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Food & Drink - 2013
Pets Choice has won permission to expand its pet manufacturing plant and office in Blackburn, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Sparks Confectioners has been bought out of administration by the Chilled Bakery Products division of Country Style Foods, saving 300 jobs at its Bradford-based bakery.
Dunbia is investing £7.5m in a new beef processing plant at Felinfach in Ceredigion by February, with the creation of 200 jobs.
First Milk is investing at least £7m in the expansion of the capacity of its Haverfordwest Creamery over the next two years.
Mid Suffolk District Council is to consider plans from Sterling Suffolk to develop a £30m tomato production facility in Great Blakenham, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Wrights is to invest £5m in the development of a new 50,000 sq ft desserts production plant near its site in Crewe by next summer, with the creation of 110 jobs.
Dole Fresh UK is to set up a 61,000 sq ft banana ripening warehouse at the M6EPIC scheme near Wigan by next summer.
Northern Monk Brew has identified a number of potential sites in West Yorkshire to set up a brewery plant in 2014.
Benson Park is seeking permission to expand its chilled and frozen meats plant in Hull by 25,000 sq ft.
Macphie of Glenbervie is investing £3m in the expansion of its food ingredient sites in Aberdeenshire and South Lanarkshire, securing the future of 250 jobs.
Symington's is planning to expand the capacity at its noodles factory in Leeds, with the creation of up to 300 jobs over the next few years.
Pasta Foods has acquired an additional pasta production plant at Costessey in Norwich, securing 140 jobs and creating 50 new jobs over the next three years.
Dunbia is to invest £2.3m in the expansion of its County Tyrone-based meat processing business over the next three years, including a new butcher training academy.
Muller is to invest a further £5m at its dairy processing plant in Telford next year, as part of a £45m investment across the group.
Malton Foods, the North Yorkshire-based food supplier trading as Westlers, has sold a majority stake in its business to Zwanenberg Food of the Netherlands.
Intersnack is planning to relocate its nut processing facility from Haverhill to a new plant in Rotherham, in a £16m investment that will create 80 jobs.
Journey Group has sold MNH Sustainable Cabin Services to a management buy-out for £0.9m, in order to focus on in-flight catering.
NWF Group has acquired SC Feeds, the Staffordshire-based animal feeds manufacturer, for up to £6.7m.
Diageo is to invest £30m in the expansion of its Mortlach whisky distillery on Speyside, as part of a £1bn investment plan announced last year.
Bibendum Wine has sold its private client wine merchanting business to Cru London.
Edrington Group is planning to build a £100m whisky distillery and visitor centre at the Macallan estate near Craigellachie by 2017.
Harlech Foodservice is seeking permission to expand its wholesale warehouse in Gwynedd, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
United Oilseeds has acquired Hubbards Seeds, the Lincolnshire-based seed merchant, for undisclosed terms.
Mission Foods is to create 50 new jobs at its tortilla factory in Coventry.
Abbeydale Food Group is looking to expand the 150-strong workforce at its prepared foods factory in Scunthorpe over the next year.
Bright Blue Foods is to invest up to £4m in the expansion of its cake production facilities in Blackburn and Poland over the next three years.
Scottish Borders Council is to consider plans from Standhill Farm to develop a £3m tomato growing facility by 2015, with the creation of 19 jobs.
South Caernarfon Creameries is planning to build a new £10m cheese production plant at its site in Chwilog, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Yorkshire Feedstuffs has secured a £3.2m funding package to expand production at its Goole-based animal feeds business.
New Holland Extraction is to expand its 16-strong workforce in North Lincolnshire with 12 new jobs, and £1.5m is being invested in the production of a refined wheat germ.
Burton's, the biscuit maker with 2,000 staff in St Albans, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Llantarnam and Moreton, has been acquired by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for £350m.
Leonard Curtis has sold Lancashire-based Sandersons Bakery out of administration to a new company called Flash Sandersons, securing the future of 44 jobs.
