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The Firm

The Firm

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers: 54. Carlsberg Breweries

Geest: we are tough on poor staff, but reward the good

Geest: we are tough on poor staff, but reward the good

By Rick Pendrous

Geest's group HR director Mark Martin has dealt with some tricky staff issues of late, including the redundancies of 10% of its management jobs. Yet the company is still a model employer, he tells Rick Pendrous

When science and food gel

When science and food gel

By Susan Birks

Gums, starches and all manner of gelling agents can help manufacturers meet key convenience and indulgence trends as well as cut costs. Susan Birks reports on new product ideas to be had from tweaking food textures

Czech out the future

Czech out the future

By Susan Birks

A central location makes the Czech Republic an ideal base to reach emerging eastern European markets, but strong competition in its crowded domestic market makes food retailing tough. Susan Birks reports

Fats and the X factor

Fats and the X factor

Lipgene is a huge pan-European research project that could result in manufacturers adopting radically different ingredients and processes, as Sue Scott reports

Donut runner

Donut runner

Me & my factory: Ross Macken, Factory Manager, Kitchen Range Foods

Daniela for DG

Daniela for DG

CIAA, the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union, has appointed Daniela Israelachwili as its next director general.She...

Tartan fromage

Tartan fromage

French cheese manufacturer Lactalis has bought Glasgow-based cheese company McLelland Group for an undisclosed sum.McLelland's Seriously Strong...

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