All news articles for June 2019

Operating in the Outer Hebrides is both challenging and rewarding for the Isle of Harris Distillers

Me and my team

Distilling island life: Isle of Harris Distillers

By Simon Erlanger

Running a spirits business in the Outer Hebrides brings challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to tell a unique story, says Isle of Harris Distillers managing director Simon Erlanger.

Can bacon cling to its crown, despite its mixed fortunes in the UK?

Pork & Bacon feature

Can bacon bite back?

By Alyson Magee

While clinging on to its status as the most consumed animal protein globally, the pork sector has experienced mixed fortunes in the UK. But with innovation rife, and processors investing in efficiencies to improve margins, the future looks optimistic.

Kers: 'Our strategy is gaining momentum'

Food giant reaps rewards from turnaround strategy

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is benefiting from parent company Boparan Holdings’ turnaround plan, as it reports its first like-for-like quarterly pre-tax profit for two-and-a-half years.

Kerry Foods supplies own-label products to a range of retailers, including all the top supermarkets

Brewer offers help as hundreds of Kerry jobs go

By Rod Addy

Molson Coors has offered a lifeline to the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Kerry Foods’ Burton-Upon-Trent ready meals factory as it prepares to close at the end of August.

Tacon: 'I want to leave this role having achieved all I set out to do – and more'

Groceries Code Adjudicator to step down

By Rod Addy

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon is to step down from her role at the end of her current term in June 2020, delegates at the GCA Annual Conference heard.

Brexit: progress has stalled on a number of technical areas

Brexit: state of play

Trade body airs persistent Brexit concerns with MPs

By Helen Gilbert

Tim Rycroft, chief operating officer of the Food and Drink Federation, was part of a group offering oral evidence to the Exiting The European Union Select Committee on 12 June. We caught up with him after the hearing to identify the most pressing concerns...

MOre and more suppliers are steering away from using plastics in their packaging

Glass and can boost in beverages

By Paul Gander

Beverage brand-owners and contract packers are steering away from new launches in plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as investment in equipment for can and glass filling grows, suppliers claim.

ABP was last year's overall winner

How you can win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar

By Rod Addy

There’s still plenty of time to submit your winning entry in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), ahead of the July 29 deadline. So, here’s how to impress the judges and bring home a much-coveted food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

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