People & Skills

Unite has secured a three year pay deal for 1,000 Cadbury workers

Cadbury pay deal ‘quickest on record’: Unite

By James Ridler

Staff across Mondelēz’s UK Cadbury sites have secured a three-year pay deal in what has been described as the “quickest round of negotiations on record” by workers’ union Unite.

Meadow Foods has made two senior appointments

Meadow Foods makes senior appointments

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Gary Lambert as its head of strategic operations.

A change in culture could attract more women into the food industry

Tackle bias directly to create female-friendly culture

By Helen Gilbert

Tackling “unconscious bias” against female staff could help food firms attract more women, although an ageing workforce is potentially more of an issue, Kathryn Grant, people development manager at British Sugar, has claimed.

Burts Potato Chips is to create 64 jobs at its Leicester site

Burts Potato Chips creates 60 jobs

By James Ridler

Burts Potato Chips is to create more than 60 new jobs at its Leicester site as part of its expansion of the recently acquired factory.

Huel claims to have clocked up more than £5.3m in sales in January alone

Huel hires former Sainsbury’s buyer

By Helen Gilbert

Powdered food brand Huel has hired former Sainsbury’s buying manager Daniel Plimmer as head of procurement and demand as it forges ahead with expansion plans.

The Orginal Baker focuses on the deli market and quality products

ME AND MY TEAM

Original thinking from The Original Baker

By Noli Dinkovski

Gill Ridgard, managing director of The Original Baker (pictured centre), explains why her latest venture is firmly focused on quality products for the deli market.

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire site most at risk

Müller’s Foston plant risks closure, threatening 228 jobs

By James Ridler

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire plant is most at risk of closure in its continuing cost-reduction programme, threatening 228 jobs according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

(Left to right) Nigel Upson, Claire Wright and Ben Lee

Poultry processor appoints managing director

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based Soanes Poultry has promoted general manager Nigel Upson to the role of managing director, as part of a restructure of its board of directors.

Step onto the show floor at IFE 2019 in this video

Innovation on show at IFE 2019

By James Ridler

From low calorie meringue bars to vegan ready meals, this year’s International Food & Drink Event (IFE) showcased the latest innovations in the industry – captured in our whistle-stop video tour.

Unite members at Moy Park are to be balloted on strike action over pay

Moy Park workers to hold strike ballot

By James Ridler

Unite is to hold a strike ballot for its members working for poultry processor Moy Park, after disagreements over ‘unreasonable management demands’ in ongoing pay negotiations.

Ornua apprentice Andrew Burgess discusses his experience at the dairy manufacturer

Meet the apprentice: Ornua Foods

By James Ridler

Ornua Foods says that while young people can get a base knowledge in engineering, having its own apprentices means they get to grips with the company’s equipment from the start. Apprentice Andrew Burgess and Ornua principal engineer Jamie Gould relate...

John D’Arcy: Improve the image of the industry to entice young people to work

Opinion

Improve the industry’s image for young people

By John D’Arcy

The public’s negative impression of the food and drink industry needs to be fixed to start enticing young people to join, according John D’Arcy, partner at operational improvement consultancy Newton Europe.

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