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Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

    Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

In response to recent press speculation about whether or not it will amend its offer for Northern Foods, the board of Greencore has confirmed that it is still considering its

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Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

    Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, has gained a top 20 place in the latest Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track

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Uniq Reaches Agreement on Pension Deficit

UK chilled convenience food processor Uniq has received clearance from the Pension Regulator for its proposed restructuring, to provide a solution to its legacy pension deficit. Under the proposed restructuring,

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Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Launched in the US

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut, the global cereal giant’s UK megabrand, has arrived in the US. The US launch is the latest example of Kellogg Company leveraging proven ideas from around its

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Irish Bakery Closure

Gallagher’s Bakery, based in Ardara, County Donegal, is closing its frozen bread section with the loss of 124 jobs. Gallagher’s specialises in producing part baked frozen breads under the French

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Zetar Continues Recovery

    Zetar Continues Recovery

Zetar, the UK confectionery and natural snack foods group, has built on the recovery in its last financial year by reporting good organic growth in the first six months ended

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Cargill and Silver Spoon Form Exclusive Partnership to Launch Stevia-based Sweetener in the UK

    Cargill and Silver Spoon Form Exclusive Partnership to Launch Stevia-based Sweetener in the UK

US-based Cargill and Silver Spoon, which is part of Associated British Foods, have formed an exclusive partnership for the UK distribution and marketing of the Truvia brand of tabletop sweeteners.

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UK Beer Sales Down 3.9% in 2010

    UK Beer Sales Down 3.9% in 2010

Total beer sales in the UK fell by 3.9% last year, impacted by the rises in Beer Tax, according to the latest UK Quarterly Beer Barometer published by the British

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Coca-Cola Great Britain Falls Foul of Advertising Watchdog Over Vitaminwater

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints challenging whether a claim by Coca-Cola Great Britain that its Vitaminwater product was “nutritious” was misleading. The complaints concerned a poster advert

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Tesco to Buy £100m More British Cheddar

    Tesco to Buy £100m More British Cheddar

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket group, is increasing the volume of cheddar cheese it is buying from British producers from 20,000 tonnes per annum to 55,000 tonnes. According to Tesco,

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‘Below Cost’ Alcohol to be Banned in the UK

UK retailers will be banned from selling alcohol below the rate of duty plus VAT, under new plans announced by the Government. The plans will effectively introduce a minimum price

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Sweet Energy Savings For Tangerine Confectionery

    Sweet Energy Savings For Tangerine Confectionery

Tangerine Confectionery, the UK’s largest independent sugar confectionery manufacturer, will achieve significant savings on energy thanks to cogeneration and trigeneration technologies from sustainable engineering group ENER-G. Tangerine is installing energy

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Burton’s Foods to Rationalise Biscuit Production

    Burton’s Foods to Rationalise Biscuit Production

Burton’s Foods, the second largest biscuits manufacturer in the UK, is to close one of its factories. The company is closing its factory at Moreton, which makes Jammie Dodgers and

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Campbell Soup Returns to the UK

    Campbell Soup Returns to the UK

US-based food group Campbell Soup Company has entered into an agreement with Leeds-based dry food manufacturer, Symington’s, to launch a range of Campbell’s branded dry soups and pasta and rice

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British Consumer Interest in Diet Foods Getting Slimmer?

    British Consumer Interest in Diet Foods Getting Slimmer?

The appeal of diet foods in Britain appears to be thinning. Latest research from Mintel reveals some 60% of British consumer say they prefer food that is naturally low in

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Seafood Holdings Swallowed by Bidvest

    Seafood Holdings Swallowed by Bidvest

Seafood Holdings, which specialises in producing and distributing fresh fish to the food service industry in the UK, has been acquired by Bidvest, the South Africa-based diversified industrial group, for

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Constellation Brands Sells Australian and UK Wine Business

    Constellation Brands Sells Australian and UK Wine Business

Constellation Brands, the world’s leading premium wine company, has agreed to sell its Australian and UK business – Constellation Wines Australia and Europe – to Champ Private Equity of Sydney

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UK Food and Drink Manufacturers Perform Well

    UK Food and Drink Manufacturers Perform Well

The UK food and drink manufacturing sector is still performing strongly, despite uncertainty among companies about the state of the economy. A new business confidence survey of Food and Drink

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Heinz and Bakkavor Impacted by Industrial Disputes

    Heinz and Bakkavor Impacted by Industrial Disputes

Two of the UK’s largest convenience food processors, Heinz and Bakkavor Group, are facing disruption to production due to industrial disputes. Nearly 1,200 workers at Heinz’s UK flagship plant neat

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Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

    Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

Nestle is to close its confectionery factory at Castleford but has opened a new £5m Kit Kat production line in York. Production from Castleford, which produces After Eight mint chocolates,

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Playboy Energy Drink Arrives in the UK

    Playboy Energy Drink Arrives in the UK

Playboy Enterprises and Play Beverages have introduced Playboy Energy Drink to the UK. Successfully launched in the US in 2007, the brand is currently available in close to twenty territories worldwide, including including

