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Minette Batters and David Potts annoucned plans to leave their respective roles at NFU and Morrisons

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People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

NFU president Minette Batters and Morrisons chief executive David Potts have announced plans to leave their roles, covered here in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

What are the new trends in food and drink packaging? Credit: Getty/Edwin Tan

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Packaging trends and innovations: The Interpack 2023 roundup

By Bethan Grylls

Sustainable packaging solutions ruled this year’s Interpack, with exhibitors showcasing a range of innovations that addressed key challenges such as greenhouse gas, cost and efficiency. Here’s our roundup of launches…

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week

Senior appointments in food and drink manufacturing

By Gwen Ridler

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week, covered here in this round up of food and drink industry appointments.

UK Flour Millers, Aryzta and Prosur all announced senior appointments this week

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Senior appointments in UK food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

UK Flour Millers, Aryzta and Prosur have all announced senior appointments, covered here in our latest round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Oterra red striped gelatin desserts

Feature

Food and beverage colour trends for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

From TikTok to wheat prices, Bethan Grylls explores the influences for this year’s colour trends, the most sought-after tones, and the events which are triggering changes in food and drink.

People on the move in the food and drink industry in 2023

News

Food and drink industry appointment round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Silvery Tweed Cereals, Q Catering and Fabcon Food Systems all made senior appointments this past month, featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Bill Thurston is the new MD at Frank Roberts & Sons

Senior appointment at baker Frank Roberts & Sons

By Gwen Ridler

Baked goods manufacturer Frank Roberts & Sons has announced the appointment of former Dawn Foods boss and CSM Ingredients senior vice president Bill Thurston as its new managing director.

Concern has been raised about the future of small bakers

Small bakery owners face serious challenges

By Michelle Perrett


The rising costs of flour and energy pose some serious challenges to bakery owners and support is needed for this sector, a new report has revealed.

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK announced senior appointments today

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery brand Hovis has appointed Jon Jenkins as its new chief executive, effective from 31 October 2022, as Ornua Foods UK announces the appointment of a new managing director.

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BBF proposes closure of Sargents Bakeries

By Michelle Perrett

BBF (Bright Blue Foods), the cake and baked goods manufacturer, has revealed it is proposing the closure of its Doncaster-based Sargents Bakeries.

Kitty Glencross and Stephanie Horsley have joined Dawn Foods as student ambassadors

Dawn Foods appoints student ambassadors

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Dawn Foods has appointed two new student ambassadors for 2023, in association with University College Birmingham.

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

By Michelle Perrett

Real Good Food, the cake decoration food manufacturer, has revealed it will need to make further job cuts as it manages the challenges of “macro-headwinds” fuelled in part by the war in Ukraine.

Healthy indulgence continues to be a buzz-phrase in bakery

Digital feature: long read

Bakery & confectionery trends 2022

By Alyson Magee

Pressure to make products healthier for shoppers may have temporarily eased as prices have soared, but that doesn't mean processors are easing off reformulation or innovation, says Alyson Magee.

Two Yorkshire universities have helped digitalise Rakusen's with the help of a £618k grant

Rakusen’s digitalises business with £618k grant

By Gwen Ridler

Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.

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