Nestle has unveiled plans to recruit 1,600 young people in the UK and Ireland over the next three years.
Staffin Community Trust is in talks with Skye Sea Harvest about proposals for a new seafood processing plant on Skye, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Virgin Wines, the Norwich-based wine supplier with 160 staff, has undergone a £16m management buy-out backed by Mobeus Equity Partners and Connection Capital.
Leicester City Council has secured £3.4m of European funding to develop a £5.6m food park with nine factory units in Northfields, with the creation of up to 80 jobs.
Cargill is to invest £35m in the expansion of its poultry processing plant in Hereford over the next three years.
Seafood Holdings has bought the Channel Fisheries fish merchant in Torbay out of administration, with the loss of 18 of the 26 jobs.
Adams Foods is to create up to 100 jobs at its cheese packing plant in Leek, having won a new contract from First Milk.
The Welsh Government has approved plans for the development of a "super dairy" with 1,000 cattle at Lower Leighton Farm near Welshpool.
Heart of England Fine Foods is to relocate its office, shop and kitchens to Shrewsbury College by March.
Matthew Walker is looking to expand the 180-strong workforce at its festive desserts factory in Heanor with 50 new jobs.
Border Biscuits is to double the 150-strong workforce at its Lanark-based biscuit factory over the next five years.
Bumble Hole Foods is investing £6.4m in the expansion of its egg products factory in Bromsgrove, and 18 new jobs will be added to the 84-strong workforce.
The Village Bakery is to invest £1.8m in the expansion of its Wrexham-based bakery, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Water Brands is to invest £6m in the expansion of its spring water bottling facility in Harrogate over the next few months, including a 23,000 sq ft extension.
Brake Bros is to build a 172,000 sq ft distribution centre at Prologis M8 near Glasgow by October 2014.
Inverarity Morton has acquired Forth Wines, the Milnathort-based drinks wholesaler with 51 staff, for undisclosed terms.
BrewDog is looking to create 50 new jobs at its Aberdeenshire-based brewery and pubs business over the next six months.
Booths has acquired Sharrocks Fresh Produce, the Preston-based fruit and vegetable supplier with 100 staff.
Benchmark Holdings has acquired the Ardtoe marine laboratory in Argyll from Viking Fish Farms for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of nine staff.
Blueshell Mussels has acquired the assets of Shetland Norse Preserving Company, the Yell-based crab processing firm.
Glasgow City Council is to consider plans for the development of a £10m whisky distillery and visitor centre at Queen's Dock, with the creation of 25 jobs.
John Fergus & Co and Kyndal are to develop a new £6.7m whisky distillery in Glenrothes, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Napier Brown is to create up to 80 jobs at its West Yorkshire-based sugar trading business, and a new £3.5m handling facility is due to open in Immingham by the end of the year.
Wingland Foods is to expand its vegetable processing factory at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire by next April, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Bunzl Catering Supplies is planning to relocate its national distribution centre and up to 60 jobs from Kettering to Tamworth next spring.
Haribo UK is planning to set up a £92m confectionery factory in Castleford by 2015, with the creation of 286 jobs.
Anglesey Sea Salt has secured funding to build a new £1.2m salt production facility and visitor centre on the Menai Strait.
BFS Group has submitted outline plans to set up a catering depot in Chepstow for its 3663 division, employing up to 160 staff.
Trigon Snacks has been bought out of administration by T Choitram & Sons, saving 110 jobs at its Liverpool-based nuts business.
Whitworths is looking to expand its fruit and nut snacks business by increasing capital expenditure to £10m and creating 100 new jobs over the next five years.
Border Biscuits has secured funding to develop a new warehouse at its biscuit factory in Lanarkshire.
P&B Foods is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Bradford-based food distribution business, including a new 230,00 sq ft facility at Prologis Park and up to 50 jobs.
The Co-operative Farms is looking to recruit 45 apprentices for its 14 arable and fruit farms by March 2014.
