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Trade union at loggerheads with Tulip over pay rates

Meat processor Tulip has come under pressure from the Bakers Food and Allies Workers Union (BFAWU) for allegedly not providing its members with a pay increase in three years at its Coalville facility. 

Tulip acquires Easey Holdings pig producer

Tulip Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd. 

Job threat at meat plant as Tulip targets inefficiency

Up to 118 jobs could go at Tulip Ltd’s cooked meat processing facility in King’s Lynn, Norfolk as the company strives to turn its losses into profits.

Poor 2016 results spur Tulip into action

A predicted operating loss for Danish Crown subsidiary Tulip Ltd has led the business to embark on an extensive recovery programme. 

Tulip commits to multi-million investment in training

Tulip plans to invest millions in training amid ambitions to be a "world class" meat processor, CEO Steve Francis told this site.

Meat & Poultry Processing Award 2017 winners unveiled

Cotswolds-based Jesse Smith Butchers & W.J. Castle was crowned Processor of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

2 Sisters appoints new operations and commercial directors

Poultry producer 2 Sisters has made two key appointments to its UK team. 

Book your place at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Time is running out to book your place among the greats as the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017 is fast approaching. 

Tulip sets out further changes to organisation

Tulip CEO Steve Francis has provided more details on the recent shake-up to the company.

Memorial service for Graham Roach

A memorial service for former Tulip vice-chairman Graham Roach is to be held at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall at 2pm on Monday 7 November. 

Tulip to split business into four divisions

Tulip is planning to split its business into four unique divisions after newly-appointed CEO Steve Francis admitted the pork processor had “lost its edge” in the UK meat industry. 

Tulip CEO Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
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Tulip appoints new CEO to tackle financial woes

Tulip CEO Chris Thomas has stepped down and will be replaced by Steve Francis, a restructuring and turnaround expert, on 5 September as the company addresses a range of commercial problems. 

Danish pork producer Tican moves production to UK

After losing ground in the UK pork sector, Danish pork producer Tican has said it will move its pork deboning and bacon production operations for the UK market to Germany and the UK. 

Bright future for Scottish pig industry

The future for pig farming in Scotland is looking positive, according to the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Scotland’s New Generation Committee and Scottish Pig Producers. 

Increased cooked meats production leads to Tulip jobs boost

Tulip is looking to recruit over 100 people for its King’s Lynn production facility, following an increase in the volume of sliced, cooked meats manufactured at the site. 

Tulip enters collective consultation

Tulip announced on Monday (29 February) that it has entered into a period of collective consultation with a number of its employees at its site in Bromborough, on the Wirral. 

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UK’s leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its ‘industry-leading’ apprenticeship programme. 

New Trailblazer apprenticeship unveiled

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) has revealed its new engineering apprenticeship for the food and drink industry, as part of the government’s ‘Trailblazer’ programme.

Jobs at risk at Tulip's Bodmin site

Operational changes by meat processor Tulip could lead to 430 redundancies at its Bodmin cooked meat facility. 

Tulip increases graduate fair presence

Tulip is taking a proactive approach to attract new graduates to its business.

L-R Tulip’s Kerry Varney, Garth Murphy, Make-A-Wish volunteer and Chris Thomas, CEO Tulip Ltd
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Tulip golf day raises £43,000 for charity

A fundraising golf day held by Tulip and companies in its supply chain has raised over £43,000 for charity. Thirty-one teams took part in the event, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish charity. 

Tulip to expand apprenticeship programme

Pork processor Tulip is expanding its apprenticeship programme and is in search of new butchers, engineers and technical specialists. 

Tulip to license sea salt solution

Tulip has agreed a deal to become the UK’s sole licensor of Iposol Gmbh’s sea salt solution, which the pork giant uses to reduce the salt in its Danepak bacon by 30%.

Bacon Report: Healthy drivers

While the bacon category has remained relatively static in the past year, a number of factors are keeping it popular with shoppers, finds Oli Haenlein

Tulip wins top accolade at processing awards

The annual Meat and Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA) reached its finale last night at the Deansgate Hotel in Manchester, with Tulip crowned Processor of the Year 2015.

Tulip creates jobs with £16m plant extension

Tulip has created an additional 145 jobs at its Westerleigh plant following the completion of a £16m expansion at the site. 

