All news articles for April 2019

Huel claims to have clocked up more than £5.3m in sales in January alone

Huel hires former Sainsbury’s buyer

By Helen Gilbert

Powdered food brand Huel has hired former Sainsbury’s buying manager Daniel Plimmer as head of procurement and demand as it forges ahead with expansion plans.

Signature Flatbreads reported operating profit of £6.8m in 2018

Signature Flatbreads doubles profits

By James Ridler

Signature Flatbreads has more than doubled operating profit to £6.8m in the 12 months to 31 July 2018, despite a slight fall in turnover for the year.

The Orginal Baker focuses on the deli market and quality products

ME AND MY TEAM

Original thinking from The Original Baker

By Noli Dinkovski

Gill Ridgard, managing director of The Original Baker (pictured centre), explains why her latest venture is firmly focused on quality products for the deli market.

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire site most at risk

Müller’s Foston plant risks closure, threatening 228 jobs

By James Ridler

Müller Milk & Ingredients’ South Derbyshire plant is most at risk of closure in its continuing cost-reduction programme, threatening 228 jobs according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

The balance between vibrant colours and natural ingredients needs to be struck in the Instagram age

FEATURE

Colours at play in the Instagram age

By Noli Dinkovski

Pretty in pink... or purple or yellow... food and drink colours have an increasing role to play in the Instagram age. But consumer demand dictates they also need to be sourced correctly.

Dale Farm products include milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and spreads

Dale Farm to end cheese production at Fivemiletown

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to close its creamery site in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, and transfer the bulk of its branded cheese production to a facility in Cullybackey.

Magners owner C&C Group has acquired a minority share in craft brewer Jubel

Craft brewer Jubel secures investment

By James Ridler

Cornwall-based brewery startup Jubel has received investment from Magners owner C&C Group to help drive distribution of its craft beers.

New blockchain-based traceability service could build trust in the beef supply chain

Blockchain service for beef products launched

By Rick Pendrous

A blockchain-based traceability service is being launched by auditing specialist NSF International, which aims to improve operational efficiency and cut costs for farmers while improving consumers’ trust in the supply chain.

Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications

Puratos launches summer-themed cake ingredients

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients maker Puratos has unveiled new cake mix flavours and fruit fillings – including the first products to be launched from the former Fruitapeel factory in Liverpool, which it acquired in 2017.

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