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Unilever will continue to modernise its portfolio

Unilever pledges to modernise food portfolio

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has said it will continue to modernise its food portfolio through “innovations and acquisitions” after the company revealed market conditions “remained challenging” in 2017.

Meat supplier Yorkshire Game has been supplying game and vension since 1983

Meat firm Yorkshire Game gets new owners

By Noli Dinkovski

A gourmet food business that fell into insolvency has been taken over by its current md and the former boss of Ragu and Aunt Bessie’s maker Symingtons.

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People on the move in food and drink

By Michelle Perrett

Hilton Food Group, Hovis and Finsbury Food Group lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry. 

Sweet deal: honey is just one of the many products FDL manufacturers

Ingredients maker FDL bought by US firm

By Noli Dinkovski

UK-based ingredients maker Fuerst Day Lawson (FDL) has been taken over by a Dallas-based private equity firm in partnership with current FDL chief executive officer Mac Mardi.

Nomad Foods has acquired Iglo Group for about £1.87bn

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

By Alice Foster

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food company Iglo Group, has reported a £392M loss in the six months to June 30 as the investment firm eyes other potential acquisitions.

Givaudan has invested €11.5M in the Tokyo centre

Flavour firm opens in Japan

By Nicholas Robinson

Givaudan, a global flavour and fragrance house, has pumped more than €11.5M into a new Tokyo-based technical centre.

Drinks ingredients firm sold on

Symrise snaps up US’s Flavor Infusion

By Nicholas Robinson

The €1.5bn turnover European-based flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has acquired the US natural beverage ingredients firm Flavor Infusion in a multi-million euro deal, it has revealed.

No glass ceiling blocking women: Nestlé’s boss Fiona Kendrick

Nestlé boss rejects 'glass ceiling' theory

By Nicholas Robinson

Nestlé’s boss Fiona Kendrick has rejected accusations that a glass ceiling is preventing women from becoming leaders of big UK food and drink firms.

Andrew Underwood (left) and Alastair Macphie

Macphie appoints new executive chairman

By Nicholas Robinson

Alastair Macphie will become executive chairman of bakery ingredients firm Macphie later this year, following an 18-year stint as chief executive officer, as part of a management restructure.

Premier's bank deal would buy it breathing space but no hiding place, said Martin Deboo

Premier Foods bank deal in “last chance saloon”

By Mike Stones and Dan Colombini

Troubled giant Premier Foods is still in “the last chance saloon” after it agreed a four-and-half-year re-financing package with its lenders this week (March 12), according to Martin Deboo, financial specialist with Investec Securities.

Cereal maker Kellogg has agreed a £1.7M deal for the Pringles brand

Kellogg buys Pringles from Procter & Gamble

By Dan Colombini

Cereal maker Kellogg has agreed a £1.7bn ($2.7bn) deal with consumer goods group Procter and Gamble (P&G) for its Pringles canned crisp business after it was revealed that the firm had ended its previous deal with Diamond Foods.

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Morrison’s growth hit by Asda performance

By Dan Colombini

Intense competition in the UK retail sector and a strong performance from Asda has hit sales at grocery giant Morrisons, according to city analysts.

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...

Tulip appoints UK chief executive

Tulip appoints UK chief executive

Tulip has appointed Steve Murrells into the newly created role of chief executive officer for its UK operation. Murrells will take up his position...

New face for Greencore communications

New face for Greencore communications

Eoin Tonge is to take over the corporate communications role at Greencore from Jonathan Grant-Nicholas, who is retiring at the end of April after 45...