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Mondelēz ditch gold coins for more ‘popular’ products

Mondelēz International has discontinued its Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Gold Coins range to focus on “more popular” Christmas products.

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Step change in food firms’ environmental initiatives

Food and drink manufacturers are transforming their impact on the environment and the entries for this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect this, according to food industry consultant Jean...

Nutritionists defend government advice on food

Claims that the government’s ‘Eatwell Plate’ promotes excessive sugar intake and contributes to growing health problems in the UK have been rubbished by leading nutritionists.

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Halloween horror for food waste

Nearly two-thirds of people will throw edible pumpkins away after Halloween, with a quarter planning to bin them instead of taking them to compost or a food waste bank, research...

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Food industry ‘teaming with’ high quality new talent

The food and drink industry is “teaming with” young talent injecting passion and fresh qualities into businesses, according to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.


TV star sets food and drink industry a mission

TV star Mark Durden-Smith has set food and drink manufacturers a mission to join him in celebration of the best the industry has to offer at the Food Manufacturing Excellence...

Community Foods’s Jumble Bee to land in Morrisons

Community Foods plans to launch its healthy snacks brand Jumble Bee into Morrisons after its debut in 480 Tesco stores in August and is exploring ways to broaden its reach further.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on...

Food industry must collaborate on moral responsibility

The food industry cannot be seen as truly responsible and sustainable until it stops wasting so much of the food it produces, according to Iglo Group.

Bombay Sapphire – the journey of gin

The origins of Bombay Sapphire gin date back to 1761, when Thomas Dakin developed a novel recipe for gin.

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New bakery for Bertinet Warburtons partnership

Artisan bakery Bertinet, in partnership with Warburtons, is to open a second bakery at its Milton Keynes site to serve the south east of England.

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Campaign to boost lamb consumption wins EU funding

A €7.7M (£6.17M) campaign to boost lamb production and consumption across six European countries has received the funding needed to go-ahead from the EU.

Heat is on for 1,000 Cadbury Bournville plant staff

Mondelēz International has stepped up the pressure on the 1,000 factory workers at its Cadbury Bournville site, issuing a booklet outlining what future working practices will look like there.

Dairy Crest invests £4M in Harper Adams centre

Dairy Crest is investing £4M in a food innovation centre at Harper Adams University campus at Newport in Shropshire, which it hopes will help it boost new product development.

Seabrook Crisps pumps cash into production

Seabrook Crisps has invested £32,730 in new machinery and the creation of at least four jobs as part of wider plans to boost innovation, improve production flexibility and boost sales.

Tulip to create up to 45 jobs in £8M investment

Meat processor Tulip is creating up to 45 jobs in an £8M investment at its Ruskington plant in Lincolnshire, which makes Scotch eggs and cocktail sausages for the retail sector.

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Sex, drugs and 3D printing – IGD conference in quotes

Sex, drugs, 3D food printing, innovation and disruption among the retail market were just some of the topics discussed during the grocery think tank IGD’s convention at the Park Plaza...

Hike in electricity prices could hit growth, margins and investment

Food and drink manufacturers could be hit by a 50% hike in electricity costs by 2020, restricting investment, margins, competitiveness and economic growth, warns the manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

Gluten-free foods set to get much healthier

Consumer demand for healthier products will push the UK's gluten-free (GF) food manufacturers to make further reductions to the fat, sugar and salt content of their foods, industry experts have...

Insect canapés will be the next foodie trend

Insects could be the next big ‘foodie’ trend, if a start-up firm which aims to make them more acceptable to UK consumers, has its way


Ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s boasts £26M sales

The tough retail environment would not stop posh ready meal's firm Charlie Bigham’s from investing, said the company’s founder after announcing a 46% year-on-year sales growth this week.


IGD boss highlights food industry challenges

The rise of the discount retailers was the most disruptive force on the UK grocery market in the last year, according to delegates at the IGD conference yesterday (October 7).

Heinz’s aim to shut Norfolk plant ‘devastating’

Heinz’s plans to close its Aunt Bessie’s potato factory at North Walsham in Norfolk, threatening 200 jobs, is “devastating” news, according to trades union Unite.

Supermarket listings create jobs at Chinese food firm

An increase in interest from supermarkets for Chinese foods has led to the creation of 10 new jobs and a £700,000 investment by one manufacturer.

Crisp Malting invests thousands to slash carbon footprint

Crisp Malting Group is investing thousands of pounds in a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to slash its carbon emissions by an estimated 2,386t annually.