All news articles for May 2015

Bright Foods's purchase of Weetabix has been one of the biggest 2015 deals

Food and drink M&A more subdued in 2015

By Rod Addy

UK food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lost their fizz in the first four months of 2015, discounting major one-off transactions, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners’ latest review.

The EU poultry industry needs to protect itself against future bird flu outbreaks, says Rabobank

Bird flu and feed costs hit poultry firms in 2015

By Rod Addy

Bird flu, feed costs and intensifying competition have hit the global poultry sector in the past three months, but there are signs these pressures could be easing, according to Rabobank.

Employment in the salmon sector has leaped up by 28% since 2012

Salmon boosts seafood industry jobs

By Rod Addy

Salmon firms have boosted employee numbers by more than a quarter over two years, leading to a net increase in jobs across the seafood industry, according to trade body Seafish.

The survey covers a host of business issues

Industry survey: time running out

By Rod Addy

Late payment problems, skills shortages and product development challenges – we want to know how these and other issues are shaping your business.

Mariner Foods's equipment is being prepared for auction

Mariner Foods assets sale

By Rod Addy

Mariner Foods’ assets are being sold off after the Grimsby-based seafood firm plunged into administration three weeks ago.

Food industry people on the move

People on the move in the food industry

By Laurence Gibbons

Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks’s appointment at Hovis leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

High sugary foods are being partially blamed for the UK's obesity epidemic

AoS ‘wrong about fruit-based snacks’ – nutritionists

By Nicholas Robinson

Action on Sugar’s (AoS’s) latest research into fruit-based snacks masks useful nutritional information, confusing parents and potentially stopping children from having healthier treats, nutritionists have warned.

Tesco is under investigation by the Serious Fraud office, the GCA and the FRC

Financial watchdog focuses on supplier relations

By Rick Pendrous

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over the coming year, it was announced in its 11th annual report published today (May 29).

Morrisons claims significant cuts in the amount of highly contaminated chickens

Campylobacter is losing war, claim retailers

By Rod Addy

Retailers are gaining ground on campylobacter according to results that update the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest data, the grocery industry has claimed.

On average, one new store a week was opened by B&M in the past 12 months

B&M to open 60 stores after profit surge

By Nicholas Robinson

Discounter B&M will open 60 new stores in the UK, after reporting substantial revenue growth in the first set of results following its £2bn initial public offering (IPO) last year.

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