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Nestlé boss Fiona Kendrick is president of the Food and Drink Federation

Food industry ‘needs to recruit more women’

By Michael Stones

The food and drink manufacturing sector needs to recruit more women, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after a government-backed review recommended the appointment of more women bosses in British businesses.

Sainsbury: posted a 0.8% fall in like-for-like retail sales (excluding fuel) for the 12 weeks to June 4

Sainsbury Q1 results not ‘a car crash’

By Noli Dinkovski

Sainsbury has posted worse than expected quarter one (Q1) results in the wake of increased competition – but they are “far from a car crash” – a leading City analyst has claimed.

Morrisons has regained a listing on the exclusive FTSE 100, helped by its fresh food manufacturing capacity

Morrisons regains listing on exclusive FTSE 100

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has regained its listing on the exclusive FTSE 100 group of companies, after a boost to its share price arising from improved trading and the announcement of its partnership with online retailer Amazon.

It has been a mixed week for the food industry

2 Sisters, Morrisons and apprentices make week’s headlines

By Laurence Gibbons

2 Sisters Food Group’s decision to snap up S&A Foods’s former site in Derby and reports of Morrisons’ potential exit from the FTSE 100 leads our selection of the top headlines in food and drink manufacturing.

Women's presence in the board room is growing

Diageo welcomes women business leaders report

By Laurence Gibbons

Diageo has welcomed a report finding big businesses are on track to meet their target of 25% of women board members at Financial Times Stock Exchange 100(FTSE100) companies by the end of the year.

SABMiller has said cheers 'in principle' to AB InBev's improved takeover bid

SABMiller and AB InBev agree takeover plan

By Michael Stones

The birth of a new global mega brewer moved a step closer today, as SABMiller revealed it had  accepted “in principle” a higher takeover bid from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, which valued the business at £44 a share.

Morrisons could be gaining traction once again, according to analysts

Morrisons’ Potts makes more price cuts

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons boss David Potts has today (June 8) slashed up to a third off the prices of 200 everyday items in his latest bid to turn the beleaguered retailer’s fortunes around.

City analysts have been encouraged by Greencore's performance since it acquired Uniq in October last year

Greencore revenues rise after Uniq deal

By Dan Colombini

Greencore has made an encouraging start since its acquisition of chilled foods business Uniq, according to city analysts, after the firm posted its most comprehensive financial results since the takeover.

Quest for the bigger picture

Quest for the bigger picture

By Rod Addy

Vision systems are evolving fast and processors want equipment offering integrated control and analysis, says Rod Addy

Road to the top

Road to the top

By Elaine Watson

Who runs the UK's top food manufacturers, and did they follow a predictable path to the top? Elaine Watson finds out how to climb the greasy pole


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