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Food & Drink - 2015
Camden Town Brewery, the London-based craft brewer, has been acquired by AB InBev for undisclosed terms.
Orchard House Foods, the Corby-based fruit products firm, has been acquired by Hain Celestial UK for undisclosed terms.
Dairy Crest has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Promovita Ingredients from joint venture partner Fayrefield Foods for £6m.
Urban Fresh Foods, the London-based fruit snacks firm, has been acquired by Lotus Bakeries of Belgium for £70m.
Real Good Food has acquired ISO2 Nutrition, the Swindon-based sports supplements brand, out of administration from Cre-8tive Health for a nominal sum.
Abergavenny Fine Foods is to build a new food processing plant in Blaenavon by next autumn, having suffered a fire at the site in July.
Kolak Snack Foods is planning to set up a second London-based snack food factory near the M25 by next May.
Marine Harvest is planning to build an £80m fish feed factory at an undecided location in Scotland.
Jose Cuervo has submitted plans for a £30m expansion of its Bushmills whiskey distillery in County Antrim, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
Taittinger has acquired a 69-hectare site near Chilham in Kent for the production of English sparkling wine within the next five years.
Universal Meats of Kent is expected to be acquired by BRF of Brazil for £34m.
Macallan has won approval from Moray Council to build a £100m cooperage and warehouse development at its whisky distillery near Craigellachie.
Glenfiddich has won approval from Moray Council for the expansion of its whisky distilling facilities in Dufftown.
Boparan Holdings is looking to acquire the former S&A Foods ready meals factory in Derby for the expansion of 2 Sisters Food Group.
Savoury & Sweet is to expand the 100-strong workforce at its Leicester-based popcorn factory to 175 by the end of 2016, having secured a funding package of more than £10m.
Bruichladdich Distillery has awarded a multi-million pound contract to ISG for the expansion of its whisky facilities on the Isle of Islay, including six new warehouses of up to 32,000 sq ft.
Genius Gluten Free has acquired Chapel Foods, the Scunthorpe-based frozen foods firm, for £3.5m.
Matthew Clark Wholesale is to relocate its Yorkshire-based drinks distribution operation and 90 jobs to a 63,000 sq ft warehouse at Thorp Arch Estate in Wetherby next summer.
Graham's has acquired Glenfield Dairy, the Fife-based cottage cheese factory with 79 staff, from First Milk for undisclosed terms.
Nidera UK is to acquire the grain trading business of Criddle & Company from Liverpool-based Edward Billington & Son.
The Oak Tree Inn is to expand its brewery, smokehouse and ice-cream production with a new facility at its site in Loch Lomond.
Purity Soft Drinks is planning to expand the 80-strong workforce at its West Midlands-based drinks factory with 15 new jobs over the next three years.
Moy Park is to invest £10m in the upgrade of its Derbyshire-based poultry plant, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Total Produce is to relocate its fresh produce business in Southampton to a 26,000 sq ft warehouse at Nursling Industrial Estate early next year.
Three Stills is to create 20 jobs at its new £10m whisky distillery due to be built in Hawick next year.
We Hae Meat is planning to expand its Ayrshire-based butchers business with a new factory next year, having secured a £0.6m contract to supply to 50 Co-op stores.
Bakkavor Desserts is expanding the 1,500-strong workforce at its food factory in Newark with 160 new jobs.
Broughton Ales, the Scottish Borders-based brewing firm, has been acquired by a consortium of investors for undisclosed terms.
Princes is investing £15m in the expansion of its bottled water factory at Eden Valley in Cumbria.
KK Fine Foods is to open a new production hall at its Deeside-based frozen ready meals factory and expand the 250-strong workforce with 100 new jobs by next March.
LacPatrick Co-operative is to invest £30m in a new milk powder processing facility at its site in Co Tyrone by 2017, with the creation of 15 jobs.
AK Stoddart, the Broxburn-based meat processing firm with 240 staff and a site in Ayr, has been acquired by a consortium of investors.
