All news articles for August 2021

Steve Corby (pictured) and Antony Greenwood have taken leadership roles at Orchard House Foods

Orchard House Foods announces leadership hires

By James Ridler

Prepared fruit and fresh fruit drinks supplier Orchard House Foods has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steve Corby as its new chief executive and Antony Greenwood as commercial director.

Lill: 'Committed to continuing to invest'

BBF agrees to acquire Sargents Bakeries

By Rod Addy

BBF Limited has agreed to acquire Sargents Bakeries Limited, which makes sweet pies, tarts and sundaes for an undisclosed sum, creating a combined business with a turnover of almost £200m, employing 1,700 people.

Heck founder Andrew Keeble urged the Government to take action against nationwide staff shortages

Heck boss warns of Christmas food shortages

By James Ridler

The UK will be hit with a raft of food shortages over the Christmas holiday period if the Government doesn’t step up and address the continued staff shortages across the food and drink supply chain, according to Heck founder and managing director Andrew...

Fresh produce flavour and longevity can be altered by changing the intensity and spectrum of the light it receives

Emerging Science

Emerging Science: fresh produce and light manipulation

By Natasha Spencer

Improving the taste and increasing the longevity of fresh produce and ultimately producing the best possible salads for food processors, light manipulation is proving its potential.

Reducing water usage can be achieved by all businesses through simple methods, explained Norman

Managing water usage at Suntory

By James Ridler

Suntory Beverage & Food Europe head of sustainability gives advice on how to cut down water usage in the factory in this exclusive podcast.

Brodie: 'The current issues require immediate short term solutions'

Food Manufacture webinar

'Worst skills crisis in our lifetime' - Avara Foods's Brodie

By Rod Addy

The food industry faces 'the worst skills crisis in our lifetime', according to Andrew Brodie, Avara Foods people and communications director, one of the participants in Food Manufacture's 9 September webinar tackling the issue.

Euronext maize costs dipped in July

Ingredients for Success

Ingredients for success: grain costs and coating trends

By Rod Addy

European maize prices dip, while wheat costs stay high - plus savoury coating trends, innovation for healthier protein bars and plant-based solutions for hybrid products all feature in our August Ingredients for success.

Moo Free has secured £900k in funding to help expand and rebrand

Moo Free secures £900k funding package

By James Ridler

Devon-based plant-based chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has secured a £900,000 funding package from Santander UK, to support its expansion plans.

The past month has seen a number of senior appointments by food and drink firms

People on the move in food and drink round-up

By James Ridler

From baking to whisky distilling, we cover appointments from across the industry over the past month in this round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Morrisons is embroiled in a bidding war

Morrisons pension trustees turn up heat in bidding war

By Rod Addy

Morrisons's pension scheme trustees have intensified the bidding war for the UK supermarket chain by highlighting £800m needed to support employee pensions in addition to the terms of any current offer.

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