Kirsty’s founder Kirsty Henshaw discusses NPD plans, COVID-19, Brexit and her reaction to winning Business Leader of the Year at the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in the latest FoodMan Talks videocast.
A consortium of food manufacturers, universities and tech developers – led by 2020 overall Food Manufacture Excellence Award winner Raynor Foods – has been awarded £4m to help digitalise the food supply chain.
Raynors, the sandwich supplier, was Manufacturing Company of The Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. Matt Raynor, chairman, talks about the company and overcoming the challenges of Covid-19.
Samworth Brothers, Winterbotham Darby and The Real Wrap Company were the principal food industry buyers of Adelie Foods assets post-administration, with Samworths acquiring the Urban Eat brand for £6.4m.
Bakkavor, the chilled prepared food producer, is reopening two factories temporarily closed in March to cope with the impact of coronavirus as it reports exports stabilising and sales of key domestic categories improving.
Coronavirus' threat to food industry workers has triggered one trade union to press the six top grocery retailers put staff before profit, accusing a major supplier of foregoing social distancing guidance and scrimping on pay.
Bakkavor's coronavirus plans for its Elveden site don't involve redundancies or furloughing and the company has introduced tough controls and is trialling visors to prevent production line staff infecting colleagues.