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UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Unite has criticised Premier’s potential sale of Ambrosia

Potential Ambrosia sale puts 300 ‘in limbo’

By James Ridler

Trade union Unite has criticised Premier Foods for placing 300 workers at its south Devon Ambrosia factory in limbo, after announcing it was seeking a buyer for the business.

We round up some of the latest developments in the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry bulletins: round-up

By James Ridler

From reformulations of Nestlé’s Maggi range to sales of frozen food topping £6bn, we round up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

Tyrrells reported a £37m loss in its 2017 full-year results

Tyrrells slips into the red

By James Ridler

Premium crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has fallen into the red in its latest financial report for the 52 weeks ended 30 December 2017.

PepsiCo is to acquire Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo to acquire Pipers Crisps

By James Ridler

Snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo has revealed its intention to acquire premium crisp brand Pipers for an undisclosed sum, subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Sun Valley hoped its investment to increase capacity will help battle its £1.27m loss last year

Sun Valley to battle loss with investment

By James Ridler

Nut and seed products manufacturer Sun Valley hopes to turn around a £1.27m loss in its 2017 full-year results with a programme of investment aimed at increasing capacity.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

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