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Unite members at Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action

Strike action threatened at Dale Farm

By James Ridler

Members of trade union Unite working for dairy processor Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action, after a breakdown in pay negotiations.

UK can become an ‘exporting superpower’,according to international trade secretary Liam Fox

UK holds potential to be an ‘exporting superpower’

By James Ridler

The UK has the potential to become an “exporting superpower”, according to international trade secretary Liam Fox, as he launches a new strategy to boost export opportunities for the country post-Brexit.

Tayto owner Paul Allen (pictured) has taken McErlain’s Bakery out of adminstration

McErlain’s Bakery pre-pack sale saves 260 jobs

By James Ridler

Paul Allen, owner of Northern Irish crisp manufacturer Tayto Group, has rescued McErlain’s Bakery from administration in a pre-pack deal, protecting the jobs of more than 250 workers.

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is to undergo a redesign to bring it in line with the classic variant

New design unveiled for Coca-Cola range

By Aidan Fortune

Coca-Cola Great Britain has revealed a new design for the Coca-Cola range, featuring new packaging for its Coca-Cola original and Coca-Cola zero sugar variants.

Three Lithuanian men have been fined for gangmaster offences in the seafood sector

Seafood sector illegal gangmasters fined

By James Ridler

Three Lithuanian men have been convicted of gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland, following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Coast & Glen owner Magnus Houston (right) has bought the former Summer Isle Foods site in Alness, Soctland

Coast & Glen owner expands into new factory

By James Ridler

The owner of seafood processor Coast & Glen and home delivery service Fishbox has acquired a new factory and offices in Alness, Scotland, with plans to create new jobs.

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire SodaStream in a $3.2bn deal

PepsiCo buys SodaStream in $3.2bn deal

By James Ridler

Snacks and soft drinks manufacturing giant PepsiCo has agreed to acquire do-it-yourself carbonated soft drinks maker SodaStream in a deal worth $3.2bn (£2.5bn).

The lifestyles of consumers are the driving force behind the free-from food trend

Free-from foods

How lifestyle choices are driving free-from growth

By Michelle Knott

‘Lifestylers’, rather than just those affected by allergens, are driving the trend towards free-from foods and manufacturers are having to sit up and take notice.

Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy have spent £1.2m on a campaign to get millennials to stick with dairy

Dairy UK spends £1.2m on social media campaign

By James Ridler

Trade association Dairy UK and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) dairy division have spent £1.2m on a campaign to persuade millennials to stick with dairy.

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