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Good week, bad week (Wk 8)

Food and drink manufacturing jobs on rise

News of new food and drink manufacturing jobs leads this edition of Good news, bad news, your sideways look at the past seven days in the UK food and drink industry.

Published: 20-Feb-2015

Good week, bad week (wk 7)

Tesco and Premier Foods have some good news

Tesco, Tulip and Premier Foods had good news to report this week, as our Good week, bad week spotlight picks out the food industry firms that were up and those that were down over the past seven days.

Published: 13-Feb-2015

Premier Foods has its ‘foot on the gas’ – ceo

Premier Foods's investment update

Premier Foods will pump up to £25M into its production facilities in a bid to boost output and efficiencies across the UK and bolster its recovery this year, according to ceo Gavin Darby.

Published: 11-Feb-2015

Food industry firms: Good week, bad week (wk 6)

Food industry firms: Good week, bad week

That was the food industry week that was – good for some and bad for others. In our sideways look at the past seven days, we chart the firms with something to celebrate and those that may prefer to forget the week.

Published: 06-Feb-2015

Food manufacturing: Good week, bad week

Food manufacturing: Good week, bad week

How was your business week – tough, terrific or just indifferent? In this new occasional series, the Food Manufacture Group takes a sideways look at the week’s food and industry news.

Published: 02-Feb-2015

Business forum gave access to top food execs

Food manufacturers’ forum offers access to top execs

Unrivalled access to top food and drink manufacturing executives was the top reason singled out by the sponsors of the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum for backing the event.

Published: 27-Jan-2015

Prepare for election threats and opportunities

Food industry threats and opportunities

Food and drink manufacturers should prepare for the threats and opportunities arising from the General Election in May, according to law firm DWF.

Published: 26-Jan-2015

Supermarket turmoil could benefit suppliers

Supermarket turmoil may mean clarity for suppliers

Turmoil in the grocery sector may bring greater clarity for their suppliers, predicts Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier.

Published: 26-Jan-2015

Business leaders tackle fat tax at industry forum

Fat tax and discount retailers in spotlight

Debate about taxing ‘unhealthy’ foods provoked division at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum and was a top hot topic singled out by Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England Seafood International.

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Top three tips to securing investment

Top ways food and drink firms can secure investment

Food and drink firms seeking crowdfunding must provide detailed business information to ensure they stand out from the competition to potential investors.

Published: 19-Jan-2015

Promote health benefits or risk political sidelining

Food industry must shout about health credentials

The food industry must promote about its health benefits or risk being sidelined in the lead-up to the General Election in May, according to the chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference.

Published: 16-Jan-2015

Does Groceries Code Adjudicator need new teeth?

Groceries code powers spack political debate

Tougher powers for the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) were under discussion at last week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

Published: 14-Jan-2015

UKIP spokesman speaks up for migrant workers

UKIP speaks up for migrant food workers

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has acknowledged the contribution of migrant workers to the food industry, while its agriculture spokesman revealed how his poultry business relied on a contractor staffed by east European workers.

Published: 12-Jan-2015

Food policy to be key to next Labour government

Food policy to be at heart of next Labour government

Labour has pledged to put food policy at the heart of a new “industry strategy”, while introducing a more joined-up approach to food safety and health challenges, if it is successful after the general election on May 7.

Published: 09-Jan-2015

FMEA wins boost team morale: Dawn Meats boss

Meat firm wins top food manufacturing industry Oscars

Winning not one but two Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) in the industry’s Oscars last month will boost team morale, said Dawn Meats boss Isla Roebuck.

Published: 03-Dec-2014

FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Food manufacturing industry celebrates – on film

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

Published: 01-Dec-2014

Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

Food manufacturing award won by sweet youngster

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Published: 26-Nov-2014

Greencore boss wins personality award in FMEA Oscars

Sandwich boss wins food manufacturing Personality award

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton in a glittering awards ceremony last week.

Published: 24-Nov-2014

Two biggest hurdles holding back cultured meat

Cultured meat update from lead scientist

Boosting production and winning public acceptance are the biggest challenges for scientists seeking to make cultured meat more widely available, according to the scientist leading the research.

Published: 20-Nov-2014

Five-step plan to beat food waste

How food firms can tackle food waste

Food waste charity Hubbub has launched a five-step manifesto to help food manufacturers tackle food waste.

Published: 17-Nov-2014

Nestlé boss invites teachers to spend day in a factory

Nestlé boss encourages teachers to spend a day in a factory

Spending at least one day a year in a factory would help teachers better advise their students about the merits of a career in manufacturing, according to Nestlé.

Published: 14-Nov-2014

Study science and maths for ‘fast track’ career

Science and maths advised for fast track career

Young people who study science and maths at A’ Level can expect a fast-track career in business, said the chair of a new campaign to promote the subjects among school children.

Published: 12-Nov-2014

Step change in food firms’ environmental initiatives

Step change for environmental initiatives

Food and drink manufacturers are transforming their impact on the environment and the entries for this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect this, according to food industry consultant Jean Feord.

Published: 31-Oct-2014

Food industry ‘teaming with’ high quality new talent

Food industry alive with new talent

The food and drink industry is “teaming with” young talent injecting passion and fresh qualities into businesses, according to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.

Published: 28-Oct-2014

TV star sets food and drink industry a mission

Food industry your 'licence to thrill' awaits

TV star Mark Durden-Smith has set food and drink manufacturers a mission to join him in celebration of the best the industry has to offer at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) next month.

Published: 27-Oct-2014