All news articles for April 2020

Frozen fish and peas saw a sales surge.

Frozen foods soared in panic-buying spree

By Michelle Perrett

Sales of fish fingers and frozen peas are skyrocketing as millions of hungry schoolchildren swap school dinners for lunchtime at home, the latest figures from the British Food Federation (BFFF) and Kantar have revealed.

Ralph Davies moves to a new facility in Bicester

Ralph Davies moves to new Bicester facility

By Michelle Perrett

Food ingredients logistics provider Ralph Davies International (RDI) has moved to a new facility in Bicester, which provides increased storage capacity and strong transport links with the UK motorway network.

Ardens has gone through its second management buyout

Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

By James Ridler

Own-label biscuit and bakery products manufacturer Arden Fine Foods has been acquired for an undisclosed sum in a management buyout (MBO).

Freezing beef steak reduces the value of cuts and would hit deadweight prices, LMCNI said

EU scheme to freeze meat will hit prices

By Rod Addy

Meat prices will suffer if premium cuts are frozen to manage the collapse of foodservice demand under EU Private Storage Aid proposals, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMCNI).

Bureau Veritas and Regency Design have turned their talents to helping food firms battle the coronavirus

Coronavirus initiatives benefit food firms

By James Ridler

Coronavirus has seen compliance firm Bureau Veritas and digital design company Regency Design develop health and safety offerings for food and drink manufacturers.

Food and drink exports benefited from a decline in international tensions and an easing of trade tariffs

Coronavirus fails to dent food and drink exports

By Rod Addy

Food and drink exports bucked the wider downturn in UK international manufacturing sales caused by coronavirus' impact, softening an overall decline from January to March 2020, Lloyds Bank International Trade Index claims.

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