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An artist's impression of the distillery after the upgrade is completed

Scots distillery receives £10.5m investment

By James Ridler

International wine and spirits producer Distell International has invested £10.5m in the Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, Scotland, as part of a three-year refurbishment programme.

Moving popcorn production to Pontefract could cost the jobs of 90 staff

KP Snacks factory move puts 90 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

KP Snacks has announced plans to close its Largo Foods UK popcorn factory in Barnsley and relocate production to Pontefract, West Yorkshire, putting 90 jobs at risk.

Blakemore: '3D printing will also infiltrate the food industry in a more pervasive way'

CITY FOOD LECTURE

Compass boss: how food tech will transform future

By Rod Addy

Augmented reality, 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI) can help deliver a sustainable food system and the food industry needs to react to the challenges they pose, according to Compass boss Dominic Blakemore.

Cranswick was ranked Tier 1 in this year's Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

Cranswick tops animal welfare list

By James Ridler

Meat processor Cranswick has topped the charts for animal welfare for the third consecutive year in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), while confectionery and snacks giant Mars lags behind.

ABF predicted growth in most of its divisions besides sugar

Sugar to halt ABF half-year progress

By Aidan Fortune

A predicted drop in revenue in its sugar division is expected to be the only black mark on Associated British Foods’ (ABF) interim results.

Organic food sales grew in 2018

Organic food sales on the rise

By James Ridler

Sales of organic food in the UK grew 5.3% in 2018 to £2.33bn, boosted by consumer interest in free-from options and healthy eating, according to a report by certification body the Soil Association.

Dairy Crest is to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m

Dairy Crest to be bought in £975m deal

By Aidan Fortune

Manufacturer of Cathedral City and Country Life Dairy Crest has agreed to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m.

The FDF repeated calls to Government to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Tariffs impact every part of the food chain

By James Ridler

Imposing tariffs on food post-Brexit could start a chain reaction that would be felt by every member of the food and drink industry, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The Asda and Sainsbury's merger is believed to be dead in the water following the Competition and Markets Authority's findings

Asda Sainsbury’s merger dealt ‘mortal blow’

By Aidan Fortune

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) provisional findings on the proposed Asda and Sainsbury’s merger have been described as a “mortal blow to the deal” by economists.

Hyman: ‘With current economic trends, the sector is stronger than it’s ever been’

OPINION

Frozen food’s growth fuelled by consumer trends: BFFF boss

By John Hyman

The UK frozen food sector is currently the fastest growing retail category, but what’s behind its success? British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chief executive John Hyman explores the forces expected to drive the sector up to 2025 and beyond.

Moorland has grown its exports by 400% this financial year

Moorland Spirit Co eyes international growth

By James Ridler

Northumberland-based distillery Moorland Spirit Co is set to increase its international sales further, after quadrupling its export revenues in this financial year.

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