Confectionery

Nestlé to meet unions at Croydon HQ to discuss pay

Nestlé to meet unions at Croydon HQ to discuss pay

By Elaine Watson

Nestlé UK will meet representatives from the Unite, GMB and USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) trade unions at its Croydon HQ today in a bid to resolve an ongoing pay dispute, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands.

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

By Elaine Watson

More than 360 staff out of 500 employed at the Tunnock's caramel wafer and teacake factory in Uddingston, Glasgow, downed tools yesterday and will strike again next Tuesday.

sugar cane

British Sugar in cane processing trial at Newark

By Elaine Watson

Beet sugar giant British Sugar could produce another 120,000t of sugar a year from refineries in Wissington, Newark and Bury St Edmunds by introducing raw cane sugar inputs to its refining process, the firm has revealed.

Peppersmith co-founders Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton

By gum, I think they've got it!

Ben & Jerry, Green & Black, and, er, Mike & Dan? If Peppersmith gum co-founders Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton are not quite household names just yet, give it a few years and they might just turn out to be one of grocery’s more interesting...

Zetar

Zetar posts 40% leap in profits on sales up 11%

By Elaine Watson

“Extreme” cost increases have hit demand for nuts and seeds, but strong growth in chocolate, dried fruit and snacks has helped Zetar notch up double-digit rises in sales and profits this year.

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