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The UK reduced food waste by 480k tonnes between 2015 and 2018

Significant drop in food waste

By James Ridler

Food waste in the UK fell by 480,000t between 2015 and 2018, according to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

In addition to producing renewable fuels from food waste, Pointon and Sons also supplies ingredients for pet food

ABP Advanced Proteins buys John Pointon and Sons

By Rod Addy

ABP’s by-product division Advanced Proteins has acquired John Pointon and Sons’ animal by-products and proteins business in Staffordshire – the UK’s largest single-site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier.

Coupe: ‘I have focused on setting the business up to deal with the strategic challenges of our industry’

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe to retire

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe is to retire later this year, to be succeeded by retail and operations director Simon Roberts, who will take over from 1 June this year.

Boom! is the brain-child of Beth Morgan and host a wealth of information for women in the supply chain

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Exploding into life: Boom!

By James Ridler

An online global community for women in the supply chain was the vision of Boom! chief executive Beth Morgan... and her dream has become a growing reality.

The Oldham site is twice the size of LWC Drinks' current facility

Drinks facility to create up to 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

LWC Drinks has bought a new 46,134m2 warehouse and manufacturing facility and plans to move operations there in summer 2020, creating up to 50 jobs in the first year of its operation.

The Conservative party won 43.6% of the vote, translating into 364 seats, while the Labour Party won 32.2%, giving it 203 seats

Industry responds to election result

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) congratulated Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his victory as General Election results on Friday 13 December showed the Tories had won by a comfortable margin.

Unite is seeking assurances for its members at Eddie Stobart

Union seeks assurances for Eddie Stobart workers

By James Ridler

Trade unions are seeking assurances for their members working for haulage firm Eddie Stobart, after the business was saved from collapsing in administration late last week.

It is estimated that the actual build of the six vehicles will take four weeks, with an estimated completion date of the end of January 2020

Perishables logistics firm invests £500k in vehicle fleet

By Dan Colombini

Perishable Movements Ltd (PML) is investing circa £500,000 in six new state-of-the-art trucks, which represent the UK’s first refrigerated trailers to feature a powered roller bed floor system, according to the firm.

The Business Leaders' Forum offers excellent networking opportunities and is held according to Chatham House rules

Business Leaders' Forum to feature exclusive research

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's Business Leaders' Forum will feature the results of an exclusive survey of industry bosses on a range of hot topics in the industry, including Brexit and environmental concerns.

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