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Cost pressures force brewer into administration

05-Oct-2018 By James Ridler Bolton-based brewer Dunscar has entered into administration following cost pressures in an increasingly competitive industry. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/10/05/Cost-pressures-force-brewer-into-administration

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Hovis to sell mills to Whitworth Bros, shut Southampton site

01-Oct-2018 By Rod Addy Hovis has announced a big shake-up of its milling operations as it aims to generate sustainable growth in its core baking business and become a fully-integrated manufacturer of bakery products. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/10/01/Top-bread-brand-to-close-one-mill-and-sell-two

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Danish Crown appoints Andrew Cracknell as Tulip CEO

01-Oct-2018 By Aidan Fortune Danish Crown has appointed Andrew Cracknell as CEO of Tulip Ltd. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/10/01/Pork-processor-appoints-new-CEO

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Hemp drink launched in stores across the UK

01-Oct-2018 By James Ridler Food ingredients manufacturer Braham and Murray has launched a new chilled hemp drink under its Good Hemp brand in stores across the UK. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/10/01/Food-company-introduces-hemp-drink-in-UK-stores

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Industry reacts to no-deal technical notices

25-Sep-2018 By James Ridler Food industry trade groups have criticised the Government’s newest batch of Brexit technical notices, describing the prospect of a no-deal exit from the EU as “catastrophic” for the industry. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/25/Food-industry-reaction-to-Brexit-technical-notices

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Cathedral City producer Dairy Crest targets innovation

17-Sep-2018 By Rod Addy Dairy Crest plans a slew of new product development under its Cathedral City and Promovita brands in the run-up to Christmas. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/17/Dairy-firm-targets-innovation

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Bakkavor Bread plants to recruit 200 workers

14-Sep-2018 By Rod Addy Demand for its chilled artisan bakery products has driven Bakkavor Bread to launch a recruitment drive at its two Crewe and Nantwich factories, according to the business. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/14/Bread-plants-offer-200-jobs

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Physical checks on food still needed in no-deal Brexit

14-Sep-2018 By James Ridler Physical hygiene checks on food will still be needed in a no-deal Brexit scenario, the Charted Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has warned. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/14/Food-still-needs-physical-checks-in-no-deal-Brexit

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Macphie managing director announces departure

13-Sep-2018 By Aidan Fortune Scottish added-value food ingredient manufacturer Macphie has announced the departure of managing director Andy Underwood. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/13/Bakery-ingredients-supplier-managing-director-to-leave

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Brighter Foods invests to create 50 jobs

12-Sep-2018 By Rod Addy Brighter Foods aims to create 50 jobs in a multi-million pound Brexit-proofing investment designed to boost domestic production of snack bars, including its gluten-free and dairy-free brand Wild Trail and own-label products. https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2018/09/12/Snack-bar-manufacturer-to-create-50-jobs

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