Fresh produce

Wilkin & Sons to preserve Tiptree base?

Wilkin & Sons to preserve Tiptree base?

By Anne Bruce

Jam producer Wilkin & Sons says its main focus during 2011 is to find new premises, which could possibly involve moving from its iconic site in the village of Tipree, Essex.

'Striking a Balance' Does DEFRA's task force report mark a new regulatory dawn or a missed opportunity?

DEFRA task force has failed fresh produce, FPC

By Ben Bouckley

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) says that a prominent DEFRA task force appointed to cut red tape for farmers and food processors has ignored oppressive regulations facing its sector.

Climate change hits fresh pineapple supplies

Climate change hits fresh pineapple supplies

By Rod Addy

Fresh pineapple harvests will be hit by bad weather later this year, with businesses forced to resort to canned versions of the fruit and other stocks, fresh produce processor Nature’s Way Foods has warned.

Ocado ceo Tim Steiner: Increasing numbers of food firms are entering the online grocery arena

Online sales help brands counter own label threat

By Ben Bouckley

Limited supermarket shelf space and own label competition are reasons why food firms are growing online sales, both directly and through third-party sites, says food and grocery analyst IGD.

IT meltdown: Brakes ceo Stefan Barden wants to

Major IT meltdown puts the skids on Brakes

By Anne Bruce

Foodservice giant Brakes has apologised to customers following a massive IT breakdown last week, which meant staff in warehouses could not pick food and send out orders.

Trade buyer could carve-up Uniq, M&A experts

Trade buyer could carve-up Uniq, M&A experts

By Ben Bouckley

Food sector M&A experts believe it is more likely that a trade buyer – rather than a private equity player – could bid for convenience food firm Uniq, after its board announced a "number of indications of interest from third parties" in...

ASA has refused to scratch a free-range egg advert

Chariots of Fire scored egg advert OK with ASA

By Ben Bouckley

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected numerous consumer complaints about a television advert for free-range eggs, which involved chickens running around fields to the theme music from film Chariots of Fire.

Scottish vegetable processor expands

Scottish vegetable processor expands

By Anne Bruce

Scottish vegetable company R & K Drysdale (Drysdales) is spending a £647,647 government grant on extending its premises in a move that will create new employment opportunities.

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