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Bakkavor founders, Lydur (left) and Agust (right) Gudmundsson

Bakkavor’s flotation on London stock market is back on

By Rick Pendrous

Bakkavor’s plans to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) are back on exactly a week after the own-label chilled foods business announced it had decided against a flotation due to adverse market conditions.

Bakkavor founders, Lydur (left) and Agust (right) Gudmundsson

Bakkavor would be an ‘excellent addition’ to stock market

By Matt Atherton

Chilled foods manufacturer Bakkavor would be an “excellent addition” to the stock market, says an industry expert, after reports it was preparing for a stock market flotation that could value it at about £1.5bn.

A lobby group claimed pigs were living in squalid conditions at a farm

Wyke Farms rethinks deal with pig farm after video emerges

By Matt Atherton

Wyke Farms is reviewing its partnership with JMW Farms Ltd’s Lambrook Pig Farm, after video footage obtained by animal welfare and vegan lobbyist Viva! claimed to show the farm’s pigs were living among dead pigs.

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.

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.

BrewDog is to create 130 new jobs at its Ellon facility in north east Scotland

BrewDog creates 130 new jobs with £1.5M grant

By Michael Stones

A surge in demand for craft beer has led the Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog to create 130 new jobs at Ellon in north east Scotland, after receiving a grant of £1.5M from the Scottish government.

Thorntons blamed the profit warnings on lower sales to supermarkets

Thorntons issues Christmas profits warning

By Michael Stones

Thorntons has issued a Christmas profits warning, telling investors profits will be lower than expected due to a slump in supermarket orders.

Northern Foods proposes Leeds head office closure

Northern Foods proposes Leeds head office closure

By Ben Bouckley

Northern Foods is proposing to close it Leeds office and move the majority of staff to its ‘shared service centre’ in Wakefield, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt, as owner Ranjit Boparan starts restructuring his new acquisition.

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