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For every two tonnes of food we eat in the UK, another tonne is wasted. Much of this waste occurs in the supply chain, before food products hit the supermarket shelves. In the manufacturing sector alone, 1.85 million tonnes of food is wasted each year.
The annual Freedom Festival in Hull has evolved into one of the UK’s most distinctive and international arts festivals, exploring themes of freedom such as democracy and equality whilst also celebrating the city’s unique history of it’s involvement in the abolition of the slave trade. As Cranswick’s native city, they were proud to support the festival as the headline sponsor for the 3rd year running.
In June Jim Brisby, Cranswick's Commercial Director and Nick Mitchell, Trading Director, attended the OSI Food Solutions conference in Dublin. OSI are a strategic partner for Cranswick, they produce the sausage patties that McDonalds sell in their breakfast range, as well as producing traditional beef burgers.
Cranswick Continental Food’s have now completed the transition of all production lines and warehousing from their previous two sites in Trafford Park, Manchester to their new home in Bury. The footprint of the new site is almost double the previous two sites combined ensuring the division now has the space to deliver future growth.
Cranswick are launching a major new initiative to reduce food waste and tackle food poverty in Hull, where over 4000 people are employed by the business. In an industry first, Cranswick are creating a new stakeholder collective, partnering with OLIO, the free food sharing App, the Hull Food Bank and the social enterprise FULL Food in their native city of Hull.
Around 40 of Cranswick’s courageous employees put their trainers and running vests on, to brave the mud and participate in Total Warrior at Bramham Park, Leeds to raise money for charity. After months of training and dedication, everyone successfully crossed the finish line with their team mates, with nothing but a few sore legs and bruises.
June 5th 2018 marked World Environment Day, and this year the key focus was on beating plastic pollution, and pledging less plastic. This year, Cranswick have made a strong pledge to support this pressing issue of our reliance on plastics, and each of their sites held an organised event to encourage their employees to swap their plastic carriers for reusable carrier bags provided by Cranswick. The events were hugely successful, with over 3,000 plastic carrier bags collected, and 2,500 reusable tote bags handed out.
Members of the Cranswick Asda team attended the Asda Own Brand Conference last week, and were thrilled to announce were awarded the prestigious 'Plastic Unwrapped' award. This is a huge achievement for the team, as throughout the day only 6 awards were handed out across Asda's whole supple base. The award was received in aid of the fantastic work the team have done to achieve Asda's 'Plastics Unwrapped' strategy.
On Sunday 10th June 2018, Cranswick hosted an Open Farm Sunday event in North Norfolk at Westacre Farms. Westacre Farms have been working in partnership with us on our sustainability initiative, Second Nature, as one of our breeding units is based there. Wayland Farms Ltd recently became a member of LEAF. They opened their gates to visitors for LEAF Open Farm Sunday welcoming over 800 visitors.
Hog & Beyond showcased their exciting menu of local produce and global flavours at this year’s Malton Food Lovers Festival, 26th - 27th May.
On Sunday 10th June, Cranswick supported Co-op teams at Open Farm Sunday welcoming hundreds of members of the public to a mixed arable and poultry farm in Shropshire. A Co-op Irresistible Sausages stand was set up, with the aim to allow the public to taste some finest Hampshire cross outdoor bred pork sausages.
Cranswick held their sixth bi-annual Corporate Golf Day at the Forest Pines Hotel, enjoying a day of fundraising for KIDS Hull. Organised by Nick Mitchell, Cranswick’s Trading Director, and the Preston Fresh Pork team, the grand total raised was a record-breaking £75,000. All of the money raised will be distributed by KIDS HULL and remain in the local community. This takes Cranswick’s total charitable amount raised from the golf days to over £250,000.
Cranswick’s Technical Director Jackie Carter helps launch Meat Business Women’s ‘One to Watch’ competition This week, Cranswick Group Technical Director Jackie Carter and her colleagues on the Meat Business Women committee launched their ‘One to Watch’ competition.
CRANSWICK BECOMES FOUNDING MEMBER OF WRAP’S PACT TO TRANSFORM THE UK PLASTIC SYSTEM Cranswick plc, one of the UK’s largest fresh food producers, alongside 41 other businesses and 15 organisations, has joined forces to commit to a unique pledge that will transform the plastic packaging system in the UK, keeping plastic out of our oceans and making unnecessary single use plastic packaging a thing of the past.
Earlier this year, UK food regulators launched a nationwide review of the meat industry following a series of high profile food safety breaches at processing factories. With this in mind and with public trust in the food system eroding to an all-time low, Cranswick commissioned research amongst consumers and industry experts in order to create their ‘Radical Transparency: The rise of disruptive consumerism’ report.