Hilton flotation 

Hilton Food Group, which packs beef and lamb for Tesco, is said to be preparing for a £110m stock market flotation to fund further expansion in Europe and a move into packing organic and premium lines. 

Confidence in pigs 

A BPEX survey of pig industry confidence has found processors are upbeat but producers are more cautious, particularly on investment, with confidence levels at 94%. 

Strike postponed 

A planned strike by T&G union members at Grampian was postponed last Thursday (5 April) after the conciliation service ACAS requested an extra seven days for talks.