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.
Addo Food Group is expanding operations at its Palethorpes bakery at Market Drayton in Shropshire, creating 65 new roles to deliver new product development and respond to increased demand for savoury products.
Fatherson Bakery managing director Laurence Smith claims the impact of coronavirus has forced the business to reorganise its new product development priorities, with half its distribution points – hospitality and garden centres – closed off.
The UK could face food shortages worse than the impact of the coronavirus if there is no Brexit deal, Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned.
Lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis has had a positive effect on the nation’s cooking habits, according to new figures published by the Stilton Cheese Makers Association (SCMA), which represents the UK’s Stilton producers.
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) is continuing to push for additional support for the sector, following news that a third of its members are at risk of ceasing to trade in the next three months.
The challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic call for better communication between suppliers and retailers as the UK approaches peak retail periods, according to supply chain consultancy Scala’s COVID-19 Supply Chain Collaboration Group.
Beverages manufacturer Britvic has balanced the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the almost complete shutdown of the hospitality and foodservice sectors with strong at-home sales, according to its latest financial results.
The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has accelerated new product development as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite still wrestling with considerable supply chain disruption, commercial director Matthew Hall explains.
Some major grocery retailers are reversing all supplier delistings made at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while others are considering making them permanent, according to Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon.
The Irish Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) has called for a taskforce for the meat industry to investigate the spread of coronavirus following a series of cases at processing plants.
The Government is to temporarily guarantee B2B transactions currently supported by Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) in a bid to help companies struggling to keep up with bills during the coronavirus crisis.