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UK Twinkie supplier moves to larger site

American confectionery wholesaler Innovative Bites is to move to a new purpose-built premises in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, to bring together the US and UK sides of its business.

Innovative Bites is to move to a custom-built site in Dunstable

Icelandic Seachill to make 86 redundancies after M&S contract loss

Icelandic Seachill, the seafood supplier, has revealed it is to make 86 redundancies and close its deli site in Grimsby in the wake of losing a large contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Arla Foods launches breakfast campaign as part of £100M investment

Arla Foods UK has launched a major new breakfast campaign as part of its £100M commitment to support healthier eating among consumers.


Tap into sub-trends and ‘foodie fads’ in your product development

Analysing, reporting and acting on food trends have become big business in the past few years.

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

Life ban for flouting food hygiene regulations

A food factory owner has been banned from running another food business for life, after her site was found to be infested with mice and flies.

Bank holiday weather to play key role in sales

Food and drink manufacturers were advised to check historical weather records before producing goods to be sold over the bank holiday weekend.

M&S unveils new Christmas range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

2 Sisters £45M investment to secure jobs

A £45M investment at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe factory will secure the site’s 1,600 jobs.

Hain Daniels increases its contract hire fleet

The Hain Daniels Group has boosted its chilled distribution fleet by adding 10 trucks and seven trailers from Ryder, increasing its contract hire fleet to 22 trucks and 10 trailers.

Frozen food boss leaves organisation on a positive note

Brian Young, chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) said the organisation is now “modern and forward-thinking”, as he looked back on his 10 years in charge.