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News & Events

This section covers latest news & events for BFFF and the industry and also the Federation’s commercial activities and events such as the Dinner Dance and Annual Luncheon as well as highlighting important dates for your diary.

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NEW DIRECTOR AT SNOWBIRD FOODS Snowbird foods has appointed Helen Swan to the key post of commercial director and she joins joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three person board. Well known in the food industry, Ms Swan joined the fully cooked sausages and meatballs company in 2003 and was latterly […]

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Frozen food specialist predicts further growth Temperature-controlled food expert Rick Bestwick says it is handling more chilled products than ever before. The former food manufacturer which specialises in cold storage and ‘up-tempering’ believes the chilled sector represents a major opportunity to producers and retailers. It comes as statistics show sales of convenience and chilled products […]

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Oakland International expands its network opening new distribution centre With facilities based in Redditch, UK and Ireland, multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International has expanded operations to assist its growth plans and will create an additional 100 jobs with the opening of a new chilled distribution facility, their third, based in Corby, Northamptonshire. Oakland International […]

Caterforce re-launches ambitious national Chefs’ Selections range Leading foodservice buying group Caterforce has re-launched its new look own-brand range Chefs’ Selections to foodservice customers following an extensive expansion of the product range and brand redevelopment. Consisting of over 350 products across grocery, frozen, chilled and non-food categories, the range generates over £35m in turnover and […]


Trinity High Celebrate Oakland Programme Student Success Students from Trinity High School in Redditch are celebrating after successfully completing the Oakland Programme, a structured course designed to provide young people with valuable workplace experience. The Oakland Programme, run by local children’s charity the Oakland Foundation and in partnership with the Oakland Foundation’s key sponsor and […]

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