Ambient foods

On a beehive mission: Lorraine Hendle (front row, centre) flies out Tanzania next week

Food Manufacture’s md joins Farm Africa beehive project

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Group’s md, Lorraine Hendle, is joining Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson and other women industry leaders next week in a charity project to build beehives in Tanzania.

Morrisons has posts sales and profit growth in its interim results

Morrisons reveals rise in sales and profits

By James Ridler

Morrisons has revealed a rise in sales and profits for the first half of this year in its interim results, released yesterday (September 14), as it sees results from its ‘Fix, rebuild and grow’ strategy.

Stoats has opened a new factory as part of its plan to deliver a turnover of £10M by 2020

Snack firm Stoats opens new factory

By Mike Stones

Porridge oats firm Stoats has opened a new factory, south of Edinburgh, as part of its plan to deliver a turnover of £10M by 2020.

ABF's profits will be well ahead of last year

ABF buys vinegar firm as weak sterling boosts profits

By Matt Atherton

Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) adjusted operating profit will be boosted by currency fluctations, it reported in its pre-close trading update, while it revealed the acquisition of an Italian vinegar manufacturer.

Unilever bought Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee

Unilever brews up acquisition of herbal tea firm

By Matt Atherton

Unilever has bought Bristol-based tea manufacturer Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee, in a bid to close a gap in its portfolio, the manufacturer revealed yesterday (September 7).

Consumers have blamed producers for food fraud, according to a new report

Consumers ‘blame producers for food fraud’

By James Ridler

Nearly two-thirds of consumers blame producers for food fraud, according to a new report from the National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual Insurance Society, fuelled by high profile cases of food fraud in the media.

Greencore was fined £1M, after a contractor fell from a stepladder and died

Greencore fined £1M for worker’s death

By James Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been fined £1M for safety failings, after a contractor died after falling from a stepladder. 

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