All news articles for November 2020

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.

Karro is a leading supplier of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats

Karro Food Malton hires 278 workers

By Rod Addy

Pork processor Karro Food Group has hired 278 workers at its Malton site since the start of the lockdown in March and its recruitment drive continues.

Manufacturers have helped prevent 180k tonnes of food from being wasted in 2020

Courtauld 2025 update highlights food waste progress

By James Ridler

More than 180,000t of food –worth £300m – has been saved from becoming waste during the second year of the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs in Highbridge

Bakkavor to create 127 new jobs

By James Ridler

Desserts manufacturer Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs at its Highbridge site as it gears up for the busy Christmas period.

The Hovis brand is 134 years old

Analysis

Hovis acquisition builds Endless bakery portfolio

By Rod Addy

Endless LLP's acquisition of Hovis builds its bakery presence, with the bread brand joining cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods in the private equity firm's portfolio and opportunities for synergies, one financial adviser claims.

Tom Fiennes is Britvic's new commercial sustainability director

Britvic appoints new commercial sustainability head

By James Ridler

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has named Tom Fiennes as its new commercial sustainability director for its operations in Great Britain, succeeding Trystan Farnworth, who has been appointed commercial director for Britvic in Ireland.

ABF's latest results revealed healthy food sales while Primark took a coronavirus hit

ABF food sales strong amid Primark profit hit

By James Ridler

Food sales remain strong at Associated British Foods (ABF), but coronavirus pressures on the business’s retail operations cut into annual sales and profit.

The winner will be announced online on 10 November, as part of The Grocer’s 'Golden Week', created to crown the winners of The Grocer Gold Awards 2020

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 shortlist decided

By Rod Addy

The shortlist for the Factory Manager of the Year 2020 has been decided after a flood of entries was debated intensely by the distinguished judging panel in a closely fought contest.

Raynor Foods was the overall 2020 winner of the awards. Who will claim the prize in 2021?

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: finalists revealed

By Rod Addy

It’s just over eight months since hundreds of leaders in food and drink processing gathered at London’s Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square to celebrate the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, but it feels a lot longer.

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