Kiren Foods is to create 50 new jobs at its Rochdale-based pizza manufacturing business.
Princes is to invest £3.6m in improvements to its canned food factory in Long Sutton by the end of next year.
Brew Tea Company is to relocate its St Helens-based tea supply business to a 6,400 sq ft unit at Premier Park in Manchester.
Dalmark Group is investing £1.3m in the expansion of its agricultural seed supplies head office at Eye in Peterborough by June next year.
Chivas Brothers is to invest £18m in building 14 warehouses near Beith in North Ayrshire for its whisky business.
Ornua of Ireland is to merge Meadow Cheese and The Cheese Warehouse to create a combined Ledbury-based dairy division with 200 staff called Ornua Ingredients UK.
Greenshields Agri is to merge with Agricultural Management Haddington, the East Lothian-based farming firm, to create a combined 7,000-acre arable farming operation.
Oakham Ales has won permission to expand the capacity at its Peterborough-based brewery to 100,000 hectolitres by next year.
Natures Menu is planning to build a £7m 90,000 sq ft pet food factory at Snetterton in Norfolk next year, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Heck is seeking permission to relocate its North Yorkshire-based sausage manufacturing business to a new 30,000 sq ft factory near Thirsk, with the creation of more than 30 jobs.
Elision UK is planning to create 30 jobs at its new fruit and vegetable packing plant at Honeybourne in Worcestershire.
MMUK is planning to relocate its Cambridgeshire-based fruit and flower business to a 32,000 sq m production facility at Alconbury Campus, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Dunkleys is seeking permission for a £2m expansion of its Wellingborough-based pie factory, with the creation of 100 new jobs.
Whyte & MacKay is reported to be setting up a 17,300 sq ft office for its whisky business at St Vincent Plaza in Glasgow.
Argyll & Bute Council has approved plans from Ardyne Estates for a £19m fish processing plant in Cowal, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Speciality Breads is to open an additional £3m 3,000 sq m bakery in Margate this November, with the creation of 25 new jobs.
Harvest Fine Foods is to create 50 jobs at a new food service warehouse due to open at the Calmore Industrial Estate in Hampshire next year.
Zorba Delicacies is to invest £9m in a new 61,000 sq ft chilled foods factory in Tredegar, with the creation of 100 jobs.
PureMalt Products has secured funding of £4.5m for improvements to its East Lothian-based malt extract production mill.
Melton Borough Council has approved plans for the £5.7m revamp of the cattle market in Melton Mowbray.
Company Shop is to create 50 jobs at a new 8,000 sq ft surplus food store due to open at Middleton in Manchester this November.
Churchill Services Group has acquired Pride Catering Partnership, the Surrey-based catering services firm, for undisclosed terms.
H&H Group has acquired John Swan & Sons for £8.2m, with the transfer of 40 staff and two livestock auction marts in Roxburghshire and Northumberland.
AC Goatham & Son is investing £9m in the expansion of its fruit farming facility at Hoo in Kent.
Origin Coffee is considering plans to relocate its Cornwall-based coffee business and 17 staff to a new factory in Portleven.
Diageo has sold its Percy Fox wine business to Treasury Wine Estates of Australia, as part of a £361m deal.
Macduff Shellfish Group, the Aberdeenshire-based seafood firm with factories in Exeter, Mintlaw and Stornoway, is to be acquired by Clearwater Seafoods of Canada for £100m.
Dairy Crest is to relocate its Horsham-based distribution depot to a new purpose-built site in Burgess Hill.
Produce Investments is planning to relocate its St Nicholas-based Kent Potato Company packing facility to Cambridgeshire and Scotland.
The Bite Group has been bought out of administration by Adelie Foods Group, securing the future of about 100 jobs at the Enniskillen-based food business.
Samworth Brothers has acquired SCI-MX Nutrition, the Brockworth-based sports nutrition firm.
Freshasia is to create more than 50 jobs at a new dumpling factory at Little Melton in Norfolk.
