COVID-19

Ugly Drinks is one of the food brands that has capitalised on the e-commerce boom

Food manufacturers see e-commerce opportunity

By James Ridler

Online sales in the UK are set to surge by £5.3bn, thanks to the lockdown instigated in the wake of the coronavirus, with food manufacturers already capitalising on the opportunity presented by e-commerce.

Any legal case against a food manufacturer surrounding the coronavirus could set a precedent for the future

Coronavirus legal action threatens to set precedent

By James Ridler

Legal action against food manufacturers blamed for letting their employees get sick from the coronavirus would be difficult to prove, but could lead to serious legal ramifications if upheld in court for the entire industry, law firm Walker Morris has...

Oliver Kay has revealed it is to restructure operations

Coronavirus: Job losses fear at Oliver Kay Produce

By Michelle Perrett

One of foodservice supplier Bidfresh’s produce businesses, Oliver Kay, has revealed that it is to restructure its operations, moving out of Bolton in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beef sales stayed resilient, while lamb sales suffered during the lockdown

Beef strong during lockdown, but lamb suffers

By James Ridler

Beef sales thrived despite the coronavirus pandemic in Great Britain (GB), but lamb has fared less well, according to meat bodies in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sales of Bakkavor's meals, alongside pizza & bread and desserts, look increasingly promising

Bakkavor in coronavirus fight back as factories reopen

By Rod Addy

Bakkavor, the chilled prepared food producer, is reopening two factories temporarily closed in March to cope with the impact of coronavirus as it reports exports stabilising and sales of key domestic categories improving.

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