All news articles for June 2019

Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

AMC Group has created 100 jobs at its new factory

AMC Group creates 100 jobs at new juicing factory

By James Ridler

International fresh juice processor AMC Group has created 100 jobs at a new purpose-built factory for freshly-squeezed juice and plant-based and free-from products in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Offering a personal touch for food and drink training courses is what Remit Group strives for

Learning provider

Offering a personal approach at Remit Group

By James Ridler

Remit Group’s Fiona Hawkesley explains how its personalised method of training apprentices brings greater benefits to firms than a simple off-the-shelf offer.

Allied Bakeries, which produces Kingsmill products, has put 180 jobs at risk at its Cardiff factory

Allied Bakeries review puts 180 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Up to 180 jobs are at risk at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory, after the manufacturer announced plans to move production from the site to larger facilities in the UK.

Staying competitive is the top reason for robotic adoption

Robotic adoption in food and drink: exclusive podcast

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers will continue to adopt robots into their business to stay competitive and become more competitive in the global marketplace, according to Enrico Krog Iversen, chief executive of robotic systems provider OnRobot.

Since it was established in 1994, England Marketing has ‘advanced the variety of ways in which it captures opinion’

development hub

Testing ground: boosting NPD buy in

By Ellie Woollven

England Marketing’s Carolyn Hudson explains how its Research Hub is helping manufacturers to achieve better NPD buy-in with retailers and consumers.

China and Britain has reached an agreement for the trade of beef in a deal worth £230m over five years

China agrees market access for British beef

By Aidan Fortune

British beef has been given the green light for commercial exports to China, following a series of inspections by Chinese delegates, in a deal worth £230m over five years.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

The Scottish red meat industry is under significant pressure

Scottish beef industry under threat

By Aidan Fortune

Scottish beef producers are fighting back against livestock and price pressures that are placing the industry’s future in jeopardy.

Creating a tasty, healthy product with a good mouthfeel is a difficult balancing act for manufacturers

Beverage innovation

A matter of taste: striking a balance in healthy drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

With the trend for naturally sweetened and reduced-sugar drinks continuing, manufacturers are striving to find a good balance of taste and mouthfeel while supplying healthier products.

Hall: ‘To replace plastics there are many hurdles to overcome and issues to consider’

Opinion

Why replacing plastics is a complicated task

By Dan Hall

Campden BRI product technologist Dan Hall weighs up the environmental impact of plastic packaging with the practical benefits it has for keeping food fresh and safe.

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