Up to 90 jobs are at risk at pie and pasty maker Peter’s Food Service, as it reduces production at its Bedwas, south Wales site.
School meals specialist Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has acquired The Contract Dining Company, based in Kent, in a deal which will help the company to expand its reach in the south-east.
Nigel Broadhurst, the newly elected chairman of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) board, has called on collaboration between all parts of the frozen food industry to promote the benefits of frozen foods to consumers.
Addo Food Group, the savoury pastry producer, is expanding into foodservice.
Irish food and drink manufacturers supplying the foodservice sector are set to benefit from a new initiative from Bord Bia.
Sandwich fillings and sauces manufacturer Calder Foods has been bought by US multi-national foodservice firm Flagship Food Group for an undisclosed fee.
Asda, Young’s Seafood and GroceryAid lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the food and drink industry.
2 Sisters Food Group has commissioned Eurest to provide catering services to the firm’s 15,000 staff, employed at 21 sites across throughout the UK.
Faccenda Foods has managed to increase its total revenue despite fierce competition in the UK retail sector, export restrictions and currency fluctuations.
Faccenda Foods has agreed to buy Cherry Valley Farms’ duck processing business Cherry Valley Foods by the end of December 2014 in a move that broadens its portfolio of poultry processing operations.
Insects could be the next big ‘foodie’ trend, if a start-up firm which aims to make them more acceptable to UK consumers, has its way
EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.
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Warburtons and R&R Ice Cream are among 40 food and drink businesses on a league table of the UK’s 250 leading mid-market private companies.
Essential Cuisine, the Cheshire-based supplier of stocks and sauces to the catering industry, has invested £1M in a new factory to bring production in-house and create 15 new jobs.
A Lancashire-based meat and poultry supplier has opened a division in Australia after enjoying a record year for sales.
The Authentic Food Company has reported a 10% rise in sales and a 15% hike in profits in its latest financial report.
The blame game over who was responsible for the deepening horse meat crisis intensified over the weekend, as a former chief adviser accused the government of “disembowelling” the Food Standards Agency (FSA), while the boss of supermarket chain Iceland...
McAdam Foods – the Irish meat supplier blamed by ABP for supplying beef products contaminated with horse DNA to its subsidiary Silvercrest Foods – has disputed the claims and named its Polish suppliers and a second Hull-based firm Flexi Foods.
The main foodservice companies will expect their manufacturing suppliers to adopt common product information standards to meet growing customer expectations.
Cool plant upgrade at Apetito brings greater efficiency
Star Refrigeration has completed a major overhaul of frozen food and catering specialist Apetito's refrigeration system. The upgrade has boosted efficiency, cut running costs, reduced downtime and improved energy efficiency.
Chilled food manufacturer Greencore’s US business is “off the critical list” after its acquisition today (June 27) of US sandwich and sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son, according to City analyst Investec Securities.
Pork industry to celebrate excellence in catered foods
The BPEX Foodservice Pork Product of the Year competition 2012 aimed at catering butchers and suppliers, manufacturers and chefs is now open for entries.
Mrs Crimble's goes mainstream
Mrs Crimble's is taking gluten-free products further into the mainstream bakery sector, says Jeremy Woods, md of Stiletto Foods, which makes the brand.
Frozen vegetable and convenience meal producer Pinguin Foods UK is reviewing 34 jobs at its facility in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Food and drink processors can slash downtime and boost production and efficiency thanks to software just launched in the UK that enables them to co-ordinate maintenance work via their BlackBerry smartphones.
Global commodity price rises are presenting “huge difficulties” for UK food manufacturers as they seek to recover costs increases from major customers, according to a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyer.
40 jobs could be lost at AAK Bakery Services in Oldham in March 2012 after Swedish parent AarhusKarlshamn revealed it could close the business following a UK operational review.
Peanut butter is now Britain’s fastest growing sweet spread with sales up by over 40% from 2008 to £40m in 2010, according to market intelligence firm Mintel.
Call for more collective action on salt reduction
Work is underway to foster closer collaboration over salt, fat and sugar reduction as deadlines loom, according to Clair Baynton, head of the Department of Health’s (DoH’s) Nutrition Science and Delivery branch.
Northern Irish firm Willowbrook Foods will open a new £5.5m factory site this summer that includes a cutting-edge food innovation centre.
The winner takes it all... apetito runs away with the top prize at FM's annual awards
FM Excellence awards
Family-owned foodservice supplier apetito walked away with the Company of the Year award and scooped top prize in the frozen foods category at this year's Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
Neil Court-Johnston has been named as the new md of the foodservice division at pie, pasty and sausage roll-maker Peter’s, five months after his controversial exit from Holland’s Pies.
Frozen food producer Wessex Foods has informed staff unable to work due to a factory fire that it will continue to pay their wages for the time being.
Burger King will not run out of burgers this summer, despite a devastating fire at one of its key UK suppliers, bosses have insisted.
Last portion of British Seafood empire fails to attract credible bids
Administrators handling Seatek, the last portion of the now-defunct British Seafood empire still up for sale, admit they have yet to receive a credible offer for the business.
Bartholdi wings it away from in-flight catering
Bartholdi, maker of hand-crafted savoury products, has radically changed its strategy due to the tough in-flight catering market.However, the company...
Regency takes over purée firm Lea Green
Food ingredients firm Regency Mowbray Company - based in Staffordshire - has acquired Lea Green Foods of Wigan for an undisclosed sum.Lawyer Irwin...
A brief encounter
Contract caterer Compass Group UK & Ireland is having its annual supplier conference on October 22 in Reading, and it's been organised by grocery...
County Council bails out frozen food firm
Ailing firm Northumberland Foods has been rescued by a £1.5M package, including an unprecedented loan from local government, saving up to 200...
Demand for sausages prompts £3M investment
Huddersfield-based Newsholme Food Group has pumped £3M into a factory extension to meet growing demand for its sausages and cooked meat products.The...
Research says frozen food catering saves money
It is more cost-effective to use frozen food and meals than to prepare ingredients from scratch in the catering sector, according to a study...
Sweet deal for frozen food
The frozen food sector continues to grow as consumers' purses are under pressure and the drive to reduce food waste continues.The latest TNS World...
Service with sous-vide style
3G Food Service and Seafood Solutions, distributor of chilled and frozen foods to the foodservice sector, has launched four new individual sous-vide...
Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: winners announced
Greencore Chilled Soups & Sauces was unveiled as overall champion of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards at a lavish dinner at the Marriott,...
Authentic Food Company appoints commercial and finance director
The Authentic Food Company has undergone a full strategic review to help it through the current economic challenges.Andy Underwood has been appointed...
Food Manufacture Excellence awards shortlist announced
Excitement mounts as the shortlist for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA) is announced, with the winners ceremony now less than two months...
From nitrile to chain mail - gloves for all occasions
FWB Products has launched a new range of gloves for the catering and food industry.The range includes nitrile, latex, temperature resistant, chain...
Caterers join forces to create a black tie menu to die for
In a bid to add some colour to black tie dinners, catering group Brakes has teamed up with outside catering business By George to create a new...
Running their eponymous company has been a rollercoaster ride for the Bartholdi family, but the firm just keeps going from strength to strength, says director Ruedi Bartholdi