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Mission Foods appoints new MD

Mission Foods has announced that Peter Ellis is to become its new managing director for the UK and Ireland.

Brian Cassin joins Sainsbury’s board

Sainsbury’s has announced Brian Cassin will join its board as a non-executive director.

Tim Peake eats bacon sandwich in space

Not only that, which is brilliant enough, but the British astronaut’s sandwich was also specially designed by Heston Blumenthal for the occasion.

MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

Freedom Bakery crowdfunding for second site

In response to “growing demand”, Freedom Bakery will launch a second crowdfunding campaign on 7 April. 

Cornish baker adopts National Living Wage

W C Rowe, one of the first large-scale Cornish employers, has adopted the soon-to-be-mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) for its workforce.

Allied Bakeries avoids strike disruption

A hot cross bun shortage has been avoided following successful talks between Allied Bakeries and union officials.

Burton’s MD leaves after only months

Burton’s Biscuits has confirmed the departure of Ian Deste just six months after he joined the company.

New director for Tesco

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced that Lindsey Pownall will join the board as an additional independent non-executive director.

Warburtons extends its School Visitor programme

There is now a team of 21 people nationwide, who deliver the company’s food education programme. 

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