R&B Distillers has submitted plans to Highland Council for a whisky distillery and visitor centre on Raasay by 2017.
Quorn Foods, the North Yorkshire-based meat substitute firm with 620 staff, has been acquired by Monde Nissin of the Philippines for £550m.
Pembrokeshire County Council is considering plans for a food park in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, which could create 300 jobs.
Glen Mhor Hotel has won permission to open a new brewery in Inverness by 2017, with the creation of 12 jobs.
Wellocks is to create at least ten jobs at a new 8,500 sq ft fresh produce distribution facility due to open in Tewkesbury next month.
Greggs is planning to set up a new head office for its bakery business at Quorum Business Park in North Tyneside in spring 2016.
T Soanes & Sons is to increase production at its East Yorkshire-based poultry business with two new farms in Wetwang and Hull.
Boparan Holdings is to invest £55m in improvements to its 2-Sisters food production plants, including a £38m revamp of the Sheffield-based Pennine Foods ready meals factory.
CK Foods is planning to expand the 20-strong workforce at its new poultry products factory in Bradford to 60 staff.
Budge Brands is planning to set up a 73,000 sq ft wine and spirits distribution site in the centre of Birmingham.
Eversfield Organic has acquired Dorset County Foods out of administration for undisclosed terms, securing the future of nine jobs at the Bearminster-based food production business.
Aire Valley Frozen Foods is seeking permission to relocate its Keighley-based catering supplies business to a new warehouse, production facility and store, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Cornish Sea Salt Company is planning to double the 29-strong workforce at its Helston-based salt production facilities over the next 18 months.
Science Group has bought the assets of Leatherhead Food International, the Surrey-based food research firm with 150 staff, for £1.6m, and will relocate it to a new site in 2016.
Bright Blue Foods, the Blackburn-based cake supplier with 700 staff, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless for undisclosed terms.
Rademon Estate Distillery is to invest £2.5m in the expansion of production at its County Down-based gin and whiskey making facility.
Conviviality Retail has acquired Matthew Clark, the Bristol-based drinks wholesaler with 14 depots across the country, for £200m.
Carrs Billington Agriculture has acquired Green Agriculture, the Northumberland-based agricultural merchants business.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from JW Evans & Son for a new 32,000-hen egg production unit near Bishop's Castle.
Bartholomews Agrifood has unveiled plans to set a new crop research facility in Merston for the relocation of its Chichester-based food operation.
Natures Way Foods is expanding its Chichester-based food manufacturing business with a new packaging warehouse at Quarry Lane.
Harlech Foodservice is investing £1m in the expansion of its Gwynedd-based butchers, and plans to increase the 17-strong workforce to more than 40 over the next few years.
SK Chilled Foods is investing £1m at its Teesside-based frozen snack operations, with the creation of dozens of new jobs.
City of Edinburgh Council is backing plans for the creation of the £2m Holyrood Park single malt whisky distillery, with the creation of 25 jobs.
ForFarmers is planning to invest £10m in the redevelopment of its Exeter-based feed mill manufacturing facility.
Bako North Western has acquired Bako Northern & Scotland, its County Durham-based sister company and bakery, for undisclosed terms.
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart, the Borders-based livestock firm with 70 staff, has been acquired by C&D Auction Marts and Thomson, Roddick & Laurie.
Nestle has submitted plans to revamp its confectionery plant at Fawdon in Newcastle, including a new 3,000 sq ft building for chocolate storage.
United Biscuits is investing £10m in improvements to its Jacob's Cream Cracker factory in Aintree.
Tilly Confectionery is to expand the 33-strong workforce at its Falkirk-based sweets business with up to 16 new jobs, having secured a £1.6m investment.
Southglade Food Park in Nottingham is expected to create up to 90 new jobs, following a £7m expansion programme.
Young's Seafood is planning to expand its plants in Grimsby with the creation of 200 jobs, having secured £1.4m from North East Lincolnshire Council.
Healthy Foods Online is planning to create 40 new jobs at its Liverpool-based online retail business over the next year.
