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Food and Beverage

  • Whitbread agrees to sell subsidiary

    Luton-based leisure provider, Whitbread plc, has agreed to sell its David Lloyd Leisure subsidiary for £925 million to Versailles Bidco, a company... Read More

  • Premier Foods agrees Erin sale

    St Albans-based Premier Foods has agreed the sale of Erin Foods to Maiden Acquisition Company for an undisclosed amount, satisfying the undertaking... Read More

  • Scientists help to map toxin genome

    Scientists from the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, and the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, have contributed to mapping the... Read More

  • Food science Mecca faces the crunch

    The Institute of Food Research (IFR), based in Norfolk, could be taken away from the region under one of the biggest structural shake- ups in its... Read More

  • Premier Foods reports in line sales

    In a trading statement released ahead of its AGM today, Herts-based Premier Foods has announced in-line sales for the period between January and... Read More

  • Smoking ban legislation preparations hit Wetherspoon's profits

    In a third quarter trading update, Watford-based pub group JD Wetherspoon said that like-for-like sales were up over three per cent, but that it... Read More

  • FPI Ltd may sell Cromer Crab Company

    FPI Limited, the Canadian food conglomerate, is in exclusive talks with a European buyer to sell its UK business, The Seafood Company, which includes... Read More

  • Britvic to transfer staff

    Chelmsford-based Britvic is planning to transfer 450 staff to KN Drinks Logistics and Apollo Vending Services as part of an outsourcing programme... Read More

  • Greene King pumps £4.5m into Eastwood depot

    Greene King’s tradition of keeping true to its local roots has continued with the £4.5 million investment in a new eastern region depot to meet... Read More

  • Frutarom to expand by Jupiter!

    Frutarom UK is set to expand its Northants operation following the acquisition of Merseyside-based Jupiter Flavours Ltd in a deal worth up to $2.4... Read More

  • Sausage king buys MK food producer

    Milton Keynes based food producer Delico is feeling a warm glow following its acquisition by London listed ‘sausage king,’ Cranswick – announcing the... Read More

  • Whitbread pre-tax profits beat analysts' expectations

    Leisure giant, Whitbread has announced a 24.5 per cent increase on pre-tax profits for the full year, with the posted £213m beating analysts'... Read More

  • £10m partnership boost for the food industry

    A dozen leading companies, including three based in the East of England, are joining forces in a £10 million partnership with the Biotechnology and... Read More

  • Suffolk brewer posts rise in profits

    Adnams, the Suffolk coastal brewer and retailer has posted an 11.8 per cent increase in operating profits and recruited Steven Sharp, Marks... Read More

  • Brewery swaps sale plan for £3m expansion

    Booming global demand has prompted directors at St Peter’s to shelve plans to sell the brewery and replace them with a £3m expansion strategy.St... Read More

  • West Indies firm buys WT

    Quoted West Indies conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited has paid £23m to acquire Welwyn-based ethnic and speciality foods supplier, WT Foods from... Read More

  • Historic Saxby’s finally shut down

    Two years after celebrating its centenary, one of the region’s great family firms is to close its Wellingborough factory with the loss of 130 jobs... Read More

  • Profits up at Wetherspoon's

    Southern pub giant, Wetherspoon has announced H1 results including a 20 per cent increase in pre-tax profit, marginally up on analysts' expectations.... Read More

  • Treatt acquires 50 per cent of fair-trade oils producer

    Bury St Edmunds-based flavour and fragrance supplier, Tratt has announced its acquisition of 50 per cent of fair-trade essential oil producer... Read More

  • Exports hit by bird flu outbreak

    The bird flu outbreak that hit East Anglia producer Bernard Matthews is not likely to damage the company financially – but feathers are flying for... Read More