Perth & Kinross Council has approved plans for a £4m food and drink park in Perth, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
Pets Choice, the Blackburn-based pet food manufacturer with 145 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Hain Daniels is creating 200 jobs at its factory in Fakenham, in order to produce a new range of chilled desserts for Sainsbury's.
Simtom Food Products is creating 50 new jobs at its Leicester-based sauces and seasonings factory, following a £2.5m investment in new production facilities.
The Lakes Distillery has won permission to set up a £2.5m whisky distillery and visitor centre at Bassenthwaite in the Lake District.
Midland Chilled Foods has unveiled plans to build a new £5.5m food warehouse near its site in Willenhall, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Askham Bryan is planning to invest £34m in the expansion of its agricultural college in York, including a new animal management centre and 100 jobs.
Abbey Vineyard Group has submitted plans to Rutland County Council to build a wine and cider production plant in Hambleton.
Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake in Whitworths, the Northamptonshire-based dried fruit and nuts supplier valued at £90m.
Jagermeister of Germany is setting up a liqueur distribution subsidiary in the UK, with the transfer of 50 staff from the current distributor Cellar Trends.
Foyle Food Group has bought Ensors Gloucestershire out of administration, saving 136 jobs at its meat processing plant in Cinderford.
GlaxoSmithKline is to sell Lucozade and Ribena, the drink brands made in Gloucestershire by about 500 staff, to Suntory for £1.3bn.
Muller Dairy has acquired Nom Dairy UK, the Telford-based yogurt maker with annual sales of £43m, for undisclosed terms.
Southampton Fruit Handling is to create up to 60 new jobs at the port of Southampton, having agreed a contract to import fruit from Spain.
Puxton Park is planning to build a new cheese and ice cream production facility at its site in Somerset, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Shellproof has acquired the 58-acre Gusbourne Estate winery in Kent for £7m.
Clive Smith Butchers is to build a new £0.25m meat processing plant in Scunthorpe with the creation of 20 jobs, and will also open five more Express stores.
Copestick Murray has sold a 60% stake in its Wiltshire-based wine importing business to Henkell of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Harper Adams University is planning to set up a 20,000 sq ft food research centre at its site in Shropshire, with the creation of 38 jobs.
Jonas Seafood is creating an initial 22 jobs at a new crab processing plant in Cromer.
Taylor Shaw is to buy Pro Serv Corporate out of administration, saving 250 jobs at its Bridgwater-based catering business.
Naked Wines is to create 15 new jobs at its Norwich-based online wine business, and has also secured a £6.4m investment from WIV Wein to fund international expansion.
Williams Bros is to invest £1m in the expansion of its brewery in Alloa by spring 2014, with the creation of nine jobs.
Chocolate Cafe has unveiled plans for a £0.4m confectionery factory and visitor centre in East Lancashire by 2014, with the creation of 42 jobs.
Morrisons and Global Pacific are to reopen a 58,000 sq ft former Del Monte banana ripening facility at Boston in Lincolnshire this autumn, with the creation of 80 jobs.
EWGA is planning to expand its Lancashire-based wine warehouse facilities by the end of the year.
Scottish Sea Farms is to invest £37m in the expansion of its fish farming operations across Scotland over the next two years, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
Samworth Brothers has submitted plans for a 107,000 sq ft bakery production plant at Beaumont Leys in Leicester, with the creation of an estimated 200 jobs.
Pooles Pies, the Wigan-based bakery with 60 staff, has been acquired out of administration by Leeds-based Midland Bakery.
Payal Group is to expand its event catering business with a new office at Birmingham's International Convention Centre, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of hospitality jobs.
Hansen & Lydersen is seeking funding of £2m to set up a smoked salmon processing site and restaurant at King's Cross in London next year.
Wagg Foods is planning to build a 100,000 sq ft warehouse for dry dog foods near its headquarters in Thirsk, and is also investing £6.5m in production equipment and creating up to 15 jobs.
Kavli UK has acquired St Helen's Farm, the Vale of York-based supplier of goats' milk with 40 staff.
