All news articles for January 2019

Clothier attended Food Manufacture's Business Leader's Forum on 22 January

Wyke Farms to double capacity of Bruton factory

By Rod Addy

Wyke Farms is doubling capacity at its Bruton plant in Somerset, having secured planning permission for the move as part of a five-year plan to maintain the business' strong growth.

Oatein secured £50k of investment on BBC's Dragons' Den

Oatein secures £50k Dragons’ Den investment

By James Ridler

Healthy snack bar brand Oatein has secured a £50,000 investment from entrepreneur Peter Jones on last night’s (27 January) episode of BBC TV programme Dragons’ Den.

Young's Seafood is to cut 50 jobs at its Livingston, Scotland plant

Young’s Seafood to axe 50 jobs

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood is to axe 50 jobs at its fish processing plant in Scotland, following investments in automation and process improvement at the site.

Black: ergers and acquisitions in the food and drink industry will continue no matter the Brexit scenario. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders’ Forum

M&A activity resilient to Brexit

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK food and drink industry will continue despite the outcome of Brexit, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

Nick Taylor is Moy Park's new head of talent and employee experience

New talent appointment at Moy Park

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Moy Park has announced the appointment of Nicky Taylor as its new head of talent and employee experience.

GEA showcased new packaging technology at this year's ProSweets in Cologne

It’s a wrap for GEA on bagging

By Paul Gander

New machinery options for both confectionery wrapping and bagging were unveiled by GEA at ProSweets Cologne in January, emphasising a move in the sector towards sourcing line equipment from a single supplier.

Princes has invested in supporting UK recycling

Princes in support of UK recycling

By Paul Gander

With a new national waste strategy on the horizon, one food and drink manufacturer is eager to show it is supporting UK recycling.

Tata Steel are gearing up for a number of launches this year

Banging the can for innovative designs

By Paul Gander

New structural designs that stand out on shelves and aid convenience are at the forefront of a wave of innovation in metal packaging, in a market traditionally dominated by high-volume, commoditised food cans.

International mergers and acquisitions in the UK could dwindle in a no-deal Brexit

Business leaders' forum

Brexit threatens international acquisitions in UK

By James Ridler

Crashing out of the EU could risk quashing international interest in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK, an expert in corporate finance has warned.

Food and drink trends for 2019

Key food and drink trends for 2019

By Noli Dinkovski

From pegan diets to cannabidiol oil, we offer a snapshot of what 2019 holds for the UK food and drink industry.

Macsween has exported £25,000 of haggis to Canada in January alone

Export success for haggis in Canada

By James Ridler

Scottish producer Macsween has exported £25,000-worth of haggis to Canada this January, as Scots around the world gear up to celebrate Burns Night (25 January).