All news articles for February 2014

McVitie’s makes a range of cakes and cake bars at the Halifax plant

McVitie’s Halifax pay dispute prompts strike threat

By Rod Addy

The threat of industrial action looms over United Biscuit’s (UB's) McVitie’s Cake Company factory at Halifax as trades union members rebel over job cuts, shift pattern changes and potential wage cuts.

‘Could do more’, was the NFU’s assessment, one year on, of Tesco’s pledge to bring meat home

Tesco slammed for not buying enough British beef

By Michael Stones

Britain’s biggest retailer is not doing enough to support UK farming by honouring its pledge to buy more British meat – particularly fresh beef, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Dominic Watkins warned firms that had already introduced label changes could face an early adopters' penalty

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Firms face early adopters’ penalty for FIR label changes

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers who have taken early action to comply with the EU’s new food labelling legislation could face an early adopters’ penalty, if their label changes are superseded by new rules. 

NBPO posted 'disappointing results' after a difficult year, said Panmure Gordon

New Britain Palm Oil reports ‘disappointing results’

By Michael Stones

Sustainable palm oil manufacturer New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported “disappointing results”,  partly due to difficult weather, concludes City analyst Panmure Gordon, after the firm posted preliminary results for the year ended December 31 2013.

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