Chilled ready meals, sandwiches and sushi; it’s a tough business, whether you’re in branded or own-label products. Demanding retail customers want better quality at lower prices - and they want extended shelf-life of products. Find out about the latest business and regulatory news, plus innovative processes to meet changing consumer demands.
Greencore is investing in longer shelf-life products to boost efficiency and cut waste and hot snacks to meet continued growth in demand for food-to-go, according to chief financial officer Alan...
Campylobacter could infect a third of the UK population at some stage during their lifetime, according to figures just released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The failure of a potato blanching machine caused the contamination of one of Swancote Foods’s potato products with small bits of metal, prompting the recall of several retail own-label lines....
Fears have been raised about the wider possible contamination of frozen food with the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Europe, and the potentially deadly threat this poses to vulnerable individuals, following serious...
Two Kerry Foods ingredients deals were clinched in the past month, the company reported in an interim statement.
Own-label food producer Bakkavor has installed a custom-designed chilling system for pizza production from Starfrost as part of investment in new equipment and facilities.
Sainsbury is redesigning its in-store fridges drawing on aerodynamic technology built into Formula One (F1) racing cars from Williams Advanced Engineering to make them more energy efficient.
Ready meals and food-to-go sales soared at Waitrose last week, with Bigham’s and Waitrose own-label Traditional British lines achieving strong sales growth.
The finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015 – a competition which challenges students to develop new eco-friendly food – have been announced by the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Campden BRI.
Trades union Unite has attacked Yorkshire Fresh Fruits (YFF) for offering an ‘insulting’ £50 on top of statutory redundancy pay for hourly paid workers when it closes in June.
Chilled food distributor NR Evans has created more than 60 jobs in an expansion of its operation backed by a £3M lending facility from Lloyds Bank.
Pork Farms’s purchase of Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire, has been provisionally cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
There are many threats to the food and drink sector, but CFA director Kaarin Goodburn tells Nicholas Robinson the skills gap is the biggest
HIG Capital has agreed to acquire Adelie Foods in a deal that sees it take over a majority share in the chilled food-to-go business, owner of Food Partners.
Bakkavor has boosted its UK market share for the third consecutive year, despite battling rising input costs, according to results for its fourth financial quarter (Q4).
Quorn Foods has attributed a surge in sales over January to increased demand for more sustainable diets.
Willowbrook Fine Foods aims to create 55 jobs in a £2.3M investment representing “a significant boost” to Northern Ireland’s economy, according to its enterprise, trade and investment minister Arlene Foster.
The growing trend for serving rare burgers in restaurants across the country has raised serious concerns by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) about the increased risk of food poisoning through...
Chilled products and food-to-go drove Greencore’s global growth in its first financial quarter (Q1), the company has reported.
Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
A group of lucky 13 workers at Bakkavor’s Spalding factory are celebrating winning £1M on the EuroMillions National Lottery.
A “catastrophic collapse” in retail profitability was one of five top food industry trends highlighted by Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on January 20.
If the food industry does not act on the EU’s potential imposition of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for disinfectants soon, it will be too late, Chilled Food Association (CFA) director...
Upmarket ready meal manufacturer Charlie Bigham’s is planning to launch four of its dishes in single portion versions in March.
Greggs delivered a strong performance in 2014 with its food-to-go format, underlining the strong growth in convenience channels.