All news articles for July 2020

AG Barr has been impacted by Coronavirus

Irn-Bru owner’s sales hit by coronavirus

By Michelle Perrett

A G Barr, the soft drinks company that produces Irn-Bru, Rubicon and Funkin, has reported “significant trading volatility” in its interim results following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reaction to the Government plans have been mixed.

Reaction mixed to obesity strategy

By Michelle Perrett

There was mixed reaction from the industry to the Government plans to fight obesity, which were released on 27 July.

Nestle launches pea plant bar

Nestlé in pea protein bar launch

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé is tapping into the emerging trend for pea protein with the launch of a new range of its YES! snack bars.

The FSA has unveiled its research priorities

FSA highlights research priorities

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will focus research on four key areas: food hypersensitivity and allergy; assuring food safety and standards; innovation in food regulation; and the future of food systems.

Winfresh UK distributes bananas to major supermarkets. Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Banana supplier Winfresh UK enters administration

By James Ridler

Banana supplier Winfresh UK Ltd – located at Little Canfield near Stansted Airport in Essex – and owned by Winfresh Ltd, has entered administration, placing 70 jobs at risk.

The past month has seen a number of appointments in the food and drink industry

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Appointments are food logistics firm Walker Logistics, Magners Cider owner C&C Group and Kerry Foods are all featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Hundreds of workers are being tested for coronavirus at Evesham Vale Growers Ltd

Coronavirus strikes Evesham Vale Growers tomato packing site

By James Ridler

Hundreds of employees at a tomato packing site in Worcestershire supplying retailers including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and the Co-op are being tested for COVID-19, after 14 members of staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Pino Calcagni: 'Synergies to improve economies of scale'

Nut and dried fruit supplier to grow Ipswich factory

By Rod Addy

Italian nut and dried fruit firm Besana, which supplies manufacturers and supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose, will grow its Ipswich packing and distribution site following a merger with Spanish company Importaco.

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