Ambient foods

Goldenfry Foods wins trade secrets case

Goldenfry Foods wins trade secrets case

By Ben Bouckley

Goldenfry Foods has a won a legal judgement against three former employees who misused trade secrets to establish a breakaway company and appropriate a £5m supermarket contract for gravy granules.

Sugar beet crop

English weather subdues ABF trading

By Ben Bouckley

Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Dry blended foods producer the Hügli Group has invested around £2m to double the size of its UK production facility and process more savoury products such as soups and sauces.

Ranjit Boparan: Could his 11.4% stake in Northern Foods prove decisive?

Pressure on Greencore to up stakes in Northern bid

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore is under pressure to table a viable counter-bid by March 2 to beat Ranjit Boparan in the struggle to takeover Northern Foods, but still has advantages on its side if it does do so, says one City analyst.

No EC demand that Twinings repay €12m Polish grant

No EC demand that Twinings repay €12m Polish grant

By Ben Bouckley

The European Commission (EC) has questioned the role played by the Polish authorities in Twinings’ application for a controversial €12m grant to build a factory that will see almost 400 UK jobs axed, but has not asked that the money be repaid.

Heinz Kitt Green pay dispute resolved

Heinz Kitt Green pay dispute resolved

By Ben Bouckley

Workers at the Heinz baked bean facility in Kitt Green have accepted a revised pay deal from the company and called off plans for further industrial action.

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