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AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK

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AIB Foods secures funding boost from HSBC UK

By Gwen Ridler

Wolverhampton-based importer and manufacturer of ingredients and snacks AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package to support new product development and meet demand from national retailers.

The team looks back at 2023 and their top food and drink stroies of the year

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 10: Year in review

By Gwen Ridler

We celebrate the year that was in this special end of year episode of the Food Manufacture podcast.

A Ferrero-related comapny is in talks to acquire French cookie brand Michel et Augustin from Danone

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Danone eyes sale of cookie business

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy nutrition firm Danone is in talks with a Ferrero-related company regarding the potential sale of baked snacks brand Michel et Augustin.

The growth of the animal protein sector is set to slow in 2024

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Animal protein sector growth to slow in 2024

By Gwen Ridler

Growth in the animal protein sector is set to slow in 2024, tightening margins and forcing producers to adapt to a new status quo of higher prices and production costs to sustain success, warned food and agribank Rabobank.

Kettle Produce admits to failures after hygiene worker was dragged into the machine. Credit: Getty/nirat

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Kettle Produce worker strangled by factory machine

By Bethan Grylls

The producer of fresh and prepared vegetables has admitted a guilty plea, saying that ‘lessons have been learned’ after one of its employees was caught in a carrot baton machine and choked unconscious.

How will food factories need to evolve to keep apace with rising consumption? Credit: Getty/kynny

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What will the future factory look like?

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls explores how food and beverage manufacturers will need to adapt to increased consumption, alongside pressures around sustainability with insight from a range of experts.

Ole & Steen and Ivy Farm feature in our latest senior appointment round-up. Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic

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Ivy Farm and Ole & Steen announce new recruits

By Bethan Grylls

While Ole & Steen is looking for a new group CEO, it has also announced the new appointment of Graham Hollingshead as its UK MD. Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Amin has joined cultivated meat start-up Ivy Farm as its chief scientific officer.

Ben Lee, MD at Soanes Poultry

Me & My Team

From farm to factory: Inside Soanes Poultry

By Ben Lee

Soanes Poultry’s managing director Ben Lee covers how he came into the food sector and the importance of animal welfare at the Yorkshire chicken producer.

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