All news articles for March 2019

Warnings have been issued to Government over a lack of clarity surrounding Brexit

Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

By Aidan Fortune

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

Thew Arnott: 'Taxation is likely, as the Government has strongly suggested this will occur'

Piling on the pounds: the route to reformulation

By Noli Dinkovski

With the threat of taxation hanging over their heads, manufacturers are scrambling to meet sugar and calorie reduction targets, but with consumers looking for cleaner labels, there is no easy route to reformulation

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley will be brought together as one entity

Bristows and Crawford & Tilley brought under one roof

By James Ridler

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley owner the Paramount Retail Group is to bring the two companies together under one entity, the Great British Confectionery Group, for trading purposes.

You food and drink legal questions are answered by our experts

Food and drink industry legal Q&A

By James Ridler

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this month’s legal Q&A.

St Pierre Groupe, formerly Carrs Foods, has invested £6.7m in international growth

St Pierre Group secures £6.7m investment

By James Ridler

St Pierre Group, recently rebranded from Carrs Foods, has secured a £6.7m investment from BGF and Lloyds bank in a bid to accelerate international growth.

Pasta Foods has invested in a new pasta production line ahead of expected Brexit supply issues

Pasta Foods invests in new production line

By Aidan Fortune

Ingredients manufacturer Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit.

Own-label suppliers, including Bakkavor, will be negatively impacted by the Sainsbury's/Asda merger

Sainsbury’s/Asda merger putting suppliers at risk

By James Ridler

Own-label suppliers will be negatively affected by the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger, whether or not it gets approved by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA), according to Barclays analysts.

2 Sisters owned Fox's Biscuits is set to axe 250 jobs

2 Sisters to axe 250 jobs at Fox’s Biscuits

By James Ridler

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Fox’s Biscuits’ Uttoxeter site in East Staffordshire, after the manufacturer announced plans to reduce the 700-strong workforce at the loss-making site.

The SBcCo Group has secured a new manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire

Brewer secures new factory to boost exports

By James Ridler

Drinks producer The SBCo Group has completed a seven-figure deal to acquire a manufacturing facility in Cropton, North Yorkshire, in a bid to boost exports to China and Hong Kong.

David Jones and Michal Chalupka discuss Britvic's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Britvic

By James Ridler

Britvic UK & Ireland is keen to develop its people, whether through formalised training or apprenticeship schemes, as the firm’s Michal Chalupka and David Jones explain.

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