Tulip introduce pulled pork in cans

Pork-producing giant Tulip has launched the UK’s first canned pulled pork product, which it believes will revitalise the canned meat category.

New packaging: “same great taste, 30% less salt”
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Tulip reduces salt for Danepak bacon

Tulip has revealed its Danepak bacon will contain 30% less salt than normal bacon as the result of a new curing process.

Job losses at pork processing firms

Karro Food Group and Tulip, two of the country’s biggest pork processors, have announced job losses after both suffered ‘significantly’ fewer bacon orders.

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Dalehead takes on scholarship placements

Dalehead Foods, a division of Tulip, has chosen two scholars from Harper Adams University to complete a year of placement with the company.

Finalists of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards revealed

The judging is complete and Meat Trades Journal can now reveal the finalists in the 2015 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Pork processor introduces online initiative

Tulip has launched a new “online community” to engage with its consumers and provide real-time insights for both the business and its customers.

Tulip snaps up charcuterie firm

Tulip has purchased a Bristol-based charcuterie business, Castellano’s Charcuterie.

Tulip joins forces with Scottish pig producers in new initiative

Tulip and Scottish pork producers have taken control of a Scottish processing plant as part of a new collaboration said to be “fantastic news” for the Scottish pig industry.

Tulip creates new group innovation & NPD director role

Meat processor Tulip has created a new group innovation & NPD director role, appointing Stacey Howe to fill the position.

Tulip to relaunch Danepak bacon

UK pork producer Tulip is to relaunch its iconic bacon brand, Danepak, early next year.

Tulip invests £8m in Ruskington site

Processor Tulip has reported an £8m expansion to its Ruskington plant, the largest factory for cocktail sausages and Scotch eggs to the retail sector.  

Dragon’s Den star lists new spicy sausage with Asda

Dragon’s Den star Alf Turner has launched a new spiced sausage, Dragon’s Fury, which will be launched into 200 Asda stores.

Tulip aims to raise £100k for youngsters’ charity

Pork-producing giant Tulip is attempting to raise £100,000 over the next two years for charity Make-A-Wish, which grants wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Meat processor aims for PVC-free packaging

Meat processor Tulip has announced it aims to make its packaging PVC-free by spring 2015.

Butchery apprenticeship standard receives government go-ahead

The new butchery apprenticeship standard, developed by a Trailblazer Employer Group, has received ministerial approval after “months of hard work”.

Tulip to spend £16m on de-boning plant

Meat processor Tulip has announced it will invest £16m in its site in Cornwall, creating an estimated 250 new jobs.

Tulip shortlisted in IGD awards

Food producer Tulip is “delighted” to be shortlisted for the consumer and retail analysis IGD awards.

Tulip seeks closer working relationship with suppliers

Food producer Tulip has launched a new campaign which aims to work closer with suppliers and share expertise.

Tulip joins campaign to combat worker exploitation

Meat manufacturer Tulip is the latest company to join the Stronger Together campaign to combat worker exploitation, human trafficking and forced labour.

Tulip investment to create 80 jobs at BBQ plant

Tulip Ltd has created 80 new jobs with a £2.3 million investment in a new production facilty in the Midlands, which is dedicated to BBQ, slow-cooked and pulled meat products.

Tulip Foodservice launches sous vide range

Tulip Foodservice is promoting its new sous vide range, having trialled it at Hotelympia.

Stockcroft Pigs joins LEAF

Pork producer Stockcroft Pigs has joined sustainable farming organisation LEAF – Linking Environment and Farming.

Tulip to slash workforce at Wolverhampton site

Tulip has announced its plans to axe 208 jobs at its Freshway Chilled Foods business in Wolverhampton.

Minister’s seal of approval for young butchers

Employment minister Esther McVey stopped in at Tulip’s Dukinfield site in Cheshire to meet two young butchery talents.

Pig bosses are “bitterly disappointed” at Cranswick

The National Pig Association (NPA) and producers are “bitterly disappointed” at Cranswick’s decision to drop out of the Dead Weight Average Pig Price (DAPP) sample.

Cranswick pulls out of DAPP

Cranswick PLC has announced that it has dropped out of the Dead Weight Average Pig Price (DAPP) sample.

Tulip plans £490k development project

Pork, bacon and cooked meat producer Tulip is launching an ambitious growth project with the help of a £147,000 grant from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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