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.
Scottish food group Baxters has moved to secure a “strong foothold” in the canned meat market after completing a deal with Princes for the acquisition of the Fray Bentos brand.
Analysts have said it is too early to gauge the long-term effects of the latest chapter in Premier Foods “annus horribilis” following the firm’s Loyd Grossman sauces botulism scare
The first evidence emerged this week of how supermarket price wars were helping to force food prices down. Food prices were 0.5% lower in the first two weeks of this...
The best of the best. Nothing less was celebrated last night at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
UK consumer inflation on food is the second highest in the EU – up 6.4% while world commodity prices are falling.
Jordans & Ryvita Company plans to raise the profile of its 'conservation grade' ingredient credentials over the next 12 months and steal market share from bigger players such as Nestlé...
Kiwa is an Ecuadorean exporter of healthy and "earth friendly" snacks.
There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
As pressure mounts on troubled food giant Premier Foods, the firm clarified its Power Brand strategy based on stronger supplier partnerships and hired the financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to handle...
A social media campaign that could “provide a pipeline of talent into the industry” was announced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) earlier this week.
A robotics workshop will take place next month to help UK food and beverage manufacturers catch up with their European competitors.
Mounting pressure on dwindling water resources means that food manufacturers must cut consumption sooner rather than later, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
The food and drink industry has pledged to double the number of apprenticeships in the sector by the end of next year.
Mars Food’s recall of some of its Dolmio PastaVita products underlines the need for effective contingency planning, according to legal specialists.
Food producers have sounded a cautious note following speculation that food prices are set to fall.
Small food firms have expressed doubts that the Bank of England’s £75bn injection into the economy will make their lives easier.
The English Provender Company (EPC) is rolling out a new product range and packaging, based on the theme of natural ingredients.
Reports emerged last month that Weetabix had begun talks with bankers about a possible £900M debt refinancing package.
News that Denmark is to become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on foods with saturated fat, in a bid to foster healthy eating, has sharply...
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is planning a bumper Christmas with novel food and drink products and ‘natural’ packaging design ideas sourced from around the world.
Manufacturer Heinz has denied any slowdown in its sales, following news of a drop in demand at a tin can plant in Wales.
Food and drink group, Princes is continuing its efforts to sell the Fray Bentos canned meat business, which it bought from Premier Foods.
UK importers have welcomed the lifting of an EU ban on Egyptian produce which they argue should never have been imposed.
The City is on tenterhooks as its waits for word from Premier Foods’ new CEO Michael Clarke.
A North Somerset mushroom firm has been fined £32,000 after a worker was dragged into a net cleaning machine which broke his arm in two places.