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Campden BRI continuous flow study aims to boost efficiency

Campden BRI study aims to cut over-processing costs

By Jerome Smail

An investigation into minimising over-processing could boost efficiency and profitability for food manufacturers, according to the project’s researchers at science and technology hub Campden BRI.

Tollcross: the factory would cease operations in the second half of 2022 under the plans

Pladis Tollcross factory to close, jeopardising 468 jobs

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full and meaningful consultation with employees putting 468 workers at risk of redundancy.

CapVest has agreed to sell Valeo Foods to Bain Capital Private Equity

Valeo Foods sale agreed by owner CapVest

By James Ridler

The sale of Valeo Foods – owner of brands including Kettle and Rowse – to Bain Capital Private Equity has been agreed by current owner CapVest for an undisclosed sum.

Nestlé has acquired health and nutrition firm The Bountiful Company

Nestlé announces nutrition deal, but confirms 573 job cuts

By James Ridler

Nestlé has agreed to acquire The Bountiful Company’s core health and nutrition brands in a deal worth $5.75bn (£4.09bn), while confirming hundreds of job cuts across its KitKat and Fruit Pastilles factories.

L to R: Salcombe Brewery chairman John Tiner with Beaman at the new site

Me & My Team: Salcombe Brewery

By Sam Beaman

Salcombe Brewery has weathered the pandemic, has almost completed a £1m site and is poised to roll out a new canned pilsner this summer, head brewer Sam Beaman tells Food Manufacture.

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