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Pickstock’s collaboration with farmers has raised the number of carcases hitting specification

Farmers aid Pickstock’s carcase uplift

By Noli Dinkovski

Closer collaboration with farmers has enabled beef processor Pickstock Telford to show a 15-percentage point uplift in prime carcases hitting their specifications over three months to the end of July.

Knibss: ‘I always describe it as a bit like walking into a house you’re going to buy and you instantly know that it’s the right place.’ David Knibbs (left) and wife Lydia (right).

Exclusive interview

Riding the meat-free wave at The Tofoo Company

By James Ridler

Finding the perfect small business to build into a nationwide brand has proved to be a massive success, as the owners of The Tofoo Company explain in this exclusive podcast interview.

Wincanton's new chief executive, export success for the British Game Alliance and a new listing for the Meatless Farm co all feature in this round-up

Food and drink manufacturing news round-up

By James Ridler

From a senior appointment at one of the UK’s largest chilled supply chain operators to export success for the British Game Alliance, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

The food industry is the biggest output generator out of any UK manufacturing sector and is also growing exports strongly

Industry pumps £30 billion into economy

By Rod Addy

UK food processors pump £30bn into the economy, representing 15.1% of manufacturing output, according to an analysis produced by Santander and manufacturers' organisation Make UK.

Soya International has been bough by AAK. Left to right: Marco Oomen, Sonny Arora and Alec van Veldhoven

Soya International bought by Scandinavian oils and fats processor

By James Ridler

UK-based ingredients manufacturer Soya International has been acquired by vegetable oils and fats processor AAK, headquartered in Sweden, for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to become the world’s leading supplier of soy-based emulsifier lecithin.

ABF still in a strong position claim experts, despite poor performance from sugar division

ABF still a strong bet despite sugar profit drop

By James Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) continues to be a safe bet within the food and drink manufacturing industry, despite taking a hit from dwindling sugar profits, according to industry experts.

Kent Crisps is to export its products to Disney World in Florida

Kent Crisps secures Disney World export deal

By James Ridler

Packets of Kent Crisps will soon appear at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Florida, after a successful pitch at part of the Government’s Food is GREAT campaign.

Carrie Jones-Barber and Steven Verweij, poised to start the packing line at Evesham

Bakery ingredients firm launches packing line

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has made 'significant investment' in a new automated dry packing line at its Evesham factory in Worcestershire, following the launch of revamped packaging across its entire product portfolio.

Green and Black's founder and Gusto chief executive Craig Sams (pictured) shares his top tips for food start-ups

Gusto boss shares top tips for food start-ups

By James Ridler

Innovation and knowing where your strengths lie are the key factors in setting up a successful food start-up, according to Gusto boss and Green & Black’s co-founder Craig Sams.

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