WHY A FOOD INDUSTRY SEARCH ENGINE?

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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

The food industry and its supply chain is big, very big:

10,000 food and drink manufacturers trading from over 30,000 sites across the UK, with 400,000 employees
Over 50,000 other organisations up and down the food supply chain, including the entire food service sector, with 3.5 million staff operating from over 250,000 sites.

In terms of business spread, think:


Producers and processors; packaging and printing; distribution and logistics; robotics and automation; tractors to chilled lorries; catering equipment; manufacturing and testing equipment; food science; canning, bottling and freezing; ingredients and flavourings; polytunnels; irrigation and cooling systems; food importers and exporters; restaurant and pub chains AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

That’s a lot of organisations, people, places and events. Collectively, it’s millions of ‘bits’ of constantly changing information.

www.alertbi.com/foodindustry – a unique service from Alert Business Insight – enables clients to keep track of the morass of detail and, using state of the art technology, bring business opportunities to attention as they arise. This is vital in today’s rapidly changing food-industry landscape and in a world where information overload makes it hugely difficult to find and focus on the absolutely essential.