Love Cocoa is looking to move production in-house at a new Birmingham factory

Love Cocoa to boost production at new factory

By Gwen Ridler

Confectionery firm Love Cocoa’s founder James Cadbury has revealed plans to boost production to 2M units a year, as he looks to open a factory in Birmingham and create up to 15 new jobs.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones: a farmer on the move

The Black Farmer: ‘brands are the future’

By Noli Dinkovski

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones didn’t build a £10M business by sitting still – so Food Manufacture caught up with him while driving through the streets of London.

Nestlé were among the food and drink businesses heping young people to consider careers in the sector

Premier Foods supports industry’s recruitment drive

By Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods and Mondelēz were among six food and drink businesses to support the industry’s attempts to recruit the next generation of food engineers at the Big Bang Fair, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, last week (Friday March 14).

This equipment was used to make the potentially fatal alcohol

Killer vodka manufacturers jailed

By Lorraine Mullaney

Three men have been jailed for manufacturing illegal and potentially fatal vodka using industrial alcohol that is normally used in antifreeze and cleaning fluids.

Birmingham: a good place to do business. Nearly 60% of small food and drink firms reported growth over the past three years

Small Midlands food firms report growth

By Mike Stones

More than half (58%) of small food and drink firms reported growth and 20% reported high growth, revealed a recent business survey in the West Midlands.

From Levi Roots to robotics - all sectors of the industry were represented at Foodex 2012 and Food & Drink Expo

Levi Roots to robotics: Foodex - in pictures

By Mike Stones

From Caribbean food guru Levi Roots to agriculture minister Jim Paice, all sectors of UK food and drink manufacturing were represented at Foodex 2012 and Food & Drink Expo, which took place at the NEC Birmingham last month. Don’t miss our photogallery...


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.

Jobs go at Nestlé Rowntree

Jobs go at Nestlé Rowntree

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé Rowntree is cutting 275 jobs in the UK, including a number within its manufacturing operations, following speculation for several years about...

Shire grows

Shire grows

Shire Foods, which makes pasties, sausage rolls and Football's Famous chicken balti pies, is to quadruple its manufacturing capacity with a £4.5m...


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