Ambient food producers may not have the short shelf-life issues of their colleagues in the chilled sector to contend with. But those manufacturing canned and dried products often have image and technical constraints to overcome, which new processes and marketing initiatives are helping to overcome. Keep in touch with the latest news from the sector.
Premier Foods’s creation of three strategic business units (SBUs) may change little, as the company still faces major challenges if it is to progress, according to one industry expert.
Ready meal industry mavericks Jonny Bingham and David Jones have claimed they can save one retailer up to £10M in food waste with a new chilled ready meal format.
Aberdeen-based soups and condiments manufacturer Baxters has bolstered its commitment to developing skills in Scotland’s food and drink industry through its Supervisors for the Future programme.
Mary Berry, star of BBC One’s The Great British Bake Off, has sold her dressings, sauces and chutney business Mary Berry & Daughter to fine foods distributor RH Amar.
KP Snacks’s plans to close factories at Consett in County Durham and Corby in Northamptonshire, threatening up to 186 jobs, have ‘devastated’ longstanding workers there, according to trades union GMB.
The launch of Brighter Foods has created more than 35 job roles in the snack foods sector in Mid-Wales.
David and Bill Jordan, the brothers who launched the Jordans cereals brand, have taken over ownership of European Oat Millers (EOM), a major supplier of breakfast cereal ingredients and own-label breakfast cereals....
Nearly 40,000 new food and drink manufacturing jobs could be created within the next year, as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prepare to spend more money on staff.
More than 40% of consumers are worried about the quality and safety of ingredients in prepared food from supermarkets, according to independent research firm RPA.
Heinz’s recall of some infant cereal products in China after excessive quantities of lead were detected in ingredient samples has prompted calls for tough global food standards.
UK mustard production could be at severe risk, causing problems for manufacturers of brands such as Unilever’s Colman’s mustard, if a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides is enforced in the UK,...
Kellogg buying United Biscuits would make sense, according to an expert with prior senior history at UB, as media speculation over the possibility of such a deal intensified.
Retired football star Fabrice Muamba has launched a range of Caribbean cooking sauces along with his wife Shauna to help raise money for the charity that saved his life when...
Morrisons is trying to turnaround poor sales and boost its slow-starting online business by giving cash to customers in conjunction with third-party rewards platform Quidco.
Premier Foods has reported sales down by 6.1% due to “challenging market conditions” in half-year results to June 30.
Tesco shoppers have donated 5.1M meals, weighing 2,135t, to people in need this year.
Unilever’s sale of Slim-Fast to US investment group Kainos Capital will not hit UK supply of the brand, according to the company.
Food and drink sales dropped by £55M after England’s dismal performance in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, having risen initially when the tournament first began, according to IRI data.
Chinese sauce entrepreneurs Helen and Lisa Tse have recruited an influential ally in their bid to boost their exports to China – the country’s premier Li Keqiang.
Preserves and sauces manufacturer Cottage Delight has exceeded its two-year transformation targets with the roll out of a tailored software system.
Brakes is Britain’s top private food and drink business, with annual sales of more than £3bn and profits of £140M, according to The Top Track 100 compiled by The Sunday...
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US dried fruit firm Mariani will double its European business to £10M next year, before reaching up to £500M pounds in eight years, according to the company’s European md Glenn...
Premier Foods’s joint venture with Specialty Powders to produce powdered foods and drinks under contract at its Knighton factory has been completed on schedule.
Morrisons has denied claims it will suffer from Netto’s re-entry onto the British supermarket scene, despite analyst claims it could prove vulnerable to a renewed round of price cutting.
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