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Britvic's Pepsi Max, 7-Up Free, Tango, R Whites and Purdey's brands delivered some of the strongest growth in its total portfolio

Britvic outlines consolidation progress

By Rod Addy

Britvic is close to completing the transfer of production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot from its Norwich factory to its Rugby plant, having incorporated several new lines into the latter.

Investors are looking to put their money into meat-alternatives producers

Time is right for meat alternative start-ups

By James Ridler

Now is the perfect time for start-ups in the alternative meat sector, as a growing number of investors look to fund businesses within the market, according to the head of investment at CPT Capital.

Greencore: ‘Clear financial and operational progress’ made

Greencore ‘leaner and stronger’ after restructure

By Noli Dinkovski

Greencore is in a “leaner and stronger” position to grow UK sales after posting strong half-year figures in the wake of a period of restructuring that included the sale of its US business, its group chief financial officer has claimed.

Firefighters attended a meat processing site that had been rocked by explosions

Explosions rock meat processing plant

By James Ridler

Explosions have rocked a meat processing factory in County Durham responsible for making doner kebabs for the foodservice sector.

Bell: 'Food standards should not be driven by politics'

Food is GREAT brand under fire

By Rod Addy

The Government should overhaul its food export strategy, according to the head of Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association (NIFDA), who argues the Food is GREAT brand needs reworking to sufficiently promote every UK nation.

UK exports of food and drink hit a 'record' £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019

UK food exports worth ‘record’ £5.7bn

By James Ridler

UK food and drink exports were worth a record £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Premier Foods posted a £42.7m loss in its 2018/19 full-year results

‘Zombie’ Premier Foods posts £42.7m loss

By James Ridler

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods remains a zombie company in the minds of analysts, as the business posted a £42.7m loss in its full-year results ended 30 March 2019.

Pladis is to refocus its business around its core range in balance with NPD

Pladis to focus on core range

By James Ridler

McVitie’s-owner Pladis is to rebalance its business to focus on its core range of products, as it identifies a £330m opportunity for the biscuit sector.

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