All news articles for March 2019

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley will be brought together as one entity

Bristows and Crawford & Tilley brought under one roof

By James Ridler

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley owner the Paramount Retail Group is to bring the two companies together under one entity, the Great British Confectionery Group, for trading purposes.

St Pierre Groupe, formerly Carrs Foods, has invested £6.7m in international growth

St Pierre Group secures £6.7m investment

By James Ridler

St Pierre Group, recently rebranded from Carrs Foods, has secured a £6.7m investment from BGF and Lloyds bank in a bid to accelerate international growth.

Pasta Foods has invested in a new pasta production line ahead of expected Brexit supply issues

Pasta Foods invests in new production line

By Aidan Fortune

Ingredients manufacturer Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit.

Own-label suppliers, including Bakkavor, will be negatively impacted by the Sainsbury's/Asda merger

Sainsbury’s/Asda merger putting suppliers at risk

By James Ridler

Own-label suppliers will be negatively affected by the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger, whether or not it gets approved by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA), according to Barclays analysts.

2 Sisters owned Fox's Biscuits is set to axe 250 jobs

2 Sisters to axe 250 jobs at Fox’s Biscuits

By James Ridler

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Fox’s Biscuits’ Uttoxeter site in East Staffordshire, after the manufacturer announced plans to reduce the 700-strong workforce at the loss-making site.

The SBcCo Group has secured a new manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire

Brewer secures new factory to boost exports

By James Ridler

Drinks producer The SBCo Group has completed a seven-figure deal to acquire a manufacturing facility in Cropton, North Yorkshire, in a bid to boost exports to China and Hong Kong.

David Jones and Michal Chalupka discuss Britvic's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Britvic

By James Ridler

Britvic UK & Ireland is keen to develop its people, whether through formalised training or apprenticeship schemes, as the firm’s Michal Chalupka and David Jones explain.

This latest UK development for Magnum follows the launch of Magnum Vegan in Classic and Almond varieties in September 2018

Unilever extends Magnum White Chocolate selection

By Rod Addy

Unilever is taking its Magnum White Chocolate ice cream variant in a fresh direction, launching Magnum White Chocolate & Cookies, hailing 2019 as the year of white chocolate.

Terms such as 'partially outdoors' puzzle shoppers

Animal welfare phrases confuse shoppers

By Rod Addy

Shoppers are confused by the proliferation of animal welfare terms used on product labels, with only a few striking a chord with them, delegates at a recent Winterbotham Darby conference heard.

The move taps into the trend for plant-based diets, says brand owner Upfield

Flora gets vegan-friendly overhaul

By Noli Dinkovski

Spreads brand Flora is to become 100% plant-based has part of a relaunch that includes a rollout of the Dairy Free variant to caterers.

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