Government backs food and drink initiative

The UK government has announced support for a new partnership between employers and trade bodies to develop food and drink manufacturing skills in England. The new Industry Skills Partnership will bring together organisations from across the food and drink sector in a drive to boost skills and improve the quality and relevance of training. The […]


Glasgow’s first distillery in 100 years

The Glasgow Distillery Company has announced the opening of Glasgow’s first gin and single malt whisky distillery in more than 100 years. Drawing on the spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company takes its name from Glasgow’s original distillery. Founded at Dundashill in 1770, the distillery was known, for a time, as […]

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Inspiring women into engineering

Today, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) announces a new partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd and three of the UK’s largest food and drink manufacturers to promote careers for women interested in engineering in food and drink. In this new collaboration, FDF members Cargill, Mars UK and PepsiCo UK will work with FDF and […]

Product contamination insurance for the food and beverage industry

Willis Group Holdings, a global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is launching a new product contamination insurance proposition in partnership with XL Group, Willis Limited’s Food and Drink and Faber Global teams, and in association with BRC Global Standards. Recall Shield has been designed with the BRC Global Standards team to encourage and reward […]

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Carbery Group announces trading results

Carbery Group has announced a strong operational and financial performance in its 2013 annual results.  The Group saw an 11.9% increase in their 2013 turnover to €318.3m (2012: €284.6m) and an increase of 23% in PBT to €13.0m (2012: €10.6m). Carbery Food Ingredients, which comprises of its nutritional ingredients business and its flavour and taste […]

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Mariani Packing celebrates success

Mariani Packing, an independently-owned producer and packer of dried fruit, is celebrating the first anniversary of its European warehouse overseen by Mariani Europe. Mariani claims that its success in Europe in recent months is due to its continued focus on expanding service to these markets. A partnership with VAT Logistics, a warehousing facility in Rotterdam, […]

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Brenntag to distribute Chr. Hansen colourings

Brenntag, a chemical distributor, will be distributing the Natural Colours and Colouring Foodstuffs portfolio from Chr Hansen in the UK and Ireland. Alison Day, Chr. Hansen’s business manager – UK & Ireland, says, “Brenntag and Chr. Hansen are long standing partners in the food industry with Brenntag distributing Chr. Hansen products in Europe and Asia […]


Tate & Lyle renew alliance with McNeil Nutritionals

Tate & Lyle has announced the latest phase of its 30-year Sucralose partnership with McNeil Nutritionals, through the establishment of a renewed Splenda Alliance. The focus for the renewed partnership will be the development of the global market for Sucralose and the Splenda brand. This is an evolution of the long-term partnership following the strategic […]


Flavours company to import Madagascan vanilla

American flavours company Virginia Dare has established a partnership with Soarary, a Madagascan vanilla exporter. The partnership will provide Virginia Dare with a fully integrated supply chain for securing, curing and exporting vanilla beans from Madagascar. With so much of the world’s vanilla production coming from a single country, local operations in Madagascar will strengthen […]

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Online system to overcome waste management?

With an ever-increasing array of concepts being put forth in a bid to tackle the issue of waste management, a new online management system has seemingly gained strong approval from large and medium-sized food and drink businesses. In a recent survey, 67% of large or medium-sized food and drink companies who were questioned said they […]

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