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English weather subdues ABF trading

By Ben Bouckley

Associated British Foods (ABF) has issued what stockbroker Shore Capital describes as a “rather subdued” trading update, following a disastrous UK beet sugar harvest

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

By Ben Bouckley

United Biscuits (UB) has announced plans to shed around 85 jobs at its McVitie's biscuit factory in Glasgow, and has begun a consultation with staff and unions in a bid to ensure voluntary rather than compulsory redundancies.

412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

412 jobs at risk but Burtons boss still 'bullish'

By Elaine Watson

Burtons Foods boss Ben Clarke says he remains "bullish" about the prospects for the UK biscuit market despite announcing proposals to close one of his firm's four UK biscuit factories with the loss of 342 jobs and make a further 70 staff...

City: Premier Foods is going ‘absolutely nowhere’

City: Premier Foods is going ‘absolutely nowhere’

By Elaine Watson

Premier Foods will need to turn things around pretty quickly over the coming months or patience in its chief executive could run out, City analysts and corporate finance sources have warned.

PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

By Guy Montague-Jones

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not come without risks.

Indulgence Patisserie to open site no.2 in 2011

Indulgence Patisserie to open site no.2 in 2011

By Elaine Watson

Indulgence Patisserie is pumping £0.75m into converting a former metal fabrication facility adjacent to its current site into a second desserts manufacturing facility that will more than double its production capacity.

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

Tunnock's staff walk out as pay dispute escalates

By Elaine Watson

More than 360 staff out of 500 employed at the Tunnock's caramel wafer and teacake factory in Uddingston, Glasgow, downed tools yesterday and will strike again next Tuesday.

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