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2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Boparan will appear before a parliamentary committee today

2 Sisters boss Boparan faces parliamentary committee today

By Michelle Perrett

2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Boparan will appear before a parliamentary committee today (October 25), after allegations were made about food safety, hygiene and welfare breaches at the company’s West Bromwich plant.

Representatives drew up a 10-point checklist to protect the supply chain after Brexit

Sector bodies issue government 10-point Brexit checklist

By Matt Atherton

Leading food and drink manufacturing representatives have signed an open letter to government, outlining 10 priorities that they claim are needed to protect the supply chain during the Brexit talks.

Government approval of a third runway at Heathrow has been praised by the FTA

FTA praises Heathrow expansion

By Gwen Ridler

Plans to expand Heathrow airport – which has been given government backing today (October 25) – have been praised by the Freight Transport association (FTA).

Food and drink manufacturers have given a mixed reception to the Chancellor's budget

Budget 2016

Food and drink firms give mixed response to budget

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink manufacturers are still coming to terms with the budget proposal to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, while welcoming business rates reform but expressing disappointment on the failure to cut alcohol duties.

The bosses of nearly 200 firms have signed an open letter backing Britain's continued EU membership

Brexit debate

Food and drink bosses back EU membership

By Michael Stones

Quitting the EU would “deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk”, according to the bosses of food and drink firms who joined nearly 200 other business leaders in signing an open letter published in The Times. But big food retailers...

Pesto pioneer Clare Blampied received an OBE

New Year’s Honours list: who won what

By Michael Stones

Pesto pioneer Clare Blampied, md of Sacla UK, was awarded the honour Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the food industry in the New Year’s Honours List, which also featured farmers, engineers and transport...

Jeremy Hall proudly cradles the Oscar received from Mark Dureden-Smith and Leon Wright of FoodManJobs

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

By Michael Stones

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

Turkey triumph: Jeremy Hall receives his Personality Oscar from Mark Durden-Smith (L) and Leon Wright (R) of FoodManJobs

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss wins Food personality Oscar

By Michael Stones

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has won the Food Manufacture Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the Lancaster hotel, London.  

Searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year

Wanted: Food Manufacture Personality of Year

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year. We need your help to celebrate the man or woman who has proved to be a top achiever in the field of UK food and drink manufacturing over the past 12 months.

Who would you like to see win?

Searching for a Food Manufacture hero

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a food and drink manufacturing hero and we need your help to find winning candidate.

Food industry cream of the crop

Meet the Personality of the Year 2015 candidates

By Laurence Gibbons

Six of the biggest names in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector are in the running to be crowned Food Manufacturing Personality of the Year at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards in November.

Who will you vote for? Will it be Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby or one of the other six candidates?

food manufacturing excellence awards

Searching for a food manufacturing hero

By Michael Stones

Wanted: a food and drink manufacturing hero to showcase all that’s best in the sector’s leadership excellence.

Register your vote to decide who will crowned Food manufacturing Personality of the Year

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

FMEA Personality of the Year - the nominees

By Rick Pendrous

The six candidates below have been shortlisted by the Food Manufacture Group editorial team for the Personality of the Year Award. Now it’s up to you. Who do you think has done most over the past year, either to raise the profile of the food and drink...

Iceland boss Malcolm Walker has apologised for his remarks about the Irish

Iceland in hot water after ‘Irish slur’

By Mike Stones

Iceland chief executive Malcolm Walker has apologised after making disparaging comments about the Irish on a BBC TV documentary about the horse meat scandal.

Supermarket price promotions influence shoppers' meal plans

Food promotions prompt shoppers to change meal plans

By Mike Stones

More than half of shoppers change their meal plans according to which products are on promotion at supermarkets, claims new research published by the grocery think-tank IGD’s ShopperVista team.

New Brakes chief executive, Ken McMeikan

Greggs boss to join Brakes

By Laurence Gibbons

High street baker Greggs has announced Ken McMeikan will stand down as chief executive to take up the same role at grocery and fresh food supplier Brakes.

Clarke called for a partnership spirit between retailers and manufacturers

Snooze and you lose digital cash cow

By Rick Pendrous

Retailers are gearing up their systems to meet an expected surge in consumer demand for online food and drink purchases, the UK's top grocery bosses have reported.

Duffy: Loyal and diversified customer base

Finsbury's cake division returns to growth

By Elaine Watson

Finsbury Food Group's larger cake division has returned to growth following last year's decline, posting organic growth of 2.5% in the first 17 weeks of the financial year, bosses have revealed.

Retail food inflation to remain

Retail food inflation to remain "subdued" for 18 months

By Elaine Watson

After a small rebound earlier this year, retail food inflation will "fall back again and remain subdued for the next 18 months - unless some major unforeseen shock to global supply occurs", English Food and Farming Partnerships (EFFP) has predicted.

IFST appoints new chief executive

IFST appoints new chief executive

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has appointed Jon Poole as designate chief executive from January 2010. Poole was deputy chief...

IGD promotes two members

IGD promotes two members

By Hayley Brown

Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury, has been appointed president of the international food and grocery expert and Charles Wilson, chief...

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