All news articles for October 2015

Hubbub is hoping to engage with 100,000 people on food waste

Pumpkins help Hubbub educate 100k people on food waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Hubbub will attempt to save 18,000t of pumpkin being discarded and educate 100,000 people on the wider food waste issue over the Halloween weekend with its ‘Pumpkin Rescue’ events, according to the waste prevention charity’s founder.

Food manufacturers celebrate Halloween

Food firms get into Halloween spirit

By Laurence Gibbons

A number of food manufacturers have added a spooky touch to their products in a bid to tap into demand for Halloween gifts.

Women's presence in the board room is growing

Diageo welcomes women business leaders report

By Laurence Gibbons

Diageo has welcomed a report finding big businesses are on track to meet their target of 25% of women board members at Financial Times Stock Exchange 100(FTSE100) companies by the end of the year.

Drury Tea and Coffee ceo Dino Olmi and Lloyds relationship manager Andrew Watts

Tea and coffee firm invests in plant

By Michelle Perrett

Drury Tea and Coffee in London’s Woolwich has increased its capacity three-fold after a £50,000 investment from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. 

Mars has formed the first global standard for sustainable rice with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars announces sustainable rice partnership

By Michelle Perrett

Mars Food, the owner of Uncle Ben’s, has announced the first global standard for sustainable rice in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).

Ornua Ingredients UK will supply grated cheese to food manufacturers

Ornua to merge cheese businesses

By Laurence Gibbons

Irish dairy co-operative Ornua will merge two of its UK-based businesses, Meadow Cheese and The Cheese Warehouse, in January 2016 in a bid to boost its market position, it has revealed.

British Soft Drinks Association boss Gavin Partington at the launch

Map reveals soft drink jobs across UK

By Alice Foster

The soft drinks sector adds £11bn to the UK economy and supports more than 340,000 jobs nationwide, according to figures released this week.

Lakhani is predicting growth at Kolak Snack Foods

Snack market will grow despite war on fat

By Laurence Gibbons

The crisp and snack market will continue to grow despite greater public focus on sugar, salt and fat content in foods, according to the boss of one snack firm.

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