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The winner will be announced online on 10 November, as part of The Grocer’s 'Golden Week', created to crown the winners of The Grocer Gold Awards 2020

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 shortlist decided

By Rod Addy

The shortlist for the Factory Manager of the Year 2020 has been decided after a flood of entries was debated intensely by the distinguished judging panel in a closely fought contest.

The extension of the Trade and Agriculture Commission has been cautiously welcomed by UK trade bodies

Commission will stay to safeguard food standards

By James Ridler

Trade bodies have cautiously welcomed the Government’s decision that the existence of the Trade and Agriculture Commission will continue, but have stressed industry involvement is needed in any future trade deals.

The investment has enhanced cheese packing capacity and capabilities

Ornua Foods UK invests £3m in Leek factory

By Rod Addy

Dairy product supplier Ornua Foods UK has announced a £3m investment in cutting and packing equipment at its Leek factory to boost capacity in response to strong consumer demand for its cheese.

Consumer demands have placed pressure on bakery processors to invest in new equipment at their factories

Oven-ready strategy

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for quantity and quality has forced high-volume artisan producers and larger plant bakers to upgrade equipment, while driving up efficiency and cracking down on waste.

A nationwide lockdown could spell doom for foodservice suppliers already hit by coronavirus restrictions

Lockdown fears increase for foodservice suppliers

By James Ridler

A nationwide lockdown would put foodservice suppliers at risk and quash further mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the food and drink sector, according to financial adviser Oghma Partners.

Nestlé, Cranswick, SK Chilled Foods and Bernard Matthews are among those firms grappling with COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: Nestlé, Cranswick latest

By Rod Addy

Cranswick Foods’ Watton pork processing plant will continue production according to one analyst, after almost half of its staff tested positive for COVID-19, while Nestlé's Fawdon factory has confirmed 40 cases there.

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