All news articles for January 2017

Greencore reported a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales

Greencore confident of mitigating Brexit threats

By Matt Atherton

Greencore said it was confident of mitigating any Brexit-related cost increases, as it reported a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £417M on a constant currency basis, in the 13 weeks to December 30.

Starbucks has pledged to recruit an additional 10,000 workers from the global community of refugees

Starbucks boss to hire 10,000 refugees

By Michael Stones

American coffee giant Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide, after US president Trump introduced tough new rules restricting migration from seven countries.

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine was testing for DHA and EPA levels

Omega-3 test reveals deficiency threats

By Noli Dinkovski

Norwegian krill supplier Aker BioMarine used last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show to raise awareness of the “serious and costly” implications of being omega-3 deficient.

Bakery closure: Avana ceased general production last Friday (Flickr Live4Soccer/(L4S))

Newport bakery closes with 161 job losses

By Noli Dinkovski

A bakery in Newport is to close with the loss 161 of jobs after its owner said market conditions had meant the business was no longer viable.

Weetabix has revealed plans to invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories

Weetabix invests £30M but warns of price rises

By Matt Atherton

Weetabix will invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories to expand its UK and international brands, the company’s chief executive revealed, but also warned of price rises as the pound’s value falls.

Lidl is to donate 2M meals a year to charities

Lidl to donate 2M meals a year

By James Ridler

Discount retailer Lidl is to donate up to 2M meals a year to people facing food poverty in the UK, as part of its plans to donate food surplus to local food charities.

New food export markets could take 10 years to develop, said Promar International's John Giles (left). Meawhile, Paul Berryman (right) is taking part in a US trade mission

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New food export markets ‘could take 10 years to develop’

By Michael Stones

New food and drink exports could take 10 years to develop, says agri-food consultancy Promar International, ahead of a trade mission to the US this week by a team from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The FTA is to offer free training for truck drivers, to plug the logistics skills gap

Training scheme to tackle logistics skills gap

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are to benefit from fully-funded training and apprenticeships from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), to tackle shortages of skilled heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.