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UK food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lost their fizz in the first four months of 2015, discounting major one-off transactions, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners’ latest...
Bird flu, feed costs and intensifying competition have hit the global poultry sector in the past three months, but there are signs these pressures could be easing, according to Rabobank.
Salmon firms have boosted employee numbers by more than a quarter over two years, leading to a net increase in jobs across the seafood industry, according to trade body Seafish.
Late payment problems, skills shortages and product development challenges – we want to know how these and other issues are shaping your business.
Mariner Foods’ assets are being sold off after the Grimsby-based seafood firm plunged into administration three weeks ago.
Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks’s appointment at Hovis leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
Action on Sugar’s (AoS’s) latest research into fruit-based snacks masks useful nutritional information, confusing parents and potentially stopping children from having healthier treats, nutritionists have warned.
Dairygold Food Ingredients UK has invested £300,000 in a new packaging line for its soft cheese products at its Leeds site.
The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over the coming year, it was announced in its 11th annual report...
Soft drinks firms have increased the value of their brands globally over the past year, despite consumer health concerns about sugar and artificial sweeteners, new figures suggest.
Discounter B&M will open 60 new stores in the UK, after reporting substantial revenue growth in the first set of results following its £2bn initial public offering (IPO) last year....
All major supermarkets failed to hit annual targets for campylobacter contamination levels on shop-bought whole chickens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Retailers are gaining ground on campylobacter according to results that update the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest data, the grocery industry has claimed.
Tesco has been overtaken by Aldi in the top 20 most valuable global retail brands list, while Lidl made it onto the list for the first time.
Small to medium-sized food firms will gain greater support from the Enterprise Bill introduced in the Queen’s Speech today (May 27), according to organisations welcoming the move.
Nestlé’s decision to change the name of its Kit Kat brand to YouTube Break has been described as “nonsense” and “stupid” by readers of this website.
Food manufacturers could cut their energy costs by operating more energy efficiently, avoiding production during expensive peak demand periods and working more closely with their energy providers.
AG Barr has confirmed a further £11M investment at its new £41M Milton Keynes manufacturing facility in its interim results today.
Dairy UK has slammed the European Commission’s (EC’s) rejection of mandatory country of origin (COOL) labelling for dairy in the EU and has vowed to push for national implementation instead....
Food and drink businesses have been encouraged to follow Sainsbury’s lead by London fire chiefs and install sprinklers, after the system prevented “devastating damage” when the retailer’s Charlton depot caught...
A £3M food innovation centre has been opened in Northern Ireland, designed to help especially smaller businesses and artisans develop new products for consumers.
UK businesses play a crucial role in Europe’s economy and any decision to leave the union would be grave for EU economies as well as the UK’s.
Cool Chile is targeting further growth through new product development and plant investment.
Fish, seafood and China drove Scottish food export growth over the past year, according to figures just released by the Scottish government.
Graham’s The Family Dairy is pumping £1M into production facilities at its Aithrey Kerse Farm at Bridge of Allan in Scotland to boost spreadable butter capabilities and increase flexibility.
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