McErlain's Bakery is investing £1.4m in the expansion of its Londonderry-based bakery, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next two years.
Ginger Pig Company has won permission to build a new factory at Cherry Farm Close in Malton by next March, with the creation of 26 jobs.
Farne Salmon is creating 32 new jobs following a £1.2m investment in production facilities at its Duns factory in Berwickshire.
Banham Poultry is to relocate its Attleborough-based poultry business back to a former site at Bunns Bank, freeing up space for a new supermarket, office and restaurant development.
London Cru is to open a boutique winery at Earls Court in London in November.
Macduff Shellfish is expected to acquire the Young's Seafood factory in Stornoway for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 33 staff.
Tyrrells, the Herefordshire-based snacks manufacturer with 270 staff, has been acquired by Investcorp of Bahrain for £100m.
Derby City Council is to consider plans from Goodman to build a £45m 632,000 sq ft beer distribution centre for Kuehne & Nagel and Heineken at Raynesway, with the creation of about 200 jobs.
Diageo is to transfer the bottling of Johnnie Walker whisky from Alloa to the Ardagh Group in Doncaster.
Ferrari's Coffee is planning to expand the ten-strong workforce at its Bridgend-based coffee roasting business with 40 new jobs over the next four years.
Crediton Dairy is to invest £2m in the expansion of its Devon-based milk processing business, following the recent management buy-out from Arla Foods.
Noble Foods is to set up a £14m egg-packing plant at Standlake in Oxfordshire by April 2014, with the creation of 180 jobs.
Celtica Foods is to invest £2.8m in a new 37,000 sq ft meat processing plant at Cross Hands Food Park in Carmarthenshire, securing 49 jobs and creating 30 new jobs.
Warrens Bakery is looking to expand its Penzance-based chain of 50 shops and its production plants in St Just and Plymouth.
Faccenda is to invest £30m in the development of a new 100,000 sq ft chicken processing plant at its site in Telford by 2015, with an increase to the 550-strong workforce.
Biology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBRSC) is to invest £30m in agriculture innovation and research centres in Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Norwich and Rothamsted in Hertfordshire.
Dr Oetker is to set up a training academy at its Leyland-based pizza manufacturing business, with the creation of 50 jobs over the next year.
Sheffield Hallam University has secured a multi-million pound funding deal to set up a centre of excellence for food engineering by 2017.
Dairy Crest is planning to expand its Davidstow milk processing plant in Cornwall, in a £40m project to produce whey for baby formula milk.
Everards has submitted plans to Blaby District Council for a £25m food village and visitor centre in Enderby, including a brewery, food and drink units, sports facilities and up to 400 jobs.
Pipers Crisps is planning to expand its 55-strong workforce with 30 new jobs by March 2015, having invested a further £1m at its factory in Lincolnshire.
Catermasters has acquired Bite Catering, the London-based catering firm with 55 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Castle MacLellan Foods is to invest £5m in the expansion of its pate products factory in Kirkcudbright by September 2014.
Snowbird Foods, the Enfield-based meat processing firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
Grocontinental is to expand the 300-strong workforce at its food storage and distribution depot in Shropshire with 20 new jobs.
Creamline Dairies is to acquire Dairy Crest's milk delivery depots in Flixton, Macclesfield, Stockport and Warrington for £1.1m, with the transfer of 65 staff.
Finsbury Food Group is to expand its Nicholas & Harris bakery production plant in Salisbury onto an adjacent 25,000 sq ft site over the next two years.
Samworth Brothers is to invest £3m in the expansion of its Brooksby Foods ready meals factory in Leicester into an adjacent 32,000 sq ft site, with the creation of 50 jobs this year.
Dumfries & Galloway Food Co-operative has won permission to build a £3m meat processing plant in Dalbeattie by 2014.
Brioche Pasquier of France is considering plans to set up a bakery production plant in Milton Keynes by 2015.
Falkirk Distillery Company has secured government funding to develop a new distillery and visitor centre near Polmont, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Begbies Traynor has sold the PomeGreat pomegranate drinks business in Bath out of administration to a new company called ACPT.
