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Shire grows

Shire grows

Shire Foods, which makes pasties, sausage rolls and Football's Famous chicken balti pies, is to quadruple its manufacturing capacity with a £4.5m...

Boddington blow

Boddington blow

Workers at Boddingtons' Manchester brewery have renewed their fight to save the plant from closure, and 55 jobs, almost two years to the day after...

Subsidies to end

Subsidies to end

Manufacturers are waiting to see if the European Commission will stall a collapse in sugar prices by appealing against an expected World Trade...

Good carb, bad carb

Good carb, bad carb

By Susan Birks

Carbohydrates have come under fire in recent times for their unhealthy image. Susan Birks reports on the switch by manufacturers to new high-fibre, low-glycaemic and prebiotic alternatives

Goodbye yellow brick road

Goodbye yellow brick road

By John Dunn

John Dunn reviews the burgeoning cheese market in which companies are tempting consumers to swap block cheddar for products that offer convenience, healthy attributes, and regional variety

The latest crush

The latest crush

Over the past five years sales of smoothies and juice drinks have soared. But how can drinks companies sustain this growth for another five? Stefan Chomka reports

Developers go back to school

Developers go back to school

With childhood obesity rising, school meals have come under the spotlight. Kathy Watson talked to the industry about the issues

THE FIRM

THE FIRM

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 50. Discovery Foods

Changeovers

Changeovers

Bakery manufacturer Dawn Foods has named Kevin Hodge as its European product development manager. He comes from Macphie Ingredients where he was in...

Cook's voyage of discovery around the world of NPD

Cook's voyage of discovery around the world of NPD

A chef for 20 years, John Roberts had to trawl deep to find the very un-chef like qualities of patience and compromise needed to develop retail products for the likes of M&S. Stefan Chomka traces his career

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