Government approval of a third runway at Heathrow has been praised by the FTA

FTA praises Heathrow expansion

By Gwen Ridler

Plans to expand Heathrow airport – which has been given government backing today (October 25) – have been praised by the Freight Transport association (FTA).

Foodservice is a lucrative market that could be being neglected by manufacturers says Shore Capital's Clive Black

Foodservice an opportunity for manufacturers

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers could boost sales by targeting the £56.5bn foodservice market as more people eat outside the home, said Shore Capital’s head of research Clive Black.

Boparan Restaurant Holdings owned Giraffe Concepts has acquired restaurant chain Ed's Easy Diner

Boparan buys another food business

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group owner Ranjit Boparan has extended his food business empire with the acquisition of 33 Ed’s Easy Diner restaurants.

Invetigations are underway into the death of a worker at Sainsbury's St Helens distribution centre

Police investigate death at Sainsbury warehouse

By Gwen Ridler

The unexplained death of a Sainsbury’s worker at the company’s St Helens distribution centre is currently under investigation by Merseyside Police and Merseyside Council.

The fatal eight-vehicle crash involved a Carlsberg delivery lorry. Photograph supplied by Leicestershire Police

Carlsberg lorry crash prompts police warning video

By Michael Stones

A hard-hitting police video and accident photograph – warning against the dangers of using a handheld phone while driving – have been released after a fatal crash involving a car driving into a Carlsberg heavy goods vehicle (HGV) delivery lorry.

Food manufacturers with more than 250 staff should prepare for gender pay reporting

Gender pay rules: what you need to know

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink manufacturers with more than 250 employees will need to plan for the gender pay reporting obligations that are expected to come into force early next year.

Food manufacturers have been warned to check the credentials of hired migrant labour

Food firms should check agencies to stop slavery

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being encouraged to check the credentials of hired migrant labour after the Salvation Army reported a five-fold increase in the number of slavery victims it had helped in England and Wales since 2012.

The survey will monitor the huge changes underway in the food and drink supply chain

Supply chain survey: your views are wanted

By Rick Pendrous

Time is running out for you to take part in Food Manufacture Group’s online survey of logistics and supply chain professionals and get the chance of winning £100 of Amazon vouchers.

Hain Daniels has expanded its fleet from Ryder

Hain Daniels increases its contract hire fleet

By Rick Pendrous

The Hain Daniels Group has boosted its chilled distribution fleet by adding 10 trucks and seven trailers from Ryder, increasing its contract hire fleet to 22 trucks and 10 trailers.

Lidl's new distribution centre could create 100 jobs

Lidl distribution centre to create 100 jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Up 100 jobs could be created after discount retailer Lidl announced plans to build a new distribution centre at industrial estate Eurocentral in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Nick Snow from Tchibo (left) with Gary Nicol from Matthew Algie

Coffee roaster Matthew Algie bought by Tchibo

By Michelle Perrett

Matthew Algie, the Glasgow-based independent coffee roaster, has been acquired by German coffee and foodservice business Tchibo for an undisclosed sum.

Juliet Smith (2nd left), md of Indelease, hands over the keys to Faccenda’s head of transport Ian Ashley

Faccenda enters £3M truck leasing and maintenance deal

By Rick Pendrous

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has renewed a fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres to meet growing demand for UK produced white meat, with a £3M leasing and maintenance contract.

Manufacturers with apprenticeship programmes are more productive

Act now to make most of the apprenticeship levy

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers have been advised to start putting strategies in place now to make the most of the government’s apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April 2017 and essentially transfers the cost of apprenticeships from the taxpayer...

A fatality at a food distribution centre has cost two construction firms more than £286k

Fatality at food firm costs construction firms £286k

By Gwen Ridler

Two construction firms – Premier Roofing Systems Ltd and A-Lift Crane Hire Ltd – have been ordered to pay more than £286,000 last month (June 29), after a fatality at a food distribution centre.

Coca-Cola European Partner's Leendert den Hollander has been appointed IGD vice-president

Grocery think-tank IGD appoints vice-president

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain’s vice-president Leendert den Hollander has been appointed vice-president of grocery think-tank IGD with immediate effect.

Those behind the new Ferrybridge packaging warehouse, including Steven Jones, Eddisons (second from left) and Wayne Weatherhead, Taylor Davis (third from left)

Packaging distributor creates jobs

By Gwen Ridler

A new food packaging distribution centre has created 15 jobs at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, with further recruitment planned for later this year, according to Taylor Davis, which opened it.

Premier Foods backed the event to help STEM skills take off

Premier Foods in bid to help STEM skills take-off

By Gwen Ridler

Premier Foods showcased food manufacturing to Lincolnshire school children at an event designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects this week.

Exploitation gang from left to right, Oksana Valujeva, Lauma Vankova, Ivar Mezals, Juris Valujevs

Migrant exploitation gang jailed for 23 years

By Gwen Ridler

Four people have been jailed for a combined total of 23 years for offences relating to the exploitation of migrant workers ­– some employed in the vegetable sector – after a joint police and Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) investigation.

Food and drink sector is leading the UK manufacturing recovery

Food and drink manufacturers boost UK output

By Gwen Ridler

Rising output reported by food and drink manufacturers has boosted the UK manufacturing sector, despite lacklustre export demand, according to a new Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report.

Here's your chance to star at the Venice-themed food and drink manufacturing Oscars


Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

By Rick Pendrous

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's Venice-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.

How space-efficient and safe are warehouses?

How does your food store score?

By Paul Gander

More space-efficient warehousing means investment. Paul Gander looks at the cost, efficiency and safety of systems

NFT has officially opened its new £25M temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury

NFT opens its chilled facility at Tilbury

By Rick Pendrous

Chilled logistics specialist NFT officially opened its new £25M temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury in Essex last month.

Yearsley has doubled the capacity of its Newark site and created 120 jobs

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

By Rick Pendrous

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

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