All news articles for April 2014

Gioertz-Carlson will switch Denmark for the UK when he starts his role on August 1 2014

Arla appoints new head of UK business

By Laurence Gibbons

Arla Foods has appointed Peter Gioertz-Carlsen as its new executive vice president for Arla UK, effective August 1 2014.

Thorntons makes and sells a wide range of chocolate and confectionery products

Q3 growth at Thorntons hit by slow sales

By Rod Addy

Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.

Typhoo produces one million teabags an hour

Own-label deal to boost jobs at Typhoo

By Nicholas Robinson

A major own-label supermarket contract and an investment programme will create at least 15 jobs and increase output at Typhoo Tea’s Moreton processing plant on the Wirral, Merseyside.

British pigmeat exporters may soon benefit from expert local advice in Beijing

DEFRA interviews candidates for export role to China

By Rick Pendrous

UK food exporters could be a step closer to realising their goal of having a full-time agriculture expert appointed in Beijing to support exports to China, following news that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has begun interviewing...

Moy Park emmploys more than 11,500 people across 16 European production sites

Moy Park growth fuelled by locally-sourced poultry

By Rod Addy

Moy Park grew 2013 sales and profits as a result of increased supermarket demand for locally-sourced poultry and underlying market growth, the company confirmed in a statement on its annual results.

Women are more likely to buy food targeted at their gender than men

Women drawn to personalised food products

By Laurence Gibbons

Women are more than four times as likely to purchase food and drink products with personalised or gender-specific packaging as men, according to a study of over 500 marketing and packaging professionals.

Pressure to cut costs has created opportunities for food fraud, said Waitrose technical director David Croft

Uncertainty remains on policing food fraud

By Rick Pendrous

Market intelligence should be used far more to detect food fraud, following the lessons learned from last year’s horsemeat contamination scandal, but the question of who pays for it remains unclear, the head of technical services at Waitrose has claimed.

Brands need to engage more with consumers and 'tell a story'

Own-label eats in to branded market share

By Nicholas Robinson

Branded food manufacturers need to establish unique selling points if they are to stem the rising tide of own-label suppliers stealing market share from them, Kantar Worldpanel director Adrian Atterby has warned.

KFC to pump £40M into business over five years

KFC prepares for growth with £40M investment

By Nicholas Robinson

Southern-fried chicken giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will pump £21M into the opening of 32 new restaurants this year, creating 1,300 new jobs and setting the pace for five years of expansion.

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