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Addo Food Group celebrates employee’s 50th work anniversary

Addo Food Group celebrates employee’s 50th work anniversary

Shropshire-based Addo Food Group recently celebrated the 50th work anniversary of a colleague at its Palethorpes factory. Alan Burton, who has 50 years of service at the chilled savoury pastry manufacturer, joined the business straight after leaving school in 1971 as...

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Asda owners acquire fast food chain Leon

Asda owners acquire fast food chain Leon

The Issa Brothers EG Group, which owns supermarket giant Asda, has bought the fast food chain Leon in a deal reported to be around £100 million. Leon, founded in 2004 by John Vincent, Henry Dimbleby, now food tsar to Boris Johnson and chef Allegra McEvedy. In a...

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Bringing flexible control into food manufacturing

Bringing flexible control into food manufacturing

SPECIAL FEATURE - Automation: The food manufacturing and processing sector is one that has a complex relationship with automation systems. Although ever-growing market demands mean that manufacturers value the greater efficiency, reduced operating costs and maximum...

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Asda reviewing its bakery operations

Asda reviewing its bakery operations

Supermarket giant Asda is currently reviewing its instore bakeries with a view to using a centralised operation that would then send out pre-baked products to 341 stores to be warmed up in-store. The move would impact up to 1200 jobs. Derek Lawlor, head of marketing...

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Retailer warns ‘perfect storm’ could lead to shortages

Retailer warns ‘perfect storm’ could lead to shortages

Online sustainable supermarket Approved Food is warning a ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid-19, increased shipping costs and packaging issues could lead to serious disruption in the supply chain – and could ultimately result in shortages. Managing director,...

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Tesco results show sales continued to grow during pandemic

Tesco results show sales continued to grow during pandemic

Tesco’s preliminary results for 2020/21 have been released showing profits at £1990million, a drop of 14.7% but a growth of +6.3% in overall sales. Its chief executive, Ken Murphy said: “Tesco has shown incredible strength and agility throughout the pandemic. By...

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Brexit insight

Food and drink exports to EU drop by £5.6 billion

UK exports of goods to the EU fell by £5.6 billion in January 2021 which contributed towards the biggest monthly decline in British trade for more than 20 years. Exports of food and live animals to the EU, which includes seafood and fish, decreased by £0.7 billion in...

What the ‘Brexit effect’ means for the food manufacturing sector

The ‘Brexit effect’ is impacting the food manufacturing sector in many different ways, including the availability of labour, skills and knowledge. Matthew Carr, managing director at Integrated Food Projects (IFP) explains what food manufacturers can do to solve the continuing people and skills shortage post-Brexit.

Efra announces inquiry into Brexit border delays

MPs have called on Environment Secretary, George Eustice, to provide more details on Government aid for seafood and meat businesses which have been impacted by Brexit border delays. Trade organisations had previously called on Government to support meat and seafood...

Defra announces £23m emergency fund for seafood sector

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a £23 million emergency fund for seafood exporters impacted by Brexit delays. Each business will be able to claim up to £100,000 if they are able to prove “genuine loss” in exporting fish...

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