All news articles for January 2019

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.

PASS urged manufacturers to provide correct cooking instructions on their products

Get cooking instructions right: PASS

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been urged to ensure they are providing correct cooking instructions on products after a testing services company revealed many were falling short of food safety guidelines.

Premier Foods reported a drop in sales in its third-quarter trading results

Sales drop for Premier Foods

By James Ridler

Premier Foods saw sales drop despite continued growth of its key brands in its third-quarter (Q3) trading statement for the 13 weeks to 29 December 2018.

Without a deal, businesses will need to prepare for a hard Brexit

Eversheds: start planning for hard Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers need to start implementing their no-deal Brexit contingency plans, legal firm Eversheds has warned, as the threat of a hard exit from the EU draws closer.

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