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Kerry Foods supplies own-label products to a range of retailers, including all the top supermarkets

Brewer offers help as hundreds of Kerry jobs go

By Rod Addy

Molson Coors has offered a lifeline to the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Kerry Foods’ Burton-Upon-Trent ready meals factory as it prepares to close at the end of August.

Tacon: 'I want to leave this role having achieved all I set out to do – and more'

Groceries Code Adjudicator to step down

By Rod Addy

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon is to step down from her role at the end of her current term in June 2020, delegates at the GCA Annual Conference heard.

Offering a personal touch for food and drink training courses is what Remit Group strives for

Learning provider

Offering a personal approach at Remit Group

By James Ridler

Remit Group’s Fiona Hawkesley explains how its personalised method of training apprentices brings greater benefits to firms than a simple off-the-shelf offer.

Allied Bakeries, which produces Kingsmill products, has put 180 jobs at risk at its Cardiff factory

Allied Bakeries review puts 180 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Up to 180 jobs are at risk at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory, after the manufacturer announced plans to move production from the site to larger facilities in the UK.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

Role models can help women into engineering

Opinion

Role models can help women into engineering

By Nina Sparks

Nina Sparks, Pladis general manager at the McVitie’s bakery in London, discusses the need of role models in food and drink engineering to encourage more women join the industry.

James Bell (left) and Paul Middlehurst (right) discuss Weetabix's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereals firm Weetabix believes in a flat structure, so that its apprentices’ learning and input help future-proof the business. Here, apprentice James Bell (pictured, left) explains how important this is for his development, while employer Paul...

Montezuma’s has made a number of senior appointments this month

Montezuma’s appoints senior exec team

By David Challis

Montezuma’s has appointed a senior executive leadership team after its takeover by Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith in November 2018.

Moy Park's Ursula Lavery talks about innovation and the future of the company

Business Leaders

Future-proofing with Moy Park

By Aidan Fortune

With an eye on consumer trends, poultry processor Moy Park has made massive investments in innovation and NPD. Ursula Lavery, technical and R&D director – Europe, details how the business is planning ahead.

E Park and Sons has submitted plans to build a new factory and create jobs

Potato processor plans to create 15 jobs

By James Ridler

Potato processor E Park and Sons (EPS) is set to create 15 new jobs as part of plans to build a new factory at its headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire, subject to council approval.

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Alan Goldie talks us through staff motivations, factory anniversaries and the future of Burton's Biscuits

Me and my team

Baking up a storm at Burton’s

By Alan Goldie

Factory general manager Alan Goldie explains how Burton’s Edinburgh site has used motivation and technology to create a culture shift and improve performance.

Bakkavor has opened new facilities for its employees at its Highbridge site

Bakkavor opens £800k employee facilities

By James Ridler

Bakkavor Desserts has opened new £800,000 employee facilities at its Highbridge, Somerset factory, as part of its continued investment in the site.

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks could be disrupted if strike action goes ahead

Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

By Helen Gilbert

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

Müller will close its Foston site, claimed Usdaw

Union confirms Müller factory closure

By James Ridler

More than 200 jobs are at risk at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).