Food and drink trends to keep your eye on. Credit: Getty/We Are

3 trends to keep an eye on in the new year

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture’s editor hears from Meatless Farm’s CEO and founder, Morten Toft-Bech on the three food and drink trends he foresees dominating our industry.

M&S has unveiled its Christmas food range

M&S unveils new Christmas range

By Michelle Perrett

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

The catch of the day: Clearwater has acquired Macduff for £98.4M

Macduff Shellfish caught by Canadian firm for £98.4M

By Laurence Gibbons

Scottish fish processor Macduff Shellfish Group has been acquired by Canadian-based Clearwater Seafoods for £98.4M from the Beaton family and the private equity fund Change Capital Partners.

The MSC is developing an online tool for protecting against seafood fraud

MSC trials traceability tool against seafood fraud

By Rick Pendrous

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been undertaking trials of a new seafood traceability tool in response to increasing incidents of fraud in the sector, where non-sustainable fish varieties are being passed off as sustainable species.

The fire damaged the reception and main production area

Rainham smoked salmon factory blaze

By Rod Addy

Fire hit Scotch Smoked Salmon Co in Rainham, Essex, on February 10, taking four fire engines and 21 firefighters to bring under control according to the London Fire Brigade.

Young's Seafood provides a range of frozen and chilled fish products

Young’s Seafood builds on strong chilled growth

By Rod Addy

Young’s Seafood boosted sales of its brand by 21% in the chilled food category in the past year and has announced plans to expand its chilled range, with new innovation, in 2015.

Postler's new fish-packaging concept

Fear of fish

By Lorraine Mullaney

With their slippery scales and staring eyes, fish are often avoided by squeamish consumers. Lorraine Mullaney seeks packaging solutions

Forget cod: there are plenty more sustainable fish in the sea, delegates were told

Switch to sustainable fish stocks, food manufacturers told

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers should switch to sustainable fish stocks from endangered ones and help to educate shoppers about making better buying decisons, delegates heard at a fishing industry seminar this week.

Morrisons' fish plant is expected to create 200 new jobs and process 200t of fish a week when fully operational

Morrisons opens Grimsby fish plant

By John Wood

Morrisons’ new fish processing plant in Grimsby began operations today (September 3) − five months after work began on converting a disused factory at Europa Park.

Young’s plans for its Cromer site will be under the spotlight today in a meeting with Norfolk District Council

Talks begin on future of Cromer seafood site

By Lorraine Mullaney

Young’s Seafood is meeting representatives from Norfolk District Council and its economic development team today (May 28) to reveal its plans for the future of the Cromer site.

Young's plans to cut 555 jobs at Cumbrian Seafoods

Young’s to axe 555 jobs at Cumbrian Seafoods

By Mike Stones

“Bitterly disappointing", is how Labour MP for Easington, Grahame Morris summed up his reaction to the news that Young’s Seafood is to axe 550 jobs at Cumbrian Seafoods.

Which firms will land the glittering prizes? Find out tonight

Food Manufacturing Awards: the big night

By Mike Stones

Tonight is the night. The long wait is nearly over. This evening, 450 food and drink industry executives will gather in central London to discover which firms have triumphed in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Food Manufacturing Awards: one week to go

Food Manufacturing Awards: one week to go

By Mike Stones

There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Sea change

Sea change

By John Dunn

The pig is usually quoted as the example of the most efficient utilisation of raw material in the food industry every part is used apart from the squeal. Now, it seems, seafood is rapidly heading that way. Somewhere in the world someone is making a living...

Findus Group confirms Grimsby redundancies

Findus Group confirms Grimsby redundancies

By Ben Bouckley and Freddie Dawson

The Findus Group has confirmed that 47 workers have accepted voluntary redundancy at the Young's Seafood factory in Grimsby, although the job losses are fewer than initially expected.


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