Gilbert Thompson has acquired Sharrocks Fresh Produce, the Lancashire-based fruit and vegetable distribution firm.
Fane Valley is to merge its dairies, stores and feeds businesses with Lakeland Dairies, the Irish milk processor with 700 staff.
Gower Brewery of Swansea is to invest £1m in the creation of a new 15,000 sq ft brewery and visitor centre, with the creation of up to 20 jobs.
Coca-Cola Enterprises is to merge with counterparts in Germany and Spain to create an enlarged bottling group called Coca-Cola European Partners with six plants in the UK.
Kerfoot Group, the Northallerton-based edible oils distributor with 113 staff, has been acquired by Anvil Group of France for undisclosed terms.
Enotria has acquired Coe Vintners, the Ilford-based champagne and wine wholesaler.
Cooke Aquaculture of Canada has acquired Thompson Bros Salmon, the Shetland-based salmon producer, for undisclosed terms.
Jerky Group is to merge with Cruga to create a combined Northampton-based meat snacks supplier with revenue of about £12m.
Hepworth and Co is to relocate its Horsham-based brewery and 28 staff to Pulborough by May 2016.
Clifton Quality Meats is looking to expand its 70-strong workforce with ten new jobs at its newly-acquired site in Normanton.
Three Stills has unveiled plans for a £10m whisky distillery in Hawick.
Bonds Confectionery is relocating its confectionery business to a larger 48,000 sq ft site in Sutton-in-Ashfield this month.
Thompsons is investing £2.5m in a new energy plant at its Belfast-based animal feeds business.
Cranswick is reported to be investing £28m in the expansion of its pork manufacturing facilities, including sites in Hull and Norfolk.
Ilkley Brewery has been acquired by Leeds-based Half Full Beer, and there are plans to increase brewing capacity.
Marston's is to build four new warehouses at its brewery in Burton, providing space for 13,500 pallets.
Bladnoch Distillery has been bought out of liquidation by an Australian entrepreneur, securing the future of eight jobs.
Nichols has acquired Feel Good, the London-based premium juice drinks firm, for undisclosed terms.
Penclawdd Seafoods is looking to develop a seaweed farm at the proposed £1bn tidal lagoon project in Swansea.
Ballyrashane Co-op and Town of Monaghan Co-op are to merge their creameries in Tyrone and Londonderry into a new group called LacPatrick.
Alltech of the US has acquired Northern Irish brewer The Station Works and Cumbria-based Cumberland Breweries.
The Protein Works, the Cheshire-based sports nutrition firm with 45 staff, has been acquired by Sport-ph.
Ross's of Edinburgh has been acquired by a local businessman, securing 12 jobs at its Loanhead-based confectionery business.
Seabrook Crisps, the Bradford-based snacks manufacturer with 150 staff, has undergone a £35m management buy-out backed by private equity firm LDC.
Whitbread is to set up a £36m Costa Coffee bean roasting factory at Basildon in Essex by 2017.
Acoura of Edinburgh has acquired Hygiene Audit Systems, the St Albans-based food safety consultancy.
Major International is to open an additional soups and sauces factory in Higham Ferrers next month, with the creation of up to ten jobs.
Little & Cull is to create 20 new jobs at its Devon-based prepared meals factory.
Muller is to create 50 new jobs at its dairy product factories in Telford and Minsterley.
Kitwave has acquired Hulleys, the Sheffield-based chain of six frozen food depots.
BenRiach Distillery is planning to invest more than £25m in the expansion of its warehouse operations in Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire over the next two years.
On A Roll Sandwich Company is investing £3.6m in a new 35,000 sq ft sandwich factory in Middlesbrough, with the creation of 94 jobs.
Quorn Foods is creating up to 400 jobs at its Teesside-based meat-free foods business, as part of a £30m investment in production.
Marine Harvest is to expand the 90-strong workforce at its Rosyth-based salmon processing business with 260 new jobs over the next year.
Murdoch Allan is to acquire Thain's, the Aberdeen-based bakery with 50 staff.
