All news articles for November 2018

UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Eat Grub’s Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets (12g) launched in 250 Sainsbury's convenience stores on 18 November

Sainsbury’s lists Eat Grab insect snacks

By Rod Addy

Edible insects are “no longer” a gimmick, with Sainsbury’s becoming the first UK supermarket to list edible crickets, supplied by Eat Grub, in its stores.

Broomfield: ‘I think it’s worthwhile, because it re-energises me and hopefully the rest of the team for the year ahead.’

FMEAs 2018

Site Team of the Year winner Tulip: video interview

By James Ridler

Tulip site director Peter Broomfield picked up the award for Site Team of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane hotel in London.

Innis & Gunn is to create 30 jobs at a new brewery in Edinburgh. Dougal Gunn Sharp pictured

Innis & Gunn to create 30 jobs at new factory

By James Ridler

Craft beer producer Innis & Gunn is set to create 30 jobs at a new brewery in Edinburgh, as it aims to achieve sales of more than £40m in the next three years.

Food and drink trends for 2019

Innova’s top 10 food and drink trends for 2019

By James Ridler

Bolder flavours, plant-based foods and alternatives are just some of the big trends that will dominate food and drink next year, according to market research firm Innova Market Insights.

Kelly: ‘I had ambitions to own a string of wine bars and nightclubs, but I settled for the next best thing’


Kelly Turkeys sets itself apart from competition

By Paul Kelly

Kelly Turkeys managing director Paul Kelly says the future emphasis of his company will be dictated by Brexit and the ability to employ EU labour to meet seasonal demand.

Gardner: ‘Identifying other routes into the sector ... will also be important’


New forum focuses on the talent pipeline

By James Ridler

The Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) operations director Andrew Gardner discusses the organisation’s plans to help tackle the food and drink sector’s work requirements.

Apprentice Nathan Brown and capability manager Mandy Reader talk about their roles in the business


Meet the apprentice: PepsiCo

By James Ridler

PepsiCo takes on 150–200 apprentices across its UK sites as part of its ‘Grow our Own’ initiative. Here, organisational capability manager Mandy Reader explains the philosophy, while apprentice Nathan Brown outlines the benefits to his career path.

Unite has criticised Premier’s potential sale of Ambrosia

Potential Ambrosia sale puts 300 ‘in limbo’

By James Ridler

Trade union Unite has criticised Premier Foods for placing 300 workers at its south Devon Ambrosia factory in limbo, after announcing it was seeking a buyer for the business.

Grupo Siro president Juan Manuel González Serna (l) and Cerealto president Luis Ángel López

Multinational Cerealto merges with Siro

By Rod Addy

A new force in contract manufacturing has emerged in the form of multinational food group Cerealto Siro Foods, which has been created through the merger of Cerealto and Grupo Siro.

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