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Lean and green tops the agenda for Kinnerton

Chocolate factory sweet on lean manufacturing plans

Mark Bullock

General manager - Kinnerton Confectionery

Leaner manufacturing and improved staff engagement are the twin targets of Kinnerton Confectionery’s site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Published: 24-May-2016

London bakery fire arsonist caught on CCTV

Bakery fire arsonist caught on CCTV

Dramatic CCTV footage of a masked arsonist attacking a London bakery has been released by the Metropolitan Police.

Published: 23-May-2016

Skilled managers ‘vital for lean manufacturing’

Lean food manufacturing depends on skilled managers

A skilled and fully-trained management team is vital for the success of lean and green food and drink manufacturing, according to fast-moving consumer goods improvement specialist Simon Spanyol, who took part in the Food Manufacture Group’s recent webinar dedicated to the subject.

Published: 19-May-2016

Lean and green manufacturing savings: what to expect

Lean and green manufacturing savings: what to expect

Lauras International partner, Jeremy Praud sets out what savings to expect from implementing a lean food and drink manufacturing programme in this video interview.

Published: 18-May-2016

M&S sourcing boss: what we expect from suppliers

Marks & Spencer’s sourcing boss: what we expect from suppliers

Marks & Spencer (M&S) sets demanding standards for its suppliers but rewards top class achievement, explains the retailer’s head of responsible sourcing and packaging and Plan A Louise Nicholls, in this exclusive video interview.

Published: 18-May-2016

Greencore boss sets out lean manufacture gains

Food manufacturer explains the benefits of lean

Lean and green food manufacturing is about far more than “switching off the lights and lagging the pipes”, Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson explains in this exclusive video interview.

Published: 11-May-2016

Campylobacter control needs unified approach

Campylobacter control needs unified food industry action

Combating campylobacter infection requires a broad industry approach of co-ordinated action, according to Food Manufacture's Big Video Debate on the subject at Foodex last month.

Published: 10-May-2016

Food firms should ‘do more to back apprentices’

Food manufacturers should ‘do more to support apprenticeships’

Food and drink manufacturers should do more to help apprentices find work in the sector, according to Jon Poole, chief executive of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

Published: 09-May-2016

Food and drink crime: what tops experts’ wish list

 Food crime: what’s on the experts’ wish list

Persuading people to share information about suspected food and drink crime, co-ordinating intelligence sharing and harnessing technology to beat criminal activity topped the wish lists of experts taking part in Food Manufacture’s Big Video Debate on food fraud at Foodex.

Published: 06-May-2016

Campylobacter: rapid chilling is ‘nearest to silver bullet’

Campylobacter: rapid chilling is ‘nearest thing to silver bullet’

Campylobacter control using rapid surface chilling (RSC) is “the nearest thing we have to a silver bullet”, and should be adopted widely to cut infection levels, according to Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall.

Published: 04-May-2016

2 Sisters boss: ‘apprentices play a key role’

2 Sisters boss: ‘apprentices play a key role’

2 Sisters Food Group relies on apprentices to help plug the skills gap, according to its group technical learning and development manager, who helped frame the government’s new Trailblazer programme of apprenticeships.

Published: 03-May-2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Manufacturing investment ‘delayed by EU referendum fears’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

Published: 03-May-2016

Food Crime Unit boss aims to win food firms’ trust

Food Crime Unit boss sets out priority for year ahead

Winning food and drink manufacturers’ trust, as a first step to persuading them to share information to help combat crime, is the top priority of the head of Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Food Crime Unit Andy Morling.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Insects as human food set for tasty growth

Insects as human food set for tasty growth

Insects as a source of human food are set for big growth, driven by western consumers’ sense of culinary adventure and environmental responsibility, according to speakers at our food innovation conference last month.

Published: 21-Apr-2016

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Food and drink retailers’ growing interest in lean manufacturing is a “massive opportunity” for manufacturers, according to Lauras International, which is sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar focusing on the topic at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 08-Apr-2016

Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

Food manufacturers should tell a good story

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Published: 29-Mar-2016

Innovation conference highlights potential on offer

Innovation conference highlights the potential on offer

New product development will become even more important for food and drink manufacturers, after the Chancellor’s sugar tax budget bombshell, according director of the Aurora Ceres Partnership Steve Osborn, who chaired Food Manufacture's recent innovation conference.

Published: 24-Mar-2016

Lewis Pie & Pasty Co prioritises staff engagement

Lewis Pie & Pasty Co puts priority on staff engagement

Engaging staff is a key means of delivering productivity improvements at the Lewis Pie & Pasty Company.

Published: 03-Mar-2016

Food manufacturing webinar focuses on lean and green

Lean and green food manufacturing webinar: register now

The latest thinking on lean and green food and drink manufacturing will be the focus of a free access webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 01-Mar-2016

Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

Food industry looking towards good year

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: 'one person was missing'

Business Leaders Forum: Where was the shopper?

One person was missing from the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of grocery think tank IGD. That person was the shopper, it was claimed.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: ‘premier event in food calendar’

Business Leaders:  ‘premier event in the food calendar’

The Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – has grown to become “probably the premier event in the food calendar”,  according to host sponsor DWF.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Food boss: people integral to business growth

Bakery firm's staff retention key to success

Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

Published: 04-Feb-2016

How horse riding helped food boss in business

Food boss’s valuable horse-riding lesson

Dawn Foods’s boss Chris Jenkins urged food and drink businesses to show the courage of their convictions in order to secure business success.

Published: 02-Feb-2016

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier awake at night? “Everything”, he tells us in this disarmingly frank video interview. But his particular concerns focus on the availability of labour and the UK’s potential exit from the EU.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

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