SH Jones has bought the assets of Ribica International's Slurp online wine business out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Pernod Ricard is reported to be planning to take 40,000 sq ft of office space at 10 Hammersmith Grove in London.
BrewDog is looking to raise a further £4m from investors to increase production and visitor facilities at its Aberdeenshire brewery and open a £1m brewing academy in London.
Scottish Government has awarded grants totalling £9m for expansion projects at 25 food and drink companies, including five new whisky distilleries and 159 new jobs.
Carrs Billington is investing £1.3m in the development of a new AminoMax animal feed plant in Lancaster.
Adams Foods is to expand the 650-strong workforce at its cheese production plant in Leek with 80 new jobs, in order to add another shift and open an innovation centre.
Halo Foods is planning to relocate its snack bar manufacturing operation from Gwynedd to Newport, affecting up to 100 jobs.
Office Watercoolers has acquired Aquaven, the Leeds-based supplier of water coolers and coffee solutions.
Princes is to create 18 new engineering apprenticeships at its Liverpool-based food manufacturing business over the next three years.
GR Wright & Sons is investing £4.2m in the expansion of its home baking products factory in Enfield by October.
Grown Up Chocolate Company is to open a new confectionery manufacturing facility in Harlow, Essex, this autumn.
Marston's is to invest £7.4m in the expansion of the bottling line at its brewery in Burton this summer, with the creation of 15 jobs.
St Helens Council has approved plans from Maggots Nook Farm to expand its beetroot production facility in Rainford, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
Morrisons is to create 50 new jobs at its meat processing plant in Winsford.
Meat processor 2 Sisters Poultry is to create 300 jobs at the former Vion plant on Anglesey.
Fuller Smith & Turner has acquired Cornish Orchards, the Cornwall-based cidermaker, for £3.8m.
AAK is to invest £10m in the revamp of its edible oils refinery at King George Dock in Hull over the next two years.
Oakland International is planning to develop a £65m food park at its 100-acre site in Redditch by 2016, in order to attract manufacturing and distribution companies and create up to 2,500 jobs.
Mackie's is to relocate its crisps factory and 30 staff to a larger site at Errol in Perthshire in August.
LWC Drinks is to acquire Coors Wholesale, the drinks wholesaler with 35 staff in Hartlepool and Consett, from Molson Coors for undisclosed terms.
Bells of Lazonby is investing £1m in the expansion of its bakery in Cumbria, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Pets Choice is creating 50 new jobs at its Blackburn-based pet food manufacturing business, and plans to invest £5m in new machinery over the next five years.
Blavod Wines & Spirits has acquired the Blackwood's, Jago's and Diva drinks brands for a nominal sum.
Ballyrashane Creamery is to invest £6m in the expansion of its butter processing plant in Londonderry.
Arla Foods has sold its dairy products plant at Crediton in Devon to a management team for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 117 staff.
Maven Capital Partners has sold its stake in Atlantic Foods Group, the Hampshire-based food supplier, to US-based Flagship Food Group.
Cloetta of Sweden has acquired Goody Good Stuff, the Lancashire-based confectionery supplier, for undisclosed terms.
Princes is investing £6.4m in a new bottling line at its Belvedere olive oil production plant in London.
Warburtons has acquired Giles Foods, the bakery products manufacturer with 300 staff in Milton Keynes and Warminster, for undisclosed terms.
Roberts Bakery is to invest £10m in the development of a new 32,000 sq ft production plant at its site in Northwich by 2014, with the creation of at least 50 jobs.
Glenrath Farms is seeking permission to build a new egg processing plant near Eddleston in Peeblesshire, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Meridian Salmon Group is planning to reopen a former seafood processing plant at Yell in the Shetlands in September, with the creation of eight jobs.
Ready Egg Products has submitted plans to Chesterfield Borough Council to set up an egg distribution facility at Markham Vale, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Jaines & Son is looking to expand the workforce at its Grimsby-based seafood wholesale business from 35 to 50, following its relocation to a new processing site on Kemp Road.
