Training the salt of the earth
On International Labour Day, workers across the world will be
raising a glass in honour of the salt of the earth.
Egg fraud could crack consumer confidence
A fraud involving millions of imported caged or barn eggs sold in
the UK as free range and organic could cause significant damage to
the British industry if not resolved.
Rexam to sell glass business to Ardagh
Ardagh Glass today announced an agreement to buy Rexam's glass
container business for €660m.
Bernard Matthews's subsidiary defends poultry trading
Sága Foods, the Hungarian subsidiary of Bernard Matthews, has
defended its decision to continue exporting its products throughout
the EU, despite an ongoing investigation into a bird flu outbreak
at the company's UK operations.
ProLogis plans to invest €450m in UK distribution centres
Anticipating an increased demand for distribution centres in the
UK, ProLogis plans to spend up€450m on developing 330,000 square
meters of additional capacity over the next three years.
Unions swing into action against job losses
With the UK's food industry migrating jobs to other EU countries,
the big unions are swinginginto action to prevent further losses.
Wrapping system boosts Ulma's share of UK poultry market
Spain-based Ulma Packaging says its wrapping system for whole fresh
birds has given it a 75 per cent share of the UK market.
Allied Bakeries invest in innovation
Irish bread maker, Allied Bakeries, has invested £6m (€8.88m) in
facilities at one of its factories to allow for upcoming new
Biscuit battle gains momentum
The £1.7bn (€2.5bn) struggle to acquire British bakery group United
Biscuits has intensified with US buyout firm Blackstone set to
table a bid for the company at Thursday's auction.
Figures reveal UK business collapse, says report
Business failure in the UK food retail, plastics and rubber
industries has increased dramatically in the first half of 2006,
according to a report published by credit checking group Experian.
Online tool tackles grain storage problems
Grain storage contamination, which costs the UK grain industry
around €1 million each year, could be reduced with the help of a
new free online tool.
Cadbury buoyed by ECJ tax ruling
The opinion of an advocate-general of the European Court of Justice
on UK anti-tax avoidance rules could benefit multinationals such as
confectioner Cadbury Schweppes.
UK beef supply resumes filling gap in continental shortage
From today beef processors in the UK can resume export trade with
the rest of the EU, potentially leading to lower prices on the
UK manufacturers boost exports to private label market
UK manufacturers boosted food and drink exports by three per cent
last year, with industry finding new overseas markets and
opportunities in supplying the private label segment.
ABF plans sugar expansion despite dent in profits
Associated British Foods (ABF), owner of British Sugar, has
reported a first-half profit fall of 13 per cent and warned that
earnings would likely be affected by continued difficulties in the