A new era for Prima Bakeries Group as it announces it will become an employee-owned business


Prima Bakeries Group becomes employee-owned

By Bethan Grylls

The Group which includes Redruth-based Prima Bakeries and St Columb-based Cornish Premier Pasties, has announced its transition to an employee-owned business.

Picture: RPA's HMI

Shopkeeper fined due to rotten fruit display

By staff reporter

A shopkeeper in Nottingham, UK, has been fined for displaying and selling rotten fruit and vegetables, after an investigation by the Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Horticultural Marketing Inspectors (HMI).

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets can be 'a minefield', warns a leading expert

Social media ‘minefield’ warning for food suppliers

By Rick Pendrous

Social media is a “minefield” and is forcing food manufacturers and retailers to radically change their business systems and the way they manage consumer complaints, according to the boss of a leading food chain traceability and auditing software company.

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest
chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter
with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings for the
period but the firm warned that...

Spar denies Netto sale

Spar denies Netto sale

Management at Spar, the Germany-based, French-owned retail group,
has reacted angrily to reports in the press last week that it was
considering selling off its discount chain Netto - and not
surprisingly, since the business is by...

Kerry, keeps on growing...

Kerry, keeps on growing...

Burgeoning Irish ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group
Kerry continues on the path to growth this week with the
announcement that it has acquired two food ingredients businesses
in the US for $67 million (€61.9m).

US megahub launched

US megahub launched, the eMarketplace for the consumer packaged goods
industry, and GlobalNetXchange (GNX), the business-to-business
online marketplace for the...


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