Frozen savoury, desserts and ice cream have long had an image problem of ‘cheapness’. But the sector is fighting back with new top of the range products. Frozen is also tapping into issues of food waste by promoting the longevity of its products, while addressing carbon footprint concerns by the adoption of new energy efficiency refrigerant technologies.
Four fire engines attended an ammonia leak at a Birds Eye factory in Lowestoft in the early hours of Thursday morning (April 20).
Unilever’s ice creams and Knorr brands helped to boost food and refreshment sales by 2.2% in its first quarter results, despite sales being impacted by this year’s late Easter.
Up to 37 jobs are at risk at fish processing firm Aquila Processing, after the company was placed into administration last week.
Oven chip maker McCain Foods GB has reported an 8.6% hike in profits just weeks after revealing plans to invest more than £100M in its Scarborough factory.
Gluten-free bakery company Genius Foods has announced it will cut 115 jobs across its business, including a reported 78 jobs at its Hull factory, as it plans to end production...
Frozen and ready meals manufacturer Westbridge Food Group has been acquired by CPF Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thai firm Charoen Pokphand Foods, for about £60M.
Real Good Food (RGF), the bakery ingredients company, has paid £9M to acquire an 84% interest in Brighter Foods, based in Tywyn in Wales.
Nomad Foods, owner of Birds Eye and Findus, reported a 22.6% fall in profits in its fourth quarter of 2016, but claims to be considering strategic acquisitions in 2017.
Yearsley Logistics is set to start work on the first phase of its 150,000 pallet £65M cold store development in Peterborough this September.
The run up to Easter this year saw chocolate treats and British sweets lead this month’s photogallery of new product development (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers.
McCain is to invest more than £100M in its Scarborough factory, after revealing plans to expand the site in North Yorkshire.
Unilever’s top-to-bottom review of its business following the rejection of the £115bn bid from US Kraft Heinz earlier this week is likely to lead to the Anglo-Dutch company disposing of...
More than 2,000 job cuts have been proposed in the food manufacturing industry since the beginning of this year.
Asda is to face a legal challenge from Slimming World over the “unlawful” use of trade marks on its new diet food range.
Three fire crews were called to a blaze at McCain’s Whittlesey, Peterborough factory on January 27, after the roof set alight.
McCain Foods plans to cut 74 jobs at its Scarborough site, after it proposed to close a loss-making facility.
Iceland’s suppliers are to benefit directly from the retailer’s second phase of a £5M investment programme at its headquarters in Deeside, Wales, claimed the retailer.
A number of “potentially unsafe” frozen fish and chicken products were recalled over the weekend, after they had been repackaged in unapproved premises.
A coalition of food and drink producers has urged the government to cut the tax on low-sugar food and drink products to 5%, following new research that revealed young adults...
Adult ice lolly manufacturer Ice Kitchen has landed a £150,000 investment from a Dutch confectionery retailer, to fuel the brand’s expansion in Britain.
A blaze at an ice cream factory is Bradford in currently under investigation by West Yorkshire Police, after two of its business premises were hit by arson attacks on Christmas...
Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport business Reed Boardall has reported a slight fall in revenues of £64.3M for the year to March 31 2016 in its financial results released today...
Temperature controlled food storage provider Rick Bestwick has completed a £1.2M purpose-built development at its headquarters in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
A firm has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 for safety failings, after one of its workers fell through the ceiling of an Iceland Foods’s store.
Specialist desserts manufacturer Destiny Foods has completed a merger with global desserts maker La Compagnie des Desserts, to create a £60M-a-year turnover company.