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Manufacturers face ‘dark cloud of uncertainty’: CBI

The UK economy is predicted to grow more slowly than previously forecast over the next two years as global economic risks heighten, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)....

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sold for £935M

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been bought for £935M ($1.3bn) by Kenco coffee owner JAB Holding.

£60M US export opportunity for UK beef and lamb

UK beef and lamb producers could gain access to the £60M US market after recent trade talks.


Vitafoods Europe: nutrition show marks 20 years

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year's Vitafoods will be the biggest yet.


Vitafoods Europe: products on show

Here’s our round-up of the latest products, trends and research to be unveiled at next month’s Vitafoods Europe.

Seafood Global Expo exhibitors exit after Brussels bombings

The Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global has revealed it has seen some exhibitors pull out of the event in the wake of the Brussels bombings.

US Healthy & Natural Show focuses on innovation

Food and drink products that are innovative, natural, organic and nutritional will take centre stage at the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show to at Chicago’s Navy Pier between May 5-7,...

Vodka maker Chase Distillery wins China deal

A Midlands distillery has secured a lucrative deal to export its products to China.

Nutrition projects to be revealed at Vitafoods

Results from four EU-funded nutrition projects, covering weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing, are to be revealed at this year’s Vitafoods Europe show.

Nestlé decision sparks sports sponsorship row

Food and drink manufacturing giant Nestlé has sparked controversy by ending its sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after the organisation became mired in both corruption...

Soup-maker Campbell switches to GMO labelling

The world’s largest soup-maker has responded to calls for more food transparency by announcing it is to label the genetically modified organism (GMO) content on all of its US products....

Food manufacturers hail climate change deal

Food manufacturers have welcomed the recent deal on climate change agreed in Paris, with Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier describing it as “a major step forward”.

The Terminator says: ‘Eat less meat – or else’

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator film star and former US politician, has recommended eating less meat and fewer dairy products to protect the world against climate change.

Greencore to open new US food plant and research centre

Chilled convenience and food-to-go firm Greencore plans to open a new manufacturing facility and innovation centre near Seattle next year, creating more than 50 jobs.

BRF plans chilled jv in eastern Europe

BRF, the world’s 10th largest food company accounting for 14% of all poultry traded on the planet, is considering a new chilled food joint venture (jv) in central or eastern...

Climate change is cutting UK food production: NFU

Climate change is already cutting UK food output, according to a survey conducted by the National Farmers Union (NFU), as US president Barack Obama said the UN climate conference in...

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EU to spend £4.8M fighting killer olive tree disease

The EU has pledged to spend £4.8M (€7M) in combating “a dangerous plant pathogen” that targets fruit trees, such as olive trees, and grave vines.

‘Mega-deals’ put global food and drink M&A activity at eight-year high

A series of food and drink ‘mega-deals’ will result in this year’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sector activity being at its highest since 2007, with international deals dominating, a financial...

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Strong pulse: UN’s International Year of Pulses targets trade boost

The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.

Further consolidation likely in wake of AB InBev/SABMiller deal, expert warns

The £71BN takeover of SABMiller by AB InBev is likely to result in further consolidation among the remaining brewers, a leading expert on large-scale mergers has claimed.

Hilton lauded for its international ambition

Hilton Food Group has been praised for its “very well-invested facilities” and “ambitious management team” who target international expansion by leading City analysts, after the meat packing company announced it...

Cargill makes £0.95bn fish firm acquisition

Global grain giant Cargill is seeking to cash in on growing demand for seafood with its £0.95bn (€1.35bn) acquisition of leading fish feed supplier Norwegian firm EWOS.

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.

Scottish whisky seeks world heritage status similar to champagne

Scotch whisky producers are hoping to follow French champagne makers and win United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage status for their products.

Limagrain and Canterra Seeds in new Canadian jv

Canadian farmers are set to benefit from access to the very latest wheat seed varieties with enhanced characteristics, following a new research joint venture (jv) known as Limagrain Cereals Research...

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