Dales Dairies has won approval to set up an 11,000 sq ft dairy processing and distribution centre in Keighley, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Macduff Shellfish has acquired a shellfish trading business and 11 staff from Exeter-based Greendale Group for undisclosed terms.
Premier Foods is to create 80 jobs at its bakery in Barnsley over the next two years.
Agrimin is planning to expand its animal supplements warehouse at Humberside Airport, with the creation of ten jobs.
Underwood Meat Company has acquired Norsted Manor Meats, the Kent-based sausage supplier, for undisclosed terms.
Melrob Grove has been sold out of administration to Melrob Nutrition, saving 11 jobs at its Hertfordshire-based nutritional supplements business.
Moy Park, the Craigavon-based poultry processing firm with 13 sites, is to be sold by Marfig to JBS for £945m.
Highland Spring is to invest up to £20m in the expansion of its bottled water plant at Blackford in Perthshire.
Fruitapeel is to expand the 55-strong workforce at its Liverpool-based juice factory with 25 new jobs, following a £2.3m investment in equipment.
Kirkstall Brewery is developing a new brewery near its existing site in Leeds this year, with the creation of ten jobs.
Wasabi, the sushi supplier, has acquired a 65,000 sq ft unit at the Origin project in London's Park Royal.
Deltagen UK is planning to set up a £4.5m 58,000 sq ft plant-based powdered foods factory at Highbridge in Somerset, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Adams Foods Ingredients is creating about 30 jobs at its dairy processing plant in Leek.
Universal Flexible Packaging is to expand the 100-strong workforce at its Leicester-based popcorn factory with up to 50 new jobs this year.
Raynors Foods is to invest £2m in the expansion of its sandwich factory in Chelmsford, with the creation of 65 jobs.
Ming Foods is to invest a further £2m in the expansion of its pancakes factory at Swanley in Kent.
Maldon Crystal Salt Company is planning to build an additional salt warehouse for 12 staff at Wycke Hill Business Park in Maldon.
Proper Cornish is to open a new £4m pastry production plant in Bodmin later this year, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Greencore is to set up a new convenience foods distribution centre at Manton Wood Business Park in Worksop, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
Geary's Bakery is looking to expand its Leicestershire bakery into a new 15,000 sq ft site nearby by summer 2016, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Creative Confectionery has bought Wilsons out of administration, saving 120 jobs at its Kendal mint-cake business in Cumbria.
Lewes District Council and the Brighton & Hove Food Festival are discussing plans to open a £6m Wine & Spirit Centre in Lewes, including a museum and conference facilities.
CH&Co has merged with Leamington-based Host Catermasters Group to create a combined catering group with turnover of £200m and 4,500 staff.
McGhee's Bakery is to invest £3m in the expansion of its production plant at the M8 Food Park in Glasgow by spring 2016.
AG Barr is to invest a further £11m at its soft drinks factory in Milton Keynes, including a new warehouse on a 1.5-acre site.
EasiYo is to set up a 17,000 sq ft yoghurt distribution centre at the Parker Centre in Derby.
Abbeydale Foods is creating an unspecified number of jobs at its 14,000 sq ft gluten-free products factory in Scunthorpe.
SABMiller is to acquire Meantime Brewing Company, the London-based craft brewer, and plans to expand its Greenwich brewery.
Morrisons has submitted plans to expand the former Kerry Foods fish processing plant in Grimsby, which could create up to 300 jobs.
Masteroast is to create ten new jobs at its Peterborough-based coffee roasting and packing business.
APS Salads has bought Wight Salads, the tomato grower with sites in Chichester and the Isle of Wight, from Vitacress for undisclosed terms.
PepsiCo has confirmed plans to relocate its UK headquarters from Theale to a 105,000 sq ft office at Green Park in Reading later this year.
Valley Grown Salads is planning to build a 22-acre salad growing glasshouse at Nazeing in Essex.
F Duerr & Sons is to expand its Wythenshawe-based preserves factory into an additional 12,000 sq ft unit on the Roundthorn Industrial Estate.
