Raynor Foods is to install new sandwich lines at its Chelmsford plant

Raynors to boost its sandwich output

By Nicholas Robinson

A £2M investment will quadruple sandwich manufacturer Raynors Foods's output and also create at least 65 new jobs, md Matt Raynor has said.

Food investments and acquisitions dominated our headlines

Food manufacturing investments lead good news

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturing investments and acquisitions dominate the headlines in the latest edition of Good week, Bad week – your sideways look at the past seven days in food and drink manufacturing.

Sweet spot: best selling products such as the Butterkist brand helped Tanergine win a place on the hot 100 list

Six food and drink firms feature in hot 100 list

By Mike Stones

Alcoholic drinks maker Halewood International, egg products producer Noble Foods and sweet maker Tangerine Confectionery are the top three food and drink firms included in a list of 100 British private companies with the fastest growing profits.

Labour MP Sandra Osborne has visted the Nestlé site to discuss alternatives to the cuts

Nestlé and Dairy Crest to cut 50 jobs

By Dan Colombini

A total of 50 jobs are facing the axe at Nestlé and Dairy Crest as consultation processes continue at two of the firms’ factories in Scotland and Somerset.

Premier is focusing on its Power Brands and looking to make further disposals

More Premier Foods disposals predicted soon

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods will be keen to make further disposals ahead of any deal with its lenders, according to city analysts, after Manchester jam manufacturer Duerr’s confirmed it was still considering a bid for Hartley’s jam.

Sweet:Nestlé has removed all artificial ingredients from its entire range

Confectioners more to do after Nestlé ‘no ads’ claim

By Dan Colombini

UK confectioners could still do more to make their products healthier following Nestlé’s claim that it has become the first major firm to remove all artificial ingredients from its entire range, according to industry experts.

UK food and drink firms may struggle to achieve similar emerging export success compared with Diageo

Diageo export success tough to follow for UK firms

By Dan Colombini

Smirnoff manufacturer Diageo’s recent export success will be a tough act to follow for UK firms, according to city analysts, after the drinks giant revealed that 40% of its sales now come from emerging markets.

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

By Ben Bouckley

Despite rising wheat and energy prices, Warburtons says it was forced to keep a check on bread prices and increase promotions during 2010 to “maintain its market share”.

Loseley md Neil Burchell outside the firm's facility in Cwmbran

Loseley Dairy Ice Cream enters administration

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

The few remaining staff at Loseley’s ice cream plant in South Wales are expected to leave the site in the coming days following the company’s collapse last month, a company spokesperson has confirmed to

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News In Brief

Snacks turn sourConfectionery and premium snacks maker Zetar posted a £4.2M first half loss amid falling consumer spending and higher input costs....


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