All news articles for May 2019

The world of food and drink is being disrupted by innovative new start ups

YFood boss points to growing food revolution

By Ellie Woollven

Plant-based sushi, pork and caviar replacements were all highlighted by Nadia El Hadery, chief executive and founder of YFood, organiser of a week in London celebrating food industry revolutionaries.

Former Samworth Brothers group chief executive Brian Stein

Ex-boss of Samworth Brothers to chair Branston

By Rod Addy

Brian Stein, former group chief executive of Samworth Brothers, is succeeding Guy McCracken as chairman of potato processor Branston, having been a non-executive director on its board.

Britvic's Pepsi Max, 7-Up Free, Tango, R Whites and Purdey's brands delivered some of the strongest growth in its total portfolio

Britvic outlines consolidation progress

By Rod Addy

Britvic is close to completing the transfer of production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot from its Norwich factory to its Rugby plant, having incorporated several new lines into the latter.

Investors are looking to put their money into meat-alternatives producers

Time is right for meat alternative start-ups

By James Ridler

Now is the perfect time for start-ups in the alternative meat sector, as a growing number of investors look to fund businesses within the market, according to the head of investment at CPT Capital.

Pearce covers the challenges of creating new flavours and the rise of non-alcoholic spirits in this podcast

Omega Ingredients and flavour trends: Podcast

By James Ridler

Non-alcoholic spirits, alternative proteins and future operations within the EU were all on the mind of Omega Ingredients’ founder and chief executive Steve Pearce.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Greencore: ‘Clear financial and operational progress’ made

Greencore ‘leaner and stronger’ after restructure

By Noli Dinkovski

Greencore is in a “leaner and stronger” position to grow UK sales after posting strong half-year figures in the wake of a period of restructuring that included the sale of its US business, its group chief financial officer has claimed.

Armon is looking to enter the poultry sector with the construction of a chicken processing plant

Armon to expand into chicken processing

By Aidan Fortune

Wrexham-based doner meat producer Armon is looking to enter the poultry market with the construction of a chicken processing facility.