Food Industry

Time to invest

Time to invest

By Alyson Magee

Rising labour costs and the need to become more flexible to meet changing customer demands is driving investment.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney said the Peacock Foods acquisition will transform the firm’s US business

Greencore to acquire $1bn US firm Peacock Foods

By Michael Stones

Greencore has revealed plans to acquire the US convenience food manufacturer Peacock Foods, which is valued at £594.3M ($747.5M) and has revenues of $1bn, alongside full-year results today (November 14).

2 Sisters boss Janette Graham won the coveted Food Manufacture Personality of the year

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

2 Sisters boss: Trailblazers to make a ‘huge difference’

By Michael Stones

The Trailblazers apprenticeship programme will make a key contribution to attracting young talent into food and drink manufacturing, says 2 Sisters boss Janette Graham in this exclusive video interview, filmed after she won the Food Manufacture Personality...

The UK food industry ‘suffers by the absence of very strong championship from the government’, said the Greencore boss

Government ‘fails to back UK food’: Greencore boss

By Rick Pendrous

Government is failing to recognise the importance of food and drink manufacturing to the UK economy and is not providing the support it needs to grow both domestically and in export markets, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney has warned.

The food and drink sector will need to recruit 130,000 new employees by 2024

Attracting food industry talent ‘never more urgent’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers have never faced “a more urgent challenge” to attract talent, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), as it launched a new report designed to help plug the industry skills gap.

Greencore boss Helen Sisson explained the benefits of lean manufacturing

Lean webinar

Greencore boss sets out lean manufacture gains

By Michael Stones

Lean and green food manufacturing is about far more than “switching off the lights and lagging the pipes”, Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson explains in this exclusive video interview.

Paul Wilkinson unwrapped four surprises of the food manufacturing year

Business Leaders’ Forum

Four food and drink industry surprises of 2015

By Michael Stones

A shift in power from retailers to their suppliers, leading to a better year than expected, was one of four key surprises that shaped the UK food and drink industry last year, Paul Wilkson, chair of the Food Manufacture Group Business Leaders’ Forum told...

Chairman Keith Boardall (left) and deputy chief executive Marcus Boardall

Frozen distributor Reed Boardall reports steady results for 2015

By Rick Pendrous

Reed Boardall Group, the Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport firm has just reported another year of steady performance with revenues rising to just under £66M in the year to March 31 2015, an increase of 3% from the previous year’s total sales...

Food firms should prevent more people becoming obese


Food firms should prevent obesity not manage it

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers should forget about managing people that are currently obese and instead focus on preventing more people becoming overweight, according to a leading expert.

Wild (centre) picks up her award from FMEAs host Mark Durden-Smith (left) and b3 jobs md Marcus Brasier (right)

Don’t overlook our industry: Young Talent winner

By Laurence Gibbons

Young people shouldn’t overlook the food industry as it can offer many job roles and quick progression, according to the winner of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Young Talent of the Year.


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