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Cross channel freight firm in management buyout

Cross channel freight firm France Line International Transport has completed a management buyout (MBO) today (July 22).

FTA posts safety notice for Pokémon players

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned Pokémon Go players to remain vigilant around its headquarters in Tunbridge Wells.

E.coli deaths linked to mixed salad leaves

Two people have died and 151 cases have been confirmed in an E.coli outbreak that appears to be linked to eating mixed salad leaves.

Food Manufacture’s ‘Top 20 tweets of the week’

Maggots in Morrisons’ broccoli, Coca-Cola’s plans to boost output and our quest for a food manufacturing hero all featured in the top tweets from Food Manufacture’s readers this week....

Brexit impact

Freight transport group highlights drive to single market access

Access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) top priorities after Brexit. 


Brexit: 80 organisations call for food and farming support

More than 80 organisations have signed a letter to the government to stress the implications of Brexit on the food and farming industry.

Me and my factory

Coca-Cola site boss: ‘How I plan to lift efficiency’

Coca-Cola's Trevor Newman tells Noli Dinkovski he is intent on optimising efficiency at the huge Wakefield site.

Branded goods to benefit from online growth

The growth of online grocery shopping through the likes of Amazon Fresh and Ocado will significantly boost branded products at the detriment of own-label, the founder of the Black Farmer...

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Boosting productivity at Coca-Cola’s Wakefield factory

Boosting productivity by improving employee engagement is a four-step process at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield factory.

General Mills UK moves into Port Salford distribution hub

General Mills UK – owner of well-known brands, including Old El Paso, Green Giant, Betty Crocker and Nature Valley – last month became the first tenant of a modern distribution...

Bakkavor recalls chilled guacamole over salmonella fear

Bakkavor recently recalled a number of chilled guacamole products due to the possible presence of salmonella.

UK dairy recovering after ‘dreadful’ two years: minister

The UK dairy industry may be turning a corner after a “dreadful” couple of years – but Brexit has created nervousness about the future of the market – the food...

Fears for 1,000 Carlsberg distribution jobs: union

Carlsberg’s plans to outsource 1,000 distribution jobs to DHL Tradeteam have been met with “disappointment and dismay” by Unite the union.

Food donation guide for manufacturers launched

A guide offering food manufacturers practical advice on how to donate food surpluses to food banks has been launched by three trade organisations.

Brexit: food firms need integrated supply chains

An integrated supply chain that standardises legislation, systems, policies, and engineering methods is needed post-Brexit, according to a leading university academic.

Brexit impact

Brexit could result in ‘stable food prices’ but views differ

Food prices could remain low fuelled by intense competition by retailers despite Brexit, a leading economist has claimed.

Lidl backs British farmers with fruit and veg pledge

Lidl UK, the discount supermarket chain, has boosted its commitment to backing British fruit and vegetable growers by agreeing an 11-step plan.

My Local may enter administration: 1,650 jobs at risk

Convenience store chain My Local may enter into administration, putting 1,650 jobs at risk.

UK agrifood research programme launched

The global challenges of ensuring sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all is the focus of the international launch of the N8 AgriFood programme today (June 21).

Tesco boss calls for food waste action

Food manufacturers need to do more to reduce food waste across the supply chain, according to Tesco ceo Dave Lewis.

Food logistics firm buys family-owned business

Family-owned logistics firm RG Bassett & Sons has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by food logistics group S J Bargh.

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Fraud prevention guide unveiled for herbs and spices

A guide to protect manufacturers from buying adulterated or substituted herbs and spices has been launched in a landmark joint industry initiative.

Amazon Fresh launches in the UK market

Amazon has launched its long-awaited Amazon Fresh grocery offer in the UK yesterday (Thursday June 9).

Insurance Act creates new duty to disclose

Food and drink manufacturers will need to disclose more information that could have a material impact on their insurance policies or risk them not paying out in the event of...

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