All news articles for June 2019

Al fresco BBQ range leads food NPD

Al fresco BBQ range leads food NPD

By David Challis

From a new al fresco BBQ range to plant-based milkshakes, we cover the latest new product developments in the food and drink industry, featured in this photo gallery.

The centre helped develop the Cadbury Dairy Milk 30% Less Sugar chocolate bar, which Mondelēz launched earlier this month

Mondelēz invests £4.7m in R&D, creating 50 roles

By David Challis

Mondelēz, the owner of UK brands Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s and Oreo, has invested a further £4.7m in its Reading Science Centre, aiming to create 50 jobs there over five years.

Role models can help women into engineering

Opinion

Role models can help women into engineering

By Nina Sparks

Nina Sparks, Pladis general manager at the McVitie’s bakery in London, discusses the need of role models in food and drink engineering to encourage more women join the industry.

Rich's new 13-acre factory in Andover, Hampshire

Rich’s opens multi-million pound bakery

By David Challis

Global bakery firm Rich Products has consolidated its UK manufacturing base with the opening of a multi-million pound production site in Andover, Hampshire.

Local authorities are struggling to meet their legal responsibilities to ensure business compliance, the report found

Food safety inspection funding drops

By David Challis

Funding for delivering food controls has dropped by £24m over the past six years, calling local authorities’ ability to meet their legal responsibilities into question, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

James Bell (left) and Paul Middlehurst (right) discuss Weetabix's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereals firm Weetabix believes in a flat structure, so that its apprentices’ learning and input help future-proof the business. Here, apprentice James Bell (pictured, left) explains how important this is for his development, while employer Paul...

Montezuma’s has made a number of senior appointments this month

Montezuma’s appoints senior exec team

By David Challis

Montezuma’s has appointed a senior executive leadership team after its takeover by Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith in November 2018.

AG Barr produces brands including energy drink Rockstar, Irn Bru, Rubicon and Snapple in the UK

AG Barr invests in non-alcoholic spirits business

By Rod Addy

AG Barr has invested £1m in non-alcoholic spirits in the form of start-up business Elegantly Spirited, signalling its interest in an emerging drinks category that is generating significant interest.