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Left to right: Wright, part of the NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance team, and Troy Foods's Kempley

Troy Foods completes new factory, creating 20 jobs

By Rod Addy

Vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods has completed a fourth factory in Yorkshire, creating more than 20 jobs and supported by £500,000 via the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

G's Group invested in packing equipment for its beetroot and fresh prepared factories

G's Group reports top supermarkets boost annual sales

By Rod Addy

Fresh produce supplier G's Group, whose global customers include UK retailers Tesco and Co-op and manufacturers such as Bakkavor, has overcome the disruption of COVID-19 to report annual sales and profit growth.

Policing the pollution of watercourses is fraught with difficulties

Food processors face environmental permit probe

By James Ridler

A total of 52 companies with permits to discharge effluent from food into rivers and streams are being investigated by the Environment Agency (EA) for possibly polluting watercourses.

NFU president Minette Batters wants MPs to be able to scrutinise trade deals

NFU wants MPs’ input on trade deals

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging ministers to give Parliament a say on how future trade deals will impact British food and farming.

Bale: 'The whole five-a-day thing – that’s the bare minimum'

Scrum-my veg

By Rod Addy

Brendon Bale, founder of British vegan rugby club Green Gazelles, tells Food Manufacture how he pursued his other great passion while his sport was suspended during lockdown and muses on plant-based food trends.

Plant-based ready meals have grown in popularity, but high prices make them prohibitive to some

Plant-based ready meals on the rise

By James Ridler

Launches of plant-based ready meals are on the rise, but more needs to be done to promote affordable healthy options for UK consumers, according to a new report.

Winfresh UK distributes bananas to major supermarkets. Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Banana supplier Winfresh UK enters administration

By James Ridler

Banana supplier Winfresh UK Ltd – located at Little Canfield near Stansted Airport in Essex – and owned by Winfresh Ltd, has entered administration, placing 70 jobs at risk.

Hundreds of workers are being tested for coronavirus at Evesham Vale Growers Ltd

Coronavirus strikes Evesham Vale Growers tomato packing site

By James Ridler

Hundreds of employees at a tomato packing site in Worcestershire supplying retailers including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and the Co-op are being tested for COVID-19, after 14 members of staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Argent outlined measures to tackle coronavirus in its latest financial results

Argent Foods furloughed 500 in tough coronavirus measures

By James Ridler

Argent Foods furloughed more than 500 workers in businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic alongside other tough measures, it announced in its financial report for the 12 months to 31 December 2019.

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