Heinz is planning to sell its infant formula and cereals manufacturing plant in Kendal to a new company called Kendal Nutricare for undisclosed terms.
Finsbury Food Group is to acquire Johnstone's Just Desserts out of administration, securing the future of 150 jobs at the East Kilbride-based bakery.
McColgan's Quality Foods is to invest £7.3m in the expansion of its pastries factory in County Tyrone, with the creation of 43 jobs.
The Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD) has unveiled plans to relocate 700 jobs from Belfast to a new £20m headquarters in Ballykelly by 2020.
Kingsland Drinks has acquired Bottle Green, the Leeds-based wine distributor with annual turnover of £34m.
Real Good Food is to sell Napier Brown, the sugar supplier with sites in Normanton and Stallingborough, to Tereos Group of France for £34m.
Nichols has acquired an initial 49% stake in The Noisy Drinks Company, the Essex-based iced drinks company, for undisclosed terms.
English Wine Project is to open a bottling plant at Raynesway in Derby in June, with the creation of 14 jobs.
Smart Group has acquired Moving Venue to create a combined events catering business with 50 staff in Manchester and London.
Naked Wines is to relocate its Norwich headquarters to a larger site at Norvic House on Chapelfield Road in June.
Caledonian Marts, the Stirling-based farming co-operative livestock supplier, has been bought out of administration by JH Gilvear & Sons.
Iglo Foods, the Middlesex-based frozen foods manufacturer with 2,800 staff across Europe, has been acquired by investment firm Nomad Holdings for £1.9bn.
Bakeaway has been bought out of administration by a new company called House of Vantage, securing 60 jobs at its pastries factory in Corby.
Majestic Wine is to acquire Naked Wines, the Norwich-based online wine supplier, for £70m.
Nairn's is considering plans to relocate its Edinburgh-based oatcakes factory to a larger site.
Acoura, the provider of risk services to the food industry, is setting up a 5,000 sq ft office at the South Gyle business park in Edinburgh.
Albert Bartlett is to acquire the Heinz frozen potato factory in North Walsham, Norfolk, which could help to secure 200 jobs.
AC Goatham & Son is looking to recruit 500 seasonal workers at orchards across Kent this summer.
Princes Gate is to invest £5.5m in the expansion of its water bottling plant in Pembrokeshire, with the creation of 25 jobs over the next three years.
Marston's is to acquire the beer division of Lancashire-based Daniel Thwaites for £25m, with the transfer of 150 sales and marketing staff.
Arden Fine Foods, the Coventry-based supplier of bakery products with turnover of more than £20m, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Graham's Dairies has unveiled plans for a £20m 150,000 sq ft research and training facility at Stirling's Agriculture Centre, with the creation of 450 jobs.
Molson Coors has acquired the brewing and kegging operations of Thomas Hardy's Burtonwood Brewery in Cheshire.
Coca-Cola Enterprises is to invest £66m in improvements to its soft drinks sites this year, and is also launching a manufacturing research partnership with Cranfield University.
Institute of Food Research is to submit plans to open a 150,000 sq ft food and health research centre in Norwich by 2017, with the creation of 300 science jobs.
ACS&T is to open a new £1m 5,000 sq ft food logistics regional office at Park Lane in Wolverhampton this summer.
Heinz has acquired Kraft Foods to create a £19bn US-based food manufacturer, prompting speculation about the future of some of the 2,000 jobs in Wigan, Hayes, Kendal, Telford and Worcester.
Crisp Malting is to invest £1m in the restoration of Dereham Maltings in Norfolk, in order to produce malt for craft beer.
Dunbia is to invest £27m in the expansion of its Dungannon-based meat processing plant over the next three years, with the creation of 209 jobs.
Adelie Foods is to set up a 103,000 sq ft chilled foods distribution centre at Prologis Park in Hayes.
Scrabster Seafoods is planning to open a new crab processing factory in Caithness, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Bidvest 3663 is to relocate its foodservice business to a new 117,000 sq ft head office and depot in Slough in 2016.
