All news articles for November 2020

The Agriculture Act replaces the EU subsidy scheme for farmers with one encouraging eco-friendly aims

Farmers welcome Agriculture Bill becoming law

By Rod Addy

Farmers have welcomed the Agriculture Bill passing into UK law, gaining Royal Assent after more than 100 hours of debate in parliament, claiming the Government has listened to food standards concerns.

A sweeping ban on junk food ads online could threaten takeaway sector

'Junk food' ad ban 'could not come at worse time'

By James Ridler

Food and drink firms have not been given enough time to prepare for the Government ban on online ads for foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), according to one trade body.

The NPA is calling for more urgency and engagement from Government 'before it is too late'

Pork producers on Brexit: 'time is running short'

By Rod Addy

A long list of questions about exports to the EU from 1 January 2021 remain unanswered, according to producer body the National Pig Association (NPA), which is calling for 'more urgency' from Government.

The announcement of the winner of the Factory Manager of the Year occurs during The Grocer's 'Golden Week' during which all other trophies for The Grocer Gold Awards are announced online

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 revealed

By Rod Addy

Jo Taylor of dairy giant Arla Foods UK has been named Factory Manager of the Year 2020 after a closely-fought contest involving companies from every food and drink category across the UK.

Descheemaeker: 'Long-term value creation'

Nomad Foods swoops on Findus Switzerland

By Rod Addy

Nomad Foods Ltd has agreed to acquire Findus Switzerland from Froneri International and certain intellectual property from an affiliate of Nestlé SA for €110m (£97.7m).

Left to right: Mindful Chef co-founders Myles Hopper and Giles Humphries

Nestlé acquires healthy meal kit company

By James Ridler

Nestlé has acquired a majority stake in prepared frozen foods and recipe box company Mindful Chef, as it expands its direct to consumer offering.

The agreements have been made in order 'to build the best added-value chilled food company in the UK'

Double acquisition heralds chilled foods mega-merger

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group and Winterbotham Darby have been acquired by private equity firm PAI Partners for undisclosed sums, with the aim of merging the two to create a significant force in chilled foods.

Businesses said the climate of uncertainty was hampering investment to tackle climate change

Brexit and COVID-19 hindering green projects

By Rod Addy

Food industry environmental initiatives are being hampered by the financial impact of COVID-19 and uncertainties surrounding the UK's relationship with the EU after the Brexit transition period, according to an industry survey.

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