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Kraft Foods Looks to Reduce Tax Bill With Cadbury Move

    Kraft Foods Looks to Reduce Tax Bill With Cadbury Move

Kraft Foods plans to move part of its recently acquired Cadbury business to its European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland in order to reduce its corporation tax exposure. Since 2006 Kraft

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Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

  Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

UK frozen desserts manufacturer Polestar Foods has been sold to Privet Capital, the turnaround investor, for an undisclosed sum. Privet’s

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UK Online Grocery Retailing Set to Double by 2015

The value of grocery shopping conducted over the internet in the UK is predicted to nearly double to £9.5b in

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Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

  Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

British bakery group Warburtons is reported to have invested £2.5m in a dedicated gluten-free production plant at its site in

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UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

  UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

Tesco’s decision to increase the price of its standard milk – a move followed by other supermarket groups Morrisons, Waitrose

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Bakery Expansion at Giles Foods

UK-based speciality breads, Danish pastries and tarts producer Giles Foods has expanded its bakery in Milton Keynes. Following investment of

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UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

  UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

Nearly a third of UK shoppers want food and grocery retailers and manufacturers to focus on reducing waste. IGD consumer

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Princes Eyes Premier’s Canning Business

  Princes Eyes Premier’s Canning Business

UK-based food and drink group Princes, which is owned by Mitsubishi of Japan, is reported to be one of the

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Healthy Balanced Diet Communications Guide For Food Companies

A new guide to help UK food businesses communicate with consumers in a clear and consistent way about achieving a

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Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

  Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

Northern Foods and Greencore, two of the UK’s leading convenience food processors, are to merge to create Essenta Foods, a

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Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

  Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

Following three strategic disposals to become sharply focused on its UK, Irish and US convenience foods operations, Greencore has reported

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Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

  Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

Dunbia, the Northern Ireland-based red meat processor, has stated there is no truth surrounding the recent speculation about an alleged

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Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

  Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

In line with its international expansion strategy, Swiss dairy company Emmi has strengthened its position in both the UK and

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Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

  Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

Arla Foods UK, the British subsidiary of Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods, is to manufacture retail packet butter at Westbury

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Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

  Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

Milk Link, the UK dairy co-operative, has more than trebled profit before tax to £12.2m in the first half of

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First Milk Returns to the Black

  First Milk Returns to the Black

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has reported profit before tax of £3.2m for the six months period ended September 30th

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New Chief at Thorntons

  New Chief at Thorntons

UK confectionery retailer Thorntons has appointed Jonathan Hart as group chief executive with effect from January 4th 2011. Jonathan Hart’s

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UK Consumers Balk at High Cost of Organic Food

  UK Consumers Balk at High Cost of Organic Food

Cost remains a strong deterrent against the purchase of organic goods for UK consumers, a new report from YouGov SixthSense

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Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

  Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

Reflecting the impact of acquisitions and a return to volume growth of its Magners brand in Great Britain for the

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Rising UK Sales of Pies and Pasties

  Rising UK Sales of Pies and Pasties

UK sales of pies and pasties are thriving and by 2012 will be worth over £1 billion, according to the

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Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

  Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums

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New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

  New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

First Milk’s plans to build a state-of-the-art creamery at Campbeltown in Scotland have moved a step forward after Argyll &

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Early Recovery in UK Food and Beverages to Boost M&A Activity

  Early Recovery in UK Food and Beverages to Boost M&A Activity

69% of senior executives at UK-based food and beverage producers expect M&A activity to increase in the next 12 months,

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Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

  Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

Theo Muller, the privately owned German-based dairy group which is also the leader in the UK yoghurt market, has increased

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Finsbury Food Group Shows Resilience

  Finsbury Food Group Shows Resilience

Despite a declining turnover as customers moved away from the premium products that had been its traditional area of strength,

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Dairy Crest Extends Milk Contract With Morrisons

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has renewed its fresh liquid milk contract with retailer Morrisons through to 2015. “We are

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Positive First Half Performance by AG Barr

  Positive First Half Performance by AG Barr

British soft drinks group AG Barr has increased turnover by 13.9% to £119.2m in the first half ended July 31st

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Greencore Expects 20% Jump in Annual Profit

  Greencore Expects 20% Jump in Annual Profit

Greencore, which is one of the UK’s leading convenience food manufacturers and also has operations in the US, expects group

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Lotus Bakeries to Invest Eur27m to Expand Belgian Production Capacity

Due to rising export sales of its biscuits and cakes in France, Netherlands, UK, US and Asia, Lotus Bakeries is

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Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

  Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

Swiss and international speciality bakery group Aryzta has reported a 2.2% increase in operating profit (including associates and joint ventures)

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Morpol Expands UK Salmon Business

  Morpol Expands UK Salmon Business

Poland-based Morpol, which is one of the world’s leading salmon processors, has expanded its UK operations with the acquisition of

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

  UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a

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Tata Global Beverages Seeking to Diversify into Food

Tata Global Beverages of India, which owns the UK-based Tetley Tea business, is planning to move into food via acquisitions.

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