All news articles for November 2016

Northumbrian Fine Foods's £1.2M investment into a new production line has create 40 jobs

Biscuit manufacturer creates 40 jobs

By James Ridler

Up to 40 jobs have been created at a biscuit manufacturer in Gateshead, after the company’s new £1.2M bake oven and production line became fully operational.

Premier Foods is trialling Loyd Grossman pouched sauces in France

Premier Foods gets saucy in France

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods hopes to build on the successful launch earlier this year of Loyd Grossman cooking sauces in France with the trial of pouched products.

J2O maker Britvic reported a profit rise of 10.3% in its full-year trading update

Sweet results for Britvic focusing on low sugar drinks

By Matt Atherton

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.

Industry insiders are encouraged to use the new Food Crime Confidential to report offences

Food Crime Unit launches confidential hotline

By James Ridler

A confidential food crime hotline has been launched by the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), which it hoped would encourage industry insiders to report offences.

Food and drink manufacturers need to become more innovative to boost customer loyalty after 4IR

Food firms could boost loyalty in the digital age

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers could use the Fourth Industrial Revolution, known as 4IR, to boost customer loyalty and therefore sales, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has claimed.

Boosting apprenticeships was a key means of lifting productivity, said DEFRA boss Tim Render

Food manufacturers face ‘four key challenges’

By Michael Stones

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).

Kellogg and Nestlé defended themselves over claims its cereals were high in sugar

Cereal firms defend sugar and salt content levels

By Matt Atherton

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.

Jobs have been saved at a bacon producer, after it fell into liquidation

Turners sale saves bacon jobs after Brexit woes

By James Ridler

The sale of a West Midlands bacon producer has saved the jobs of 13 employees, after the company entered liquidation last week – partly due to rising costs caused by the UK’s Brexit vote.

Cranswick reported a 38% rise in profits before tax

Cranswick profits rise 38% after ‘superior growth’

By Matt Atherton

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.

Yoplait is to reduce the sugar content of its Petit Filous products

Yoplait reduces sugar in Petits Filous yogurts

By James Ridler

Yoplait is to reduce the amount of sugar in its Petits Filous children’s yogurts by 17%, as part of a number of reformulations across its range of products.

Bakkavor in 310 new staff recruitment drive

Bakkavor to recruit 310 staff after ‘increased demand’

By Matt Atherton

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).

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