Icelandic Seachill is to be sold: prompting Unite the union to seek assurances over the security of 750 jobs

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Seachill sale: union seeks assurance over 750 jobs

By Michael Stones

Unite the union is seeking assurances over 750 jobs at Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, after news emerged on Friday (April 21) that the business is to be sold.

The Kirkcaldy mill had helped lift margins, said Investec

Carr's Kirkcaldy mill ‘helps lift margins’

By Michael Stones

Flour supplier Carr’s Group’s Kirkcaldy mill in Scotland has helped the food, agriculture and engineering group lift margins, according to leading City analyst Investec.

Findus makes a range of frozen food lines

Findus’ performance may hook acquisitive investors

By Rod Addy

Findus Group’s UK arm has become a more attractive acquisition target after the global business confirmed it had experienced its second consecutive year of positive growth, although it has denied sell-off rumours.

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

Irish food firm’s new IT system

System secures supply chain sales

An IT system has been developed for Irish company Derrynaflan Foods by CSB-System to help it keep track of the procurement, stock-keeping, finance and logistics of the 7,500 products it delivers each week to around 2,000 retail and foodservice outlets...

Richards joins Macphie of Glenberrie from Senoble

Macphie appoints new commercial director

By Laurence Gibbons

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie has appointed Shan Richards as its commercial director, replacing Andrew Underwood who was promoted to md in April.

Thorntons makes and sells a wide range of chocolate and confectionery products

Q3 growth at Thorntons hit by slow sales

By Rod Addy

Slow sales in February and March and planned store closures hit sales at Thorntons in its third financial quarter (Q3), the confectionery firm reported in a trading statement.


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