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Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

Business Leaders' Forum

Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

By James Ridler

The Government’s roll-out of the National Living Wage (NLW) and pressure to add more sugar to products are just some of the challenges facing Freaks of Nature founder Peter Ahye, as he revealed in this exclusive video interview.

Smith: ‘Retailers are asking for something that looks like meat, tastes like meat and feels like meat and it’s okay if it’s not clean-label’

Business Leaders' Forum

Mixed messages complicate production

By James Ridler

Calls for clean-label foods are put on the backburner in favour of creating products that are tastier and have a better mouthfeel, according to ingredients supplier Griffith Foods.

The new facility can produce a wide range of own-label ethnic snacks for top UK retailers

Surya Foods snacks plant to offer 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Surya Foods is to create 30 new jobs at a £2m factory at Harwich as the company expands into dedicated UK ethnic snacks production for the first time.

Coupe: ‘I have focused on setting the business up to deal with the strategic challenges of our industry’

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe to retire

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe is to retire later this year, to be succeeded by retail and operations director Simon Roberts, who will take over from 1 June this year.

Lord Charles Allen will step down as Boparan Holdings chairman

2 Sisters chairman retires from business

By James Ridler

The chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group’s parent company Boparan Holdings is to retire from his role after nine years with the business.

Gordon Hardie  has joined the board of directors at Greencore

Greencore appoints non-executive director

By James Ridler

Northern Irish ready meals producer Greencore has appointed former Bunge Food & Ingredients president Gordon Hardie as non-executive director.

Roberts: ‘Top-quality butchery is key to efficient processing’

Opinion

Bringing through young butchers in Wales

By James Ridler

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales – communications manager Owen Roberts looks at the importance of skilled butchers to the future of the Welsh red meat industry.

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