All news articles for February 2020

(left to right) Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer will hand over to Dolf van den Brink

Heineken CEO to step down

By Michelle Perrett

Dolf van den Brink is set to take over as CEO at Heineken from the beginning of June.

The AHDB has hit back at claims that giving up meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet

AHDB hits back at BBC meat claims

By James Ridler

Claims that reducing meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet have been denounced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Greenyard Frozen's work with FareShare has helped to create 80k meals

Food surplus scheme creates 80,000 meals

By James Ridler

Fruit and vegetable producer Greenyard Frozen has helped create 80,000 meals for vulnerable people through its partnership with food charity FareShare.

Adapting to new technology is the way forward for supply chain operators, said Dombach

Supply chain profile

Zebra Technologies: Working smarter, not harder

By James Ridler

Daniel Dombach, head of Solution Sales at Zebra Technologies, explains why supply chain operators need to become tech-savvy to stay ahead of the game.

Ocado reported a pre-tax loss of £214m in 2019

Warehouse fire deepens Ocado loss in 2019

By James Ridler

Online retailer Ocado has reported a £214m pre-tax loss for the year ended December 2019, after costs resulting from a fire at its Andover customer fulfilment centre ate into profits.

Cranswick said the White Rose Farm acquistion had pushed its pig self sufficiency to over 30%

Cranswick expands pig-rearing business

By James Ridler

Meat firm Cranswick has acquired the Buckle family’s pig farming and rearing operations as it continued its pursuit of self sufficiency in UK pigs.

Food bosses shared their Brexit concerns at this year's Business Leaders' Forum

business Leaders' Forum

Companies voice Brexit export fears

By Rod Addy

Suppliers have voiced concerns about Brexit’s impact on exports, after admitting that uncertainty about the effects of the UK’s departure from the EU had already hit international trade.

Environmental and sustainability issues are now paramount to consumers according to food bosses

Business Leaders' Forum

Environment tops shopper concerns, firms claim

By Rod Addy

Shoppers see green issues as paramount, according to nine out of ten bosses of food and drink processors, responding to Food Manufacture’s State of The Industry survey.

Tulip is confident for the year ahead, despite posting a £73.9m loss

Tulip remains confident despite £73.9m loss

By James Ridler

Meat processor Tulip reported a loss of £73.9m for the year ended 30 September 2019, as the business starts on its road to recovery for the full year 2020.

Rooster's £850k brewing will double the brewer's output

Craft brewer invests £850k in new site

By James Ridler

Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Company has invested £850,000 in a new brewery and taproom in a bid to meet demand for its range of craft beers.

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