Frozen transport to and from Continent rises

Refrigeration spotlight

Frozen transport to and from Continent rises

By Rick Pendrous

Supply chain specialist NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics is expecting further growth in the volumes of frozen food it handles both into and out of the UK.

Hubert Weber has been elected president of FoodDrinkEurope

FoodDrinkEurope elects new president

By Gwen Ridler

FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers’ organisation, has elected Mondelēz vice president Hubert Weber as its new president.

One-third of non-UK workers said  they plan to leave the UK within five years

One-third of foreign workers plan to leave UK

By Gwen Ridler

One-third of foreign workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly-skilled EU workers the most likely to leave, revealed a survey from financial consultancy Deloitte.

Nim's Fruit Crisps owner, Nimisha Raja, said using the 'British' brand will help with life after Brexit

Me and My Factory

Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder on life after Brexit

By Matt Atherton

Promoting the British origin of food and drink products will pay off for manufacturers after Brexit, according to Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder and ceo Nimisha Raja.

Young’s Seafood is targeting the lucrative US seafood market

Young’s Seafood targets US market

By Michael Stones

Young’s Seafood is planning a strong presence at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston next month – following news that the US is now the UK’s second largest export market and the largest outside Europe.

Food exports: ‘We are not the first cab on the rack’ in Asia and Middle Eastern markets,’ said John Giles

Business Leaders’ Forum

Asia offers strong food and drink export opportunities

By Rick Pendrous

The prospects for driving up UK exports of food and drink to countries around the world are good, provided there is sufficient ambition among UK manufacturers themselves and the government recognises the need to support them in achieving their potential.

Carlsberg will continue to drive value and focus on brand development

Carlsberg loses market share in the UK

By Michelle Perrett

Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, has reported that UK sales for the six months to June 30 remained flat. Its UK volumes declined and the company lost market share as it expected, it said.

Kellogg reported a better than expected trading update for its second-quarter

Kellogg posts ‘good progress’ despite sales fall

By Matt Atherton

Kellogg reported better than expected results in its second-quarter trading update, driven by lower costs and higher profit margins, despite falling sales and fears of Brexit backlash.

Hilton supplies major multiples, including Tesco in the UK

Hilton Food Group performs 'in line with expectations'

By Rick Pendrous

Hilton Food Group is forecast by city analyst Shore Capital to make a pre-tax profit for 2016 of £34.6M, following a trading update for the 28 weeks ended July 17 2016 released by the company last month.

Seaweed: Mintel claims it could become the next ‘superfood’

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

Hilton set out six strategic objectives with its latest financial results

Hilton improves UK operational performance

By Michelle Perrett

Hilton Food Group has revealed that a major investment programme at the group’s UK facilities in Huntingdon is generating “improved operational performances”.

Meat supplier Hilton exceeded its board's expectations for 2015 trading

Hilton predicts more growth in 2016

By Rick Pendrous

Hilton Food Group, the international specialist meat packing business, has predicted a “positive” 2016 as it released a trading update last month for the 53 weeks to January 3 2016, which exceeded its board’s expectations.

Amazon is to hire thousands more staff across Europe – including 2,500 in the UK

Amazon to hire ‘thousands more’ in Euro expansion

By Michael Stones

Online retail giant Amazon is set to recruit thousands more staff across Europe, including 2,500 permanent UK roles, as part of its expansion plans, following the UK launch of its food delivery business last September.

Hilton Food Group: 'strong balance sheet and cash generation'

Hilton lauded for its international ambition

By Noli Dinkovski

Hilton Food Group has been praised for its “very well-invested facilities” and “ambitious management team” who target international expansion by leading City analysts, after the meat packing company announced it was trading ahead of expectations.

Coca-Cola Company is looking to simplify through mergers

CCE ‘in multi-billion pound merger talks’

By Nicholas Robinson

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has refused to confirm or deny whether it is in a three-way multi-billion pound discussion to combine its operations with two other European Coca-Cola bottling firms.

The new detector aims to protect drivers against migrants entering their vehicles

New hi-tech answer to migrants in trucks

By Michael Stones

A new portable device designed to detect stowaways in trucks transporting vegetables, fruit and other goods has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as the FTA Ireland urges its government to press for a resolution of the migrant...

Moy Park has 12,000 staff across Europe

Breaking news

Moy Park sold for £944M to JBS

By Nicholas Robinson

Moy Park will be sold to the world’s largest meat packer JBS in a deal worth $1.5bn (£944.7M), it has emerged.

Findus confirms exclusive sale talks with Nomad

Findus confirms exclusive sale talks with Nomad

By Michael Stones

Frozen food firm Findus has confirmed it is in advanced, exclusive sales talks with investment group Nomad Holdings, following the investment firm’s disclosure yesterday (June 3).

Mondelēz is mulling a further £80M investment in its Banbury coffee plant

Mondelēz mulls £80M extra Banbury spend

By Nicholas Robinson

Mondelēz could pump a further £80M into its Banbury instant coffee production facility, creating up to 160 new jobs, if an existing £40M investment in two Tassimo lines yields good results.

A significant proportion of new products contain colouring foods

Growing a rainbow revolution

By Lynda Searby

For the first time since the meteoric rise of the natural colours market several years ago, supply and demand are in balance, writes Lynda Searby

Tesco is keeping the vast majority of its UK stores open

Tesco reveals more store cuts

By Rod Addy

Tesco aims to axe 13 stores in Hungary and rumours suggest more will follow internationally, according to Shore Capital director and head of research Clive Black.

UKIP agriculture spokesman: “Any worker who is here legally at the moment will stay here'

Oxford Farming Conference

UKIP spokesman speaks up for migrant workers

By Michael Stones

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has acknowledged the contribution of migrant workers to the food industry, while its agriculture spokesman revealed how his poultry business relied on a contractor staffed by east European workers.

Hilton's volumes have grown in western Europe despite weakness in consumer spending

Hilton Food Group invests £21.3M to build capacity

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco meat packer Hilton Food Group is investing significantly in its facilities at Huntingdon to meet increased demand from the retailer, which it announced in its results today (September 9) for 28 weeks to July 13.

The UK will host Europe's first post-quota Congress, says Bryans


First post-quota congress to be held in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Dairy bosses will tackle the industry’s future, after European milk quotas are abolished, at a ground-breaking UK Dairy Congress next year, Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK’s ceo, has exclusively revealed.

AKK have acquired CSM Benelux for an undisclosed amount

AAK acquires bakery fats business

By Nicholas Robinson

European oils and fats business AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has agreed to acquire the Belgium-based bakery fats supplier CSM Benelux for an undisclosed sum.

The quality of imported meat can be as good as British meat, says Allan

‘Buying British meat isn’t always best’

By Nicholas Robinson

Buying British meat and poultry is not always best and some overseas processors have better standards than UK and European businesses, an international meat processing boss has claimed.

Bakkavor has sold its Spring Valley Foods business in South Africa for an undisclosed sum

Bakkavor sells South African fruit business

By Michael Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has sold Spring Valley Foods, its South African prepared fruit business, to In2food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Bulcke: 'Stronger volume growth momentum'

Struggling global economy hits Nestlé

By Gary Scattergood

A double whammy of low consumer confidence in developed countries and lower growth in emerging markets combined to subdue Nestlé’s half yearly trading performance, figures published today reveal.

Demand is strong for British branded goods in Tesco's Warsaw store

End 'Cold War': export to eastern Europe

By Gary Scattergood

UK food firms need to shatter their misconceptions about central and eastern Europe because it holds "highly-sophisticated" retail outfits to partner with to exploit extensive export opportunities.


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