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Plain crazy

Plain crazy

Boring old 'ready salted' still dominates savoury snack sales, but spicy flavours are starting to heat up, as Mick Whitworth reports

What women want

What women want

Health conscious women are driving a newly-established market for low-fat and low-sugar yet indulgent premium ice creams. Stefan Chomka looks at how companies are getting in on the act

Top shellers

Top shellers

By Lynda Searby

Shellfish have historically been regarded as mysterious creatures, to be eaten with caution. But, as Lynda Searby finds out, ready-to-eat products are convincing consumers that shellfish is convenient, safe and in vogue.

Senses as keen as Mustard

Senses as keen as Mustard

Thornton Mustard has worked on over 2,000 products, many of them global brands. He told Stefan Chomka some of the secrets behind successful launches ... and how to avoid failure

Beverages

Beverages

When Food Manufacture analysed the Value Added Scoreboard published by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) earlier this year, the spirits...

THE FIRM

THE FIRM

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 53. William Jackson

Tesco rolls out secure supply

Tesco rolls out secure supply

With agreement reached on European RFID standards, Tesco has started to roll-out the technology. Kathy Watson reports that where Wal-Mart and Tesco lead, others are sure to follow

Needs must ...

Needs must ...

By Rick Pendrous

Smaller firms could take advantage of government support to develop tomorrow's ground-breaking technologies. Unfortunately, to date too few have yet taken up what is on offer, as Rick Pendrous reports

It's easy to integrate

It's easy to integrate

By Bob Brooks

To meet demand for pre-packaged fixed-weight products, manufacturers are moving from manual to automated and semi-automated packaging lines.

Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods

With her hair tied in an old-fashioned bun and her sturdy figure suggesting a liking for her own Yorkshire puddings, she seems to have been with us...

Dairy

Dairy

In the high-stakes business of fresh milk, Robert Wiseman Diaries has been battling it out with Dairy Crest and Arla -- not without success.In this...

Judges' Special Award

Judges' Special Award

Not every achievement fits neatly into the framework of an industry awards scheme. But excellence deserves recognition -- especially when it's...

Best of breed

Best of breed

Ginsters demonstrated all round improvement to take top spot as this year's Food Manufacture Company of the Year. Mick Whitworth reports on some remarkable achievements

Curd perfect

Curd perfect

Me & my factory: Mandy Kitchingman, Factory Manager, Dairy Crest - Hartington Creamery

New oils cut trans fats

New oils cut trans fats

By Susan Birks

Several ingredient companies are bringing to market new stable and hard fats designed to help manufacturers reduce the unhealthy trans fatty acid...

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