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.
04-Mar-2013 - As demand for natural food colours grows, suppliers and their customers are paying more attention to traceability and supply chain control. Paul Gander reports.
22-Feb-2013 - Premier Foods’ full-year results for the year ended December 31 2012 divided City analysts but all agreed its debt mountain continued to give cause for concern.
18-Feb-2013 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods could be forced to compromise its recovery plan by selling key power brands to boost its troubled balanced sheet, according to a leading City analyst.
15-Feb-2013 - Union bosses are seeking urgent meetings with the new owners of Heinz after it was snapped up by a consortium led by US investor Warren Buffett in a shock £18bn deal.
06-Feb-2013 - City analyst Investec has criticised the “revolving door” at Premier Foods, after another key member of its management team left the firm this week.
06-Feb-2013 - Increasing competition from own-label, as well as more attention to consumer preferences, is helping to usher in fresh packaging innovation in herbs and spices.
04-Feb-2013 - Crushing rapeseed is a booming business, as Gary Scattergood discovers
04-Feb-2013 - Four months after joining Premier Foods, its chief operating officer Geoff Eaton has left the firm, on the same day (February 4) its new ceo Gavin Darby, joined the debt-laden food manufacturer.
04-Feb-2013 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods has confirmed the completion of the sale of its sweet pickles and table sauces business to Mizkan for £92.5M in cash.
28-Jan-2013 - The boss of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, Premier Foods, has quit the debt-laden company today (January 28) after only 18 months, in a move that surprised City analysts.
18-Jan-2013 - Premier Foods' "short and sweet" trading statement issued yesterday (January 17) reveals the progress senior management is making in reviving the fortunes of the debt-laden food manufacturer, according to City analysts.
14-Jan-2013 - PepsiCo is considering replacing 87 staff with modern packaging machines at its Walkers crisps factory in Lincoln.
04-Dec-2012 - Sponsored by Fowler WelchWinner: Burts Chips
04-Dec-2012 - Tate & Lyle says its new salt reduction ingredient, Soda-Lo Salt Microspheres, enables manufacturers to reduce salt levels by up to 50% without sacrificing on a product's taste.
28-Nov-2012 - Dragons’ Den’s sauce manufacturing sisters Lisa and Helen Tse are on the road to achieving their dream of making their Chinese sauces as big as Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae brand.
23-Nov-2012 - A former boss of Kettle Chips maker Diamond Foods has pledged to repay two years’ bonuses and resigned his position after a financial scandal engulfed the business earlier this year.
16-Nov-2012 - An Asian snack food supplier in Chadwell Heath, north east London is facing a £40,000 fine after four men were arrested on suspicion of working illegally in Britain during a raid by the UK Border Agency.
05-Nov-2012 - Premier Foods has confirmed reports that it is in talks with US supermarket chain Wal-Mart in a bid to launch its Power Brands on the US market.
31-Oct-2012 - New British Egg Industry Council chairman Andrew Joret played a pivotal role in restoring trust in British eggs, reports Gary Scattergood
30-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturer Premier Foods moved closer to reducing its debt mountain today (October 30) with the confirmation of a conditional agreement to sell its sweet pickles and table sauces business to Mizkan for £92.5M in cash.
26-Oct-2012 - Bedford grain milling firm European Oat Millers has been fined £12,000 after one of its workers fell 3m while working on a night shift.
23-Oct-2012 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods reported a 2% rise in underlying sales growth in an interim management statement covering the three months to September 30 that drew both praise and relief from City analysts.
22-Oct-2012 - A north London food manufacturer faces a £120,000 fine, after a raid from the UK Border Agency in which 12 people were arrested for immigration offences.
19-Oct-2012 - The Co-op has recalled a batch of its own-brand Truly Irresistible Whole Cherry Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce because of a manufacturing fault, which could have led to some of the jars containing pieces of glass.
12-Oct-2012 - After just over a week in the role of chief operating officer of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods, FoodManufacture.co.uk wondered what was likely to be topping Geoff Eaton’s in-tray. So we asked five leading business analysts to find out.