Brookwood Partnership has acquired Graysons Education for undisclosed terms, in order to create a combined education catering group with 1,320 staff.
Linden Foods is to invest £5m in the expansion of its meat processing plant in Dungannon, with the creation of 179 jobs.
Pooles Pies is looking to expand the 76-strong workforce in Wigan with hundreds of new jobs, having won a new contract to supply pies to Asda.
Niche Drinks has won permission to build a new £15m distillery at Campsie in Londonderry, with the relocation of up to 92 staff and the creation of ten new jobs.
APS Salads is creating 80 new jobs at its site in East Kent, following a £3.7m investment in its tomato growing facility.
The Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD) is planning to open a new office with 40 staff in Strabane over the next two years.
Northumbrian Fine Foods is to expand the 200-strong workforce at its Tyneside-based biscuits factory with 20 new jobs.
West Lothian Council is considering a proposal from a new consortium to reopen the Hall's meat processing plant in Broxburn, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs over the next three years.
Devenish Nutrition has acquired HiPeak Feeds, the Sheffield-based organic feeds manufacturer.
Kinnerton Confectionery is to expand the 670-strong workforce at its factory in Fakenham with 70 new jobs, having won a contract to produce Magnum chocolate products.
Border Biscuits is planning to expand its factory in Lanarkshire from 53,000 sq ft to 70,000 sq ft, in order to launch a number of new products in 2014.
Boulder Brands of the US has acquired Davies Bakery, the Cheshire-based gluten-free bakery.
Ella's Kitchen, the organic babyfood company, has been acquired by Hain Celestial of the US for undisclosed terms.
Associated Seafoods is to create 100 jobs with the multi-million pound expansion of its fish processing facilities in Buckie.
Cott Beverages is to acquire Cooke Bros, the Wrexham-based owner of the Calypso Soft Drinks and Mr Freeze brands.
R&R Ice Cream, the North Yorkshire-based ice cream manufacturer, has been acquired by private equity firm PAI Partners for undisclosed terms, but its Leeds site will close with the loss of up to 135 jobs.
Cranswick has acquired East Anglian Pigs, the Little Melton-based pig-rearing firm with about 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Purity is investing £1.5m in new production facilities at its brewery near Alcester this year.
Forth Wines is looking to relocate its wine warehouse and up to 38 jobs from Milnathort to a larger site in Kinross.
Associated British Foods is to open a new bread production plant in West Bromwich this year, in order to replace two smaller facilities.
Greggs has won approval to build a new £30m pie factory at the former Johnsons Apparelmaster site in Hinckley, with the creation of 300 jobs.
The Cake Crew is to create 25 new jobs at its Gwynedd-based bakery, following a rise in demand for its cupcakes.
Burn Stewart Distillers, the East Kilbride-based operator of three distilleries, has been acquired by Distell of South Africa for £160m.
Trewithen Dairy is to invest £3m in the development of a new storage and packaging handling facility at its dairy in Cornwall this year.
Ministry of Cake is to expand the 200-strong workforce at its desserts factory in Taunton with 50 new jobs over the next six months, following the acquisition of Creative Foods.
Scottish Liqueur Centre is seeking permission from Perth & Kinross Council to relocate to a new site near Abernethy, as part of a plan that will also include a bottling centre and distillery.
Naturediet Pet Foods has submitted plans to set up a new pet food factory at the Manor Farm Ducklings site in Ickburgh, Norfolk, with the creation of 32 jobs.
Rathfinny Estate is looking to expand its vineyard and winery in East Sussex, which could lead to the creation of up to 30 permanent and 200 seasonal jobs.
R&R Ice Cream has acquired Fredericks Dairies, the Skelmersdale-based ice cream manufacturer, for £49m.
Burton's Biscuit Company is investing £13m in new equipment for its factories in Llantarnam, Blackpool and Edinburgh.
