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Quorn has invested in a £7m global innovation centre

Quorn invests £7m in innovation centre

By James Ridler

Meat alternative food manufacturer Quorn Foods has invested £7m in a new global innovation centre in the north east of England, as it posts £112m in like-for-like sales in its 2018 half-year results.

Greggs posts profit growth as it invests in consolidating its manufacturing operations

Greggs posts growth as it consolidates manufacturing

By James Ridler

High street baker Greggs has posted a £3.6M boost in its operating profit for the year ending 30 December 2017, as it continues to invest in consolidating its manufacturing operations and expanding its logistics capacity.

Arla plans to make Aylesbury home to the production of lactose-free products for the UK market

Dairy giant plans to invest hundreds of millions in 2018

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Arla aims to invest £460M globally in 2018, including £72M in the UK, amid plans to create a UK manufacturing hub for its Lactofree brand, upgrade production and champion eco-friendly packaging initiatives.

Greggs posted its seventeenth quarter of sales growth

Greggs posts 17th quarter of continued sales growth

By James Ridler

High street bakery Greggs has delivered its 17th quarter of consecutive like-for-like (LFL) sales growth in its fourth-quarter trading update, as it plans “record investment” in its supply chain in 2018.

FEI Foods has created 70 jobs at its new factory in Llantrisant, south Wales. Left to right: Paul Williams (Lloyds Bank), Lloyd Williams (FEI Foods) and Richard Stevenson (Lloyds Bank)

FEI Foods creates 70 jobs at new factory

By James Ridler

Microwavable rice and grain products manufacturer FEI Foods is to create 70 jobs at a new factory in south Wales, after securing £19M in funding from Lloyds Bank.

The Grown Up Chocolate Company has secured a £675k investment

News in Breif

Chocolate company secures £675k investment

By James Ridler

Confectionery manufacturer The Grown Up Chocolate Company has secured a £675,000 investment from specialist bank Aldermore to support business growth.

Robot workshop helps users choose

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Robot workshop helps users choose

By Rick Pendrous

Small UK food and drink manufacturers can discover why investing in robots needn’t be difficult at a seminar and workshop being organised by ABB Robotics later this month.

Sainsbury’s underlying profit before tax of £251M was down 9%

Sainsbury’s profits fall 9% in first half

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury has reported that a focus on food quality, price and innovation helped its supermarket business grow food transactions ahead of the market in its latest interim results for the 28 weeks to September 23 2017.

Original Recipes’ pâtés and terrines are based on traditional family recipes

Pâté maker wins regional funding for expansion

By Rick Pendrous

Chesterfield-based food specialist Original Recipes, which makes a range of pâtés and terrines, is aiming to treble its production capacity after securing a £25,000 investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to fund its expansion.

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