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10/20/2017 04:01 PM
German spice firm buys UK-based Bart Ingredients
Ingredients firm Fuchs Group has acquired Bristol-based spice and herb processor Bart Ingredients for an undisclosed sum.

10/20/2017 11:58 AM
Sainsbury boss catches charity beehive builders on camera
Sainsbury director of brand Judith Batchelar has caught on camera 14 top women food industry executives on their mission to build beehives in Tanzania this week.

10/20/2017 11:24 AM
Branston invests £6M in factory upgrade
Potato supplier Branston has completed work on a Â6M upgrade of its factory in Lincoln, as it continues to modernise the business.

10/20/2017 10:54 AM
Training programmes ‘are a key part of staff retention’
Food manufacturersâ training programmes are a key means of staff retention, particularly for young people, says Alex Bebbington, Appetite Learningâs commercial director and judge of this yearâs Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

10/20/2017 10:04 AM
Weetabix closes gender pay gap
Weetabix Food Company UK & Ireland is taking action to close its gender pay gap, which it claims is already lower that the UK company average, according to a new report from the company.

10/19/2017 02:28 PM
Unilever posts growth amid restructuring plans
Unilever has posted sales growth for the third quarter of this year, boosted by a strong performance in emerging markets, amid plans to restructure the business.

10/19/2017 11:06 AM
FSA records lowest levels of campylobacter contamination
Campylobacter contamination levels in UK-produced chickens have fallen to their lowest levels in three years, according to a Food Standards Agency (FSA) report.

10/18/2017 12:57 PM
Cockroach infestation forces bakery closure
A London-based bakery has been forced to pay costs of more than Â1,500, after an infestation of cockroaches closed down the business.

10/18/2017 12:57 PM
Gluten-free baker secures £75k Dragons’ Den investment
Dragonsâ Den investors have pledged to invest Â75,000 in gluten-free bakery B-Tempted in the latest episode of the BBC TV show, broadcast on Sunday (October 15).

10/18/2017 12:57 PM
Union threatens industrial action at Kingsmill factory
Workers at bread maker Kingsmillâs West Bromwich factory are to be balloted for industrial action at the site, after pay talks broke down.

10/18/2017 12:41 PM
Lidl to create 500 jobs at new distribution centre
Lidl is to create 500 jobs at a new distribution centre in Peterborough, as it continues to invest Â1.45bn in its UK operations.

10/18/2017 12:21 PM
Sainsbury to cut 2,000 jobs to reduce costs
Sainsbury has revealed plans to cut 2,000 jobs from across the business as part of plans to reduce costs.

10/18/2017 12:00 PM
Food industry women leaders thanked for charity work
Food industry senior women executives taking part in a Farm Africa project this week to build beehives in Tanzania have been thanked by local community leaders.

10/18/2017 12:00 PM
US farm boss says US/UK ‘in dating phase’ over trade
The US and the UK are currently in âthe dating phaseâ over agreeing a trade deal, which should not take long, US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has exclusively told the Food Manufacture Group.

10/18/2017 10:33 AM
Hilton Food Group acquires Seachill in £80.8M deal
Hilton Food Group has agreed to buy chilled fish processor Icelandic Seachill, in a deal worth Â80.8M.

10/16/2017 12:32 PM
Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at fulfilment centre
Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Bolton planned to open next year.

10/16/2017 12:14 PM
Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: ‘a vintage year’
The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2017 has yielded a vintage crop of entries, with a particularly strong selection of Young talent of the year entries, says Waitrose technical manager and FMEA judge Jonathan Bayne.

10/16/2017 11:45 AM
Hilton Food Group to build £29M New Zealand factory
Meat processor and packing business Hilton Food Group has revealed plans to build a Â29.2M (NZ $54M) factory in New Zealand, as it continues its global growth.

10/16/2017 10:42 AM
Key trends for food and drink manufacturers in 2018
Food manufacturers are likely to be impacted by two key consumer trends from a list of four, set to dominated shoppersâ spending next year, according to new research from Mintel.

10/16/2017 08:49 AM
Sainsbury calls for standardised food portion sizes
Sainsburyâs director of brand has called for standardisation of food portion sizes to âcreate a level playing fieldâ in the battle against growing obesity levels in the UK.