BHJ Ingredients has merged its West Midlands-based meat proteins business with US-based Proliant to create a new group called Essentia Protein Solutions.
Melton Borough Council is to consider plans for the £5.5m expansion of the livestock market in Melton Mowbray.
Reaseheath College has secured funding of £5.6m to develop a National Centre of Excellence for Agri-tech at its site near Nantwich.
Ringtons is investing £3m in the expansion of its tea factory in Newcastle this year, with the creation of ten jobs, and will also grow its franchise business.
Culina has submitted plans to open a food logistics warehouse in Salford by March 2016, with the creation of 230 jobs.
Quorn is to invest £40m in the expansion of its Teesside-based meat-free foods business over the next year.
Panesar Foods has secured funding of £7.4m to expand its West Bromwich-based sauce manufacturing business, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Alpro is looking to create a further 15 jobs at its food production plant in Burton Latimer, following a recent £28m expansion programme.
Aurivo of Ireland has acquired For Goodness Shakes, the London-based sports nutrition brand, for undisclosed terms.
AAK is to consolidate its Hull-based food oil storage operations on a new 40,000 sq ft site at Ferndale Business Park.
Adelie Foods, the Heathrow-based sandwiches and snacks manufacturer with 2,800 staff at sites nationwide, has been acquired by HIG Europe for undisclosed terms.
BrewDog is to invest £20m in the expansion of its Aberdeenshire-based brewing and pubs business, with the creation of 130 jobs.
Karro Food Group is planning to invest £10m in an expansion programme, including £2.5m at its pork processing plant near Malton.
Ennerdale Brewery is planning to relocate to a larger site at Rowrah in Cumbria later this year, with the creation of eight jobs.
Allerdale Council has awarded a grant to Harbourside Products to reopen the Brookside fish processing plant in Maryport, with the creation of up to 14 jobs.
Cranstons is to create 14 new jobs at its food production and retail site in Penrith, as part of a £1.5m 5,000 sq ft expansion due for completion in May.
Chaucer Foods is to add a third production line at its gluten-free bakery in Hull, with the creation of 25 jobs over the next year.
Salisbury Poultry has won permission from Wrexham Council to set up a £10m poultry processing plant at the former Maelor Creamery at Marchwiel, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Silverstar Foods is to create 100 new jobs in Dorset, Kent and Lancashire over the next two years, as part of a planned merger with Coastline Produce.
Rick Bestwick is seeking permission to build a multi-million pound venison storage depot in Chesterfield, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
Rollover, the Slough-based hot dog supplier with annual sales of £13m, has been acquired by Kerry Foods for undisclosed terms.
Bidvest Fresh has acquired a majority stake in Henson Foods, the London-based meat wholesaler.
Bulk Powders is to expand its Colchester-based sports nutrition business into a new 45,000 sq ft unit on Severalls Business Park, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Inver House Distillers has secured funding of £10m to expand its warehousing in Airdrie and increase the capacity of its Speyburn distillery.
Ashbury Chocolates has been bought out of administration by Baronie of Belgium, securing the future of 236 jobs in Corby.
Dairy Crest is looking to relocate its Horsham delivery depot, and is seeking a suitable site.
Wyre Council has secured a £2.5m Regional Growth Fund grant to develop a fish and food park in Fleetwood, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Dales Dairies is considering plans to build a new dairy processing and distribution facility at Aireworth Distribution Centre in Keighley.
Capita is forming a partnership with the government to operate the Food & Environment Research Agency, with the creation of 50 new jobs in York.
Tulip is to create 145 jobs at its Westerleigh meat processing plant near Bristol, following a £16m expansion programme.
Camden Town Brewery is looking to raise £1.5m to fund the development of a new brewery in London, and hopes to increase the workforce from 60 to 200 by 2020.
Celtic Pride is looking to create 32 additional jobs at its new £5m butchery at the Cross Hands Food Park in Carmarthenshire over the next five years.
