All news articles for January 2019

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

By James Ridler

General Mills is to bring US vegan snack brand Lärabar to the UK, with listings in Sainsbury’s stores and online through Amazon.

Wester is vanilla spiced rum that is claimed to offer rich, round, earthy tones mixed with high citrus notes

Rum-making returns to Glasgow after 300 years

By Noli Dinkovski

A fast-growing drinks brand has brought commercial rum-making back to Glasgow for the first time in 300 years by opening a distillery in the west of the city.

Chocolate brand Gnaw has gained new listings in French retailers

Gnaw gains French retail listings

By Aidan Fortune

British chocolate brand Gnaw has secured a major new account worth over €5m (£4.4m) with French retailers Carrefour and FranPrix, as well as local distributors.

Karia shared his plans to grow the Janke & Nayns' brand in the next three years. Left to right: Jake Karia, wife Neeyantee and brother Naynesh

Me & My Team

Street food brand shares growth plans

By Jake Karia

Managing director Jake Karia, wife Neeyantee and brother Naynesh have ambitious plans to grow their award-winning street food-style brand Jake & Nayns’.

Amin: 'I’ve built a career on seeking out opportunities to rewrite the rules'

Pladis appoints new chief executive

By Rod Addy

International snacks business Pladis has appointed Salman Amin as its global chief executive, replacing Cem Karakaş, who stepped down in September, citing family and health reasons.

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association wants to restore balance to contracts

Egg contracts under scrutiny

By Aidan Fortune

A “gross imbalance” in contracts between egg producers and packers has led to reform calls by the industry trade body.

BBF has secured £40m of funding through a three-year finance facility

BBF secures £40m of investment

By James Ridler

Own-label baked goods manufacturer BBF has secured £40m of investment through a financing facility to support its future growth plans.

Geary's has invested £15m in a new bakery facility. Stephen Castleman (left) with Jason Geary

Bakery invests in £15m facility

By James Ridler

Leicestershire-based Geary’s Bakeries has invested £15m in a new bakery facility in a bid to keep up with increased demand for its products.

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