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Milk prices have been falling

Arla and First Milk unveil price drops from March

By Michelle Perrett

Milk prices continue to fall, with First Milk and Arla unveiling reductions from March and the National Farmers Union (NFU) pressing Arla to work with farmers to mitigate price cuts.

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive

Tate & Lyle appoints new chief executive

By Gwen Ridler

Food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has appointed former PepsiCo executive Nick Hampton as chief executive, with affect from April 1.

McCain Foods ceo Dirk Van de Put has been appointed the new ceo of Mondelēz International

McCain boss appointed Mondelēz ceo

By Gwen Ridler

Global confectionery giant Mondelēz International has appointed Dirk Van de Put, current president and ceo of McCain Foods, to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as ceo – effective from November.

Former SABMiller supply chain boss Tony Van Kralingen has been appointed to Morrison's board

Morrisons hires former SAB Miller supply boss

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has appointed Tony van Kralingen as non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee, praising his supply chain and manufacturing experience. 

Clive Black has been appointed non-executive director of Community Shop

Food surplus supermarket makes senior appointment

By Gwen Ridler

Food surplus supermarket Community Shop has appointed Shore Capital director and head of research Clive Black as a non-executive director, as it hits £1M annual turnover.

Crisp entrepreneur Emily Wong was delighted to win the investment that will help her business grow

Emily Crisps wins investment for growth

By Rick Pendrous

Healthy snack brand Emily Crisps, which manufactures fruit and vegetable crisps, has sold a stake in its business to private equity firm Inverleith and investor club Hothouse Brands, in a move that will expand its range, marketing and distribution in...

Gerry Murphy (pictured) is to replace Peter Gershon as chairman

Tate & Lyle makes senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has appointed Dr Gerry Murphy as a non-executive director and chairman-designate of the company.

John Gildersleeve has been appointed chairman of Noble Foods Group

Chairman appointed at Noble Foods Group

By Gwen Ridler

Egg processor Noble Foods Group – which also owns the premium dessert brand Gü – has appointed John Gildersleeve as its new chairman.

GACS chair Professor Sir Colin Blakemore: expressed 'uninanimous' fears of committee members

Food Standards Agency in row with scientists

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) board last week decided to go ahead with plans to replace its General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) with a new Science Council in the face of unanimous opposition from members of GACS, who feared the loss of independent...

Hilton Food has made key board changes

Hilton Food Group reveals board changes

By Rick Pendrous

Change is taking place at the top of Hilton Food Group, the international value-added meat processing group, with the retirement of two of its board members in May: non-executive chairman Sir David Naish and non-executive director Chris Marsh.

Farmers for Action have threatened to take action, unless Tesco changes its mind

Tesco ‘could face war’ with milk producers

By Alice Foster

Militant farmers have threatened to declare war on Tesco after claiming that the retailer plans to make a milk supply switch that could “decimate” the industry.

Many food and drink business added new faces to their boards in January

People on the move in food and drink

By Laurence Gibbons

Tesco, First Milk and the National Farmers Union (NFU) lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry.

Morrisons' appointment of the Greene King boss completes the retailer's non-executive team has

Morrisons completes non exec top team rebuild

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ appointment of Greene King ceo Rooney Anand to the retailer’s, now complete, non-executive team has been welcomed by City analyst Shore Capital.

Winner: Lord Allen (centre) with IoD director Kate Brackenbury and awards host Miles Jupp

2 Sisters boss scoops IoD lifetime achievement award

By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters Food Group chairman Charles Allen has been recognised for 40 years of work across the private, public and charitable sectors – including his contribution to food manufacturing – with an Institute of Directors (IoD) Lifetime Achievement Award.

2 Sisters has strengthened its top management team with two new non executive directors

2 Sisters appoints two board directors

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed two new non-executive directors – one from foodservice business Compass Group and one from can manufacturer Rexam.

Norbert Dentressangle clocked up revenue of €5.1bn (£3.6bn) in the year to December 31, 2014

Norbert Dentressangle bought by US firm

By Rod Addy

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has been acquired by US-based giant XPO Logistics for €3.2bn (£2.3bn), one of the biggest supply chain deals of recent years.

Iglo Foods has bee sold for a cool £1.87bn

Iglo Foods sold to Nomad for £1.87bn

By Michael Stones

Frozen food firm Iglo Foods has been snapped up by investment firm Nomad Holdings for £1.87bn (€2.6bn), in a deal announced on Monday (April 20).

Leighton will lead the Group as part of its new management structure

Co-op appoints chair after leadership review

By Laurence Gibbons

The Co-operative Group has appointed former Asda boss Allan Leighton as its first independent non-executive chairman under its reformed governance structure.

McIlwee: 'proud of what we have achieved'

It’s official: finance chief to leave Tesco

By Rod Addy

Tesco has confirmed rumours that finance chief Laurie McIlwee will leave the business, announcing the news days before it is set to announce 2013–2014 results.

Contamination of poultry carcasses with campylobacter remains high

Rapid surface chilling yields results in trials

By Rick Pendrous

Rapid surface chilling is proving to be an effective technique for reducing campylobacter contamination on poultry, according to the latest results from industry-led trials reported to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) board meeting last month.

Turner will chair the remuneration committe in her role as senior independent director from May 1

Double appointment for Greggs

By Laurence Gibbons

High-street baker Greggs has appointed Peter McPhillips and Sandra Turner as independent non-executive directors.

Blenkiron replaces Raymond, who left Red Tractor to focus on his NFU responsibilites

Red Tractor appoints new vice chairman

By Laurence Gibbons

Red Tractor Assurance has appointed Andrew Blenkiron as its new vice chairman following Meurig Raymond’s decision to leave the role in November.

Cracknell will take over at the helm of the egg producer in January

Noble Foods appoints ABP veteran as new boss

By Laurence Gibbons

Noble Foods has appointed Andrew Cracknell as its new chief executive, following Peter Thornton’s decision to stand down from the role after five years.


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