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NIC is to move into a new depot in Lincoln

NIC to create jobs at new depot

By James Ridler

Ice cream ingredients manufacturer and distributor NIC is to open a central UK depot in Lincolnshire, which will create 10 new jobs.

176 jobs lost as Allied Bakeries closes Cardiff factory

176 jobs axed as bakery confirms closure

By James Ridler

Employees at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory have been made redundant, as the Kingsmill maker confirmed it would be ceasing bakery operations at the site.

Fulfil’s high protein, low sugar impulse snack-bar range comes in 11 varieties

Snack brand Fulfil targets UK after Hershey investment

By Noli Dinkovski

Irish protein snack bar company Fulfil Nutrition plans to ramp up its “aggressive” expansion in the UK and Europe after securing minority investment from US confectionery giant The Hershey Co.

Fire fighters tackled a blaze at Village Bakery in Wrexham

Blaze tackled at Wrexham bakery

By James Ridler

Fire fighters rushed to a bakery factory in Wrexham after being alerted to the blaze at 8:41 this morning (19 August).

Becoming greener can help grow a company’s reputation, as well as reap a number of operational benefits

In-depth: The Green Factory

A lighter footprint: going green in manufacturing

By Michelle Knott

There are many ways for food manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint – and not all of the actions need to involve sweeping changes or massive investment.

The potential closure of Swancote Foods has put jobs at the potato processor at risk

Jobs risk at potato processor

By James Ridler

Jobs are at risk at potato processor Swancote Foods after it announced it has entered a 30-day consultation period with its employees regarding the potential closure of its sole site in Telford.

Increased demand for plastics alternatives have led Aegg to search overseas for solutions

Aegg’s hand forced by UK shortage

By Paul Gander

Increased demand for glass from UK customers looking for alternatives to plastics has led to Aegg Creative Packaging having to source packs from overseas, the firm has revealed.

John Farrer & Co has chosen aluminium over bioplastics for packaging

Coffee pod firm opts for aluminium packaging

By Paul Gander

Coffee and tea merchant John Farrer & Co has chosen all-aluminium capsules for its first range of coffee pods after finding compostable bioplastics had failed to offer the necessary barrier while generating more complexity.

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