Salad fire, 2 Sisters and Finsbury top week’s news

By Laurence Gibbons

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A blaze that tore through Selby Salads’ manufacturing site in North Yorkshire and wrecked its warehouse leads this week’s top news headlines.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the fire. Police are still seeking anyone with any information.

Meanwhile, there was good news for 2 Sisters Food Group and Finsbury Food Group.

2 Sisters revealed it would pump £55M into its ready meals, soup and sauces division.

Boost in capacity

The £38M reconstruction of 2 Sisters Pennine factory in Sheffield should be completed by the end of 2017, safeguarding 800 jobs and boosting capacity, the firm said.

2 Sisters parent company Boparan Holdings also overtook Associated British Foods to be recognised as the UK’s largest food and drink manufacturer, according to a survey by OC&C Strategy Consultants in collaboration with Food Manufacture’s​ sister title The Grocer.

Finsbury Food Group enjoyed a good week too.  It posted a 76% boost in pre-tax profits to £11.4M, after  what it described as a ‘transformational year’.

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