Brakes Group has acquired a 16,000 sq ft warehouse for its foodservice business on the Gemini Business Park in Warrington.
Diageo is planning to build a new whisky distillery at Teaninich in the Highlands by next year, with the creation of 20 jobs, and will also invest £30m in new production facilities in Speyside.
NewLeaf Food Group is looking to expand the workforce at its Northumberland-based golfers' snacks business, having secured an investment from Goldenfry Foods.
Abbeydale Food Group is looking to create 25 new jobs at its new 18,000 sq ft potato products factory on the Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe.
Lindley Group, the Stoke-based provider of catering services at sports and heritage sites nationwide, is to be acquired by US-based Centerplate for undisclosed terms.
DHL Supply Chain is to open a new £8.8m airline catering facility at the Heathrow Flight Assembly Centre next year.
Hill Biscuits has secured a loan from the Greater Manchester Investment Fund to invest in new production facilities at its Tudno Mill bakery, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Bolling Coffee, the Huddersfield-based coffee supplier with 42 staff, has been acquired by Bewley's of Ireland for undisclosed terms.
EHL Ingredients is seeking a suitable site in the Stockport area for a new 10,000 sq ft warehouse for its food ingredients business.
CSM has sold Bakemark, the Wirral-based bakery with 400 staff, to private equity firm Rhone Capital as part of a £898m deal.
Boutinot, the Stockport-based wine supplier with 80 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
C&C Group has acquired a 50% stake in Wallaces Express, the drinks wholesaler with depots in Coatbridge, Dumfries, Irvine, Lanark, Kintore and Inverness.
BenRiach Distillery has acquired Glenglassaugh, the Banffshire-based whisky distillery, from Lumiere Holdings for undisclosed terms.
Quality Kernels, the West Midlands-based nut processing firm, has been sold by Zubrance to Idolwood for undisclosed terms.
Classic Desserts has won permission to build a new £2m factory at the Blencathra Business Centre near Keswick, with the creation of 75 jobs over the next five years.
Oakes Millers has acquired ME Waterhouse, the Malpas-based animal feeds supplier, for undisclosed terms.
Powys County Council is considering plans for the expansion of Lower Leighton Farm dairy near Welshpool, with the creation of ten jobs.
JG Pears is seeking permission from Bassetlaw District Council to expand its animal rendering plant at Low Marnham in Nottinghamshire, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Dunbia Group is planning to acquire G Wood & Sons, the Mansfield-based meat processing firm, for undisclosed terms.
Wickham Vineyard in Hampshire has been sold out of administration to a management team for undisclosed terms.
Angel Springs has expanded its water cooler operations in Scotland with the acquisition of Aqua Express.
Satterthwaites Bakery in Liverpool is expected to reopen by Easter, and some of the 60 former staff will be re-employed.
Symington's is to open a 70,000 sq ft noodle factory in Leeds with the creation of 50 jobs, and a further 20 jobs will be created at a new 23,000 sq ft gravy factory in Goldthorpe.
Nutrition Group is to relocate to a new £2m 75,000 sq ft food supplements factory in Blackpool, increasing the workforce from 75 to 90.
Vion UK is to sell its poultry and red meat operations to 2 Sisters Food Group, securing the future of 6,000 jobs at 11 sites nationwide.
Dairy Crest has bought Proper Welsh Milk out of administration, saving up to 40 jobs in Carmarthenshire.
Hull City Council is in talks with an unnamed company about plans for a new £300m food production and renewable energy plant, with the creation of up to 700 jobs.
New Britain Palm Oil is creating 30 new jobs at its palm oil production plant in Bootle, following an increase in capacity.
Finsbury Food Group has sold its Livwell and UBH Free From foods business to Genius Foods for £21m.
Baxters has acquired a vinegar plant at Burntwood in Staffordshire from Nakano for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 58 staff.
BrewDog is to invest £5m in the expansion of its new brewery in Ellon over the next three years, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Tayto Group is to expand the 390-strong workforce at its snacks factory in County Armagh with 58 new jobs.
