Supply Chain

Greencore believes there are more opportunities to be had in food to go and snacking

Greencore to maintain focus on food-to-go

By Aidan Fortune

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore is to continue its focus on the food-to-go sector following an “eventful year” for the business.

AHDB has finalised the sale of meat classification division MLCSL

AHDB completes sale of MLCSL

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has completed the sale of its carcase classification arm Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL).

In 2018, the GSK HFD portfolio delivered total turnover of €550m, primarily through the Horlicks and Boost brands

Unilever clinches GSK Asian health drinks deal

By Rod Addy

Unilever has agreed to acquire GlaxoSmithKline’s Health Food Drinks (HFD) portfolio in 22 Asian markets, including India and Bangladesh, for a total contribution on its part of €3.3bn in cash and shares.

Nestlé has begun stockpiling in Europe and the UK

Nestlé reveals stockpiling plans

By James Ridler

Nestlé has joined the growing number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling products ahead of Brexit, as it warns of the “severe consequences” of a no-deal Brexit.

Company Shop secured £4.2m of funding from Lloyds Bank. L-R: Company Shop group managing director Jane Marren, Lloyds Bank relationship director Mark Butterworth and Company Shop founder and chairman John Marren

Company Shop secures £4.2m of funding

By James Ridler

Food surplus redistributor Company Shop has secured £4.2m of funding from Lloyds Bank to support a major expansion drive and create more than 200 jobs.

Chief executive Heath Zarin (pictured) launched EV Cargo

NFT joins £850m logistics giant

By James Ridler

Temperature-controlled supply chain business NFT is one of six companies joining forces to create a £850m logistics giant in the UK.

New immigration laws could leave the food supply chain without workers

Logistics body criticises immigration restrictions

By James Ridler

The food supply chain could grind to a halt under the Government’s plans to restrict lower-skilled immigration into the country, logistics body the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.

Workers arriving at Mondelēz’s Uxbridge headquarters were met by a life-size orangutan © Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace

Mondelēz HQ hit by Greenpeace palm oil protest

By Noli Dinkovski

Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has been urged to sever its links with the “biggest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world” in a protest staged outside its UK headquarters on Monday (19 November).

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