All news articles for April 13, 2015

Hovis's first ever convenience director has started

Hovis’s first convenience director starts work

By Laurence Gibbons

Former Lindt & Sprüngli and Innocent Drinks man Tim Stoller officially took over as the first ever convenience director at Hovis last week, according to media reports.

Bakeaway makes a range of supermarket own-label pastry products

60 jobs saved as Corby bakery bought

By Rod Addy

60 jobs have been saved at Corby bakery Bakeaway, which supplies supermarket own-label products, thanks to the business being bought out of administration after an eleventh hour rescue bid.

Food and drink start-ups need better government backing


What start-ups need from a new UK government

By Nicholas Robinson

More financial support must be given to food and drink start-ups by the next UK government if they are to survive their first year in business, Miso Tasty founder Bonnie Chung has urged.

Sustain is calling for a full declaration of artificial additives on supermarket bread labels

Campaigners renew call for fresh supermarket bread

By Rod Addy

Campaigners have renewed calls for tougher regulation of supermarket bread after Australian supermarket Coles was fined AU$2.5M (£1.3M) for making misleading claims about its par baked bread.

Energy audits are not just for energy savings

Four reasons to run an ESOS energy audit

By Ruth Fain and Dave Mercer

Energy audits required by the EU’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) can help food manufacturers with more than energy savings, explains Golder Associates’ Ruth Fain and Dave Mercer.

David Potts has now been at the helm of Morrisons for over a month

Morrisons ‘warned’ to stick with manufacturing

By Nicholas Robinson

Food manufacturing is essential to the future success of Morrisons, this website’s readers have ‘warned’ the retailer’s boss David Potts, following conflicting advice from City analysts.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

Childhood obesity plateauing

By Judy Buttriss

Though still unacceptably high, childhood obesity rates appear to be plateauing, suggesting that the focus on nutrition in schools and other settings is finally starting to pay off. But are we missing a trick?

'Lower fat with all the fried flavour'. say scientists in a new study

Fried flavour without the fat

By Linda Groves

Scientists at a US university have developed a powdered or wet batter coating for baked products that imparts the attributes of fried foods.

14,000 visitors are expected at Vitafoods

Vitafoods 2015

Perfect ingredients for a show

By Nicholas Robinson

Explosive growth in the food and drink ingredients sector will boost its overall value to €59bn by 2018. Nicholas Robinson finds out how companies at Vitafoods are responding to the predicted uptick

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