All news articles for March 2024

Little Moons expects to open its new state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. production facility in Kettering in H1 2024.


Little Moons loses CEO and explores consolidation

By Bethan Grylls

Mike Hedges, CEO of Little Moons, has stepped down with immediate effect, with the company now actively seeking for a replacement at the same time as exploring the consolidation of its operations.

The 8th March marks International Women's Day. Credit: Getty/MURAVAdesign

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Women lead on ‘conscious capitalism’ in food and drink

By Pip Murray

Pip & Nut founder and chief executive Pip Murray discusses how women are leading the vanguard for ‘conscious capitalism’ and greater environmental, social and governance standards for manufacturers, as well as how her experience as a woman in the...

Welsh Lamb EU exports sees healthy year-on-year rises, but will new regulatory red tape put UK sheep exports at risk? Credit: Getty/Henry Arden


Welsh Lamb exports booming

By Bethan Grylls

Exports of Welsh Lamb and other sheep meats have grown again, whilst beef exports continue to recover.

What did the food and drink sector make of the Spring Budget 2024? Getty/stocknshares


Food sector reacts to 2024 Spring Budget

By Bethan Grylls

Wednesday 6 March 2024 saw the UK Chancellor announcing the 2024 Spring Budget; while many welcomed the alcohol duty news, others were left disappointed at its lack of attention to small to medium businesses.

Food Manufacture visited Baker & Baker's gluten-free facility last month to meet the team

Me & My Team

Baker & Baker and the gluten-free factory

By Matt Ball

Matt Ball, Baker & Baker’s plant manager within its gluten-free site in West Sussex, talks about the facility’s growth in innovation and capability, and how he’s championing safety and retention in his team.

Shipping costs have seen drastic price increases amid Red Sea attacks. Credit: Getty/djtrener


How to ride the wave in a permacrisis

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture’s upcoming webinar brings together expert panel to provide overview of UK economy and geopolitical climate, as they strive to help food producers minimise disruption in volatile times.

Profits froze for food manufacturers in q$ 2023. Image: Getty, Yevtony


Profits freeze for food manufacturers

By Gwen Ridler

Food was the only manufacturing category to see profitability stall over the ‘crucial’ Christmas period, according to inventory management software brand Unleashed latest Manufacturer’s Health Index.

The food and drink manufacturing sector is transitioning towards plenty of new technology. Credit: Getty/kynny


Automation and smart maintenance in 2024 and beyond

By Stuart Coulton

As the adoption of new technology within food manufacturing gathers pace, Stuart Coulton, OMRON marketing manager for the UK and Ireland, considers the drivers behind the transition and the future of automation and smart maintenance across the value chain.

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