executive of Müller-Wiseman Dairies.

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New president for ice cream trade body

Trade body the Ice Cream Alliance has appointed Angelo Susca as its new president.


Supply chain systems to help with retailer failings

How good are supply chain systems at meeting retailer demand? asks Paul Gander

Glanbia shrugs off Dairy Ireland hit to post hot results

Glanbia has boasted powerful growth in 2013 sales and profit, despite struggles in its Dairy Ireland and Ingredients Technologies businesses and squeezed margins.

Dairy firm told to pay +£72.5k after scalding accident

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has been ordered to pay more than £72,000 after two of its workers were badly scalded by hot water from a 600-litre tank.

Adams Foods and First Milk declare terms of deal

First Milk’s way is clear to develop its hard cheese and creamery interests now competition authorities have cleared its partnership with Adams Foods, according to the two firms.

Welfare groups fight mega-dairy plans

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) chief executive Philip Lymbery has slammed UK dairy industry plans to drive up milk production to reduce the £1.2bn dairy deficit as “irresponsible” and “cruel”....

2017 packaged food and foodservice salt targets issued

Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time....

Colleges must deliver practical skills for food industry

It is vital to the future of food and drinks manufacturing that people in the sector are given the right skills to succeed from the beginning of their career to...

Automation architecture speeds up time to market

When ultrasonic cheese cutter supplier Newtech brought its machine coding operation in-house it sought a new control solution for a compact design and more programmability.

The quest for breast milk

Feeding babies with infant formula enriched with Arla Foods Ingredients’ Lacprodan OPN-10 supports their immune development, according to the results of a new trial.

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Dairy giant Arla eyes cheese and on-the-go milk NPD

Arla Foods is investigating the potential for smaller on-the-go formats for milk and milk drinks this year, and new product development in cheese.

Kerry’s results dented by horsemeat crisis

Horsemeat and hot weather reduced Kerry’s sales growth in ready meals last year, according to its preliminary results for the year to December 31 2013.

Dairy companies can’t bridge skills gap alone, says Arla consultant

A critical skills shortage in the UK dairy industry is starting to be countered by dairy companies working together towards a common cause, according to senior HR consultant at Arla...

People on the move in the food and drink industry – in pictures

Justin King’s announcement that he would stand down as the boss of Sainsbury in July this year leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food...

Arla Foods reports ‘landmark year’ in UK as revenues rise 22%

Dairy giant Arla Foods reported “a landmark year” in the UK, where revenue climbed by 22% to £2.2bn, after its merger with Milk Link in 2012, according to its 2013...

Dairy Council launches ‘cool’ new milk video

Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video...

Commodity price and NPD top 2014 dairy sector trends

Key 2014 dairy sector topics will be commodity prices, innovations in whey and lactose products and consumer demand for healthier spreads. That’s the view of Hamish Renton, md of food...

NFU: competition to hit milk prices more than floods

Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.

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