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Engineers play a fundamental role in food – without them, the sector would lack vital skills to ensure it can maintain production, says Ben Cooper, UK head of engineering at Bakkavor
Waitrose has defied the economic gloom with a 3% jump in annual profits. Operating profits were up £8.1m to £274.9m for the 12 months to the end of January, with like-for-like sales up 4%.
Food sales in February bucked a slump for a wider retail industry that suffered its worst month of trading for nearly two years.