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Hovis employs 2,800 people in eight bakeries, one flourmill and three distribution centres across the UK

Newlat Food confirms bid for Hovis

By Rod Addy

Italy's Newlat Food has confirmed its proposed acquisition of Hovis, following a Sky News report flagging the move, with Newlat claiming a successful bid would enable it to reach sales of €1bn within 24 months.

Raynor Foods has gone national

Me and My Team

Raynor Foods: Adapting, innovating and going national

By Michelle Perrett

Raynors, the sandwich supplier, was Manufacturing Company of The Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. Matt Raynor, chairman, talks about the company and overcoming the challenges of Covid-19.

The TRS range of spices and pulses

Strap: Interview with Vibrant Foods chairman Rohit Samani – Part 2

Vibrant Foods plans range blending Indian spices, pulses

By Rod Addy

Vibrant Foods aims to launch an easy-cook Indian food range blending its Indian spices and pulses and is seeking partners to accelerate its new product development plans.

Vibrant Foods claims there has been a 'huge explosion in demand' for its Eat Real brand

Exclusive interview with Rohit Samani, chairman, Vibrant Foods: Part 1

Vibrant Foods boosts Indian food production

By Rod Addy

Indian foods manufacturer Vibrant Foods has increased production at its TRS Foods factory in Southall and East End Foods West Bromwich factory by 50% to manage surging sales, sparked by the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

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