People

Employers need to engage millenials if they want to retain them

Benefit from addressing the needs of millennials

By David Woakes

The need for millennials to live untethered lifestyles has to be addressed by employers if they want to keep them on longer than two years, according to David Woakes, group business development manager at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Bret Hill (left) and Pete Hill discuss their experiences with Hovis' apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Hovis

By James Ridler

Providing a thorough experience of the manufacturing process through hands-on training in the industry is key to moulding highly skilled apprentices at Hovis, according to engineering apprentice Bret Hill and human resources director Pete Hill.

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

Rich List 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

By James Ridler

Heineken owners Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho have once again topped the list of the wealthiest people in UK food and drink manufacturing, featured in this photo gallery.

Plans to change shift patterns threaten jobs at Moy Park in Lincolnshire

Moy Park shift plans threaten 82 jobs

By James Ridler

Up to 82 jobs are at risk at Moy Park’s Lincolnshire site, after the poultry processor announced plans to streamline shift patterns at the site.

Allen became Dairy Crest CEO on 1 January 2007

Dairy Crest boss replaced

By Helen Gilbert

Dairy Crest chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Allen has stepped down and been replaced by the company’s deputy chief executive and group finance director Tom Atherton.

Drawing on traditional brewing techniques, Hofmeister has been reborn to tease customers to 'follow the bear' once more

Business leaders

Hofmeister: Built up from the bear bones

By Rod Addy

Two longstanding friends are drawing on a Bavarian brewer’s process and recipe to successfully reinvent a well-known lager that was shelved 25 years ago.

Unite has secured a three year pay deal for 1,000 Cadbury workers

Cadbury pay deal ‘quickest on record’: Unite

By James Ridler

Staff across Mondelēz’s UK Cadbury sites have secured a three-year pay deal in what has been described as the “quickest round of negotiations on record” by workers’ union Unite.

Meadow Foods has made two senior appointments

Meadow Foods makes senior appointments

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Gary Lambert as its head of strategic operations.

A change in culture could attract more women into the food industry

Tackle bias directly to create female-friendly culture

By Helen Gilbert

Tackling “unconscious bias” against female staff could help food firms attract more women, although an ageing workforce is potentially more of an issue, Kathryn Grant, people development manager at British Sugar, has claimed.

Burts Potato Chips is to create 64 jobs at its Leicester site

Burts Potato Chips creates 60 jobs

By James Ridler

Burts Potato Chips is to create more than 60 new jobs at its Leicester site as part of its expansion of the recently acquired factory.