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Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer – Construction begins on £1m Gin Distillery – 15 Jobs Created – Operating Profit Growth (+86%)
Ambient Food Manufacturer – New Leicestershire Distribution Centre – 638,000 Sq Ft – Partnership with XPO Logistics
Baked Goods Manufacturer – Company in Recruitment Drive – 200 New Jobs Created – Increased demand for Artisan goods
Bakery – Sales Growth (+5%)– Continued Supply Chain Investment – New Distribution Centre Planned
Bakery Business – In Liquidation – 26 Stores to be Sold – 180 Jobs at Risk – Manufacturing to Continue
Bakery Manufacturer – £715 million Funding Sought – Review of Capital Structure – Expansion Planned in Frozen Market
Bakery Sector – Free-From Firm Acquired – £17 million Deal – Business Expansion
Bakery Supplier – New Production Facility Planned – Increased Production – Expected Employment Growth
Bar Snack Manufacturer – New Vegan Product – Plans for Expansion – Deals with Major Retailers
Breakfast Cereals Manufacturer – New Head of Finance Appointed – Aims to make Finance an Integral Partner
Brewery – Business wins £7.5m – Planned Market Growth – Export Manager Appointed
Brewing Training & Analysis Firm – New Senior Manager – Ambitious Growth Plans
Catering Supplier – New MD Appointed – New Processing Facility Operational – Employee Growth (+3%)
Cereal Brand – Closing Plant in Northamptonshire – Redundancies Expected – Merging 2 Sites
Chocolate Retailer – Losses Doubled – Sales Up – Revitalisation Plan – Growth Expected
Confectionery Manufacturer – N.Europe President Appointed – Company continuing UK investment
Confectionery Manufacturer – Turnover Rises to £172 million – Overseas Sales Growth – New Products
Dairy Brand – New Advertising Campaign – Plan to Close Sales Gap with Competitors
Dairy Firm – NPD Innovation Targeted – Extends pre-biotics Range – Nickleodeon Partnership Re-launch
Dairy Producer & Retailer – Employee Numbers Growth +6% – Depot Relocation – Glass Bottles Key to Growth
Dairy Supplier – Multimillion-Pound Investment in Peterborough – 50 New Jobs
Drinks Manufacturer – Company Acquisition following Investement – 30 New Appointments – £2m+ Site Investment
Egg Producer – £7m Investment – New Product Development Programme – Turnover Down (-10%)
Fish & Chips Wholesaler – Packaging Rebranded – Marketing Investment – Business Growth
Fish Processor – 3rd Quarter Turnover Growth (+3%) – Exports drive sales – Business seeking new owner
Flatbread Manufacturer – £10 million Funding Secured – 100 New Jobs – 17% Sales Rise
Flour Processor – New Gluten-Free Facility – 25 New Jobs Created
Food Delivery App Provider-Northern Ireland Expansion – 100’s of Jobs Created – Turnover Growth (+58%) – Employee Growth (+90%)
Food Distributor & Wholesaler – £15m Funding Secured – Premises Expansion – 10 Jobs Created
Food Ingredients Manufacturer – MD Leaving – Turnover Growth (+13%) – Employee Growth (+7%)
Food Manufacturer – £20 million Investment in Wigan – Expanding in Convenience Sector
Food Packaging Group – UK Turnover Up – Progress in Europe – Double-Digit Growth in Australia – Business Expansion
Foodservice Suppliers – Company Acquisition – £25m Expansion Plans – Turnover Growth (+11%)
Fresh Food Supplier – Company acquires bakery in £12m deal – Production Facility Expansion Underway
Frozen Food Retailer – New Warehouse Opening – 30 Jobs Created – 4% Turnover Growth
Fruit & Cereal Snack Manufacturer – New Product Launch – Turnover Growth (+15%) – Employee Growth (+9%)
Halal Baby Food Manufacturer – Funding Secured – Company Expansion – Jobs Created – Year on Year Sales Growth (+60%)
Health Food Brand – New Advertising Campaign – Growth Following £3 million Investment
Health Food Retailer – Rapid Turnover Growth – Ambitious Expansion Plans
Health Food Wholesaler – Company Acquisition – Expansion into Consumer Goods Market
Healthy Snack Manufacturer – Company secures M&S Listing – Continued Sales Growth
Iced Drinks Producer – Summer Sales Grow by 60% – Sugar-Free Range a Success – New Production Supervisor Appointed
Kitchen Appliance Supplier – New 50,000 Sq Ft Warehouse – 20 New Jobs in Bradford – Major Expansion Plans
Low-Calorie Drink Manufacturer – 38% Business Growth Predicted – International Expansion
Meat Alternative Food Producer – Company Breaks £200m Sales – Turnover Growth (+16%) – Employee Growth (+7%) – New Innovation Centre prompts further Recruitment
Meat Processor – Company Acquisition – Turnover Growth (+25%) – Operating Profit Growth (+19%)
Mozzarella Producer – Turnover Growth (+46%) – Pre-Tax Profit Triples – New Production Facility Planned
Nutritional Feeds Manufacturer – £2.9m Plant Investment – 16 Jobs Created – Turnover Growth (+7.5%)
Organic Baby Food Firm– £1 million Investment Secured – New Product Development
Pet Food Manufacturer – Investment at Suffolk Factory – Replacing Odour Control System
Pet Food Sector – Growth following £16 million Factory Investment – Increased Exports – Business Investment Planned
Pie & Pastry Manufacturer – Site to be Sold for £5 million under Leaseback Deal – Business Revival Plan – New Products
Potato & Crisps Producer – Company secures Far East Contracts – £650k Facility Investment – Invest NI Support
Poultry Processor – Turnover Increased to £51.9 million – Continued Investment in Operations – New Products
Poultry Supplier – Turnover Rises to over £200 million – Profit Growth – IT Investment – Business Expansion
Seafood Processor – Nationwide Retailer Contract – £3.5m Production Investment – Employee Growth (+5%)
Seafood Producer – Business Partners with National Garden Centre Chain – Potential for New Jobs – UK Turnover Growth (+15%)
Snack Food Manufacturer – Sales to Reach £900,000 – Contracts with Major Retailers – Growing International Demand – New Jobs
Soft Drinks Manufacturer – CEO to Step Down – Turnover Growth (+14%) – Employee Growth (+8%)
Spirits Manufacturer – Expansion in China – Marketing Investment to Increase Market Share – Turnover Growth
Supermarket Retailer – Welshpool Store to Close – Jobs Lost – Investing in Food Warehouse
Temperature-Controlled Food Storage Provider – Rapid Growth follows Blast Freezing Project – 30 Jobs Created – Major Export Deals Secured
<b.Whisky Distillery – £11m Distillery Project – Workforce to triple – Foreign Market Expansion

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