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  • Tulip Investing in Snack Factory

    3 May 2019

    Tulip have announced that they are making a £2.3 million investment in their snack factory, which is dedicated to creating smaller snacking items from their main product lines. The pork processor will be using the investment to provide upgrades and improvements to their specialist site in Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

  • Famous M&S Campaign Given Reboot

    24 Apr 2019

    Marks & Spencer has brought back a famous campaign which we all recognise: with the tagline ‘this is not just food’. The reboot includes a new take on the original format, which is bound to get customers nodding with recognition.

  • Dairy Crest Sold for £975 Million

    5 Apr 2019

    Dairy Crest is set to be purchased in a deal worth £975 million, according to a recent announcement from the company. Canadian business Saputo will be taking over the company, which manufactures Cathedral City cheese and Country Life butter.

  • EHL Ingredients Invests in Stockport

    22 Mar 2019

    EHL Ingredients have invested £1 million in a new facility in Stockport. This is the third site for the Greater Manchester-based herbs and spices specialist, which they are opening due to growing customer demand.

  • KP Snacks to Close Factory

    15 Mar 2019

    KP Snacks have announced their decision to close their Largo Foods UK popcorn factory in Barnsley and relocate the production from that facility to Pontefract in West Yorkshire. Up to 90 jobs are set to be lost for the local community.

  • Tulip Contract Loss Risks Jobs

    8 Mar 2019

    The loss of a Marks and Spencer contract for Tulip could result in the loss of more than 460 jobs, according to reports from the company. Their Boston site could be in trouble after the major supply contract was granted to another firm.

  • 60 Second Interview: with Jason Kilbride of Henderson Brown

    6 Mar 2019

    60 Second Interview with Jason Kilbride, Recruitment Director at Henderson Brown. Henderson Brown offer a specialised and professional recruitment service spanning across the Food, Fresh Produce, Horticulture and FMCG sectors.

  • Danish Crown Faces Huge Job Cuts

    1 Mar 2019

    Danish Crown have announced that they are looking to cut 300-400 jobs from their overall workforce, across the companies that they manage. The group includes Tulip, a UK-based pork processor, which already faced closures and severe job losses in 2018.

  • Finnebrogue to Open New Factory

    22 Feb 2019

    Finnebrogue Artisan, a bacon and sausage processor based in Northern Ireland, have announced that they are going to open a new meat-free factory. Capitalising on the growing demand for vegan and vegetarian alternative products, they will be opening the £3 million facility at their existing site in County Down.

  • Kensey Foods Collapses

    15 Feb 2019

    Kensey Foods, a desserts manufacturer in Cornwall’s Launceston, is set to close in July. This will force the loss of more than 600 jobs, as the loss-making company finds it unsustainable to continue.

  • PepsiCo Launches New Graduate Scheme

    8 Feb 2019

    PepsiCo have announced the creation of a new global graduate programme, which is intended to find the big food trends of the future as well as the entrepreneurs who will be pushing them. The ‘Dare To Do More’ campaign is taking applications from around the world.

  • Chiltern Foods Moves to New Factory

    1 Feb 2019

    Salads and fillings company Chiltern Foods has just announced that their £1 million investment has allowed them to move into a new facility in Aylesbury. This is part of a plan to tackle the growing demand for healthier choices on menus, which is catered for within the Chiltern product lines.

  • Food Firm Reveals Health and Safety Secrets

    25 Jan 2019

    Natures Way Foods have revealed the secrets that allow them to have an accident rate which is 80% lower than the average for the food industry. This extremely impressive statistic can be attributed to a number of initiatives, according to Chief Operating Officer Richard Parr – but largely to the fact that the company puts people first, instead of paperwork.

  • Food Labour Threatened by Immigration Laws

    18 Jan 2019

    Concerns have once again been raised that the proposed new immigration laws could threaten the workforce available for food production in the UK. The controls are designed to encourage flow of skilled workers into the country, but they could result in a hike for hiring prices and cut access to labour for those members of the workforce who are need for unskilled labour.

  • Union Faces Off With Sainsbury's

    11 Jan 2019

    Trade union Unite is facing a stand-off with Sainsbury’s, after threatening legal action over a long-running contract row which affects 123,000 members of staff at the supermarket chain. The contracts were offered on a ‘sign or be sacked’ basis, which the union complains is unfair to the employees who are unhappy with the new terms on offer.

  • British Bakels Invest in New Site

    28 Dec 2018

    British Bakels, a bakery ingredients supplier, has just announcement a new £10 million investment into a distribution centre. The new site is to be located less than a mile from their Bicester manufacturing site, and will allow the firm to open up more job opportunities at the same time.

  • Edinburgh Salmon Company Closes Doors

    21 Dec 2018

    The Edinburgh Salmon Company has ceased trading, with production scheduled to finish at the end of the year. This is a huge blow for the workforce of 163 permanent staff, who will all be made redundant.

  • Heather Mills Creates Third Vegan Food Site

    14 Dec 2018

    Heather Mills is to launch a third processing site for her vegan food brand, VBites. Financial backing from HSBC has ensured that the former model and sportswoman can create 300 new jobs at a Newcastle address.

  • Heck Foods Creates 60 Jobs

    7 Dec 2018

    Heck Foods have invested £4 million into their headquarters in North Yorkshire, in a move that is set to create 60 new jobs. The sausage manufacturer is going to increase capacity at their Kirklington site by 25% as a result of the new changes being implemented.

  • Crawshaw Group Enters Administration

    30 Nov 2018

    The Crawshaw Group has gone into administration, threatening the future of more than 600 jobs with the company. The butchery retail chain posted a statement to the stock exchange listing AIM explaining their current predicament, which includes a failure to raise necessary cash for restructuring