All news articles for August 2021

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Oatly

Glebe Farm wins legal battle with Oatly

By James Ridler

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Swedish oat drinks manufacturer Oatly, after the judged dismissed all claims of copyright infringement.

Left to right: Newlat Food chairman Angelo Mastrolia with Symington's chief executive David Cox

Symington’s acquired by Italian food firm

By James Ridler

Chicken Tonight manufacturer Symington’s has been acquired by Italian producer Newlat Food for £53m, as it eyes growth internationally and aims to transform one of Symington's factories purely into a pasta facility.

Milton: 'We have seen an increase in the use of robotics'

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

The food industry faces three immediate trends offering pitfalls and opportunities, according to Caroline Milton, head of manufacturing at Menzies, headline sponsor of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in this videocast.

Food and beverage manufacturers will soon be able to access PureCircle’s stevia ingredients from bioconversion

Stevia range from PureCircle wins EFSA approval

By Rod Addy

PureCircle has secured a positive safety opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its Reb M, Reb D and Reb AM stevia ingredients produced through bioconversion of stevia leaf extracts.

Reinders: 'a company registering a single product under Novel Food guidelines would need to invest between €350,000-€500,000'

CBD opinion

Hemp food firm wants quality marks, not Novel Food approval

By Mark Reinders

Driving CBD food producers down the Novel Foods route is unnecessary and expensive, argues Mark Reinders, HempFlax boss and former president of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) in this opinion piece.

Unite members have a deal with JDE to end its 'fire and rehire' dispute with the coffee maker

JDE Banbury dispute: Union votes in favour of new deal

By James Ridler

Unite members at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Banbury, Oxfordshire plant have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new a pay and employment conditions package that removes the management’s proposal to ‘fire and rehire’ staff.

Wholebake has been acquired by Elysian Capital III

Wholebake acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III

By James Ridler

Healthy snack bar manufacturer Wholebake has been acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III, as part of the latter’s purchase of parent company Healthful Holdings Group from Bridges Fund Management.

Greggs, Ornua and Ag Barr posted their latest financial results this week

Food and drink financial round-up

By James Ridler

Greggs, AG Barr and Ornua have all posted growth and strong sales in spite of COVID-19 related challenges, in this round-up of food and drink manufacturer’s financial results.

Morrisons to face a bidding war, with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice set to jump in the ring

Morrisons bidding war on the horizon

By James Ridler

A bidding war for big four supermarket Morrisons is likely to begin, after reports private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is poised to launch a counter-bid for the business.

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