All news articles for April 2021

Paper and plastic both have roles to play in this packaging round-up

Food and drink packaging round-up

By James Ridler

Packaging-free aisles in Aldi, paper packs for Smarties and cardboard beer sleeves all feature in our latest food and drink packaging round-up.

Leaving the EU has had a profound effect on the exportation of 'just-in-time' short shelf-life food, says CFA director Karin Goodburn

Chilled Food Association and vets battle Brexit red tape

By Rod Addy

The Chilled Food Association (CFA) is supporting vets battling the rising tide of costly red tape needed to allow Great Britain to transport short shelf-life composite foods of animal origin into the EU.

Tesco worked on improving supplier relationships during 2020/21

Tesco underlines supplier support in full-year results

By James Ridler

Tesco boosted support for its suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining a string of measures across a year as it reported an increase in sales in its full-year 2020/21 financial results.

Cook produces hand-prepared ready meals at its production kitchens

Gourmet ready meal firm Cook to boost capacity by 80%

By Rod Addy

Gourmet frozen ready meal manufacturer Cook aims to boost production capacity by 80% thanks to the installation of new spiral freezers supplied by Starfrost, supporting aims to double sales within five years.

February food export stats: note of caution sounded

February food export stats: note of caution sounded

By Jerome Smail

Food export struggles seem more systemic for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after the Brexit transition period’s end, sounding a note of caution despite February export statistics painting a rosier picture than January data.

Cider sales stayed strong thanks to growing interest in craft products and premiumisation

Cider stays strong despite COVID-19 restrictions

By James Ridler

Cider sales have continued to grow despite the closure of pubs during the latest lockdown, with crafted and premium brands leading the charge, according to a new report from Westons Cider.

Marmite production is set to rise as pubs reopen

Production of Marmite is set to bounce back as pubs reopen

By James Ridler

The reopening of pubs after lockdown will lead to a boost in production of Marmite and similar products affected by the mass closure of foodservice and hospitality businesses, online retailer Approved Food claims.

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