Soft drinks firm Britvic reported a 10.1% rise in annual sales revenue to £1.43bn, boosted by growth in its no and low sugar drinks, as the manufacturer strived to reduce sugar content before the sugar tax is introduced in April 2018.
Food manufacturers face four key challenges – with the need to boost productivity topping the list – according to Tim Render, director of food and farming, at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Leading cereal manufacturers are striving to slash sugar and salt content, according to the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers (ACFM), after it was revealed that more than half of Kellogg’s and Nestlé’s UK breakfast cereals were high in sugar.
Meat processor Cranswick reported a 38% rise in profits before tax to £40.4M in its half-year statement for the six months to September 30, as it continued its period of “superior growth”, analysts said.
Food manufacturers face four key challenges – with the need to boost productivity topping the list – according to Tim Render, director of food and farming, at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Ready meals specialist Bakkavor is recruiting 310 people for factory production and management roles in Lincolnshire, after “increased demand from its customers”, the manufacturer revealed today (November 28).