Business Leaders

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.

Food Manufacture's Business Leaders' Forum is held every January and takes the form of a morning's debate on key industry topics

Business leaders prepare for industry summit

By Rod Addy

Food industry leaders are preparing for Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on 21 January, with a packed programme set to address key issues and frame the agenda for 2020.

The Conservative party won 43.6% of the vote, translating into 364 seats, while the Labour Party won 32.2%, giving it 203 seats

Industry responds to election result

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) congratulated Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his victory as General Election results on Friday 13 December showed the Tories had won by a comfortable margin.

The Business Leaders' Forum offers excellent networking opportunities and is held according to Chatham House rules

Business Leaders' Forum to feature exclusive research

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's Business Leaders' Forum will feature the results of an exclusive survey of industry bosses on a range of hot topics in the industry, including Brexit and environmental concerns.

Unilever announced two major acquisitions in the past 13 months, as well as scrapping plans to relocate to Rotterdam

Unilever shuts down tea sale rumours

By Rod Addy

Unilever has refuted rumours it is planning to sell off its tea business, including its PG Tips and Lipton brands, shutting down a report by the Daily Telegraph on Saturday.

Could Towerbrook win a bidding war for Fox's?

Fox’s sale key to 2 Sisters’ turnaround plans

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s disposal of the Fox’s Biscuits business will be key to a major turnaround at the firm after it posted an upturn in performance for the fourth quarter of this year, experts have claimed.

Geoff Eaton is to chair next year’s Business Leaders’ Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum

Geoff Eaton to chair Business Leaders’ Forum

By Rod Addy

Geoff Eaton, New England Seafood International chairman and chairman of the judges for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, is to chair Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on 21 January next year.

Thanet Earth - one of Fresca Group's biggest businesses - grows vegetables such as tomatoes using hydroponics

Fresh produce supplier reveals mixed performance

By Rod Addy

Fresca Group has reported mixed results in its latest financial period as the name behind Thanet Earth and Manor Fresh invested in growth in banana provision, while the hot 2018 summer affected performance.

Under the terms of the deal, Danish Crown will continue to supply Danish pork to Tulip Ltd under a long-term supply agreement

Pilgrim’s Pride completes Tulip acquisition

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd will operate as a business unit within the Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the company announced as it confirmed its acquisition of the UK meat processor from Danish Crown.

Simpson-Daniel (l), Howard (r)

Clearly Drinks acquires Revolution Waves

By Rod Addy

Sunderland-based branded soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks has invested in flavoured water brand Revolution Waves for an undisclosed sum.