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Plant-based foods continue to grow in popularity, with manufacturers constantly looking to push boundaries

Plant power

By Nick Hughes

Consumers’ increasing demand for for plant-based foods is challenging manufacturers to develop high-protein, tasty alternatives to meat, with varying results

Meat processors are investing in equipment despite economic uncertainty

Craving convenience in meat and poultry processing

By Chloe Ryan

Despite the Brexit uncertainty, meat and poultry processors are continuing to invest heavily in plants and equipment. Yet, consumer demand is constantly evolving, with pre-cooked and easy to cook formats increasingly popular. So how are manufacturers...

York Brewery Company has entered administration, putting 49 jobs at risk

Jobs at risk at insolvent brewery

By James Ridler

A York-based brewery and its chain of pubs has fallen into administration, putting the jobs of 49 workers at risk.

Barry Callebaut has finalised its Burton's Biscuits supply deal

Barry Callebaut completes Burton’s Biscuit deal

By James Ridler

Confectionery supplier Barry Callebaut has successfully closed its deal to supply Burton’s Biscuit Company and acquire the manufacturer’s chocolate production site near Liverpool.

Adelie Foods' Wembley site

Adelie Foods to close Kilmarnock factory

By Rod Addy

Adelie Foods' Kilmarnock factory will close, affecting 180 roles and its Munro Place distribution centre under plans just released by the company, as it shifts production to its two London plants.

Growing demand for protein products will fuel production, predicts Cornelius

Demand for protein predicted to continue

By James Ridler

Consumer demand will spark a rise in novel high-protein products, according to a distributor of ingredients to the food and drink industry.

Petrow has installed a new line to improve flexabilty

Flexible filling of nut butters

By Paul Gander

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has streamlined its peanut-free nut-butter filling capability after installing a line customised for flexibility, featuring automated pick-and-place tray-packing for jars.

Ball Corporation has debuted a new printing system for cans

Ball develops innovative can inks

By Paul Gander

Innovative new options in beverage can decoration were showcased by Ball Corporation at the BrauBeviale show in Germany last month.

Givaudan has ditched sweeteners in favour of sensory profiling as part of its sugar reduction technique

Givaudan takes sensual approach

By Noli Dinkovski

A sugar reduction technique that relies on sensory profiling rather than sweeteners has been unveiled by Swiss flavours firm Givaudan.

Lowe: ‘It can be really challenging to take a company from just being an idea and growing it quickly’

Me and My team

Brewing up a storm at Fourpure

By Dan Lowe

Dan Lowe (right) founded Fourpure with brother Tom just five years ago. Backed by a new owner, their sights are now set on taking the business to the next level

Mash Direct is run by the Hamilton family: (L-R) Tracy, Jack, Lance and Martin Hamilton

New markets give Mash Direct sales boost

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing distribution channels and a focus on new product development have boosted sales at Northern Ireland firm Mash Direct, according to its latest annual results.

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