All news articles for April 2024

Step inside Lincoln & York and learn what makes the coffee roaster tick

Me and My Factory

Step inside the coffee roastery at Lincoln & York

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture steps inside coffee firm Lincoln & York’s Brigg roastery to learn about the team behind the production process and its culture of upward growth within the business in the latest episode of Me and My Factory.

Carr's Group reveals plans to restructure its agriculture division


Restructure plans on the cards for Carr’s Group

By Gwen Ridler

Agriculture and engineering group Carr’s Group has revealed plans to restructure its animal feed block business in its interim results for the six months to 29 February 2024.

Geoff Eaton shares some of his experiences which have required real resilience with The Talent Poole this month

The Talent Poole

Resilience within food leadership

By Jon Poole

Resilience is a critical behaviour which is likely to be called upon from time to time by most leaders. This is especially the case for leaders in the food sector, given the formidable challenges most businesses continue to face. Geoff Eaton, Butcher’s...

Mintec breaks down the latest changes in confectionery ingredients prices. Image: Getty, fcafotodigital

Exclusive report

Confectionery ingredients price report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, Mintec explores the changes in confectionery ingredients prices over the past year.

How woukld a ban on cell-cultured meat in the US affect the UK market?


Would a ban on lab grown meat in the US affect the UK?

By Taly Dvorkis

In the wake of several Republican-led states in the US pushing for a ban or limit on the sales of cell-cultivated meat, we asked a legal expert what impact – if any – it could have on the UK?

Hurayra Pet Food is 100% halal certified


Halal cat food to hit store shelves this summer

By Gwen Ridler

Leeds-based entrepreneur Aihtsham Rashid has launched a brand new 100% halal certified pet food company, Hurayra Pet Food, in response to lack of options currently on the market.

L-R: Jean-Jacques Masse, Meilleur Ouvrier de France for cuisine gastronomy; Jean-François Girardin, president of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Association; Louis Le Duff, founder and chairman of Le Duff Group; Phillipe Morin, CEO of Bridor; and Frédéric Lalos, Meilleur Ouvrier de France for Bakery


Bakery manufacturer Bridor acquires Pandriks

By Bethan Grylls

The French manufacturer of baked goods such as bread and patisseries has acquired organic and artisanal inspired bakery company Pandriks Holding B.V for an undisclosed sum.

L-R: Kieron Daniels, broiler technical services manager at Aviagen presents Brian Dickey with his award


Moy Park farmer breaks record

By Bethan Grylls

Brian Dickey who farms outside of Ballymena in Northern Ireland has scored an impressive European Production Efficiency Factor (EPEF), trumping Moy Park’s previous record and securing a prestigious Ross 440 award.

More than 81% of end users said that automation was their main challenge in 2023. Image: Getty


Automation biggest challenge for manufacturers

By Gwen Ridler

Automation is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing businesses in the UK, with frustrations relating to cost, availability of staff and a lack of information major hurdles preventing adoption, according to a recent survey by Automate UK.

Strong Roots will continue as a separate entity within the McCain business. Image: Getty


McCain Foods acquires Strong Roots

By Gwen Ridler

McCain Foods has completed its acquisition of Dublin-based Strong Roots, strengthening its partnership with the frozen food producer.

Affordability and environmental impact are key factors driving demand for ready-to-eat meat products. Credit: Getty / gldburger


Driving demand for the ready-to-eat meat market

By Gwen Ridler

As ready-to-eat meat products experience a period of growth, Food Manufacture explores the major factors driving new product development (NPD), advances in packaging and how manufacturers are addressing environmental concerns over their products.

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