Author: Tom Brunt

2 Sisters chief summoned to give evidence at a parliamentary hearing

2 Sisters Food Group manager was due to appear before a parliamentary committee hearing this month. Ranjit Singh Boparan had been summoned to give evidence following claims of food safety, hygiene as well as welfare breaches at the company’s West Bromwich factory. The hearing scheduled for October 25, was going to take place before the EFRA Committee, and hear Boparan, The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Assured Food Standards as well as the British Poultry Council give evidence. According to EFRA, the short probe was going to look at the possible consequences of the allegations made against the company not...

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Fox’s Biscuits manufacturer in talks with Burton’s Biscuits in planned merger

Sky News has revealed that talks are ongoing between Boparan Holdings, which owns 2 Sisters Food Group about merging the company’s Fox‘s Biscuits brand with Burton’s Biscuits manufacturer, Jammie Dodgers. If the deal succeeds, it will result in the creation of a company whose value would be £400M with a market share of 20%, hence making it the United Kingdom’s second largest sweet biscuit manufacturer.  Currently, United Biscuits which owns MacVitie’s is leading in the market. News about the stated merger came at the time when 2 Sisters Food Group proprietor Ranjit Boparan was confronted by additional investigations by...

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Tulip buys UK pig company Easey Holdings

Tulip Foods a subsidiary of the Danish Crown group has bought UK local pig producer Easey Holdings. Easey – a Family owned business came to an agreement with Tulip last week for an undisclosed sum. Tulip are continuing to invest in British farming and the commitment is shown by Danish crown in the UK is showing the UK’s market to be one of their home markets. The Easey management team will stay in place and will operate independently ensuring stability for its employees and suppliers. Andrew Saunders, agriculture director at Tulip: “This acquisition forms part of Tulip’s strategic objective to further support the UK pig farming industry, allowing us...

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£390,000 worth of investment into Scotland’s Food & Drink Industry

Educating Scotland! The Scottish government are ploughing £390,000 into educating schools about the prospect of careers in the Food and Drink Industry. The Food and Drink Federation will fund the programme aimed to raise awareness about job opportunities in the coming years. David Thompson who is CEO of the FDF in Scotland has welcomed the long term support of the Scottish Government. “Scotland’s food and drink industry is a great place to be to ensure future success we need to encourage students to start and further their careers in the sector.”...

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Gist opens a new regional distribution centre in Scotland

Award winning logistcs specialist GIST has opened a new primary logistics hub in Scotland. The 7400 m2 distribution centre has opened due to its growth in its temperature controlled operations in the area. The new site in Motherwell comes in a replacement to its site in North Lanarkshire and has already started to transfer its existing fleet. Martin Gwynn, CEO – “We are always looking to build on our successful customer partnerships and the Motherwell site allows us the space to grow our business in Scotland,”  “We look forward to announcing new contract wins in the near future and creating new job opportunities...

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