Discount retailer Lidl is to create up to 1,000 jobs at a new distribution centre in Luton, as part of a £1.45bn investment in its British business.
Lidl is to create 500 jobs at a new distribution centre in Peterborough, as it continues to invest £1.45bn in its UK operations.
Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Bolton planned to open next year.
Nestlé could prevent about 300 job cuts – and keep Blue Riband chocolate bar production in the UK – with a £1M investment, claims the GMB union, which urged the government to take action.
Morrisons has acquired a potato packaging business in Angus, Scotland, from producer Farmcare, as part of a supply agreement.
Food and engineering group Carr’s has sold its flour milling business, Carr’s Flour Mills, to Whitworths Holdings, for a £36M price tag.
Harrogate Water Brands, the owner of Harrogate Spring, has announced an increase in its workforce of 40% after a year of “phenomenal growth”.
A lack of seasonal labour is threatening the harvest of UK fruit and vegetables, after one in three growers admitted to struggling to source workers, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).
West Midland dairy firm Central Supplies is continuing its expansion with the purchase of Goole-based Littletown Farm.
Mash Direct, the vegetable accompaniments brand, is targeting major growth in the south of England and aiming to become a truly national brand across the UK, following a new deal with Tesco.
Chinese consumers believe the UK is trailing a number of western countries in key areas such as food safety standards, the integrity of producers and the use of advanced technology in food production, according a study.
Online retailer Amazon plans to create 2,500 permanent new jobs in the UK this year, as part of a European expansion plan.
More than 73,000 jobs will be created by food and drink businesses in England and Wales by 2020, as a result of innovative new products and increased export opportunities.
Food industry promises were decisive factors that helped the Conservative Party win the May general election, says a senior government minister.
APS Group’s acquisition of Wight Salads Limited (WSL) from Vitacress will enable it to become the UK’s largest grower and seller of British tomatoes, it has claimed.
Asda boss Andy Clarke will become president of grocery think-tank IGD on January 1 2015.
The boss of Dairy UK has criticised the Department of Health (DH) for putting obstacles in the way of the dairy industry in the form of salt targets.
Thousands of low-skilled food manufacturing jobs are likely to go unfilled as the industry focuses on filling high-skilled jobs vacancies, the industry has warned.
UK Cheddar manufacturers are being hampered by rules that “give the impression” foreign cheese is actually produced in Britain, claims the boss of Dairy Crest.
Meat firm Kettyle Irish Foods has won a £1.2M contract to export bacon to Albert Heijn, a leading European food retailer based in the Netherlands.
Owen Paterson, Conservative MP for Shropshire, has been appointed secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in Prime Minister David Cameron's first cabinet reshuffle.
2 Sisters Food Group has denied union claims that it’s reducing its workers’ terms and conditions across the group.
Public health 'not duly recognised' under DoH
Public health and nutrition is not getting the recognition it deserves now that it falls under the auspices of the Department of Health (DoH), say a number of leading scientists.
Workers at a cheese packing plant hit by fire in September have been warned they could lose their jobs.
The introduction of a fat tax in the UK would be “very difficult for the industry to stomach” and could “cripple” some food and drink firms, experts have said.
UK food manufacturing, packaging and processing firms should appeal to the iPod generation to attract the next generation of young talent, according to the PPMA.
More than 100 fire crew spent last night fighting a blaze at a cheese warehouse in Somerset operated by Adams Foods.
97 jobs are at risk at Medina Dairy’s site in Tyneside, after the firm revealed last week that a 30-day consultation with staff had begun.
The English fishing industry has secured a £1.9m EU funding award that will be used to improve fish processing factories in Devon and North Shields, in addition to other schemes.
Regional academy gives cheese start-up Mr Moyden's a boost
A training organisation has helped a start-up cheesemaker in Shropshire to expand business.
FSA to revise Strategic Plan in light
of loss of nutrition activities to DoH
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is consulting on its revised Strategic Plan for 2010–2015, following the transfer by the coalition government of its responsibilities for nutrition and health in England to the Department of Health (DoH).
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has teamed up with the West Midlands Regional Food Academy and law firm Eversheds to host a new event designed to help food manufacturers stay ahead of the game.
Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy sign merger deal
Irish Dairy Board subsidiaries Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy are to merge their operations to create a £335m business called Adams Foods.
Robert Whittle has been appointed as UK general manager of the Belgian pastry specialist Pidy. His brief is to double the company’s overall growth...
Deepening recession hits food processors
Food and drink processors are starting to suffer as the UK recession deepens, according to the latest government figures.Food, drink and tobacco...
Dairy co-op gives cheese a fair crack of the zip
The UK's largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, First Milk plans to move its The Lake District Cheese Company and Mull of Kintyre brands into zip...
Manufacturers are spending money like water
Food and drink manufacturers in England and Wales could save up to 88M cubic metres of water annually, worth about £256,000 per day, according to...
Firm brings home the bacon
Meat manufacturer and specialist food distributor Southover Food Company has launched microwaveable Cooked Smoked Back Bacon as an alternative to raw...
Online test that's sure to be a help - in any language!
A new test to help employers make a rapid assessment of the English skills of migrant workers has been launched.Developed by Yorkshire recruitment...
British nosh on the Costa
Food manufacturers are failing to capitalise on interest in traditional British grub from the growing expat market, according to a report from Food...
Nestlé Rowntree is cutting 275 jobs in the UK, including a number within its manufacturing operations, following speculation for several years about...
Uniq UK chief departs after rocky year
Uniq parted company with its UK md last month after a disastrous year, blighted by job losses and growing uncertainty about its future in salads and...
Full skills picture promised within a year
The survey is due to be completed by September 2006.
New bakery rises from the ashes
Warburtons has reopened its Wednesbury bakery which was destroyed by fire in January 2004.The West Midlands bakery, which employs 495 people, can...
Food firms flourishing in the heart of England's business graveyard
Peterborough, which promotes itself as one of the best places for food and drink firms in the country, has the highest rate of business failures in...