Beverages manufacturer Britvic has balanced the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the almost complete shutdown of the hospitality and foodservice sectors with strong at-home sales, according to its latest financial results.
Coronavirus has hit small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry harder than any other sector, bar hospitality and leisure, according to research commissioned by specialist bank Aldermore.
Vegan and coeliac-friendly desserts have greatly inspired teams entering this year’s student food innovation competition – Ecotrophelia UK and are trends heavily reflected by the five shortlisted groups.
The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has accelerated new product development as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite still wrestling with considerable supply chain disruption, commercial director Matthew Hall explains.
Some major grocery retailers are reversing all supplier delistings made at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while others are considering making them permanent, according to Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon.