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Sunak: 'We should be prepared for the economy and public finances to worsen potentially significantly'

Rishi Sunak's spring budget: fuel duty cut announced

By Rod Addy

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a 5p per litre fuel duty cut, 0% VAT on domestic renewable energy installations and a doubling of the Household Support Fund to help tackle soaring bills.

The Australian and New Zealand FTAs risk undercutting UK food producers, members of the industry warned

Free Trade Agreements 'threaten UK food production'

By Gwen Ridler

The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand risk significantly undercutting domestic products, endanger food standards and threaten sustainability, according to members of Scottish government and the Welsh meat processing community....

War in Ukraine will impact food prices and could potentially lead to shortages, claimed FDF CEO Karen Betts

War in Ukraine will lead to food price rises: FDF

By Gwen Ridler

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions, trade restrictions and supply chain disruption will lead to food price rises and the possibility of temporary shortages, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen sweet treats firm Joe Delucci’s Gelato has entered into liquidation, just over four years after it was saved from administration.

Noochy Poochy is made using Nooch - nutritional yeast - to give it  a cheese-like flavour

Vegan pet food in focus: Noochy Poochy interview

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, vegan dog food brand Noochy Poochy founder McKinna details the journey of her company, from idea to fully realised product, and the challenges that she met along the way.

Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

Business Leaders' Forum 2022

Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

By Gwen Ridler

Challenges with the marketing of careers in the food industry, and the potential of artificial intelligence in food businesses were key takeaways for Columbus project strategy director Kevin Bull from the Business Leaders’ Forum 2022.

Probiota 2022 is set to run from 28-30 March in Copenhagen

Experts explore future of probiotics

By Rod Addy

Experts from Cargill, Kerry and Yakult are set to take the stage in Copenhagen this month as part of a conference exploring the future of probiotics in the food sector.

Starkey: 'Big bus coming towards us of increased fuel prices

Business Leaders Forum interview Adam Starkey

By Gwen Ridler

The spectre of increased fuel prices is looming over the food industry and is set to disrupt consumer purchasing habits, according to Adam Starkey, managing director of public sector meals supplier Green Gourmet.

Kerry Group has upgraded its operations in the US

Kerry expands US reach with £105m factory uprade

By Gwen Ridler

Irish ingredients and nutrition company Kerry Group has expanded its reach in the US and Canada with the opening of a newly upgraded €125m (£105.2m) manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia.

Zizzi's At Home range is now available in Tesco stores

Zizzi launches frozen food range

By Gwen Ridler

Restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Tesco to launch a range of its most popular dishes into the frozen food aisle.

Machin has been promoted to CEO while retaining his role as head of food

M&S unveils new leadership team

By Michelle Perrett

Stuart Machin is to replace Steve Rowe as chief executive of M&S taking on responsibility for day-to-day leadership of the business and the executive committee.

Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract with Premier Foods

Abbey Logistics in new flour deal with Premier Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier Food’s mill in Andover to their bakeries throughout the UK.

From environmental issues to space saving, we look a the latest packaging machinery trends

Packaging machinery: Tech trends and environmental pressures

By Gwen Ridler

With environmental concerns, space issues on the factory floor and shakeups in the geopolitical landscape all affecting the food and drink industry, how has packaging machinery evolved to continue supporting manufacturers?

Unitas Wholesale ha announce two senior hires

Unitas Wholesale announces senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Wholesale giant Unitas has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Cheryl Hope as its director of trading and development and Aoife Kenny as commercial director.

Unite has sought assurances for its members at the Wigan Kraft Heinz factory

Union seeks job reassurances at Kraft Heinz Wigan

By Gwen Ridler

Workers union Unite has called for safeguards for its members at the Kraft Heinz plant in Wigan, after it claimed funding earmarked for the UK factory was redistributed to sites in Europe.

There isn’t yet a trusted international certification scheme for sustainable soya

Digital feature: long read

Sustainable sourcing: the challenges

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink processors are making constant progress in tackling the sustainability of the raw materials they use, from energy, gas, packaging, to ingredients such as soy and palm oil.

Production has now restarted at the Preston site

Cranswick reopens Preston site after ammonia leak

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has reopened its Preston factory after an ammonia leak led to a number of its staff being taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and a temporary halt to production.