Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key factor in staff retention strategies: Alex Bebbington


Training programmes ‘are a key part of staff retention’

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key means of staff retention, particularly for young people, says Alex Bebbington, Appetite Learning’s commercial director and judge of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Weetabix has taken action to close its gender pay gap. Group HR and IT director Stuart Branch pictured

Weetabix closes gender pay gap

By James Ridler

Weetabix Food Company UK & Ireland is taking action to close its gender pay gap, which it claims is already lower that the UK company average, according to a new report from the company.

Unilever posts sales growth amid its restructuring plans

Unilever posts growth amid restructuring plans

By James Ridler

Unilever has posted sales growth for the third quarter of this year, boosted by a strong performance in emerging markets, amid plans to restructure the business.

More should be done to boost the micronutrient content of plants, says professor Christine Williams

Plant-based diets ‘can be healthier and greener’

By Rick Pendrous

Plant-based diets were “probably” healthier and more sustainable for the planet, but further research was needed to confirm initial indications, an eminent nutrition scientist has claimed.

Döhler believes wine-flavoured ciders will soon be hitting the UK market

Hop and wine flavours are the next big thing for cider

By Paul Gander

Hop and wine flavours look set to become the new major trend in the UK cider market, following developments already seen in other countries, according to an ingredients supplier to the sector.

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