Added value, seasonal and local sourcing are the hot topics in fruit and vegetable processing these days. But the genie is out of the bottle and consumers want their strawberries nicely tasty, packed and available 365 days of the year. Discover the latest pre-preparation techniques to increase your margins and how to square the circle of availability versus low carbon footprint.
Morrisons has announced it will invest a “sizeable” amount of money to open a new 8,825m² distribution centre alongside its existing Bridgwater manufacturing site.
British food and drink manufacturers would be up to £400M better off, after the government renewed its pledges to buy more home produced products.
Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit the embattled retailer in October, despite pledging in April to “see this job though”.
An accident involving a runaway mobile working platform has resulted in a worker fracturing her skull and a £30,000 bill for her employer.
The combined UK sales of discount stores Lidl and Aldi are on course to rival Morrisons’s total sales this year and could top them next year.
Unilever’s iconic Colman’s mustard is celebrating 200 years of manufacturing, after Jeremiah Colman founded the brand in 1814.
Asda’s 1,360 redundancies will help it adapt to the intense changes faced by UK retailers, ceo Andy Clarke claims, and follows a similar announcement made by Morrisons last month to cut 2,600 jobs....
When its retail customer Tesco requested a pack format change from flow wrapping to heat-sealed punnets, APS Salads took the opportunity to install electric tray sealers at its production sites...
The six candidates below have been shortlisted by the Food Manufacture Group editorial team for the Personality of the Year Award. Now it’s up to you. Who do you think...
Discount chain Lidl has revealed plans to create 2,500 jobs in a £220M expansion, the day after Morrisons’ boss Dalton Philips admitted you can’t “out-discount a discounter”.
The food industry must continue to remove ‘display until’ food and drink labels, as they are confusing shoppers and fuelling needless waste, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) claims.
Early discounter Netto will be returning to Britain next year in a £25M joint venture with Sainsbury, to take on Aldi and Lidl, whose cut price offers have revolutionised the...
The creation of a Scottish Food Commission is the centre piece of Scotland’s latest discussion document – Becoming a Good Food Nation – unveiled this week, as part of the...
Animal welfare campaigners have named and shamed the 18 London councils that don’t source eggs from cage-free hens, increasing pressure on them to do so.
Hackers are holding the personal data of more than 600,000 Domino’s Pizza France and Belgium customers ransom for €30,000.
One Waitrose shopper got an unexpected surprise when a live quail reportedly hatched from a box of eggs she bought from the retailer.
Sir Ken Morrison, the outspoken former chairman of Morrisons, has launched a stinging attack on the retailer’s boss Dalton Philips, describing his strategy for the recovery of the troubled business...
Morrisons is refusing to confirm or deny press reports that it plans to axe 2,000 jobs, as part of a new management restructure.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is putting a brave face on the troubled retailer’s latest results, which today (June 4) revealed a third consecutive quarter of falling sales.
Morrisons has breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) by overcharging suppliers, according to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).
Snack salad and vegetable manufacturer Freshtime has appointed Amanda Turner as its new product development manager.
A Scottish gangmaster who illegally supplied workers to Scottish vegetable farms, paying below minimum wage, has been ordered to perform 180 hours of unpaid community work.
The Coop Group, Asda, Aldi and Lidl are all new customers for Produce Investments following its acquisition of the grower, packer and supplier of Jersey Royal potatoes for £15M....
Grocery sales remained “in the doldrums” from February to April, according to leading food analyst Clive Black of Shore Capital, citing data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and accountants...
This month (May) marks the formal launch of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which are now open for entries.
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