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.
The £34.7M sale of Premier Foods’ four Irish brands, Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and the Erin licence, to the Boyne Valley Group underline worries about the food giant’s ability to generate...
Food manufacturing giant Premier Foods has sold its Brookes Avana business, comprising RF Brookes chilled foods and Avana Bakeries, to 2 Sisters Food Group for £30M.
New research has revealed that British consumers feel misled by the claim ‘reduced sugar’ .
Together with its client Carl Kühne, RPC Kutenholz has developed a two-litre container for foodservice. The shape and specification were designed for its client's production and filling needs.
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Sponsored by: The Cheese Warehouse The Food Manufacturing Company of the Year is selected by our expert panel of judges from the winners of the nine individual product categories. It...
The woes of Britain's biggest food manufacturer, Premier Foods, have continued unabated over the past month.
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.