All news articles for August 2018

Coast & Glen owner Magnus Houston (right) has bought the former Summer Isle Foods site in Alness, Soctland

Coast & Glen owner expands into new factory

By James Ridler

The owner of seafood processor Coast & Glen and home delivery service Fishbox has acquired a new factory and offices in Alness, Scotland, with plans to create new jobs.

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire SodaStream in a $3.2bn deal

PepsiCo buys SodaStream in $3.2bn deal

By James Ridler

Snacks and soft drinks manufacturing giant PepsiCo has agreed to acquire do-it-yourself carbonated soft drinks maker SodaStream in a deal worth $3.2bn (£2.5bn).

The lifestyles of consumers are the driving force behind the free-from food trend

Free-from foods

How lifestyle choices are driving free-from growth

By Michelle Knott

‘Lifestylers’, rather than just those affected by allergens, are driving the trend towards free-from foods and manufacturers are having to sit up and take notice.

Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy have spent £1.2m on a campaign to get millennials to stick with dairy

Dairy UK spends £1.2m on social media campaign

By James Ridler

Trade association Dairy UK and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) dairy division have spent £1.2m on a campaign to persuade millennials to stick with dairy.

Tangerine is to launch two new Halloween-themed products

Tangerine’s new product launches for Halloween

By James Ridler

Sweet treats manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery is set to launch two new products for Halloween under its Barratt brand, as it aims to capitalise on a growing trend of adults buying retro sweets to recapture their childhoods.

Kelly's of Cornwall has ditched black packaging on its clotted cream ice cream (old packaging left)

Kelly’s replaces black packaging in ice cream tubs

By James Ridler

Ice cream manufacturer Kelly’s of Cornwall has pledged to replace all of the black plastic packaging used in its Clotted Cream variety with silver plastic, which is easier to recycle.

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