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The GCA is monitoring changes that Amazon is making to demonstrably comply with the 'Code'. Getty/akinbostanci

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Grocery suppliers call out Amazon

By Bethan Grylls

While fewer grocery suppliers are experiencing issues, according to the Grocery Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) 2024 survey, less than half believe Amazon is consistently complying with the ‘Code’ that governs best practices.

Arla Melton Mowbray Creamery UK to close. Credit: Getty.PicturePartners

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Arla fails to find Melton Mowbray buyer

By Bethan Grylls

Following the announcement of a review into its Tuxford & Tebbutt site in January 2024, the dairy manufacturer has been forced to shut down production of the Leicester-based creamery.

Tate & Lyle completes sale of remaining interest in Primient. Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt

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Tate & Lyle completes $350m Primient sale

By Bethan Grylls

Tate & Lyle Plc has completed the sale of its remaining 49.7% interest in Primary Products Investments LLC to KPS Capital Partners, LP.

German yoghurt producer Ehrmann has acquired Trewithen Dairy in Cornwall

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Trewithen Dairy acquired by German yoghurt maker

By Gwen Ridler

Trewithen Dairy has been acquired by German yoghurts and desserts maker Ehrmann for an unknown sum, with plans to open a new production facility as it expands its reach into the UK market.

Heck! has installed 433 solar electricity panels, capable of generating 200,000 kwh per year

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Heck! invests £150k in solar energy at HQ

By Gwen Ridler

Bedale-based sausage maker Heck! Food has invested £150k in solar energy production at its Kirklington headquarters in its continuing mission to become net zero.

Baker & Baker has invested £2.9m into its cookie line

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Baker & Baker invests £2.9m in cookie line

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has invested £2.9m into its cookie production line at its Wirral site, expanding production and creating new jobs.

UK food manufacturers see revenues drop in first quarter of 2024, whilst exports also take a hit. Credit: Getty/Suchat longthara

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Troubling revenue and export numbers for UK food producers

By Bethan Grylls

Industry analysis of 2024’s first quarter has revealed disappointing news for UK trade and manufacturing revenues, with numbers taking a big hit – but new opportunities to enhance existing trade deals may offer light at end of the tunnel.

Bakkavor's CEO suggests there's other areas the dip brand could dip its toe into

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Bakkavor acquires UK humous brand Moorish

By Bethan Grylls

The dip brand, which was founded by former BBC journalist Julie Waddell in 2012, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the fresh foods provider.

Less than half of consumers trust manufacturers, according to EIT Food

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Less than half of consumers trust food manufacturers

By Gwen Ridler

Consumer trust in the food system has dropped, with less than half of shoppers trusting food manufacturers over a perceived lack of competency and openness, according to EIT Food.

Food and drink M&A deal volume was up this year, but the value of deals fell. Image: Getty, Martin Barraud

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Food and drink M&A reaches highest levels since 2016

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has reached the highest deal volume since 2016, but the value of deals continued to decline in the face of lingering macroeconomic headwinds.

Greencore posted rapid growth in its 2024 half-year results

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Greencore’s profits skyrocket in half-year results

By Gwen Ridler

Greencore’s profits rocketed in the first half of the 2024 financial year, with the convenience foods manufacturer predicting its full-year results to be ahead of current market expectations.

Arla's Lockerbie site (pictured) has been promised £34 million's worth of a £300+ investment

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Arla to invest more than £300m into UK sites

By Bethan Grylls

On the day of the Farm to Fork Summit, the dairy giant has said it will be injecting money into four of its sites across the UK, in addition to its previously announced plans for its Taw Valley site.

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