Moy Park has secured £1.5m from Invest NI's Skills Growth Programme to invest in training for the 5,000 staff at its Armagh-based food processing business.
Nestle has started recruiting 400 staff at its coffee production plant in Tutbury, Derbyshire, following a £110m expansion project.
Cornwall Farmers has merged its Truro-based agricultural supplies business with national firm Hutchinsons.
Heinz, the US food manufacturer with 2,500 UK staff at sites in Hayes, Telford, Wigan and Worcester, is to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for £18bn.
Meadow Foods is to invest £3m in the expansion of its dairy products factory in Peterborough this year, including new production equipment and storage facilities.
Thompson & Morgan is creating 90 jobs at its seed supplies business in Ipswich, having closed its site in Guernsey.
Moy Park is to invest £20m in the expansion of its convenience foods plant in Grantham, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Unilever is to take 22,000 sq ft at the refurbished Buckley Building in Clerkenwell Green, London.
City of York Council is to consider plans for the development of a training centre for the poultry industry on a farm three miles from York city centre, with the creation of up to 23 jobs.
Abbeydale Foods has bought Pie Toms, the West Yorkshire-based manufacturer of own-label peas with ten staff.
Euro Foods is to set up a £5m meat-based snacks factory in Walsall over the next two years, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Campden BRI is investing £1.4m in new equipment at its food and drinks research site in Gloucestershire.
Cranswick Country Foods is to set up a new meat packing plant at William Wright Dock in Hull in March, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Purity Brewing is to build a new £1.4m brewery at Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire by March.
Browns Food Group has bought the Hall's of Broxburn Scottish meat brand from Vion, and will transfer production to its own plants.
Plum Baby, the Buckinghamshire-based baby food supplier, has been sold by Darwin Private Equity to US-based Plum Organics for undisclosed terms.
The Lakes Distillery is planning to set up a £2.5m whisky distillery near Skiddaw in the Lake District.
St Austell Brewery has acquired The Real Beer Company, the Exeter-based drinks wholesaler, for undisclosed terms.
Kapak Foods has secured funding of £2.4m to relocate its St Helens-based food packing business to an 80,000 sq ft unit on the Abbotsfield Road Industrial Estate.
Tindale & Stanton has been bought out of administration by a new company called RDT Foods UK, saving 59 jobs at its Tyneside-based pie manufacturing business.
Morecambe Bay Wines, the Lancashire-based drinks wholesaler, has been acquired by Bradford-based Narang for undisclosed terms.
Penderyn Distillery is to invest £1m in the expansion of production capacity at its site in the Brecon Beacons by next January.
Unilever is to relocate 300 more staff from Richmond and West Drayton to the Springfield Drive Business Park in Leatherhead.
Isle of Harris Distillers has secured a £1.9m Scottish Government grant to build a new whisky distillery in Tarbert this year, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Solway Foods is to create more than 100 new jobs at its sandwich factory in Worksop.
John Pointon & Sons is to create 50 new jobs at its animal rendering plant near Leek, as part of a £12m investment in an energy resource centre by 2015.
R&R Ice Cream has bought Yoomoo, the frozen yogurt brand, for undisclosed terms.
Muller is to build a £17m butter production plant in Market Drayton by autumn 2013, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Proper Cornish has raised £1.5m from the Business Catalyst Fund to build a new 48,000 sq ft production plant and office in Bodmin, with the creation of 50 jobs over the next two years.
County Confectionery is planning to expand its fudge production plant in St Ives, with the creation of 26 jobs.
Servest has acquired 7 Day Catering, the Staffordshire-based caterer with 2,500 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Framptons has won approval to expand its food packing plant in Shepton Mallet by 30,000 sq ft, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from PF & MJ Williams & Son to build a 53,000 sq ft chicken broiler facility in Yockleton, with the creation of 11 jobs.
Kingsbarns has secured funding to build a new distillery and visitor centre on the Cambo Estate in Fife by 2014.