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Unilever could choose the Netherlands as its main base

Unilever relocation could be UK ‘body blow’

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever potentially moving its group head office outside the UK would be a “body blow” to London’s reputation as a business centre, according to Clive Black, head of research at analyst Shore Capital.

A trade mission to India hope to boost UK food and drink exports

India trade mission targets £500bn export market

By James Ridler

A group of 12 manufacturers embarked on a trade mission to India last month, in a bid to secure exports to the country’s food and drink sector, forecast to grow to £500bn by 2020.

A team from University of Reading scooped the silver prize in 2017

Food science and tech awards Ecotrophelia launched

By Rod Addy

The quest for trailblazing food science and technology students is underway, with the launch of the annual Ecotrophelia awards, backed by food and drink research and services organisation Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science & Technology...

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in England has reiterated the importance of farming and food production when the UK leaves the EU.

KFC restaurants throughout the country have been closed due to supply issues

GMB blames KFC for chicken shortage fiasco

By Aidan Fortune

Workers’ union GMB has slammed fast food chain KFC over its decision to switch distributor, which led to the temporary closure of shops around the country.

The KFC chicken shortage sparked a storm of comments on Twitter

Twitter reaction to KFC chicken shortage

By James Ridler

Fast food chain KFC’s inability to open stores after distributor DHL failed to deliver chicken supplies, dubbed the KFC Crisis, has sparked a storm of comments on Twitter.

The dairy sector of Midland’s portfolio already accounts for 30% of its sales

Distributor Midland Food Group bought by Granarolo

By Rod Addy

Distributor Midland Food Group has been bought by Italian firm Granarolo’s UK subsidiary for an undisclosed sum, in a deal designed to boost the latter’s UK chilled food business.

Russell Hume has entered administration following a FSA investigation

Russell Hume turns on FSA as it enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

Meat supplier Russell Hume has turned on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as it emerged it had entered administration, with directors claiming “impossible trading conditions” following an FSA investigation.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

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