Food Industry

Healthy living will impact on food megatrends in 2018

Top ‘mega’ food trends for 2018 revealed

By Michelle Perrett

Euromonitor International, the market research company, has predicted the top eight “megatrends” it believes will shape the packaged food sector during 2018.

Michael Gove has enlisted the help of food manufacturers to plan a new ‘gold-standard’ for British food and farming

Oxford Farming Conference

Food firms help DEFRA plan new ‘gold-standard’ produce scheme

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers and farmers are helping government devise a new “gold-standard” scheme that measures food quality, in a bid to boost exports after Brexit, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed at the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January...

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will give the City Food Lecture

Tesco boss to discuss supplier partnerships

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will use the City Food Lecture 2018 to offer his views on the ‘essential’ role supplier partnerships will have on the future of the UK’s food supply chain.

Lomond, owner of manufacturer Cake, has acquired Hall's Direct

Lomond buys food distribution business

By James Ridler

Lomond – owner of bakery Cake – has acquired wholesale food distribution business Hall’s Direct, in a deal that will boost Lomond’s annual turnover to more than £30M.

Greencore reported a 46% rise in revenue

Greencore revenue up 46.1% after food-to-go boost

By Matt Atherton

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore reported a 46.1% rise in group revenue to £1.01bn in its interim results, boosted by strong growth in its food-to-go offering, and the acquisition of US firm Peacock Foods.

Greencore share price fell 20p last week

Greencore shares fall 7.5% after US customer deal

By Matt Atherton

Greencore shares dropped about 7.5% in value within three hours last week (April 25), before rallying, after its largest customer, Tyson Foods, revealed a £2.5bn ($3.2bn) takeover of convenience foods manufacturer AdvancePierre Foods.

Welsh food and drink boosted by £21M programme

Welsh food and drink gets £21M boost

By James Ridler

Food and drink in Wales is to get a £21M boost, as the Welsh government launches a programme to fund research into food production and safeguard thousands of jobs.

Food Manufacture's Business Leaders' Forum had four key sponsors

Business Leaders' Forum

Food firms are optimistic despite sector challenges

By Matt Atherton

The Business Leaders’ Forum – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – showcased the optimism in the food and drink sector, despite Brexit and international challenges, according to sponsor DWF, but raised more questions than answers, said Charpak, another...

DEFRA minister George Eustice promised Brexit would mean less red tape

Exclusive video interview

Food industry red tape to end after Brexit: DEFRA

By Michael Stones

Brexit will bring an end to food industry red tape, promises George Eustice, minister of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Engineering entry-level salaries have increased 4% since last year

Graduate engineers’ pay rose 4% since last year

By Matt Atherton

Engineering graduates could expect “good salaries”, claimed engineering consultancy firm adi Group, after latest figures revealed entry-level graduates’ salaries have increased 4% since last year.

An artists impression of that new food park. Courtesy of Hacer Developments

Food park could create 1k jobs

By James Ridler

Up to 1,000 food and drink jobs could be created in Pembrokeshire, after plans were unveiled for a new food park.