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179 jobs to go at Bakkavor's Bourne Salads site

179 jobs to go at Bakkavor's Bourne Salads site

By Elaine Watson

144 hourly-paid staff have opted to take voluntary redundancy while a further 35 salaried staff have been made redundant at Bakkavör's Bourne Prepared Produce site in Lincolnshire.

Eaton: Stronger than expected sales in food-to-go

Uniq Q4: Desserts -1.7%, food-to-go +8.3%

By Elaine Watson

Chilled convenience firm Uniq said Christmas trading was “close to expectations” in the fourth quarter with a weaker performance in desserts (down 1.7%) offset by a strong performance in food-to-go (up 8.3%).

FSA vindicated in organic nutritional probe

FSA vindicated in organic nutritional probe

By Elaine Watson

The methodology used in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) controversial review of the nutritional merits of organic vs conventionally-produced food has been given the stamp of approval by an independent scientific panel.

Uniq tackles £436m hole in its pension fund

Uniq tackles £436m hole in its pension fund

By Elaine Watson

Uniq has unveiled plans to tackle the £436m hole in its pension scheme with a deficit-for-equity swap that will deliver 90% of the company's equity to the pension fund.

Up to 375 jobs at risk at Bakkavör Bourne site

Up to 375 jobs at risk at Bakkavör Bourne site

By Elaine Watson

Unions are urging Bakkavör to improve its redundancy package at Bourne Prepared Produce in Lincolnshire in order to encourage volunteers and avoid compulsory redundancies.

Tesco: Pricing structure on organics is all over the place

Tesco: Pricing structure on organics is all over the place

By Elaine Watson

The pricing hierarchy in organic foods is confusing shoppers and holding the category back, with some products costing more than twice as much as conventional counterparts and others achieving price parity, according to the UK’s biggest grocer.

Could broccoli and garlic prove key weapons in fight vs arthritis?

Could broccoli and garlic prove key weapons in fight vs arthritis?

By Elaine Watson

A groundbreaking study exploring the potential of bioactive compounds in broccoli and garlic to slow or prevent the breakdown of cartilage is one of nine projects to secure a share of £4m, in the final funding round of the Diet and Health Research Industry...

Interfruit

Interfruit moves to new plant

By Rick Pendrous

Fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler Interfruit has moved into a new 1,600m2 refrigerated food processing plant at Witton.

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