Operations

Avara Foods committed an initial £4.7m to getting its Wednesbury facility operational

Digital feature: long read

Me & My Team: Avara Foods Wednesbury

By Phil Davidson

Avara Foods's Wednesbury factory illustrates the company’s parallel priorities of investing in people and transformative technology, both of which are essential in the middle of the skills crisis, operations director Phil Davidson explains.

Blends has the capacity to process 140 million cans a year

Contract manufacturing profile: Blends Flavours & Colours

Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential

By Andrew Richardson

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers' needs, explains factory manager Andrew Richardson.

The new hybrid office has been designed to help the wellness of workers

McCain transforms HQ into hybrid working space

By Michelle Perrett

McCain Foods has transformed its UK HQ in Scarborough to create a hybrid working area for its office staff in order to boost employee wellness and build on the company’s sustainability goals.

The Taylor family has taken full ownership of the Scottish crisp company

Mackie's at Taypack in family buy-out

By Michelle Perrett

Mackie’s at Taypack, the Scottish crisp brand, has become wholly owned by the Taylor family after it purchased the remaining shares in the company from Mackie's of Scotland.

The pet food acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum

Assisi Pet Care buys Pet Munchies

By Michelle Perrett

Assisi Pet Care, the Melton Mowbray based pet food company, has acquired natural dog and cat treats brand Pet Munchies Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Carlsberg has recieved a £3m fine for an ammonia leak that left one man dead and another seriously injured

Carlsberg fined £3m for ammonia leak

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Carlsberg has been fined £3m for an ammonia leak at its Northampton site that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Eduardo Noronha talks alternative proteins in this exclusive podcast

JBS delves deeper into the world of alternative proteins

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, JBS global head of innovation and operational excellence Eduardo Noronha discusses the meat processing giant’s plans for alternative proteins across plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat.

Sale of Morrisons' manufacturing base 'predictable'

Sale of Morrisons' manufacturing base 'predictable'

By Gwen Ridler

The sale of Morrisons’ warehouses, fisheries and manufacturing hubs in the wake of its acquisition by Clayton, Dublier & Rice (CD&R) is a predictable outcome, according to industry insiders.

The food and drink industry has responded to the Government's Food Strategy

Government food strategy: Industry response

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has been praised for its commitment to British produce in its new Food Strategy, but the apparent lack of dedication to Henry Dimbleby’s original National Food Strategy has left a bad taste in the mouths of some in the food and drink industry....

Experts from the dairy and meat categories will offer insights to support your digital journey

Cheese and meat firms share digital insights

By Rod Addy

Digital technology can benefit businesses of all sizes and does not have to cost the earth, delegates will hear at the next free Food Manufacture webinar, which is sponsored by Siemens.

Solina has acquired a majority stake in Zafron Foods

Solina acquires majority stake in Zafron Foods

By Gwen Ridler

French ingredients firm Solina has expanded its reach into the UK with the acquisition of a majority stake in sauces and condiments manufacturer Zafron Foods from the Kenny family.

Comparing foodservice and retail sales of sausages and burgers gives a mixed picture

Digital feature: long read

Sausages, Casings, Burgers & Food Forming

By Rod Addy

Retail sales of sausages and burgers are flagging in comparison with last year's spike when consumption habits were ruled by lockdowns, but foodservice has rebounded significantly, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

Stephen Humphrey, managing director of Tuber Group, with his wife and shareholder Rebecca Humphrey

MyFresh acquired by Tuber Group

By Gwen Ridler

Potato firm Tuber Group has acquired fresh produce processor MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

By Michelle Perrett

Seabrook, the Yorkshire-based crisps manufacturer owned by Calbee, has revealed it is growing at +32.2% year on year, outperforming the category.

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

By Gwen Ridler

Entries are now open for the World Steak Challenge 2022, the ‘world’s first’ event to give steak producers and suppliers a platform to showcase their products quality, breed credentials and processing standards on the international stage.

Food and drink firms have a wide range of options to choose from when seeking funding, but which one is the best fit?

Digital feature: long read

Financial services: the cash is out there

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink manufacturers face huge pressure on margins as the impact from labour shortages, margin squeezes, Brexit, soaring commodity costs and the Ukraine war start to bite. The real question for many is how they ensure they have adequate cash flows...

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