Category Archives: Food & beverage

ABF sweet on retail as sugar goes sour

One of the UK’s  biggest food and beverage sector manufacturers is again being buoyed up by an operation entirely alien to its name and historical roots. See more at our new website: http://www.whimfing.com

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New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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Pharma pushes official manufacturing index to modest rise

Official figures out today from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) Index of Production show UK manufacturing output posting a modest 0.3% rise in December compared with the previous month of November. That leaves the industry’s  index 1.5% higher than … Continue reading

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Diageo pledges to save £200m as Guinness goes flat

A new kind of slow pour for its premium beer brand meant there was little froth on first half revenue for the Johnny Walker to Guinness drinks manufacturing giant Diageo. The company reported a 6% decline in its Guinness stout … Continue reading

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Safety breach caused crushed hand injury at food packaging firm Chevler

The food packaging firm Chevler Ltd has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £5,843 in costs after an employee’s left hand was crushed when it was drawn into a two centimetre gap between the rollers of a printing machine. … Continue reading

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H & S breaches from making dough to drilling

Manufacturing sectors dealing in activities as diverse as making dough and drilling were in the dock this week accused of paying insufficient attention to the safety of their employees. On Monday, Pontypridd bread manufacturer Easibake Foods was prosecuted by the … Continue reading

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