Danish Crown postpones joint Tulip head office
Aug17

Danish Crown postpones joint Tulip head office

Plans for a new joint head office for Danish Crown and Tulip Food Company were announced a year ago, but have now been put on hold. The idea was to transform a former sausage factory in Randers into a modern office building with 23,000 square metres of floor space. Jais Valeur, group CEO, said: “We are postponing the construction of our new head office, which will no doubt be a disappointment for our employees in Randers.” Danish...

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Jobs boom at Bernard Matthews
Aug17

Jobs boom at Bernard Matthews

Turkey processor Bernard Matthews is creating an extra 400 jobs at its site in Great Witchingham, Suffolk. The site has received substantial investment since it was bought by Boparan Private Office in 2016, with further investments also planned at its Holton site in the next few years. The business is currently recruiting for the roles which range from factory management, to supervisors, skilled operatives and process workers. The...

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National Craft Butchers to host festive roadshow
Aug16

National Craft Butchers to host festive roadshow

A Roadshow and Festive Meat Products competition is to be hosted by National Craft Butchers this September in Coventry. The event will take place on 26th September at Windmill Village Hotel in Coventry. The day will feature a Christmas theme and events will include an afternoon series of demonstrations and presentations to help attendees make the most of sales during what is considered by industry as the busiest period of the year....

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BMPA responds to warning of 12% rise in post-Brexit food bills
Aug16

BMPA responds to warning of 12% rise in post-Brexit food bills

This week, the UK’s largest supermarkets issued a stark warning to The Times that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has released a statement in response to the newspaper article. According to BMPA, that figure is an average expected price increase, but some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs....

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Limited tickets available for UK Sausage Week lunch
Aug15

Limited tickets available for UK Sausage Week lunch

With UK Sausage Week fast approaching, organisers are reminding industry members to ensure they do not miss out on the campaign’s celebration lunch. There is still time to order tickets, but availability is limited – so it is recommended that those interested in attending book theirs as soon as possible. The lunch will take place at London’s Plaisterers’ Hall on 29th October and will act as the opening event of UK Sausage Week 2018...

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Meat industry charity celebrates 190 years
Aug15

Meat industry charity celebrates 190 years

The Butchers’ & Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is celebrating 190 years of history, and will be at the Smithfield 150: London’s Biggest Birthday Party event to mark the occasion. The Smithfield 150 event is a festival taking place to mark the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Market. It will feature a variety of activities taking place across the August bank holiday weekend. Ian Kelly, BDCI chairman, has announced that the...

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