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Jack Hamilton talked to Food Manufacture about what lies ahead for the comapny

Mash Direct marching toward growth in 2020

By James Ridler

Growth in 2019, the rise of veganism and “import substitution” are all key to supporting growth for Mash Direct in 2020, according to chief executive Jack Hamilton.

Standards post-Brexit and carbon emissions were key topics at the Oxford Farming Conference

NFU president Minette Batters calls for food commission

By James Ridler

Repeated calls for a food sector council and criticism of the Government’s stance on maintaining standards in future trade deals were key takeaways from today’s politics briefing at the Oxford Farming Conference.

From left to right: Sarah Hall, Caroline Fairburn-Wright, Judy Fairburn, Daniel Fairburn, Sarah Louise Fairburn

Me and my team

Cracking the market with LJ Fairburn

By Daniel Fairburn

LJ Fairburn MD Daniel Fairburn outlines how the firm has seen rapid expansion from a contract supplier to a fully integrated hen and egg supply business.

Export sales success for Mash Direct

Export sales success for Mash Direct

By James Ridler

Foodservice sales and exports success has propelled prepared vegetable and ready meals manufacturer Mash Direct to another year of growth.

Brits will throw away more than a million sprouts this Christmas, according to Warbutons

Brits waste 130m sprouts at Christmas

By James Ridler

The great British public will throw away 130m sprouts and 91m slices of turkey this Christmas, as seven in 10 consumers admit to cooking too much food over the festive period, according to research by Warburtons.

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Senior hires at Müller Yogurt & Desserts and the appointment of a new planning director at potato processor Branston head up this photo gallery of people on the move in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Wrights’ £7m investment supported job creation

Wrights Food Group completes £7m investment

By James Ridler

Wrights Food Group has completed a £7m investment programme at its manufacturing sites in Crewe, supporting the creation of new jobs and new contracts.

Producers and retailers have taken great strides in reducing household food waste

Producers make progress toward limiting food waste

By James Ridler

Work to reduce food waste has seen significant progress, but more can still be done to limit the cost of wasted food to the UK, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

The food industry has responded to the governments consultation on a National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy: industry submissions

By James Ridler

The UK food and drink industry has called for the Government’s National Food Strategy to focus on the length and breadth of the industry and to uphold the high level of standards currently enjoyed in the UK.

Thanet Earth - one of Fresca Group's biggest businesses - grows vegetables such as tomatoes using hydroponics

Fresh produce supplier reveals mixed performance

By Rod Addy

Fresca Group has reported mixed results in its latest financial period as the name behind Thanet Earth and Manor Fresh invested in growth in banana provision, while the hot 2018 summer affected performance.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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