Restructures & receiverships

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Sugar beet harvester M&J Haulage collapses Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Lincolnshire sugar beet harvester M&J Haulage has called in administrators from KPMG, with operations suspended and all 24 staff sent home.


More Food: rescue deal for cake supplier saves 150 jobs Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

More Food had expanded revenues to more than £8m by 2016

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150 jobs saved as Waitrose cake maker More Food acquired in pre-pack deal Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A rescue deal at Waitrose and Budgens cake supplier More Food has saved 150 jobs after rising commodity prices following the Brexit vote and substantial costs related to a move to new facilities squeezed the business.

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City snapshot: 250 jobs at risk as Finsbury Food Group plans to close Grain D’Or bakery business Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Finsbury Food Group is proposing to close its lossmaking Grain D’Or business, leaving 250 jobs at risk.

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Southern Salads collapses after feeling Brexit effect Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Supermarket salad supplier Southern Salads has collapsed, with the loss of 260 jobs, after being squeezed by the weak pound and higher import prices for its produce sourced from Europe

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Cleveland Meat Co collapses with loss of 68 jobs Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The collapse of Cleveland Meat Co comes after the FSA shut the business down temporarily in June when it found evidence of “serious deficiencies” at the firm’s Stockton site.


Tulip kicks off consultation at King's Lynn factory Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The cuts are part of a restructure at the Danish Crown-owned business, which posted losses of almost £22m for the year to 30 September

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Bristows and Tuckers bonbon maker fails again with 52 redundancies Subscription

19 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The future of the Bristows and Tuckers confectionery brands hang in the balance after a failed turnaround bid sent the business under for the second time in less than a year

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Essex family food store forced to close after 17 years

19 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The Food Company in Marks Tey, Colchester, will cease trading on 29 July

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Liquidators appointed at scandal-hit Hebridean Sea Salt Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Hebridean Sea Salt is set to be liquidated after being embroiled in a scandal over the authenticity of its product.

Street Eats

Tasties of Chester rescue deal saves 188 jobs as former Adelie CEO takes over business Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Almost 200 jobs have been saved at food-to-go operator Tasties of Chester after former Adelie Foods CEO Gavin Cox put together a rescue deal with administrators.

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Feel Free collapses as questions raised over finance history Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The directors of gluten-free food maker Feel Free are facing bankruptcy proceedings

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99p Stores falls into administration Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poundland has placed 99p Stores into administration a little more than two years after the fixed-priced retail chain snapped up 250 stores from its rival

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High Noon Stores goes into administration after stores close Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Grocer understands that customers were experiencing issues with fuel shortages at several sites late last year

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Potato supplier Preva Produce slips into administration after challenging season Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Preva Produce, a potato supplier for the likes of Walkers and Kettle, has fallen into administration after difficult end to 2016, leading to 20 redundancies

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Bristows and Tuckers bonbon maker saved from administration Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Almost 75 jobs have been saved thanks to a rescue deal at the historic bonbon and toffee manufacturer behind the Bristows and Tuckers brands.

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Bernard Matthews sold in pre-pack administration to Ranjit Boparan Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White, Edward Devlin

The deal safeguards 2,000 jobs, with all employees and agency staff all transferring across to the new owners, and the group will continue to trade as normal

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Sabana fruit supplier falls into administration Subscription

08 Aug 2016 | By Edward Devlin

A supplier of pomegranates, kiwis and other exotic fruits to UK supermarkets has collapsed after rescue attempts failed.

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Administration for leaseholding companies behind My Local Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

ML Convenience and ML Stores appoint administrators

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My Local's CEO apologises as company enters administration Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

My Local has closed 90 stores this week while 32 remain open

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