All news articles for April 2021

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.

Air Products UK and Ireland has experimented with combining MAP with freezing

Opinion

Modified atmosphere and cryogenic freezing

By Neil Hansford

Neil Hansford, Air Products UK and Ireland Freshline Applications product line manager, discusses the potential of combining cryogenic freezing with existing modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) tech to ensure good standards and quality for food products....

Square Root has appointed a new commercial director

Drinks firm Square Root names commercial director

By James Ridler

Drinks firm Square Root, which makes non-alcoholic cocktails, sodas and tonics has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Nick McKay as its new commercial director.

New rules of HFSS foods risk damaging the sports nutrition industry, claimed ESSNA

Sports nutrition at risk from HFSS guidelines

By James Ridler

Poorly defined restrictions on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in the Government’s obesity regulation efforts could risk damaging the sport nutrition industry, the European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) claims.

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