All news articles for April 2019

A change in culture could attract more women into the food industry

Tackle bias directly to create female-friendly culture

By Helen Gilbert

Tackling “unconscious bias” against female staff could help food firms attract more women, although an ageing workforce is potentially more of an issue, Kathryn Grant, people development manager at British Sugar, has claimed.

Despite seeing a sales drop of 1.2%, Sainsbury’s reclaimed second place from former merger partner Asda

Grocery market grows at rapid pace

By Helen Gilbert

Unseasonably warm weather, Mother’s Day and a late Easter helped bolster holiday spend to a record £2.5bn – the fastest rate of growth the sector has displayed this year, new data has suggested.

Food manufacturers have increased adoption of robots over the past five years

Robot adoption grows 50%

By James Ridler

The number of food manufacturers adopting robots into their production has increased by 50% over the past five years, fuelled by demands from retailers and consumers, according to a report from consultancy ING.

Stockpiling could lead to food waste, an expert has warned

Stockpiling plans could lead to waste

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers’ stockpiling as part of Brexit contingency plans could be counter-productive and lead to significant waste, a monitoring systems provider has claimed.

CE Marks do not guarantee the safety of your production line, argues John Boyle

Opinion

CE marks alone do not guarantee machine safety

By John Boyle

John Boyle – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health member and head of health, safety, risk and continuous improvement at G’s Fresh – discusses machine safety and the role of Conformité Européenne (CE) marks.

Regency started from a necessity and has grown into a supply chain giant

Supply chain feature

Regency Purchasing Group: the benefit of insight

By James Ridler

Regency Purchasing Group managing director Alex Demetriou has created a significant business from industry insights, all due to a clear gap he found in the market.

Burts Potato Chips is to create 64 jobs at its Leicester site

Burts Potato Chips creates 60 jobs

By James Ridler

Burts Potato Chips is to create more than 60 new jobs at its Leicester site as part of its expansion of the recently acquired factory.

HCC research has revealed that more than half of consumers are confused about meat intake recommendations

Confusion reigns over meat intake guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Misconceptions among the British public over how much red meat should be consumed on a daily basis may be leading to the unnecessary cutting down of portions, a new study has found.

Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations

Typhoo posts full supplier list

By Helen Gilbert

Typhoo has published a full list of its global tea suppliers for the first time in a bid to boost wider transparency and accountability across the industry.

Fox's claimed the cookies market is in strong growth

Fox’s Biscuits launches new indulgent cookie

By Helen Gilbert

2 Sisters-owned Fox’s Biscuits has extended its Chunkie Cookie range with what it claims is its most “indulgent flavour” yet, as it seeks to capitalise on the burgeoning market.

New SAMW president Andy McGowan has called for more support for the red meat industry in Scotland

New SAMW president urges Government support

By Aidan Fortune

The new president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Andy McGowan has called on the Government to provide more support to the red meat industry, especially as Brexit confusion continues.

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