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Changes to food labelling will be a delicate issue post-Brexit 20 Sep 2017

Once it leaves the EU, the UK will be able to frame its own food labelling legislation but what is likely to change? Ben Cooper attended a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar last week which took "Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit" as its theme.


Why Moy Park sale will help placate JBS creditors 14 Sep 2017

Market reaction to JBS' sale of Northern Ireland-headquartered food group Moy Park to the US' Pilgrim's Pride for US$1.3bn has centred squarely on the Brazilian meat giant's need to pay down debts, Andy Coyne writes.


Food in line for most pain from Brexit self-harm - comment 8 Sep 2017

There have been plenty of occasions since the early hours of 24 June 2016 when those in the UK who voted for the country to stay in the EU would have held their heads in the hands.


A2 Milk mulls options for next stage of growth - interview 7 Sep 2017

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business, has had a bumper 12 months. Two weeks ago, the company reported a near-trebling in its annual profits. Revenues jumped more than 50%, fuelled by growth in its home markets of New Zealand and Australia, rapid expansion in China and improved performances from smaller businesses in the UK and the US. Where next? Dean Best spoke to A2 Milk executive Scott Wotherspoon who has been handed a new role that could see the business cast its net wider.


"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

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UK chocolate maker Kinnerton expands to meet demand 21 Sep 2017

Kinnerton, the UK chocolate owned by German confectioner Zertus, is set to hire 300 new workers to meet increased demand in the run up to Christmas.


Real Good Food gets loans from investors as Christmas inventory builds 21 Sep 2017

Investors in Real Good Food have provided short-term loans to the embattled UK bakery and ingredients group as it builds stock ahead of the Christmas trading period.


ABP teams up with Men's Health on new meals range 21 Sep 2017

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group has entered into a brand licensing agreement with Men's Health, the UK lifestyle magazine and website. 


Produce Investments chairman Neil Davidson to retire 21 Sep 2017

UK potato supplier Produce Investments has announced chairman Neil Davidson plans to step down at the company's AGM in November.


Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste 21 Sep 2017

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.


Schär claims UK firsts with new gluten-free products 19 Sep 2017

Gluten-free food specialist Dr Schär has launched seven more products into UK supermarkets, including what it claims are the first-to-market gluten-free waffles and the first all-purpose flour mix available in the category.


UK dairy First Milk plans to cut jobs in productivity drive 19 Sep 2017

UK dairy company First Milk has announced plans to cut 30 jobs across its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries as part of a productivity and efficiency drive.


Moy Park and Cranswick amongst businesses urging fast progress in Brexit talks 18 Sep 2017

UK meat giants Moy Park and Cranswick have added their names to a letter signed by more than 100 major businesses calling on the participants in the Brexit negotiations to make urgent progress in the next round of talks.


'No deal' Brexit could result in UK food price hike, warns retail body 18 Sep 2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is warning UK consumers could pay nearly a third more for everyday food items in the event of the country not striking a Brexit trade deal with the EU.


UK's Streamline Foods launches Fruit Shoot snack bars through Britvic deal 18 Sep 2017

UK jam and marmalade maker Streamline Foods is producing snack bars based on Fruit Shoots, the kids' soft drinks brand marketed by Britvic.

Latest blogs

Theresa May's Florence speech - UK food industry (and the EU) react 22 Sep 2017

This afternoon, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her much-awaited speech on Brexit in the Italian city of Florence. Here's how the UK food industry lobby bodies (and some senior EU politicians) reacted.


Brexit customs "could cost UK traders GBP4bn a year" 11 Sep 2017

As the rain hammers on our windows this afternoon (11 September), a report in the UK offers companies doing international business some gloomy reading - post-Brexit customs could cost the country's traders GBP4bn a year.


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