Willowbrook Fine Foods is investing £2.3m in the expansion of its ready meals factory in Co Down, with the creation of 55 jobs.
Nestle is investing £5.2m in the expansion of its confectionery factory in Halifax, with the creation of 45 jobs.
SMG Europe has acquired CGC Events, the Leeds-based events catering and hospitality firm with 200 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Nethy AD is planning to set up a vegetable-growing greenhouse at Shepreth in Cambridgeshire, including an anaerobic digestion plant and up to 15 jobs.
Frutarom Industries is to acquire FoodBlenders, the Leicestershire-based supplier of flavouring ingredients, for £1.6m.
AG Barr has acquired Funkin, the London-based supplier of mixer drinks, for an initial £16m.
Honeyrose Bakery has acquired Kent & Fraser, the London-based supplier of gluten-free biscuits.
Kinnerton Confectionery is to expand the 700-strong workforce at its factory in Fakenham with staff from the Heinz site that is closing in North Walsham.
Molson Coors is to sell its Shobnall maltings business in Burton-on-Trent to Soufflet Group of France.
Redcar & Cleveland Council has secured lottery funding to develop a new catering academy in Redcar by 2016, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Alara Wholefoods is planning to create 17 new jobs at its London-based organic foods business this year.
Kestrel Foods is to expand the 70-strong workforce at its Portadown-based dried fruit and nut business with 11 new jobs.
Contract Bottling is looking to further expand its Sunderland-based drinks plant, following a £2m investment in equipment and a rise in the workforce to 60.
Grieg Seafood is to create 14 jobs at a new £15m salmon smolts hatchery due to open at Girlsta in Shetland this March.
Pact is planning to expand the workforce at its London-based fresh coffee delivery business with 14 new jobs this year, having secured a £4m investment.
Morrisons is to set up a fish processing plant at the former Kerry Foods site in Grimsby by the end of the year, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Real Good Food has acquired Rainwbow Dust Colours, the Preston-based supplier of cake decorating products with 28 staff, for an initial £4m.
Signature Flatbreads is to invest £10m at its new Dunstable-based food manufacturing business, with the creation of up to 200 jobs over the next three years.
Mars Food UK is planning a multi-million pound expansion at its sauces factory in King's Lynn, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Taste Trends, the Surrey-based frozen yoghurt manufacturer, has been acquired by Lakeland Dairies of Ireland for undisclosed terms.
Cadbury has confirmed plans to invest £75m at its confectionery plant in Birmingham by 2016, but 205 jobs will be lost.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council is to consider plans from Landfish to set up an onshore fish farm at Portland Port.
Farmhouse Biscuits is to expand the 300-strong workforce at its factory in Nelson with up to 20 new jobs.
Belvoir Fruit Farms is to open a new £3m soft drinks factory at Bottesford in Leicestershire this spring, with the creation of 18 jobs.
Arran Brewery has won planning permission to build a sake brewery and visitor centre at Dreghorn in Ayrshire.
JVG Herbs is looking to relocate its Spalding-based herb growing business to a new site at Pode Hole, where it will employ 40 staff.
Bernard Matthews is to create 90 new jobs at its turkey processing operations in Great Witchingham, Norfolk.
Universal Flexible Packaging is to invest £2.3m in the expansion of its nut processing plant on Lunsford Road in Leicester, with the creation of ten jobs.
Upham Brewery has unveiled proposals to set up a new brewery near Winchester.
Glebe Farm Foods is to invest more than £5m in the expansion of its Huntingdon-based gluten-free oat processing business.
Produce World is planning to expand its Chatteris-based vegetable processing facility by at least 224,000 sq ft.
Liberation Group has acquired Bristol-based Butcombe Brewery for undisclosed terms, creating a combined group with more than 750 staff.
Vizion Network is relocating its Hull-based car insurance business to The Deep Business Centre, and will create up to 50 jobs over the next few months.
Cottage Catering is to create ten new jobs at its factory in Co Down, in order to supply more desserts to Asda.