People & Skills

Strikes at Weetabix have been suspended after talks between Unite and the manufacturer

Strikes suspended at Weetabix factories

By Gwen Ridler

Planned strike action across Weetabix’s Northamptonshire sites has been suspended following ‘constructive talks’ between workers union Unite and the manufacturer.

Unions and the local council have come out in support of Pladis Tollcross

Tollcross McVitie’s closure fought by council and unions

By Gwen Ridler

Glasgow City Council has partnered with Government and unions to fight for the survival of the Pladis McVitie’s factory in Tollcross, as concerns were raised surrounding the future of the biscuit maker’s Carlisle site.

The logistics industry has been hit by a perfect storm of challenges that have driven up costs

Logistics sector nears 2008 financial crisis level

By Gwen Ridler

The supply chain and logistics industry is approaching pre-financial crisis levels thanks to shortages in drivers and shipping capacity, as the food industry continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 and Brexit.

Last minute decisions by the Government could result ‘unnecessary and costly’ uncertainty

Seasonal worker shortage branded ‘unnecessary and costly’

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has placed British food producers ‘at the bottom of the list’ for migrant workers thanks to ‘unnecessary and costly’ uncertainty surrounding delayed Seasonal Workers Pilot announcements, according to MPs.

O'Flynn will join the Kingsland Drinks board of directors

Pernod Ricard MD joins Kingsland Drinks

By Gwen Ridler

Kingsland Drinks has appointed former Pernod Ricard UK managing director Denis O’Flynn as a non-executive director on the board of Kingsland Drinks Group.

Burton's makes brands such as Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers at Llantarnam

Burton's Biscuit Co factory to create dozens of jobs

By Rod Addy

Burton’s Biscuit Co., the maker of brands including Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels, is creating more than 40 new jobs at its flagship Llantarnam bakery, one of the area’s biggest food production sites.

From finance to the world of adult soft drinks, Nix & Kix chronicle their challenges in getting to market

Foot on the ladder: start-up Nix and Kix

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Nix & Kix co-founders Kerstin Robinson and Julia Kessler discuss their history and the challenges they faced in setting up their own drinks company.

Up to 37 jobs are at risk at Arla Trevarrian in Cornwall

Arla creamery closure puts 37 jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 37 jobs are at risk at Arla Foods Trevarrian Creamery in Cornwall, following plans to close the site in response to a significant decline in volume.

Diageo's Menezes: 'I've seen first-hand the power of diversity'

Diageo leads way for women in leadership in food processing

By Rod Addy

Diageo has the best female board and leadership representation of any FTSE 100 company, according to a recently published review, with other firms and groups reporting progress on the issue this International Women's Day.

Grant: 'Looking forward to leading the UK team to write the next chapter'

Mars Wrigley UK names UK general manager

By Rod Addy

Mars Wrigley UK, which produces brands including M&M's, Milky Way and Skittles, has announced Adam Grant’s appointment as general manager (GM).