All news articles for February 18, 2015

Geo bars were an example of snack bars using raw ingredients, said Conlon

Expert outlines five healthy snack bar trends

By Rod Addy

Healthier children’s formats, natural and raw ingredients and mid-morning options are among the 2015 healthy snack bar trends picked out by Lizzie Conlon, food developer and nutritionist at Food Innovation Solutions. 

Online sales will save the superamrkets

Online is price war saviour for big four

By Nicholas Robinson

Online retail will be the salvation of the big four supermarkets, which faced a battering in the run up to Christmas as a result of increased pressure from the discounters, experts have said.

Allan is chairman of Dixons and was a director at supermarket chain Fine Fare

Tesco’s new chairman has valuable background

By Rod Addy

Tesco’s new chairman John Allan’s background in retail, grocery and logistics will make him a great help to the retailer at this critical time, according to a leading industry analyst.

Food and drink brands loved by Brits

Most loved food and drink brands

By Laurence Gibbons

Three food brands make up the top five most loved brands by British consumers, according to a poll by advertising agency Isobel.

Retailers are not creaming off substantial profits friom milk, the NFU says

Dairy Crisis

Christmas milk sales down £22M

By Rod Addy

Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.

Small firm's growth is being stunted by LEPs

Support for small firms ‘ineffective’ and holding back growth

By Laurence Gibbons

Support offered to small firms by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) is “ineffective and holding back the growth prospects” of British businesses, including food manufacturers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Paprika was the most likely source of undeclared almond protein: FSA

Almond Contamination

FSA's unlabelled nut probe focuses on paprika

By Michael Stones

A batch of paprika was the most likely source of undeclared almond protein, which has sparked three allergy alerts, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Weetabix's new motors are less prone to dust and water contamination

Weetabix cuts costs with more efficient motors

By Rod Addy

Weetabix has saved thousands of pounds by replacing motors on the breakfast cereal extruders at the Corby factory that makes products such as Weetos and Crunchy Bran.

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