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Usdaw members have voted in favour of strike action at Weetabix Kettering

Strike action threatened at Weetabix Kettering

By James Ridler

Members of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) have unanimously voted in favour of industrial action at Weetabix’s Kettering plant, after a dispute over shift payments.

Strikes at Weetabix have been suspended after talks between Unite and the manufacturer

Strikes suspended at Weetabix factories

By James Ridler

Planned strike action across Weetabix’s Northamptonshire sites has been suspended following ‘constructive talks’ between workers union Unite and the manufacturer.

Weetabix was bought by US firm Post Holdings for £1.4bn in 2017

Weetabix looks to consolidate Corby factories

By Noli Dinkovski

Weetabix has drawn up plans to close one of its Corby factories but has vowed to protect as many jobs as possible by upgrading the facilities at its second site in the town.

Nestlé plans a 10% reduction in sugar in its breakfast cereals by 2018

Nestlé plans cereal sugar cuts by 10%

By James Ridler

Nestlé plans to cut sugar in its breakfast cereals by a further 10% by the end of 2018, as it continues to reformulate across its product portfolio.

Glanbia Nutritionals' gluten-free oat milling facility was launched last year in Ireland

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Glanbia Nutritionals announces second ancient grain investment

By Nicholas Robinson

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals is preparing to make a further investment in its recently opened multi-million pound oat milling facility to boost its presence in the ancient grains market. 

Hines is predicting own-label market growth

A big unknown in cereal

By Nicholas Robinson

Own-label manufacturers are secretive. But John Hiles is ready to rip open the box of the cereal business he heads, Nicholas Robinson reports

New gluten-free pulse flours

Protein boost for pulse flours

By Nicholas Robinson

A series of 10 high-protein pulse-based flours have been created by Ingredion to allow food manufacturers and retailers to create protein-boosted foods.

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