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Bakkavor creates jobs at UK bagged salads plant

15 Apr 2021

Bakkavor, the London-based private-label supplier to major UK grocers, is hiring workers for a plant in south-east England.

Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

Second Covid death reported at Bakkavor salad plant

3 Dec 2020

A second employee at a UK salad plant owned by private-label major has died after contracting Covid-19.

Union calls for mass testing at Bakkavor UK site after Covid outbreak

1 Dec 2020

The GMB trade union has called on private-label major Bakkavor to introduce mass Covid-19 testing at a facility in southern England after an outbreak of Covid-19. 

Bakkavor seeks permanent recruits for UK desserts factory

5 Nov 2020

Bakkavor, a private-label manufacturer and supplier to major UK supermarkets, is hiring permanent workers for a site in the south-west of England.

Bakkavor's long-serving CFO Peter Gates to step down

14 Oct 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has announced that a long-serving key executive is to step down from the role.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Bakkavor to test all employees at UK desserts site after Covid outbreak

18 Aug 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has seen more than 70 employees at a facility in England test positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Another Bakkavor UK facility could be closed

5 Aug 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has revealed its future plans for a salad factory in southern England.

Bakkavor to close UK facility

5 Aug 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has made a final decision on the fate of a facility in the English east Midlands following consultation with employees and trade unions.

Covid-19 blamed as Bakkavor considers future of UK site

9 Jun 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor is considering the future of one of its plants in England and is partially blaming Covid-19 for its decision.

Fire halts production at Bakkavor UK plant

26 May 2020

A Bakkavor factory manufacturing garlic bread and doughballs has seen output hit by a fire over the weekend, the UK private-label supplier has confirmed.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

Covid-19 cases confirmed at Bakkavor plant in UK

8 May 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor has issued a statement relating to its employees and the Covid-19 virus.

Bakkavor, Greencore mum on Adelie Foods takeover link

5 May 2020

Private-label giants Bakkavor and Greencore have refused to be drawn on a report claiming the companies are in talks to possibly buy a UK peer.

UK union GMB urges government to convene food factory safety summit

16 Apr 2020

UK trade union GMB, which represents food production workers, has called for action to be taken to ensure the safety of factory staff in the sector.

Covid-19 - Bakkavor again under fire after undercover video

14 Apr 2020

UK private-label major Bakkavor is again in the spotlight over its business practices during the Covid-19 crisis after a manager threatened to sack staff who stayed at home.

Coronavirus - UK private-label supplier Bakkavor pulls guidance, suspends dividend payment

2 Apr 2020

Bakkavor, which warned in February the UK food business was seeing a "significant impact" from coronavirus, is now pulling financial guidance.

Bakkavor under fire over sick pay, social distancing

31 Mar 2020

UK private-label food firm Bakkavor is facing criticism over certain business practices during the coronavirus crisis.

Bakkavor feels "significant impact" from coronavirus on international business

27 Feb 2020

UK-based Bakkavor said the coronavirus outbreak in China is having a "significant impact" on the private-label firm's international business.

Bakkavor confirms job cuts at UK salads site

3 Jan 2020

Bakkavor, the UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, has confirmed it will cut the number of staff at one of its domestic plants.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Bakkavor eyes job cuts at UK salads site

10 Oct 2019

Bakkavor, a UK-based manufacturer of private-label fresh prepared foods, plans to trim the number of staff at one of its domestic factories.

Entering second century, Tesco puts supplier partnerships front and centre

3 Jul 2019

Tesco has recovered from the accounting affair that rocked the retailer. Supplier partnerships is proving central to restoring trust with its stakeholders, Ben Cooper argues.

UK's Bakkavor acquires Blueberry desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers

16 May 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label food manufacturer, has acquired a desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

New products - PepsiCo debuts poppable Flavor Shots snacks under Cheetos and Doritos brands; Nestle launches Milkybar Mix Ups; Joe & Seph's enters confectionery with Popcorn Bites

8 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a ketchup under Orkla's Felix brand with no added sugar or sweeteners and US snacks business Blue Diamond launching Almonds & Fruit.

Bakkavor proposes to close Freshcook site with UK jobs on line

1 Mar 2019

More than 100 jobs could be lost at UK-based private-label food manufacturer Bakkavor if proposals go ahead to close a plant.

Bakkavor planning to build a factory a year in China

28 Feb 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label business, has revealed what it will need to do in China to match capacity to demand.

September adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data

10 Oct 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.







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