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Unilever: no change to operations, locations, activities, staffing levels or supply of products in UK, Netherlands

Unilever restructures under UK parent company

By Rod Addy

Unilever, the name behind Wall's ice cream, PG Tips tea and Pot Noodle, plans to restructure under one UK parent company, Unilever Plc, abandoning dual oversight from the UK and The Netherlands.

The Co-op has achieved the biggest sales growth of all bricks and mortar grocery retailers in the 12-week period

Coronavirus drives grocery sales to record growth

By Rod Addy

The coronavirus pandemic led take-home grocery sales to grow at their fastest rate since records began in 1994, with the Co-op leading the charge, according to figures from market analyst Kantar.

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.

Among other initiatives, Tesco has supplied more than £1m for stores to support local community causes

Tesco coronavirus efforts hailed by analyst

By Rod Addy

Tesco “deserves immense credit and thanks” for its “almost military-like programme of work” surrounding the coronavirus crisis, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

Coronavirus cases in the UK had reached 590 by 12 March

Coronavirus: Morrisons moves to back suppliers

By Rod Addy

The Coronavirus outbreak has prompted Morrisons to launch measures to support suppliers after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK had shifted to the 'Delay' phase in its efforts to tackle the virus.

C&C Group lists cider brands Magners and Bulmers among its portfolio

Magners maker in hunt for new boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Magners and Tennent’s maker C&C Group is on the lookout for a new chief executive after Stephen Glancey announced his intention to retire.

Jack Hamilton talked to Food Manufacture about what lies ahead for the comapny

Mash Direct marching toward growth in 2020

By James Ridler

Growth in 2019, the rise of veganism and “import substitution” are all key to supporting growth for Mash Direct in 2020, according to chief executive Jack Hamilton.

From left to right: Sarah Hall, Caroline Fairburn-Wright, Judy Fairburn, Daniel Fairburn, Sarah Louise Fairburn

Me and my team

Cracking the market with LJ Fairburn

By Daniel Fairburn

LJ Fairburn MD Daniel Fairburn outlines how the firm has seen rapid expansion from a contract supplier to a fully integrated hen and egg supply business.

Meadow Foods employs more than 430 people and handles more than 550m litres of milk each year

Meadow Foods invests amid strong growth

By Rod Addy

Dairy ingredients firm Meadow Foods has posted significant profit and sales growth in the year to 31 March 2019 amid continued capital expenditure, vowing to invest a further £8m by April this year.