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Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By James Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

The UK market remains good value for investors despite Brexit and the upcoming general election

UK food M&A market ‘attractive’ despite Brexit uncertainty

By Dan Colombini

The UK food market remains “very attractive” after two major UK manufacturing M&A deals, involving Bakkavor and Valeo Foods, topped the list of industry activity in September, with the sector totalling £615.66m in value.

Mackie’s £250k investment has led to the creation of jobs

New jobs to follow Mackie’s machinery spend

By Dan Colombini

Scottish ice cream producer Mackie’s is to create new jobs at its Aberdeen site, after investing £250,000 in new machinery to help meet increased demand through exports.

Producers and retailers have taken great strides in reducing household food waste

Producers make progress toward limiting food waste

By James Ridler

Work to reduce food waste has seen significant progress, but more can still be done to limit the cost of wasted food to the UK, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Crisp Maltings' new peat kiln has helped double production

Maltster invests £3.3m in new plant

By James Ridler

Norfolk-based Crisp Maltings has invested £3.3m in a new plant at its site in Portgordon on the north coast of Scotland, in a bid to meet demand for premium speciality malt.

The NFU announced last week that it would write to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), calling for an urgent investigation to safeguard the long-term prosperity of the industry.

NFU forced to delay Defra milk review proposals

By Dan Colombini

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has delayed its call for a review into profitability in the liquid milk sector, following the announcement of the general election.